Mobitel takes Esports to the next level with the Xstation Football Championships

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The Mobitel Xstation Football Championship, which was organised by Mobitel in partnership with Gamer.LK, kicked off on 15 July with well over 380 registered participants ready to showcase their skills and take the chance to win it all. 

This tournament followed on the heels of the previous Mobitel Xstation Esports League, which was held in March, reaffirming Mobitel’s commitment towards Esports in the country. 

Proceedings kicked off at around 11.30 a.m. with contestants being placed into six qualifying brackets, with the winners of each moving on to the final bracket where they would fight it out to claim the grand prize. Xstation was abuzz with the number of contestants who had kicked into gear and were ready to take on the challenge. The reigning champion Dishan Nithrananthan was also ready to defend his title but seemed to be recovering from an injury to his arm.

After an early start with some amazing FIFA action, the competition finally came around to the final qualifier where 24 contestants went head-to-head against some of the best FIFA talent Sri Lanka has to offer which sparked up new rivalries and reignited old ones. 

However, the most exciting match of the day was the finals. Going right down to the wire, PnX.Dishi, the reigning champion, went up against nA.Sultan, who had already displayed some marvelous skill and patience in his semifinal game against clan mate and rival nA.VeNoM. The end of the day saw Sultan mount up an offence, sealing the deal and taking the title once again.

The day was filled with a lot of excitement and competition with every participant giving it their best and showcasing the tier of talent that the FIFA 18 scene in Sri Lanka had to offer. Xstation had a very comfortable setting, giving participants that ambience of gaming from home which was a positive as players could concentrate on the matches at hand and give it their all.