Gamer.LK began its inaugural Singer Esports Tournament on August 28. Over 2,000 esports athletes competed in the event. The tournament also saw twelve teams face off for a chance to claim the $13.7K prize pool.
“The format we have introduced this year enables any gamer across the island to compete and get recruited into one of the 12 franchised teams. With Rs. 1 million up for grabs, and the chance to play with Sri Lanka’s top Esports talent, we’ve created a clear pathway for any aspiring Esports athlete to reach the top and be rewarded for it,” said Raveen Wijayatilake, the CEO of Gamer.LK and the President of the Sri Lanka Esports Association.
Esports have been growing at a rapid pace in Sri Lanka due to Gamer.LK’s presence. The Esports Premier League represents the largest gaming league in the country with reports of more than 4 million gamers.
The league has been broken down into four phases. Open Qualifiers will be held first followed by a team auction where bids are made for managers and players. After that will be the league playoffs. The tournament concludes with a Super Weekend and Grand Finals event.
(All information was provided by The Island Online)