Former Cricketers Malinga, Jayasuriya, Vaas to Mentor Sri Lankan PUBG Mobile Teams
Multiple popular Sri Lankan cricketers have entered the world of esports!
Multiple former Sri Lankan cricketers, Lasith Malinga, Sanath Jayasuriya, and Chaminda Vaas have entered esports as mentors for local PUBG Mobile teams, Kandurata Kings, Southern Sharks, and Rajarata Giants, respectively. These teams are franchised PUBG Mobile teams that are part of the Singer Esports Premier League 2021 (EPL 2021), an upcoming Sri Lankan tournament that is scheduled to take place from 28th August to October. This follows the signing of retired Sri Lankan cricketer, Russel Arnold who joined as the mentor of Northern Rangers. Back then in a conversation with AFK Gaming, Raveen Wijayatilake - CEO of Gamer.LK had stated that many other legends would soon be joining the franchised teams.
Multiple former Sri Lankan star cricketers enter esports as PUBG Mobile mentors
Three former international Sri Lankan cricketers have entered mobile esports as mentors for different PUBG Mobile teams which are part of a franchised tournament.
The skilled Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga will be the guiding light for Kandurata Kings as he enters PUBG Mobile.
The legendary left hand batsman, Sanath Jayasuriya who was also the former captain of the Sri Lankan national side, will be mentoring Southern Sharks as he takes his first steps into esports.
The popular Sri Lankan pacer, Chaminda Vaas has also come onboard as the mentor for the Rajarata Giants.
These three immensely talented cricketers will be guiding their respective sides in the upcoming PUBG Mobile tournament EPL 2021 which features a massive LKR 1,000,000 ($5,008 USD) prize pool.
This tournament features 12 franchised PUBG Mobile teams which will be made up of players that qualify through the 'Solo - Open Qualifiers'. A total of 60 PUBG Mobile players will be shortlisted for the 'Team Auction' stage, where teams will bid to recruit them - four players and a substitute.
Once all the teams are set with their respective lineups they will go up against each other in the Playoffs, only the top nine teams will move ahead from here to the Super Weekends and then the Grand Final.
The format we have introduced this year enables any gamer across the island to compete and get recruited into one of the 12 franchised teams. With LKR 1 million up for grabs, and the chance to play with Sri Lanka’s top Esports talent, we’ve created a clear pathway for any aspiring Esports athlete to reach the top and be rewarded for it.Raveen Wijayatilake, CEO of Gamer.LK
Wijayatilake had earlier teased the addition of other legends that will be joining the PUBG Mobile franchise league. Well, this has certainly come true as world famous athletes are ready to teach and guide young gamers who are taking their first steps in competitive esports.