Gamer.LK, Sri Lanka’s premier Games & Esports organisation has opened registrations for the sixth edition of its Inter-School Esports Championship (ISEC) ’22 powered by SLT-MOBITEL. This Championship brings the excitement and thrill of Esports to over 150 schools across Sri Lanka as the country’s largest school-level sporting event. The Championship will be held online and is open to students enrolled in public and private schools in Sri Lanka.
The Ministry of Sports has also recognized Esports as a key focus sport, recognizing that exposing young people to Esports in school is crucial to giving them a competitive edge as Sri Lanka strives to excel internationally in Esports.
Students will register and compete online in 19 popular games, continuing the 2021 decision to hold the event online. Esports athletes from any government or private school can represent their school in team and individual games including Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty Mobile, Dota 2, Free Fire, League of Legends, Mobile Legends, PUBG Mobile, Rainbow Six Siege, Arena of Valor, and Valorant (Assetto Corsa eRacing, Clash Royale, FIFA 21, Real Cricket and Rocket League). Promotional titles Fall Guys and Overwatch will also be showcased. The Championship will also include a Women’s League including Clash Royale and Mario Kart Tour to recognise Sri Lanka’s top female student Esports athletes.
The Championship series was launched by Gamer.LK in 2016 to promote the benefits of well-organized and monitored school-level Esports. Studies have revealed that Esports have a number of benefits, including improved hand-eye coordination, team communication, problem-solving and critical thinking. The mission of Gamer.LK is to assist and promote students with an interest for Esports which is geared to be the sport of the future.
“With Esports being embraced by global sporting events like the Asian Games, we’re making best efforts to make sure Sri Lankan students are not left behind by the rest of the world. We have been organising the Inter-School Esports Championship since 2016 and have seen tremendous growth in students participating, and also parents and teachers understanding the importance of supporting the integration of Esports into the school system.” says Raveen Wijayatilake, CEO of Gamer.LK & InGame Esports, and President, Sri Lanka Esports Association.
“We are pleased to be able to partner with a tournament created for this growing Esports segment. We believe it will provide an incredible tournament experience for the students, inspiring and driving them to the next level. We know our robust network will play a key role in facilitating the future of the Esports industry and we look forward to playing our part in supporting their passion for Esports and helping them reach their full potential,” stated Prabhath Dahanayke, Group Chief Marketing Officer, SLT-MOBITEL
This year’s Championship is powered by SLT-MOBITEL, the National ICT Solutions Provider who comes onboard as the title partner. SLT-MOBITEL has been at the forefront of empowering digital entertainment and Esports in Sri Lanka with product offerings catering to gamers in the country.
Matches begin in March 2023 with updates and more information on the Championship can be found at https://school.gamer.lk/.