The Singapore Esports Association (SGEA) today announced that 20 esports athletes will be representing Singapore at the SEA Games 2019.
Happening from 30 Nov to 11 Dec 2019 in the Philippines, six esports events will premiere at the SEA Games this year.
In May, SGEA submitted its nomination list to the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC), after a rigorous national selection was conducted in February.
20 athletes were eventually selected, with veteran athletes including DOTA 2 player, Wong “NutZ” Jeng Yih and StarCraft II player, Thomas “Blysk” Kopankiewicz.
SGEA has also partnered with Singapore’s Cybersports & Online Gaming Association (SCOGA) to provide sports science support to the athletes.
The programme will involve conditioning, preparation, and other support activities in the areas of psychology, nutrition, physical conditioning, well-being and lifestyle management for the athletes.
Said Nicholas Khoo, Chairman of SCOGA: “We are excited to support our players for the SEA Games and hope that many players will take advantage of the comprehensive programme we have put together with our partners to help them prepare for the games.”
Razer also received a special mention in the announcement, having organised the Razer SEA Games Esports Bootcamp last month and provided training peripherals for DOTA 2 teams.
Telco Singtel was also mentioned for providing the training venue and facilities for the esports athletes.
The 20 selected representatives are as follows:
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
1. Akihiro “JPL” Furusawa
2. Andrew “Potato” Lim
3. Boon “OhDeerBambi” Wei Xing Robert
4. Chong “Soul” Ru Chyi
5. Tan “Ace” Zheng Wei
Arena of Valor
- Bjorn “Zeys” Ong
- Dabbie “813” Lim Chin Hong
- Ng “Elespresso” Ye Lun Renfred
- Ong “Yueyah” Jing Song
- Lee “Marclaren” Cheng Hiang Marcus
- Wong “NutZ” Jeng Yih
- Lukman “Luk” Yusoff Bin Nooraznan
- Teo “Tudi” Yao Wen
- Wilson “Poloson” Koh Chin Wei
- Joel “Chibix” Chan Jian Yong
- Toh “Lobo” Wei Liang Alvin
- Thomas “Blysk” Kopankiewicz
- Ruslan “LAN94” Bin Abd Rahman
- Chew “Khaius” Khai Kiat
- Benjamin “SGAhIce” Isa Roberts
“We look forward to seeing our athletes represent our country and are eager to support them in the road to the competition,” said Ng Chong Geng, President of SGEA.