Indonesia Establishes First Esports Governing Body

Posted on: Mar 19, 2020 By smartlaunch in News and trends,

Indonesia has formed a governing body to take care of several operations revolving around the esports scene. The aim of the organization is to act as a regulatory body looking over the domestic esports professionals and leagues.

This organization is the first of its kind, headed by the National Intelligence Agency chief Budi Gunawan. “We have a lot of works to do, one of them is to build an esports training center conforming to the international standard,” claimed Budi.

The governing body will draft esports regulations and guidelines that will help local players and teams compete at the international level. The 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta saw the inaugural esports competition. A year later, esports became a medal event at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Manila, where Indonesian players managed to bring home two silver medals.

GIMP (Gerindra) politician Sandiaga Uno will be one of the executives to join the organization in its operations. Sandiaga will take charge as the deputy chairman of the advisory board.

“Esports has a huge potential in this country, where there are 60 million active gamers. The value of the esports industry has surpassed USD 1 billion and will continue to grow,” added Sandiaga.

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