Lankapage Logo CP 22 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* SLIIT crowned champions of Gamer.LK’s Inter-University Esports Championship powered by SLT-MOBITEL
Wed, Jan 25, 2023, 08:06 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s largest university-level sporting event, Gamer.LK’s Inter-University Esports Championship powered by SLT-MOBITEL concluded on a successful note recently with SLIIT emerging as the overall Champions.

Providing participants a chance to represent their companies in Esports, the seventh edition of the Championship saw over 1,200 students from 60+ universities taking part in the month-long online tournament. Participants competed across 16 popular game titles aiming to secure virtual medals similar to the Olympic medal system.

SLIIT emerged victorious with the most gold medals securing 4 gold and 2 silver medals. NSBM was placed second with 3 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals while ESOFT bagged third with 2 gold and 1 silver medal.

In addition, University of Moratuwa, ANC Education, UCL, ACBT, Prima Baking School, University of Jaffna and University of Kelaniya picked up gold medals in the tournament.

“I am ecstatic and proud of SLIIT for being crowned champions in this year’s Gamer.LK’s Inter-University Esports Championship ‘22. The SLIIT team indeed fought hard and played a great game overall. We encourage our students to participate in extracurricular activities in addition to their studies because we believe that this helps them develop into well-rounded members of society and strengthens our position as a premier higher educational institution in Sri Lanka. I’d also like to extend our warm wishes to all of the other teams that competed, as well as those who shared their good wishes and support with our competitors. Congratulating the team on their triumph once more, we would like to reiterate our continued support for our Esports teams in their future endeavours. Further, we would like to express our appreciation to the organisers for hosting this type of competition each year to provide young adults with an opportunity to engage with one another and network outside of the classroom” said Uditha Gamage, the Director Student Services & Outreach of SLIIT.

Esports has seen a massive spike in interest in Sri Lanka over the recent past as traditional sports came to a standstill due to the pandemic and the situation in the country. Recognised in 2019 as the 70th official sport in Sri Lanka by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Esports continues to grow at a rapid pace and is widely regarded as the country’s ‘fastest-growing sport’.

“Gamer.LK’s Inter-University Esports Championship continues to grow in number of participants, as well as the impact it has on the university sports structure in the country. Esports is increasingly becoming a core sport in the University sports line-up, and the numbers and hype shows it. We are very excited at the possibility that the next Esports athlete to represent Sri Lanka and make our mark in the International stage may evolve from the university level.”, said Raveen Wijayatilake, the Founder of Gamer.LK and CEO of InGame Esports.

The Championship was powered by SLT-MOBITEL, the National ICT Solutions Provider who were also the title partner. SLT-MOBITEL has been at the forefront of empowering digital entertainment and Esports in Sri Lanka with a wide range of products and solution catering to gamers in the country.

“We were pleased to have come forward as title sponsor for this year’s Inter-University Esports Championship organised by Gamer.LK. SLT-MOBITEL celebrates gaming as the next frontier of entertainment and the provision of ultra-fast connectivity and HD streaming enables local cyber athletes to unlock their true potential. We congratulate all the winners of this year’s Championship. We aim to continue our unwavering commitment to empower the gaming community, to ensure quality digital lifestyle services for our customers including for game lovers who are digitally native, have a high degree of savviness technologically, and require the best connectivity, which we provide through our network. Also, from 1st of January 2023 onwards, all Fibre users will be able to enjoy super-fast high speed internet connectivity since SLT-MOBITEL is increasing its bandwidth to 200Mbps download speed and 100Mbps upload speed,” stated Prabhath Dahanayake, Group Chief Marketing Officer of SLT.

ViewSonic Gaming was the Official Gaming Monitor of this year’s Championship. ViewSonic, a world-renowned brand with a stellar reputation in the consumer, business and professional monitor markets has introduced its gaming product line; ViewSonic Gaming to Sri Lanka catering to both casual gamers and hardcore Esports athletes alike.

The Championship is set to return for its eighth edition in 2023.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Indonesian Naval Ship KRI Raden Eddy Martadinata (331) arrives in Sri Lanka’s Port of Colombo
-- [12 minutes ago]
Adjournment Debate on the Government Policy Statement to be held on the 9th and 10th
-- [34 minutes ago]
Court bans protests that interfere with National Independence Day event at Galle Face
-- [45 minutes ago]
Two members of Public Utility Commission resign
-- [1 hour and 36 minutes ago]
Supreme Court rejects HRC’s request to order uninterrupted power supply during GCE A/L exam
-- [1 hour and 56 minutes ago]
U.S. reaffirms continued support to Sri Lanka, looks forward to working together for mutual goals
-- [2 hours ago]
PSC focuses on the need to digitalize public and private institutions in promoting investments
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President urges all countries in trouble to join hands in finding solutions
-- [3 hours ago]
Prestigious Sri Lankabhimanya Award bestowed on Former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya
-- [3 hours ago]
US President extends warm wishes to Sri Lanka on its 75th Anniversary of Independence
-- [3 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2020 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.