Close to 600 gamers will convene at BRIDEX in Jerudong this weekend, as the InfoCom Federation Brunei (IFB) kicks off the first Brunei E-Sports Championship 2020 competition to identify local E-athletes that have the potential to represent the sultanate in the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Hanoi, Vietnam next year.

The championship will showcase three major gaming categories; PC, Mobile and Console, featuring an overall of four games, which are based on game titles that were featured in the 30th SEA Games last year in Manila, Philippines.

The game titles include PUBG Mobile, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Tekken 7, Dota 2 with 512, 50, 13, and 15 players expected to participate in each title, respectively. With that said, the championship has a prize pool of $15,000 to be won.

“The main objectives of this E-Sports Championship 2020 competition are to develop and nurture Brunei local talents on E-athletics for them to be able to compete in both local and international levels,” said IFB in a statement.

“This competition will be an advantage for the E-Sport winners to be selected as candidates to be trained to represent Brunei Darussalam in the E-Sports category,” the federation added.

Alongside the IFB, a non-profit organisation that serves as the voice of Brunei Darussalam’s ICT industry, the championship is co-organised with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS), Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT) and the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC).

On the other hand, the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry (AITI) and the E-Government National Centre (EGNC) will play the role of event supporters while the Esports Association Brunei will be working closely with the federation as a technical partner.

The Brunei E-Sports Championship will take place from December 25 to 27, from 10am until 10pm.

The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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