With the 2019 Manila SEA Games set to reveal e-Sports as a medal competition for the very first time in its history later this year, the e-Sports Federation of Cambodia has recruited three new clubs to boost its chances of a podium place come December.
On Friday, Chea Chanboribo, President of the e-Sports Federation of Cambodia, signed an agreement with MCT-E-Sports Cambodia to recognise a further three clubs and bring them into the fold of the federation.
Teams receiving the membership card include SE7EN, SECTOR 7 and Forest Entertainmen, with Mr. Chanboribo warning new members to adhere to rules and regulations against gambling.
Sov Chhay, owner of MCT E-Sports Cambodia, said that players are able to use his club freely to practice ahead of the competition.
At the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines, e-Sports will be contested as a medal event in a multi-sport competition sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee. The discipline featured as a demonstration sport in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Six medals will be contested while a single demonstration event will also be held.
Lun Samedy, Secretary-General of the e-Sports Federation of Cambodia, said that although Cambodia’s capability is not at the level of some of its neighbours, from now to the SEA Games, the players still have time to learn and improve through training on a regular basis.
The kingdoms’ e-Sports Federation was inaugurated by the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC) in 2014.