Top 15 Indonesian Game Websites | December 2018

By Febrianto Nur Anwari

Two newcomers successfully made their way through the list. Who are they?

In this top 15 Indonesian game websites December edition, not much has changed. is still going strong at the top of the list. Meanwhile, some newcomers successfully gained their place in this list.

Nothing has changed in the top 5. is still at the top at the list although the rank went down to 117 from 88 last month. and are still chasing in the second and third rank with Alexa rank 148 and 213.

This month also marks some changes in the top 15. Two names, and were kicked out from this list. They are replaced by two eSports-focused media, and successfully claimed the 15th rank, meanwhile jumped into the 12th rank right behind one of the top eSports media in Indonesia,

The rise of eSports media reflects on how eSports are growing in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. We can see from the list that around five out of 15 game media are mainly covering Indonesian and international eSports scene. Then, some game media in this list also have an eSports category inside.

Definition of Video Game News Websites

Defining video game websites is not that simple. Every site has its own uniqueness and composition. There are sites that have wide-range of topics and cover topics outside gaming (like,, etc). There are also sites that only focus on one game or one specific genre (like and 

In this ranking, video game website is defined as:

  1. A site that covers game only
  2. A site that includes games in its top category, that has articles, videos, or images as contents.
  3. A site that was established in Indonesia and has nation-wide coverage.

This list is also limited only to games websites & blogs that have been tracked by Alexa site evaluators. Furthermore, sites that are included in this list have to be active, which means they must at least published one article in the past week before the data compiled.

How Accurate Is This?

Because it is based on prediction, the data shown is not 100% accurate. This data is taken from, based on their proprietary tools.

Even though it’s not 100% accurate, Alexa’s data is one of the most used data in industry benchmarking, thus, it has strong authority to quantify traffic from a site.’s data is updated every day. The movement of the data can also be significant each day. Because of that, data shown here is more of a snapshot of Alexa rank in a day, December 14, 2018, to be precise.

Is This Ranking Comprehensive?

No. Alexa only provides the list of top 500 sites from Indonesia. Other than that, it is based on personal research.

So based on the definition above, these are top 15 game media in Indonesia according to Alexa ranking, December 2018 edition.

Rank Sites Alexa Rank Indonesia
1 (1) 117
2 (2) 148
3 (3) 213
4 (4) 589
5 (5) – 1,352
6 (6) – 1,615
7 (7) – 1,769
8 (8) – 1,989
9 (9) 2,217
10 (11) 6,132
11 (10) 6,569
12 (-) 6,986
13 (14) 7,533
14 (12) 8,377
15 (-) 8,793

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Media Profiles

1. – 117 belongs to the biggest telecommunication company in Indonesia, Telkomsel. focuses on games, especially esports and mobile. Aside from news, this site also provides a place to download apps and games using Telkomsel billing. holds many events like games competitions and community events. It also launched an eSports team for Arena of Valor called DG eSports.

2. – 148 covers mainly three things: games, geek cultures, and gadgets. It focuses on popular topics. The writers usually write about animanga, Dota 2, popular games, local pop culture issues, Android gadgets, and many more. targets young readers and has a goal to encourage creative industry fans into actors.

In March 2017, IDEA Network -the media group of received funding from Discovery Nusantara Capital (DNC) and announced the launching of other sites like,, and

3. – 213 usually writes news, tutorials, and review from different kinds of platforms (PC, mobile, and console). It has a community feature but is currently inactive.

4. – 589 is a site dedicated to esports and its local scene. The contributors mainly write about popular esports in Indonesia, like mobile MOBAs, Dota 2, Overwatch, and others.

As mentioned above, is a member of IDEA Network group. Gets Funding from DNC to Bridge the Millennials and Creative Industry, Indonesia’s biggest game, geek culture, and gadget media, announced that they have received funding from Discovery Nusantara Capital (DNC)

5. Dafunda.com1,352 is one of the biggest geek and pop culture websites in Indonesia. It has some subcategories for each content, such as Dafunda Game (for any news related to the games), Dafunda Tekno (technology and gadget) and Dafunda Otaku (anime and manga).

6. – 1,615 covers all about gadgets, tech, and mobile games. The writers usually write about trivia, tips and tricks, game guide, top lists, and many more. is a member of IDEA Network group, same as,, and

7. Kotakgame.com1,769 is one of the oldest gaming websites in Indonesia. Although it has various content ranging from the game, cosplay, anime to the movie, but still the majority of the content covers about games. Once, it had a forum, but now it focuses on news websites.

8. – 1,989 focuses on discussing games on certain platforms, which are PC and console. The writers also cover gaming gears. is one of Jagat Network members, including

9. – 2,217 covers news and culture related to Japan, including games. In the game topic, the writers also write about non-Japan games related, including Indonesian games. has community-based contents called My JOI that produce 2-4 articles in a month.

10. – 6,132 is also a niche site that only covers League of Legends. League of Legends itself is the most popular MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) game in the world (although not in Indonesia).

11. – 6,569 is a niche site. It focuses on esports news, in form of videos or written materials. Its main strength is in the live-streaming and Dota 2 contents. It is also renowned for holding esports tournaments.

In March 2017, received funding from DNC and they changed the site’s interface.

12. – 6,986 is a game website focused on mobile games, especially for multiplayer and competitive mobile games. It provides news, review, podcast, and recommendation for readers. It also has a dedicated eSports category on its site.

13. – 7,533 is a generic game and pop culture news website that established around 2017. Beside having news categories about game, technology and pop culture, they also have a dedicated category to airing some game live stream.

14. – 8,377

Gamehubs is a media company, magazine publisher and online portal that is built by a team of gamers for gamers. It focuses on Asian gamers, so they provide three different sites with three different languages: English, Indonesia, and Thailand. Beyond their online presence, Gamehubs also the official licensee of Edge Asia edition, one of the UK’s oldest and most reputable gaming magazines.

15. – 8,793 is a game media that focuses on eSports scene, whether it’s in Indonesia or in the world. It covers all aspect of eSports, ranging from news update, team profile, live streaming, analysis, tournament schedule, and many more. is also part of the Yamisok group, which also has an online tournament platform.

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.