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Razer has announced the online Southeast Asian Invitational 2020

By Tim Augustin - on 14 May 2020, 5:24pm

Razer has announced the online Southeast Asian Invitational 2020

Razer is launching the Southeast Asian Invitational 2020, an online esports tournament meant to prepare athletes for esports’ inclusion in the 31st SEA Games next year. The event kicks off on June 22, 2020 and ends with grand finals from July 3-5, 2020

The SEA Invitational is held in partnership with Tier One Entertainment, and will follow a new online tournament format. Esports fans can look forward to seeing these popular games featured at the event:

  • PUBG Mobile
  • Dota 2
  • Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

10 countries are also involved in SEA Invitational: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Esports enthusiasts can cheer on their national teams during matches streamed on Razer’s social media channels, such as Youtube. 

To make sure competition is fierce, the SEA Invitational will only be open to qualifying athletes, who have to sign up with their respective esports federations. These federations will then select athletes via qualifiers, taking place from May to June 2020. You can find schedules for these qualifiers on the official SEA Invitational website. 

Razer acted as the official esports partner for SEA Games 2019, and plans to carry that experience into this event. A committee will be established to provide structure to the gameplay, rules and regulations of the event, with all 10 participating countries invited to nominate a representative for the committee. 

David Tse, Global Esports Director at Razer said:

The SEA Games 2019 was a new adventure for all of us in the region, with Razer and the federations working in tandem to bring the dreams of many budding esports athletes to life. We hope to extend this dream to many more talented individuals within the region through the SEA Invitational, and hope the athletes can utilize this as preparation to hone their talents and acclimatize to a structure and format similar to SEA Games.