A lot has changed in this top 15 Indonesian game websites January edition. Duniaku.net reclaimed the throne from Duniagames.co.id, and there are also several position changes in the top 10. Here’s the recap!
Duniaku.net shows its power again in this top 15 Indonesian game websites January edition as it successfully reclaimed the number one spot from Duniagames.co.id that had been lasted for about five months. Duniagames.co.id itself went down to the second rank with Alexa rank 145 or 12 lower than Duniaku.net (133).
Meanwhile, there are some position changes in the top 10 list. Kotakgame.com stepped up one to the 6th position or one position higher than last month. Similarly, Jagatplay.com climbed up to the 7th position or also one position higher than last month. It made Teknosaurus.com go down two positions lower than last month (now in the 8th position).
A huge jump was made by one of the eSports-focused websites, Esports.id. It made nearly four times Alexa rank jump, making it sit on the 10th spot. Indogamers.com also reclaimed its spot in the top 15 this month, kicking away Noobstation.net from this list.
Another big (which is also sad) news in this month comes for Hasagi.gg. Recently, the company announced a farewell and no longer exist in the Indonesian gaming industry. The farewell was not only for the League of Legends‘ section of their site but also for the Arena of Valor section.
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 Duniaku.net, Jurnalotaku.com, etc). There are also sites that only focus on one game or one specific genre (like Revivaltv.id and Hasagi.gg).
In this ranking, video game website is defined as:
- A site that covers game only
- A site that includes games in its top category, that has articles, videos, or images as contents.
- 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 Alexa.com, 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.
Alexa.com’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, January 8, 2019, 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, January 2019 edition.
|Rank||Sites||Alexa Rank Indonesia|
|1 (2) ▲||Duniaku.net||133|
|2 (1) ▼||Duniagames.co.id||145|
|3 (3) –||Gamebrott.com||262|
|4 (4) –||GGWP.id||657|
|5 (5) –||Dafunda.com||1,046|
|6 (7) ▲||Kotakgame.com||1,646|
|7 (8) ▲||Jagatplay.com||1,682|
|8 (6) ▼||Teknosaurus.com||1,790|
|9 (9) –||Jurnalotaku.com||2,000|
|10 (15) ▲||Esports.id||2,382|
|11 (11) –||Revivaltv.id||5,732|
|12 (14) ▲||Id.Gamehubs.com||6,163|
|13 (10) ▼||Hasagi.gg||6,533|
|14 (12) ▼||Mobileague.id||6,830|
|15 (-) ▲||Indogamers.com||7,296|
Mobile games will further dominate in terms of revenue streams, and the total global games market is catching up to "real" sports business.
1. Duniaku.net – 133
Duniaku.net 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. Duniaku.net targets young readers and has a goal to encourage creative industry fans into actors.
In March 2017, IDEA Network -the media group of Duniaku.net- received funding from Discovery Nusantara Capital (DNC) and announced the launching of other sites like GGWP.id, Teknosaurus.com, and GamePrime.org.
2. Duniagames.co.id – 145
Duniagames.co.id belongs to the biggest telecommunication company in Indonesia, Telkomsel. Duniagames.co.id focuses on games, especially esports and mobile. Aside from news, this site also provides a place to download apps and games using Telkomsel billing.
Duniagames.co.id holds many events like games competitions and community events. It also launched an eSports team for Arena of Valor called DG eSports.
3. Gamebrott.com – 262
Gamebrott.com 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. GGWP.id – 657
GGWP.id 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, GGWP.id is also a member of the IDEA Network group.
Duniaku.net, Indonesia’s biggest game, geek culture, and gadget media, announced that they have received funding from Discovery Nusantara Capital (DNC)
5. Dafunda.com – 1,046
Dafunda.com 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. Kotakgame.com – 1,646
Kotakgame.com 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.
7. Jagatplay.com – 1,682
Jagatplay.com focuses on discussing games on certain platforms, which are PC and console. The writers also cover gaming gears. Jagatplay.com is one of Jagat Network members, including JagatReview.com.
8. Teknosaurus.com – 1,790
Teknosaurus.com covers all about gadgets, tech, and mobile games. The writers usually write about trivia, tips and tricks, game guide, top lists, and many more.
Teknosaurus.com is a member of IDEA Network group, same as GGWP.id, Duniaku.net, and GamePrime.org.
9. Jurnalotaku.com – 2,000
Jurnalotaku.com 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.
Jurnalotaku.com has community-based contents called My JOI that produce 2-4 articles in a month.
10. Esports.id – 2,382
Esports.id 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. Esports.id is also part of the Yamisok group, which also has an online tournament platform.
11. Revivaltv.id – 5,732
RevivalTV.id 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, RevivalTV.id received funding from DNC and they changed the site’s interface.
12. Id.Gamehubs.com – 6,163
Gamehubs is a media company, magazine publisher and online portal 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 is also the official licensee of Edge Asia edition, one of the UK’s oldest and most reputable gaming magazines.
13. Hasagi.gg – 6,533
Hasagi.gg 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).
14. Mobileague.id – 6,830
Mobileague.id 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.
15. Indogamers.com – 7,296
Indogamers.com is renowned for its strong and loyal community. In mid-2000’s, Indogamers.com had its own forum and server for several popular games, including Dota Allstar and World of Warcraft.
Edited by Devi