The Regional Championship of Indonesian E-Sports at the West Sumatra Provincial Level took place in the South Coast Regency on October 7-8, 2023. This event, organized with the help of funding from the Indonesian House of Representatives, was held at Saga Murni Hotel in Painan, West Sumatra.
Over a hundred participants from 20 teams across various regions in West Sumatra, including Kota Padang, Bukittinggi, Solok, Pariaman, and the South Coast, took part in the championship. Lisda Hendrajoni, a member of the Indonesian House of Representatives from the Nasdem Faction, inaugurated the event. In her speech, she encouraged all participants to showcase their skills and abilities to the fullest during the matches.
Lisda also emphasized that E-Sport athletes from Indonesia have gained recognition at the international level. Indonesia has achieved the title of World Champion and emerged as the Overall Champion in the E-Sports category at the 2023 Sea Games. This significant achievement highlights the growing importance of E-Sports as a sport.
Lisda expressed her hopes that this regional tournament in West Sumatra would produce athletes who could compete not only at the national level but also internationally. She acknowledged that technological progress cannot be stopped and urged society to accept and adapt to it. While reflecting on the need to manage time efficiently when using gadgets, Lisda stressed the importance of directing activities toward more positive endeavors.
Kristian Rinaldo, the Head of E-Sport Indonesia in the South Coast Regency, expressed gratitude for Lisda Hendrajoni’s support in organizing the West Sumatra E-Sport Regional Championship. Rinaldo highlighted that this tournament would serve as a platform for fostering friendships and for E-Sport athletes to fine-tune their skills ahead of the Porprov 2023 show.
The championship featured the popular mobile game Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. ESI Bukittinggi’s Artex E-Sport team emerged as the champions, winning a cash prize of Rp. 5,000,000. Team X-War and ROAR from ESI Pessel secured the second and third positions, earning cash prizes of Rp. 3,500,000 and Rp. 1,500,000, respectively. Additionally, all winners received trophies and certificates of appreciation.
Q: What is the Regional Championship of Indonesian E-Sports?
A: The Regional Championship of Indonesian E-Sports is a competition that takes place at the provincial level in West Sumatra. It brings together teams from various regions to showcase their skills in popular mobile game Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.
Q: Who organized the West Sumatra E-Sport Regional Championship?
A: The championship was organized with the assistance of Lisda Hendrajoni, a member of the Indonesian House of Representatives from the Nasdem Faction, using funds sourced from the core budget of RI Members.
Q: What was the significance of this championship?
A: The championship aimed to provide a platform for E-Sport athletes in West Sumatra to demonstrate their abilities and potentially compete at the national and international levels. It also contributed to the promotion and recognition of E-Sports as a legitimate sport.
Q: What were the prizes awarded to the winners?
A: The champions, Artex E-Sport team from ESI Bukittinggi, received a cash prize of Rp. 5,000,000. The second and third-place teams, X-War and ROAR from ESI Pessel, were awarded cash prizes of Rp. 3,500,000 and Rp. 1,500,000, respectively. All winners also received trophies and certificates of appreciation.