SLT-MOBITEL launches Upgraded eSports Platform, Gaming Bundles

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Jan 14 2021
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SLT-MOBITEL, the national Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions leader, and global gaming and eSports technology company Swarmio Media, recently announced the launch of their upgraded SLT Gaming & eSports Platform – www.slt.lk/esports - the first and only gaming and esports platform owned by a telco in Sri Lanka.

The eSports Gamer Platform is a web-based, user-intuitive portal which provides cyber athletes with exclusive access to competitive tournaments, challenges, community game servers, private game servers, eSports content and streamed feeds from some of the world’s best influencers. The portal will also deliver a fully optimised, ultra-low-latency gaming experience in Sri Lanka. 

The upgraded platform will revolve around the 4 major aspects of the Gamer Lifestyle – Play, Content, Community and Rewards. This will offer customers unique streaming capabilities, personalised player profiles, loyalty points with many benefits and many more special features and rewards. 

SLT-MOBITEL also offers special ‘Gaming Bundles’, comprising a next generation Gamer Internet solution for gamers and fans across the country. These Gaming Bundles combined with platform access will give customers the opportunity to have the best gaming experience in the country at a low data cost for an ever-expanding set of games. The bundle offers anytime data quotas via Gamer Lite, Gamer Premium and Streamer Premium Gaming Bundles making this the first time in the history of eSports that gamer specific data bundles have been provided.

An event marking the launch of the platform was held at the Ministry of Sports, in the presence of Namal Rajapaksa, Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs; David McKinnon, the High Commissioner for Canada in Sri Lanka; Rohan Fernando, Chairman SLT Group; Lalith Seneviratne, CEO SLT Group; Kiththi Perera, CEO SLT, Chandika Vitharana, CEO (Acting) Mobitel and Priyantha Fernandez, COO SLT.

Speaking at the launch of the new eSports platform, Namal Rajapaksa, Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs mentioned the importance of getting Sri Lanka on par with global sport trends. He also expressed his gratitude towards SLT for supporting the ministry’s vision of developing the eSports economy in Sri Lanka. “Considering the global reach of gaming, this is definitely a step in the right direction. My thanks and congratulations to SLT for their innovation, for making waves in the industry and engaging youth involvement. The youth are the future of this country. Enabling them to tap into their areas of expertise and develop their skills can only be beneficial to Sri Lanka.”

“We are very excited to partner with SLT-MOBITEL in Sri Lanka,” said Vijai Karthigesu, the CEO of Swarmio Media. “With the launch of the new internet gamer platform, SLT-MOBITEL is taking full advantage of the surging interest in gaming and eSports and delivering to its customers not only access to the best gaming content but crucially the ultimate lag-free experience for players.”

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Jan 14 2021

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