Sri Lankan Sim Racers, Fawzal “ZeeNic” Aleem and Trevor “Mellow” DeMello will be racing at the
Monaco SimRacing World Cup from the 27th to the 29th of July as they attempt to put up the best lap
times on the chosen virtual tracks.
The Monaco SimRacing WorldCup is organised by the Monaco Esports Federation in association with the
International Esports Federation (IESF). The tournament will feature one of the most popular Sim racing
game titles in the world, Assetto Corsa.
The Sri Lanka Esports Association, as a long-standing member of the IESF, organised national qualifiers
for the event calling out all Sim Racers in the country to register. As a result, Muhammad Fawzul Aleem
Abul Hassan, better known by his gaming name of “ZeeNic” and Akash Trevor DeMello, known by his
gaming name of “Mellow”, came out ahead of their opponents with ZeeNic clocking in a best lap time of
1.32.14 closely followed by Mellow with a best lap time of 1.32.25.
The two Sim Racers have now earned the qualification to represent Sri Lanka at the online qualifiers
which will be held in August where those who manage to enter the top 12 will earn an entry directly to fly
to Monaco to take part at the Grand Finals on the 23rd of October.
Sim Racing, short for simulated racing, is the concept of virtual races taking place in a simulated
environment through gaming software. Sim Racing aims to simulate the real-world environment as closely
as possible where the skills between virtual and reality blend into a seamless experience. Many real-
world motorsport teams use Sim Racing to train their drivers before they physically drive on the real
“Sim Racing is something we have seen grow rapidly in the past few years in Sri Lanka with the
community rallying around us with more tournaments and events being held. It is a great opportunity for
anyone to experience racing in a simulated environment. We are excited to see two promising young Sim
Racers represent Sri Lanka at the Sim Racing World Cup and we wish them well, said Raveen
Wijayatilake, the President of the Sri Lanka Esports Association.
Dialog Axiata PLC is the official Sponsor of the Esports team in Sri Lanka and also is currently
sponsoring the All-Island Free Fire Championship. Esports is known as the fastest-growing sport in the
country and an officially recognised sport in Sri Lanka by the Ministry of Sports. Esports athletes from Sri
Lanka have represented their country at an international level and are looking to bring home a medal
when they compete in Esports at the 19th Asian Games to be held in Hangzhou, China.
Dialog Axiata is proud to sponsor Sri Lanka’s National Cricket, Volleyball and Netball teams. The
Company also has a close association with the President’s Gold Cup Volleyball, National Junior and
Senior Netball tourneys, Schools Rugby League and Knockout Trophies, Premier Football, Junior
Volleyball and Paralympic sports – whilst also powering the Army Para Games, National Para Games and
the Sri Lankan contingent to the Olympic and World Paralympic Games.