Mogul, the world’s most advanced tournament and matchmaking platform, has announced that Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, and Mogul will run the SEA Games Esports Online Challenge in parallel to the 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games).
The SEA Games is a biannual event supervised by the International Olympic Committee. It is one of the most celebrated multi-sport events in the region, with an estimated 500 million viewers across all sports over the course of the games. Esports will be making its inaugural appearance as a medal event, with Razer as the Official Esports Partner.
As the official esports partner of the SEA Games for 2019, Razer has led the charge in establishing an esports medal event at the SEA Games for the first time ever. This achievement is a significant milestone in boosting the global status of esports. To celebrate this historic event, Mogul in partnership with Razer, have launched the SEA Games Esports Online Challenge to encourage esports fans in the region to join in on the SEA Games.
Mogul’s world-class technology will allow the SEA Games Esports Online Challenge to be available to Southeast Asian gamers either at home or in PC gaming cafes throughout the region and will run concurrently to the SEA Games, from 28 November 2019 until 20 December 2019. Gamers will be able to compete playing the same titles as the professionals – Hearthstone, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Arena of Valor and Dota 2.
Mogul’s Managing Director, Gernot Abl, commented:
“Mogul is thrilled to be partnering with Razer to run the SEA Games Esports Online Challenge as esports is recognised as a medal sport for the first time. This is a historic moment for esports and Mogul showcasing Mogul’s industry-leading, world-class platform and technology making such an event possible.”
David Tse, Global Esports Director at Razer, commented:
“Razer is excited to draw on our esports expertise as Official Esports Partner of the SEA Games to support the SEA Games Esports Online Challenge. The inclusion of esports as a medal event is an important step for the esports industry and utilising Mogul’s platform to allow players to join in at home or in PC cafes, is a great way to connect professional and grassroots players across the region.”