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Smart Axiata to hold Cambodia’s biggest eSports tournament

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Smart Axiata will soon hold the biggest electronic sports (eSports) competition ever seen in Cambodia.

Yesterday, Cambodia’s leading telecommunications company divulged the details of Smart Kingdom of Legends, as the tournament is officially called, in a press release sent to the local media.

The competition will feature an initial Open Tournament, which will be open to anyone who wants to compete in the Mobile Legends competition. The top six teams from the Open Tournament will go on to compete in the Pro Tournament for the Smart Kingdom of Legends crown against two of the best pro teams in Cambodia, Smart Burn Gaming and SeeYouSoon.

The press release did not mention the exact date. But according to Smart Axiata, teams, which must consist of five players, can register for the Open Tournament starting September 28. They can register by completing the entry form at mobilelegends.smart.com.kh.

The registration portal will be open for three weeks, closing on October 18. Participants are also required to subscribe to Mobile Legends Unlimited Monthly at 70 cents/month by dialing *995*2# or via the SmartNas app.

The winners will share among themselves $32,000, easily the biggest ever prize money in the Cambodian eSports scene.

The top eight teams of the Open Tournament, according to the organisers, will win a share of the $5,500 initial prize pool, with the top six teams advancing to the next tournament where they will face off against the two pro teams for a chance to win a share of the $26,500 Pro Tournament purse.

“We think Cambodian teams can compete at the very top of the growing world of eSports and we are extremely proud to be supporting the development and growth of this new and exciting format. Smart Kingdom of Legends will attract the very best Cambodian gamers and we are sure to see some new talents rise up during the Open and Pro Tournaments,” Thomas Hundt, CEO of Smart Axiata, said.

A few months ago, Smart Axiata conducted Cambodia’s first and largest PUBG Mobile tournament.

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