Your quick guide to SEA Games 2019 Esports

What to watch, when to watch, where watch, all tidbits of info that matter for the 2019 SEA Games Esports.

2019 will prove to be a very pivotal year in the history of competitive gaming as this year’s iteration of the South East Asian Games will play host to not just one but six different video game titles as medal events on its Esports category.

Following the lead of the 2018 Asian Games, the 2019 SEA Games will feature games from the PC, Console and Mobile platforms, with all of the six disciplines being considered as the hottest competitive titles in the region. In contrast to the 2018 Asian Games though, which had Esports as Demonstration Sports meaning that the medals earned from the event do not count as part of the official medal tally, the 2019 SEA Games will fully include Esports medals in the overall tally, lifting its status from Demonstration Sports at a multinational Sporting Event to a fully-fledged medal event in what is considered to be South East Asia’s version of the Olympics.

So what are the games?

The 2019 SEA Games Esports disciplines will include 6 of the most popular Esports titles in the South East Asian region from the PC, Console and Mobile platforms namely:

PC Console Mobile
  • Dota 2
  • StarCraft II
  • Hearthstone
  • Tekken 7
  • Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

Dota 2 has been around ever since the early boom of Esports in the region, together with its predecessor, Defense of the Ancients. Dota 2’s Esports presence in the region was able to produce top-notch professional Esports players, all of which have their own International achievement namely, Wong “ChuaN” Hock Chuan from Malaysia who, with team Invictus Gaming, was able to win the The International 2012 Dota 2 Championships and Timothy “Tims” Randrup, the Filipino support player of TNC Pro Team who just recently bagged the MDL Chengdu Major title. In terms of other games, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang has seen huge success over the last 2 years and has become one of the newest yet most sought after mobile title, with its accessibility, and massive community backing.

Who are playing?

The 2019 SEA Games Esports will have 9 countries participating, each with their teams and players on the six disciplines that are involved. All of the participating countries are not entirely new to the esports scene as all 5 of them have had their professional players prominently participating in various game disciplines even before the 2019 SEA Games.

The participating countries in the 2019 SEA Games Esports and they’re are as follows:

  • Philippines
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Laos
  • Myanmar
  • Cambodia

As for their respective teams and players for each game, they would be the following:

🇵🇭 Philippines
Dota 2 StarCraft II
  • John Anthony “Natsumi-“ Vargas
  • Mc Nicholson “Mac” Villanueva
  • Jun “Bok” Kanehara
  • Marvin “Boombacs” Rushton
  • Bryle “cml” Alviso
  • Erice “Erice” Guerra
  • Van Jerico “Van” Manalaysay

 

  • Justin ‘NuksPH‘ Santos
  • Caviar ‘Enderr‘ Acampado

 

Hearthstone Tekken 7
  • Dustin ‘WaningMoon‘ Mangulabnan
  • Jacinta ‘Jia‘ Dee
  • Andreij Hosea ‘Doujin‘ Albar
  • Alexandre Gabrielle ‘AK‘ Laverez
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Arena of Valor
  • Kenneth Jiane ‘Kenji‘ Villa,
  • Karl Gabriel ‘KarlTzy‘ Nepomuceno
  • Carlito ‘Ribo‘ Ribo
  • Jeniel ‘Haze‘ Bata-anon
  • Angelo Kyle ‘Pheww‘ Arcangel
  • Allan Sancio ‘Lastii‘ Castromayor
  • Jason Rafael ‘Jay‘ Torculas
  • Kevin Kio ‘Gambit‘ Dizon
  • Jeremiah ‘1717‘ Camarillo
  • Jevan Lorenzo ‘Bents‘ Delos Santos
  • Lawrence Anthony ‘Rubixx‘ Gatmaitan
  • Miguel Klarenz ‘Miggie‘ Banaag
  • Bradie Ryan ‘Yats‘ Velasquez
  • Kyle Jepherson ‘Vindiicated‘ Padlan

 

🇲🇾 Malaysia
Dota 2 StarCraft II
  • Denise “Denise” Danial Abdullah
  • Bakri “Bakri” Anwar
  • Ahmad “Danny” Rizqan Muzakkir Ahmad Nizam
  • Mohd “Vexus” Helmy Ibrahim
  • Muhammad “Nopal” Naufal Osman
  • Khoo “Ohaiyo” Chong Xin
  • Kien “Ranger” Khun  Yap
  • Jonathan “Nefarious” Wong Choon Hoong

 

Hearthstone Tekken 7
  • Hee “Lalasong” Zi Song
  • Yew “wkyew90” Weng Kean
  • Muhammad Zarif  “Zaba” Aiman
  • Abdul Rahim “Fate” Abdul Shukor
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Arena of Valor
  • Ahmad Ali “Leixia” Huzaifi Abdullah
  • Abdul Wandi “Logan” Abdul Kadir
  • Izme Haqeem “Kaizer” Hamsjid
  • Muhammad Hazeem “Scott” Onn
  • Jamil “Zaraki” Nurolla
  • Mohd Faris “Soloz” Zakaria
  • Cham “ZeR0” Hong Xin
  • Poh  “Luna” Jing Sheng
  • Kok “Raizel” Kar Seng
  • Loo “LYL77” Yong Leong
  • Tai “Shinkie” Tong
  • Chan “Ryo” Choung Guan

 

🇮🇩 Indonesia
Dota 2 StarCraft II
  • Felix “Ifr1t!” Rodeardo
  • Muhammad “Azur4” Lutfi
  • Fahmi Choirul “Huppey” Akbar
  • Tri “Jhocam” Kuncoro
  • Kevin “Visery” Manuel Johan
  • Emmanuel “Quantel” Enrique
  • Dani Bondan “Deruziel” Lukman

 

Hearthstone Tekken 7
  • Rama Ariangga “douahou” Akbar
  • Hendry “Jothree” Koentarto
  • Muhammad Adriyansyah “MEAT” Jusuf
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Arena of Valor
  • Eko Julianto
  • Teguh Imam Firdaus
  • Adriand Larsen Wong
  • Yurino Putra
  • Muhammad Ridwan
  • Hartawan “WyvorZ” Muliadi
  • Satria Adi “Wiraww” Wiratama
  • Hartanto “POKKA” Tjia
  • Farhan “Hanss” Akbar Ardiansyah
  • Gilang “JangLe” Dwi Falah

 

🇸🇬 Singapore
Dota 2 StarCraft II
  • Joel Chan “Chibix” Jian Yong
  • Yao “Tudi” Wen Teo
  • Wilson “Poloson” Koh Chin Wei
  • Wong “NutZ” Jeng Yih
  • Lukman “Luk” Yusoff Noorazman
  • Thomas “Blysk” Kopankiewicz
  • Alvin Toh “Lobo” Wei Liang

 

Hearthstone Tekken 7
  • Khai Kiat “Khaius” Chew
  • Benjamin “SGAhIce” Roberts
  • Ruslan Bin “Lan94” Abd Rahman
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Arena of Valor
  • Robert Boon “OhDeerBambi” Wei Xing
  • Chong “Soul” Ru Chyi
  • Andrew “Potato” Lim
  • Tan “Ace” Zheng Wei
  • Akihiro “JPL” Furusawa
  • Renfred “Elespresso” Ng
  • Bjorn “Zeys” Ong
  • Dabbie “813” Lim
  •  Marcus Lee “Marclaren” Cheng Hiang
  • Ong “Yueyah” Jing Song

 

🇹🇭 Thailand
Dota 2 StarCraft II
  • Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon
  • Poomipat “Fearless” Trisiripanit
  • Anurat “boombell” Praianun
  • Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong
  • Thanathorn “tnt” Sriiamkoon
  • Nopparit “Seri” Prugsaritanon
  • Chatchapon Chanthorn
  • Pichayut “StriKE” Prasertwit

 

Hearthstone Tekken 7
  • Aukit “Patoyao” Kittikrairit
  • Werit “Disdai” Popan
  • Nopparut “Book” Hempamorn
  • Rachawin “Shin Akuma” Tanasoontorngoon
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Arena of Valor
  • Chaiyakrit “FRAMEZY” Buangern
  • Jirayuth Fang
  • Kajonsak In-Opas
  • Phumin Inthachot
  • Palot Phaithaisong
  • Sakolsak Ratwongwirun
  • Nattapong “KiNESiS” Chaichanasap
  • Chanon “NongTee” Ketkarn
  • Tanapol “Best” Santimagorn
  • Ratthagun “Gzy” Suwanchai
  • Chitawan “Chitawan” Tananitikan
  • Natpakan Chaisiri

 

🇻🇳 Vietnam
Dota 2 StarCraft II
  • Trịnh “458” Văn Thọ
  • Nguyễn “Vivian” Hoàng Lâm
  • Nguyễn “Red” Tiến Phát
  • Nguyễn “Yasy” Châu Lợi
  • Nguyễn “Datbb” Thành Đạt
  • Le “Asura” Minh Hai
  • Tran “MeomaikA” Hong Phuc

 

Hearthstone Tekken 7
  • Hong Phat Le
  • Nguyen Hoang Long
  • Nguyen Minh Duc
  • Nguyen Tan Tai
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Arena of Valor
  • Dihn Quang Nguyen
  • Nguyen Hong Thanh
  • Nguyen Minh Hieu
  • Pham Van Mihn
  • Pham Van Troung
  • Nguyễn “PS Man” Vũ Hoàng Dũng
  • Vương “Khiên” Trung Khiên
  • Đỗ “Ara” Thành Hưng
  • Huỳnh “Akashi” Trọng Tuấn
  • Nguyễn “Henry” Ngọc Linh
  • Nguyen Phoung Nguyen

 

🇱🇦 Laos
Dota 2 Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
  • Somsak “Nevermine” Chanthavisouk
  • Keonamdy Chintakone
  • Souliya “JackkY.Youngboy” Khoomphetsavong
  • Aphilack Nabandith
  • Phanouvong Daophaseuth
  • Souban “Beebie ” Sisouphanthong
  • Chounphisitxai Bounphakhom
  • Souksakhone Duanglamani
  • Souksavanh Duanglamani
  • Pathana Hoymoune
  • Eppeun Xaisongkham

 

Arena of Valor Tekken 7
  • Bounkeuth Khanmalay
  • Sinnaphone Luangamath
  • Sittinphanh Phongmmachanh
  • Souksakhone Seng Aloune
  • Bounpaseuth Xaiyaseng
  • Phet Ananh Thaiphachan

 

🇲🇲 Myanmar
Dota 2
  • Ye “Kenji” Htike
  • Khant “Leo” Naing
  • Kaung “Rap Rap” Zaw Thu
  • Aung “ShØwT” Myat Soe
  • Myint “InsaNe” Myat Zaw
Arena of Valor Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
  • Bounkeuth Khanmalay
  • Sinnaphone Luangamath
  • Sittinphanh Phongmmachanh
  • Souksakhone Seng Aloune
  • Bounpaseuth Xaiyaseng
  • Linn Htet
  • Kan Kaung
  • Min Kyaw Khaung
  • Htoo Htet Kyaw
  • Phone Myint Kyi

 

🇰🇭 Cambodia
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
  • Promnear Ban
  • Chhun Sanaerch
  • Kimhong Ly
  • Kimlong Ly
  • Sophanny Sam
  • Sothy Vath Van

Where to watch and when to watch

The 2019 SEA Games for Esports will run for a total of 6 days, from Dec 5 to Dec 10, 2019, with all of the games to be held at the Arena in San Juan also known as the Filoil Flying V Centre. Day 1 will kick off with the group stage matches for Hearthstone,  StarCraft II and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, while Arena of Valor and Dota 2 will start on Day 3, Dec 7, 2019, and Tekken 7 to held at the final game day, Dec 10, 2019.

2019 SEA Games Esports Event Schedule
Dec 5, 2019 Dec 6, 2019
  • 12:00 NN – 1:30 PM
    • MLBB Groupstage
  • 1:30 PM – 4:45 PM
    • SCII Groupstage
  • 4:45 PM  – 8:10 PM
    • Hearthstone Groupstage
  • 8:10 PM – Onwards
    • MLBB Groupstage
  • 9:00 AM – 12:45 PM
    • Hearthstone Playoffs
  • 12:45 PM – 4:30 PM
    • SCII Playoffs
  • 4:30 PM Onwards
    • MLBB Semi-Finals

 

Dec 7, 2019 Dec 8, 2019
  • 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
    • AoV Groupstage
  • 2:30 PM – Onwards
    • Dota 2 Groupstage
  • 9:00 AM – 2:45 PM
    • Dota 2 Semi-Finals
  • 2:45 PM – 6:30 PM
    • AoV Semi-Finals
  • 6:30 PM – Onwards
    • MLBB Finals
Dec 9, 2019 Dec 10, 2019
  • 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    • Hearthstone Finals
  • 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    • AoV Finals
  • 3:30 PM –  Onwards
    • Dota 2 Finals
  • 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    • SCII Finals
  • 1:00 PM – 5:45 PM
    • Tekken 7 Group Stage
  • 5:45 PM – Onwards
    • Tekken 7 Playoffs/Finals

Note: All times are GMT+8

Admission to the event venue is free, and for those who will be watching at home, an online broadcast via Twitch.tv/Razer will be made available and as well as TV Broadcasts via TV5. As of the moment, all commentary for the 2019 SEA Games Esports category will be set in English with no news yet of any localized or Tagalog Commentary.

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