Unlike previous iterations of the Southeast Asian Games, this year’s SEA Games will be featuring a brand new esports segment. In order to determine the top players that will represent Singapore at the SEA Games, the Singapore Esports Association (SGEA) will be holding several tournaments starting with Starcraft 2 on April 20, 2019.
Here is a short breakdown for the Singapore Esports Open Qualifiers (SEOQ) matches happening from April 20 to 28.
April 20 – 21
Starcraft 2: The online tournament will be taking place from 11am – 7pm. Only the matches held on April 21 will be streamed online.
April 27 – 28
Tekken 7: The tournament will be happening offline at the Singtel Recreation Club
Dota 2: The tournament will be held online. The timing for the tournament will be confirmed closer to the date.
Mobile Legend Bang Bang: The tournament will be held online. The timing for the tournament will be confirmed closer to the date.
Do note that the timings for the matches on April 27 – 28 are not yet finalised. You can check SGEA’s Facebook closer to the date for the confirmed timing for when the matches will take place.
Teams who have made it to the top of the open qualifier rounds will be eligible to move onto the Singapore Esports National Selection (SENS) where they will pit themselves against teams that have been seeded to determine who is the best team to represent Singapore at the upcoming SEA Games.
Here are the teams that have been successfully seeded into the final matches for the SENS –
Starcraft 2: Marcus “Revenant” Tan, Thomas “BLYSK” Kopankiewicz, and Alvin “Lobo” Toh
Mobile Legends Bang Bang: Bigetron, EVOS Esports, and Resurgence
The SENS matches for Mobile Legends Bang Bang will be taking place on May 4 and 5, while the matches for Arena of Valor, Dota 2, and Starcraft 2 will be happening on May 25 and 26. The matches will all be held offline, and will take place at the Singtel Recreation Club.
More details on the where to catch the live stream of the matches will be posted on SGEA’s Facebook closer to the tournament dates.
Just last month, Singtel announced that they will be the official sponsor for the Singaporean esports team heading to the SEA Games. The sponsorship will entail financial support, as well as aid in training, competitions and player stipends.
Though you might have not heard much of the application to participate in the qualifiers, you can head on over to the following pages to get a better idea on who will be on the playing field: Starcraft 2, Dota 2 (Group A), Dota 2 (Group B), Arena of Valor, Mobile Legends Bang Bang, and Tekken 7.
Here’s wishing the teams competing in the qualifiers all the best, and we look forward to seeing who will represent Singapore in the SEA Games esports tournaments.