Being a University student doesn’t always have to mean that you’re bogged down with work. As the saying goes, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. Similarly, just because you’re a gamer, that doesn’t mean that you neglect your studies by spending all your time gaming either. There has always got to be a balance between the two.

Fortunately, such a balance is possible. For the third consecutive year, the Inter-University eSports Championship will be taking place. Organized by Gamer.LK in partnership with Dialog Gaming, the Inter-University eSports Championship for 2018 will be held from the 21st to the 22nd of April 2018 at Trace Expert City, Maradana.

What can I play at the Inter-University eSports Championship?

The Inter-University eSports Championship 2018 will have two categories of games. They are the team game titles and individual game titles. For team titles, you have:

  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Dota 2
  • CS: GO
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch
  • Special Force 2
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Team titles at the Inter-University eSports Championship (Image Credits: GamerLK)

If you can’t get a team together, or going solo is your thing, then you can also take your pick from a number of individual titles as well. They are:

  • FIFA 18
  • Injustice 2
  • Project Cars
  • Tekken 7
  • Clash Royale
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Individual titles at the Inter-University eSports Championship (Image Credits: GamerLK)

In addition to this, proving that girls can have fun as well, there will also be a Women’s League with titles such as Need For Speed Most Wanted for PC along with MarioKart 8 for the Nintendo Switch.

Taking part in the Championship

As the title suggests, the championship is open only to university students. As such, only students from any recognized university, institute or educational organization can take part. They can be either from state institutions or private institutions. Students from multiple branches of the same university can also take part. However, they will have to reach a common agreement or understanding on which branch that they would be representing.

Registering for the Inter-University eSports Championship?

Well, that’s a relatively easy process. Registration fees for the Inter-University eSports Championship is LKR 500/- per individuals. So for a team of 5 players, that would be LKR 500/- into 5 which is LKR 2,500/- For Overwatch, which consists of 6 players per team, that would be LKR 3,000/-. You should only make the payment at the registration desk on the day of the tournament.

A flashback to 2017

If you recall the last Inter-University eSports Championship, ICBT won the overall championship, securing first place in team titles such as CS:GO and individual titles such as Project Cars. With two Gold medals and 3 silver medals, ICBT was followed closely by APIIT, emerging as the Runner up of the tournament.

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A snapshot of the Inter-University eSports Championship 2017 (Image Credits: GamerLK)

What else will happen at the Inter-University eSports Championship?

This is where things get interesting. Apart from the two days of intense gaming, the Geek Avurudu Celebrations will also be taking place. Organized by Gamer.LK and The Geek Initiative, the Geek Avurudu Celebrations is where you can take part in a number of Avurudu inspired geek themed games. You can also take part in the Geek Avurudu Cosplay competition.

In addition, with the release of Avengers: Infinity War, the Geek Avurudu Celebrations will also have a special event to hunt for the 6 Infinity Stones. Consisting of 6 segments (one each for each infinity stone), the Geek Avurudu Celebrations will be held on the 22nd of April 2018 once again at Trace Expert City from 10AM to 6PM.Geek Avurudu CelebrationsLast year, we saw some pretty interesting games being played at the Geek Avurudu Celebrations such as Daredevil Mutti Challenge, Tug-O-War and even a Avurudu Kumara and Kumariya competition. This year too, you can expect these games and perhaps even more.

Geek Avurudu CelebrationsWe from Team ReadMe will be at Trace Expert City for both the Inter-University eSports Championship and the Geek Avurudu Celebrations. If you see us, don’t hesitate to come over, say Hi, and take a selfie.

Registrations for the Inter-University eSports Championship are open and can be accessed here. If you want to register for the Geek Avurudu Cosplay competition, you can do so by clicking here.

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