Gamer.LK, Sri Lanka’s multi-genre video gaming community will be organizing the first ever competitive inter-university eSports Tournament. Powered by Dialog, this tournament is the Dialog University eSports Championship. It’s scheduled to be held on the 23rd and 24th of April 2016 at the BMICH.
Following the immense success of the Sri Lanka Cyber Games National Championship held last year, Gamer.LK has recognized the growth of the eSports industry in Sri Lanka. Seeing this growth, Gamer.LK is inviting all Sri Lankan university students to participate in this exciting inaugural university championship.
“With our eSports events and community in Sri Lanka growing year on year, we at Gamer.LK thought the time was right to bring eSports to University level with the Dialog University eSports Championship. We’d like to recreate the passion and competitive nature we see at a national level and build this tournament into the next big inter-University event in Sri Lanka,” said Raveen Wijayatilake, CEO, Gamer.LK.
The tournament is conducted in a knockout format. Heralded by the organisers as the country’s first ever unofficial national university eSports championship, the event is expected to add value to the gaming experience and increase the positive impact of eSports among the student community.
A unique tournament format is designed to enable gamers from all universities in the country to compete and represent their institutes. An attractive prize pool is on offer with prizes awarded to each individual title winner.
Points will be awarded to winners of each game title. Among the titles included in the event is Call of Duty 4, DOTA 2, FIFA 16, Mortal Kombat X, Need for Speed and Mobile games. Medals will be presented for each title while the University with the most points/medals will be presented the coveted University eSports Championship Trophy. But it’s not just gaming that’s being celebrated at this event.
An educational workshop for budding game developers or anyone interested in the following gaming as a career path will also be happening. This workshop will be held on the 23rd of April, alongside the tournament. If you’re a university student with the intention of getting into the game development industry, you might find this handy.
Additionally, the event will also host a geek meet-up in partnership with PRUVE, Sri Lanka’s premier comic artist group. This event is open to all comic fans, cosplayers and geeks and similar to last year’s Games Festival. The event will also feature a Cosplay competition where cosplayers are invited to dress up as their favorite characters on the 23rd – the best cosplayers will be presented prizes.
Entry to the championships is via online registrations where students possessing a valid university identity card (ID) can register. However, student IDs will be checked on the event day. All team members representing a University need to be from that university.
So if you’re interested, get your team ready and head over to the official website and get registered. Even if you’re not taking part in the tournament, consider dropping by and checking out the workshops and geek meet-up.