SEA eSports Player Watch (8 May) – 2019 SEA Games selection, LoL updates

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After a long month of qualifiers, some of the competitors for the upcoming 2019 SEA Games Esports competition have been determined. Here’s a look at who is representing some of the Southeast Asian nations in the inaugural event!

SEA Games 2019 Esports National Selection – Singapore (Ongoing)

(Photo: EVOS Esports Facebook page)
(Photo: EVOS Esports Facebook page)

The president of the Singapore Esports Association has said he believes Singapore’s representatives at the SEA Games can snag five medals in esports. Here are some of the reps who will be playing for the Republic in the Philippines.

In the Mobile Legends selection, EVOS Esports SG beat Nara Esports to claim their spot. They’ll next be in action at the SEA Clash of Champions Mobile Legends tournament on 18 and 19 May, having been drawn in the same group as Malaysian team Geek Fam.

Separately, in Tekken 7, Lan94 and Joystick made it past the national selection stage.

There’s still the Dota 2, Arena of Valor, and Starcraft II grand finals on 25 and 26 May.

SEA Games 2019 Esports National Selection – Malaysia

(Photo: Kakuchopurei)
(Photo: Kakuchopurei)

Across the border, the Malaysian Esports Selection 2019 Grand Finals took place last week from 3 to 4 May, and their list of representatives for all games has already been chosen.

Here are the Malaysian representatives:

  • Starcraft II: Ranger (KL)

  • Dota 2: Team Unicorn

  • Tekken 7: Zaba (KL)

  • Arena of Valor: M8 Hexa (KL)

  • Mobile Legends: Shopee Bosskur (Labuan)

These players will be attending the national esports boot camp to continue their training with professional coaches, which will take place between July and August.

MEGA Esports (League of Legends)

(Photo: Kaza LoL LCS Highlights)
(Photo: Kaza LoL LCS Highlights)

After the first bout of the LoL Mid-Season Invitationals 2019, we have our first casualty from Southeast Asia: MEGA Esports.

While they did their best against Vega Squadron, it wasn’t enough to keep the rival team at bay.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTk6P_fNr7s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHB-iXD1ZR0

(Videos: Kaza LoL LCS Highlights)

Phong Vu Buffalo (League of Legends)

(Photo: Phong Vu Buffalo Facebook Page)
(Photo: Phong Vu Buffalo Facebook Page)

On the opposite end of the Mid-Season Invitationals 2019 spectrum is Vietnamese team Phong Vu Buffalo.

They went through a favourable number of rounds in Group A, managing to best Isurus Gaming in a 2-0 match, as well as securing a point against 1907 Fenerbahçe and the Bombers.

The team also bested top-tier team Vega Squadron, scoring 3-2 in a Best of 5 match in the knockout stages of the Play-Ins.

It’ll be interesting to see if the team will bring in the summer heat against the world’s finest LoL teams like SK Telecom T1, Team Liquid, G2 Esports, and Invictus Gaming later this month

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py51qwh9r9k

(Video: Onivia League of Legends Highlights)

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