After making its successful Esports debut in the 30th SEA Games in 2019, Razer today announced the SEA Invitational 2020 in partnership with partners with Tier One Entertainment to prepare athletes and federations in the region for esports’ inclusion in the 31st SEA Games in Vietnam next year. Tier One Entertainment is one of the foremost gaming and esports talent agencies in Southeast Asia and they will be in charge of talent promotions and the overall broadcast for the tournament.
The SEA Invitational 2020 is also supported by the various esports federations within Southeast Asia, which involves 10 countries – Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The SEA Invitational 2020 will kick off on June 22, 2020, and culminate in the grand finals on July 3-5, 2020 following a new and unique online tournament format, featuring the following three popular titles:
- PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile (PUBG Mobile)
- Defense of the Ancients 2 (Dota 2)
- Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB)
PUBG Mobile, an extensively played battle royale game, is expected to see some top tier action as the teams battle it out to be the best in the region. Meanwhile, Dota 2 and MLBB are set to deliver some nail-biting matches, as the Philippines bagged gold at last year’s SEA Games, edging out Thailand and Indonesia respectively, in two explosive finales.
Esports fans can show their support and cheer for their national teams as they face off against each other in the SEA Invitational through Team Razer’s social channels on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch for the live streams. More information will be announced closer to date.
To ensure a high level of competition, the SEA Invitational 2020 is only open to qualifying athletes who would need to sign up with their respective esports federations. Federations will select participating athletes via various qualifiers from May to June 2020. Schedules for the qualifiers will be updated on the official SEA Invitational website at http://www.razer.com/sea-invitational.