Singapore - Resurgence will be fielding representatives as part of Team Singapore’s delegation in the 2019 SEA Games, which takes place from 30 October to 11 December this year in the Philippine cities of Clark, Manila and Subic. A total of seven Resurgence players in three titles will be joining the twenty-strong esports contingent:
Arena of Valor:
- Dabbie “813” Lim
- Renfred “Elespresso” Ng
- Chris “Yueyah” Ong
- Bjorn “Zeys” Ong
- Marcus “Marclaren” Lee
- Benjamin “SGAhIce” Roberts
- Thomas “Blysk” Kopankiewicz
The players were previously nominated by winning their respective game titles’ national selection, as organised by Singapore Esports Association (SGEA). They have received confirmation from the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) to represent Singapore, and will be headed to the Filoil Flying V Center, Manila to compete in the 2019 SEA Games in December.
Resurgence CEO & Founder Mr. Jayf Soh is confident that Resurgence and Team Singapore will do well in this landmark event:
“We are honoured to make up a bulk of the Singaporean contingent and we are grateful for the opportunity to participate in the first-ever official esports medal event. Resurgence is committed to the growth of esports in Singapore and the Southeast Asian region. We are investing even more resources to better prepare our players and do Singapore proud in the Games.”
This December marks the first time a multisport event includes competitive video games as a medal event to date. Previously, esports was included only as a demonstration sport in the 2018 Asian Games. Apart from Starcraft II, Hearthstone, and Arena of Valor, other game titles contested at the 2019 SEA Games include: Dota 2, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and Tekken 7.
The world's first esports medals in an officially sanctioned multisport event, and Resurgence is there in force. Game on!
Resurgence is the largest Singapore based professional esports organization with a training facility and office in Singapore. In 2018, Resurgence competed in over 60 tournaments, won 17 championship wins with 36 podium finishes and consistently qualified for premier & major tournaments regionally and globally including the 2018 Asian Games and the 2018 Hearthstone Global Games at BlizzCon.
The brand is modelled after the concept of supporting and uplifting esports in Singapore and Southeast Asia to achieve stellar results. Their goal is to create exciting stories and sustainable careers for professional players and content creators.
Find out more about Resurgence at www.resurgence.sg.
About the 2019 SEA Games:
The Philippines will host the 30th edition of the South East Asian Games. From the 30th November to 11th December 2019. There will be 56 sports, with an estimated 8,750 athletes and team officials; 2,050 technical officials, 1,500 press and media attendees; 12,000 volunteers; targeting more than 500 million viewers; synergizing, converging, cooperating for ONE sporting experience of a lifetime! Learn more at https://2019seagames.com/sports.html.