Attention EG fans: Arteezy, SumaiL, s4 and coach BuLba will be in Singapore for three days in September at Razer’s first-ever regional esports bootcamp.
National esports teams from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Philippines participating in the Dota 2 tournaments at SEA Games 2019 will be trained by Evil Geniuses (EG) at the bootcamp from 2 to 3 September.
Players of the national teams will be mentored by EG’s coach, Sam ‘BuLba’ Sosale, and the players over the two days.
The current roster is made up of Artour ‘Arteezy’ Babaev, Syed Sumail ‘SumaiL’ Hassan, Gustav ‘s4’ Magnusson, Tal ‘Fly’ Aizik, and Andreas Franck ‘Cr1t-‘ Nielsen.
Dota 2 (Defense of the Ancients 2) is a massively popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game that began as a Warcraft 3 mod.
The annual tournament for the game, The International, in 2014 set the record for having the largest prize pool in esports at US$10 million.
EG, a regular force at the global Dota 2 competition, emerged champions at The International 2015 (TI5) and finished third in 2018.
At the time of writing, EG is currently in Shanghai contesting for a share of the TI9 prize pool of more than US$33 million.
EG’s First Meet-And-Greet In SEA
The Razer SEA Games Esports Bootcamp will mark EG’s first appearance in Southeast Asia.
Before the bootcamp commences, EG will be holding an exclusive meet-and-greet session on 1 September, Sunday, from 2.30pm to 5.30pm, at *SCAPE The TreeTop, Level 5.
While the line-up isn’t full, fans will be able to get up close and personal with the professional players and coach.
In addition, fans will stand to win signed jerseys from their favourite players.
Dota 2 At The SEA Games 2019
Razer is the official esports partner for the SEA Games 2019 that will be held in Philippines in December.
This is a historic event where esports will be brought mainstream to the 600 million population of SEA.
Representing Team Singapore is Team X, comprising of Wong ‘Nutz’ Jeng Yih, Joel ‘chibix33’ Chan, Lukman ‘Luk’ Yusoff Bin Nooraznan, Teo ‘Tudi’ Yao Wen, and Wilson ‘Poloson’ Koh.
Players of Team X are well-known in the Singapore Dota 2 scene as Nutz was at one point, a coach for a TI 2016 team and had personally sponsored an amateur tournament.
He is now one of the country’s top earners for Dota 2.
PG.Barracx of Team Indonesia is made up of Fahmi Choirul ‘Huppey’ Akbar, Muhammad ‘Azur4’ Lutfi, Felix ‘Ifr1t’ Roadeardo, Hidayat ‘Lawlesshy’ Narwawan, and Kevin ‘Visery’ Manuel Johan.
Team Philippines, Sibol, are still holding their qualifier rounds to determine their final roster.
However, some of the direct invitees include players such as Carlo ‘Kuku’ Palad, Djardel Jicko B. ‘DJ’ Mampusti, and Timothy John ‘Tims’ Randrup.
Coming in for Team Thailand is Anucha ‘Jabz’ Jirawong, Anurat ‘boombell’ Praianun, Nopparit ‘Seri’ Prugsaritanon, Nuengnara ’23savage’ Teeramahanon, and Thanathorn ‘tnt’ Sriiamkoon.
Poomipat ‘Fearless’ Trisiripanit will be joining Team Thailand as a reserve.
At the moment, Team Malaysia is still in the process of finalising their lineup.
“The SEA Games 2019 is an important event in esports history,” said BuLba.
“Evil Geniuses is excited to help some of the best players in Southeast Asia prepare for it.”
“The inclusion of esports at the SEA Games 2019 signifies a long-awaited recognition of competitive gaming,” said David Tse, Global Esports Director at Razer.
“The Razer SEA Games Esports Bootcamp is one of the many steps taken by Razer to bring esports to the next level in the region.”
The Razer SEA Games Esports Bootcamp is also supported by official venue partner *SCAPE and official broadcast partner Singtel.
Razer will be equipping all SEA Games 2019 esports athletes with its peripherals.
The Razer Viper will be the official gaming mouse for SEA Games 2019.
Register for the exclusive EG meet-and-greet here.
EG Meet-And-Greet Details
Date: September 1, 2019
Time: 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Venue: *SCAPE The TreeTop, Level 5, 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978
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