Sri Lanka’s national Esports team for PUBG MOBILE and eFootbal national player qualified for the Grand Finals of the Global Esports Games 2023 which were held recently. Sri Lanka’s National Team travelled to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for the championship. The tournament included some of the world’s best Esports athletes. GEG23 will welcome over 300 esports athletes from over 45 nations and territories to compete at the highest level. The event included titles such as PUBG Mobile, Dota 2 (Open & Women’s), Street Fighter 6, Tekken 7, and eFootball™ 2024.

Dishan ‘Dishi’ Nithiananthan represented Sri Lanka in eFootball 2024, and the five-member team for PUBG MOBILE consisted of Chamuditha ‘luciferr’ Watshan, Ramesh ‘Jimmy’ Kavindu, Tharindu ‘mamatha’ induwara, Riham ‘Tauter’ Ramzi and Mohammed ‘Razer’ Azmy.

Sri Lanka has a top-notch PUBG MOBILE team that dominates tournaments within the country. After winning the national qualifiers, they were chosen to represent Sri Lanka internationally. Their journey took them to China twice for PUBG MOBILE competitions. The first trip was for the Road to Asian Games, a qualifying event to see if they could make it to the big stage. After proving themselves, they returned to China to compete in the prestigious 19th Asian Games!

Dishi Nithiananthan, widely recognized as “Dishi” in the Sri Lankan efootball scene, has solidified his position as the country’s top player. His extensive experience and proven talent have earned him the respect and admiration of the local efootball community.

For more than ten years, Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s top internet provider, has been a leader in promoting Esports. They’ve achieved this by sponsoring gaming tournaments across the country. Recently, Dialog partnered with the Sri Lanka Esports Association (SLESA) to help train and improve the skills of Sri Lankan gamers. This partnership also aims to bring organized Esports competitions to every region of Sri Lanka. By having the widest 4G network in Sri Lanka and constantly improving it, Dialog is working to bridge the digital gap. This allows Esports to thrive even in remote areas. A great example of this is the recent SLESA “Free Fire Tourney,” where the winning team came from Moneragala district, proving that talent can emerge from anywhere with good internet access.