With traditional sports coming to a standstill in the pandemic-stricken “new normal” - Esports take the limelight as University students go head-to-head virtually in their favorite video games.
Organised annually by Sri Lanka’s premier Esports tournament organiser Gamer.LK, the Inter-University Esports Championship powered by Softlogic & Dell this year will attract participation surpassing those of its traditional sports counterparts.
Samsung Sri Lanka joins as Smartphone partner and the event is energized by Red Bull.
Held for the sixth consecutive year, the event features 16 of Sri Lanka’s favorite video game titles spanning mobile, PC and console.
University students from across the country are able to participate remotely from the safety of their own homes, coming together in a virtual arena connected via the internet.
The featured titles are Call of Duty 4 - 5v5, Call of Duty Mobile - Solo, Clash Royale - 1v1, DOTA 2 - 5v5, FIFA 21 - 1v1, Assetto Corsa - Race, Free Fire - Solo, League of Legends - 5v5, Mario Kart Tour - 1v1, Mobile Legends - 5v5, Rainbow Six Siege - 5v5, Real Cricket - 1v1, Rocket League - 1v1, PUBG Mobile - Solo, Valorant - 5v5, Call of Duty: Warzone (exhibition) - Solo.
Last year’s championship was the first time the event was taken online fully, and still saw no shortage of players. There were 630+ registered players across 57 universities and higher education institutions from all over Sri Lanka.
The competition between the universities has also never been more fierce, with each year a different university stepping up to take the title of champion from former victors.