SEA Games 2019 by Razer and PhilSCOC, is one of the biggest esports event that has been held in the SEA or I should say in the international market. SEA games consists of eleven country participating for the esports event. This event is also being sactioned by the International Olympic Committee, and the first to include esports as a medaled competitive discipline.
SEA games 2019 is happening in 1 week from now. Athletes from different countries will be going to the Philippines’s for this amazing esports event. The titles that is included in SEA Games are:
- Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
- Arena of Valor
- Dota 2
- Starcraft II
- Tekken 7
“This marks a major milestone for esports and the SEA Games,” said Min-Liang Tan, Razer cofounder and CEO. “Being part of SEA Games is a key step to further legitimize esports as a true world class sport. We are very proud of how far esports has come and will continue to support esports athletes globally.
Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (PhilSCOC) and Razer are both working closely to ensure the safety and comfort of the esports athletes. They had mentioned in a press that the negativity in the press regarding the treatment of SEA Games athletes and organization of competition venues, where the lodging, diet and overall standard of living of all athletes were questioned. PhilSGOC assured Razer that the esports athletes will be cared for. In addition, competition venue (Filoil Flying V Centre) will be well equipped and conducive for the esports competitions.
“We received assurance from PhilSGOC that the well-being of the athletes remains their top priority. Our esports athletes will be given an optimal environment to perform at their best capacity,” said Tan. “The athletes are breaking new grounds here, they aren’t just fighting for national pride, they are fighting to legitimize the sport. Their presence at the SEA Games will encourage new esports talent to break the mold and make a difference in something that they are truly passionate about.”
Razer embarked the journey to get recognition for esports for more than a decade. They had also widen their scope of interest by hosting a year long campaign to galvanize support from the region. Not only that, SEA games 2019 will be equiped with the highest performing esports peripherals such as the recently launched Razer Viper. Razer also hosted bootcamps for SEA Games 2019 to further assist teams experiences in their games.
The inaugural SEA Games 2019 Opening Ceremony will be held in Filoil Flying V Centre in Manila, Philippines on December 5th, 2019, followed by an exciting, busy schedule of playoffs for each game with the finals being held on December 10th, 2019.
Streaming of key matches and game schedules will be made available on the official SEA Games Razer page for esports. For more information, please see here.