Samsung elevates Sri Lankan Esports to the next level



Samsung Sri Lanka, in yet another successful initiative, partnered with Gamer.lk to organize the ‘Samsung Mobile Gaming League’ and ‘Samsung Member Mobile Challenge’ for Esports enthusiasts in the country. The Samsung Mobile Gaming League was an open tournament for all users playing games on mobile devices, while the Samsung Member Mobile Challenge was an exclusive gaming event for Samsung Members. The Esports challenge, which concluded on 28th December 2019 garnered an overwhelming response from gamers and Samsung Members Island wide. The event featured 2 popular titles, namely, Call of Duty Mobile and Mobile Legends. Winners of the open tournament received a prize pool of Rs. 50,0000 while Samsung Members winners received a brand new phone and other exclusive gifts courtesy of Samsung.

Enthused by the huge success of the event, Mr. Kevin YOU – Managing Director, Samsung Sri Lanka said, “As Sri Lanka’s No.1 smartphone brand, we are delighted to take mobile gaming and Esports to the next level by providing a platform for mobile gaming enthusiasts to test their skills while honoring die-hard fans through an exclusive gaming event for Samsung Members. Sri Lanka is grooming mobile gamers to put the nation on the world map of mobile gaming and Samsung is pleased to support this visionary effort through the recently-concluded gaming event where mobile users and the Samsung Members community could converge on one platform for a captivating event. This is probably the first time in Sri Lanka that a mobile community app like Samsung Members is hosting an Esport tournament on such a massive scale.”

Esports, highly popular among youth, is Sri Lanka’s fastest growing sport with over 3 million video gaming enthusiasts. Esports was recognized as an official sport in September 2019, and the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka has made Esports a focal point in future sport of Sri Lanka. Identifying this trend, in addition to organizing events and competitions, Samsung has announced its product range with superior features, which enhances the gaming experience. The immersive display, gaming booster technology, enhanced sound system and extended battery life of Samsung smartphones has made the brand the preferred gaming device among mobile gamers in the country.

Gamer.LK is partnering with the National Olympic Committee to hold large-scale international Esports events hosted in Sri Lanka. The first of such will be the InGame Esports South Asia Cup scheduled for early 2020, where six of the best CS:GO teams from the region will fly to Sri Lanka to compete. Gamer.lk is the pioneer organization in Esports in Sri Lanka with 12 years of experience promoting the sport and organizing large-scale Esports and digital entertainment events. In 2018 Gamer.lk expanded its reach to South Asian Esports market by hosting an international event in Colombo.

The Samsung Members Mobile Challenge concluded successfully, generating a wave of appreciation within the gaming community of ‘Samsung Members’. Samsung Members is a community application by Samsung, Bringing together all Samsung users on a single interactive platform. Samsung Members provides exclusive features comprising of member’s community updates, customer service, news, updates, promotions and offers etc. This one-stop platform will allow Samsung fans to share pictures, videos and questions to be a part of Sri Lanka’s active Samsung community.

With Samsung’s commitment to innovation as the ‘Number 01’ smartphone brand in Sri Lanka, the gaming community can be assured of numerous competitions, product innovations and events coming their way in the near future.

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