Top 7 eSports Competitions in Indonesia

By Febrianto Nur Anwari

These eSports competitions in Indonesia offer huge prize pool and a chance to compete in international finals!

These eSports competitions in Indonesia offer huge prize pool and a chance to compete in international finals!

The world eSports’ industries are getting bigger and bigger nowadays. Some of the gaming events like Tokyo Game Show and GameStart also make eSports as the main course of the event.

What about in Indonesia? The rise of eSports in the world gives impact to Indonesia’s gaming industry as well. Some of the eSports competitions in BEKRAF Game Prime prove it. Not only being held in BEKRAF Game Prime, top eSports competitions are also held in other gaming conventions. Here’s the list the competitions and the events


Indonesia Games Championship

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Telkomsel, the biggest telecommunication provider organized this event last April. This event successfully set a new standard in national eSports competition with a total around the US $30,000 prize pool.

Not only PC and mobile games competitors, Telkomsel also invited some of the international eSports teams like Happy Feet from Philippines and PewPew from Vietnam to play an exhibition match in this event.


Indonesia Pride Gaming League

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Recently, one of the biggest eSports organizations in Southeast Asia, Mineski entered Indonesia’s market. They established two entities, Mineski TV as an eSports media and Mineski Event Team (MET) as an event organizer.

Then, they showed their support to Indonesia’s eSports scene by having series of the premier eSports competition. Now, it’s called Indonesia Pride Gaming League 2017.

This national tournament offers a huge prize pool, around the US $30,000. The tournament’s system itself is also interesting and unique. There are 6 offline qualifiers across big cities in Indonesia, and 2 online qualifiers for everyone who wants to join.

And then, eight top teams will enter the next league. Four top teams in this league will compete in the final round to grab the main prize.


PES League ID & SEA

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Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) is one of the most popular sports game in Indonesia. So, MaenBola created a roadshow tournament called PES League across some big cities in Indonesia. Each city winner will get a chance to compete in national finals. Recently, the national finals of PES League were already held in Bandung last May.

Not only national finals, PES League also holds Southeast Asia Finals. The best PES players from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam compete in a one-day final to grab the PES League SEA Champion title.


Kaskus Dota 2 Battleground

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Kaskus is the largest online community in Indonesia, including the game community. So, to show the support to Dota2′s community, Kaskus holds this tournament which is the biggest Dota 2 competition in Indonesia. This national tournament offers around the US $8,000 prize pool and also the national champion title.

This competition has started since January 2017 and is divided into 4 waves. In each wave, there will be 2 top teams that get a chance to compete in the Grand Final. The Grand Final itself was already held in BEKRAF Game Prime last July.

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Top Dota 2 teams Indonesia competed in this tournament were BOOM.ID, EVOS, TP.NND and Rex Regum Qeon. Rex Regum Qeon finally won the championship, grabbing the main prize and the national champion title.


ASUS ROG Masters Indonesia Qualifier

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Last year, one of the top Dota 2 team in the world, Team Secret became the champion of this tournament. Now, ASUS ROG Masters also runs the qualifier phase in more than 30 countries, including Indonesia.

Some of the best Dota 2 and Counter Strike: Global Offensive team in Indonesia competed in this qualifier. The winner will get a chance to compete in regional finals and compete with the best team from Asia Pacific. Then, two of the best team in each region will compete in ASUS ROG Masters’ main event.


Abuget Cup

Following last year’s success, Abuget Cup returns again this year. This time, however, Street Fighter V is not the only game being hosted. Instead, this event hosts multiple tournaments, including Tekken World Tour (TWT) Tekken 7 tournament, and of course Capcom Pro Tour’s Street Fighter V.

This year’s Abuget Cup took place in Jakarta Games Week in last July. Top fighting game players from Indonesia competed in this tournaments to grab the prize. And also, the winner of this tournament will compete in the next step and closer to the world finals.

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Not only players from Indonesia, some of the international players like Daigo and Tanukana from Japan also joined this tournament. This makes this tournament the largest and most popular fighting game tournament in Indonesia, even in the SEA region.


World of Gaming Grand Finale

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World of Gaming (WOG) is one of the most popular brands in terms of national eSports competition. So, at the end of 2016, they held World of Gaming Grand Finale that consisted of some game tournaments from multiple platforms.

Some of the game tournament included Dota 2, CS: GO, PES, Hearthstone, Overwatch, and so on. This event also offered prize pool around the US $8,000. How about this year’s event? Stay tuned!

Source: Edited by Devi.




About Writer

Febrianto is the Senior Editor of and the Lead Editor of He started his career in game industry as a game journalist since 2008, and was one of the initial members of since 2011. His biggest interest is local game developer scene. Currently, his mission is to spread the news about Indonesia’s game industry to both local and international game and creative industry’s enthusiast.