In an exciting development for the Esports community, the Sri Lankan Women’s National Team Powered by Dialog was selected to represent Sri Lanka at the IESF World Esports Championship 2023 and other international tournaments. This talented group of individuals were carefully selected by the Sri Lanka Esports Association (SLESA) for their exceptional skills and dedication to their game titles.
The Sri Lanka Esports Association was initiated by Gamer.LK and four other founding members in 2010. The Ministry of Youth and Sports in Sri Lanka has recognized the association with its twelve member organisations as the governing body for Esports in the country.
The International Esports Federation (IESF) is the world’s governing body for Esports, with the mission of promoting Esports as a sport beyond geographical boundaries. It has 130 member national federations from all over the world and works to provide equal support and opportunities for Esports athletes worldwide.
The recent World Esports Championship held in Iasi, Romania, featured 120 countries competing in seven games which includes Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO). Led by their captain, Kaumini Gunasinghe, the Sri Lankan women’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, team included Sumuduni Shashikala, Inshani Shalinga, Nadee Ranasinghe, Aishwarya Ariyaratne, and Kasuni Lokuarachchi.
Additionally, the Sri Lankan Women’s Dota 2 team, featuring Nadeeshani Jayasinghe, Semini Perera, Madushika Amarasekara, Nardhya Grero, and Thushangi Amanda were selected to represent the country.
The Global Esports Federation is a non-governmental organisation that convenes the world’s Esports community and is the organizer of the Global Esports Games (GEG) which featured popular game titles Dota 2, eFootball, Street Fighter and PUBG MOBILE for its 2022 edition.
Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, has been at the helm of uplifting Esports for over a decade by powering gaming competitions in Sri Lanka. In the recent past, Dialog’s strategic partnership with SLESA has empowered the training and development of vital skills for avid local gamers and help bring structured Esports to all corners of the island. With the widest 4G coverage in Sri Lanka and constantly network optimisations, Dialog delivers on its commitment towards bridging the digital divide by enabling Esports to prosper in the rural peripheries of Sri Lanka. In the last ‘Free Fire Tourney’ organised by SLESA, the winning team emerged from the Moneragala district and was a testament to that commitment.
Gamer.LK, Sri Lanka’s premier Esports company is the Strategic Partner for the National Esports Team. At the forefront of Sri Lanka’s Esports industry, Gamer.LK’s consistent efforts in organising Esports tournaments and activities have caused rapid growth in Sri Lankan Esports over the last decade.
As the Sri Lankan Women’s National Teams continue to compete against formidable opponents from around the world, the nation eagerly awaits the electrifying battles that lie ahead. With their skills and passion, these talented athletes are poised to make their mark on the global Esports stage.