After officially inaugurated, Esport Indonesia immediately had a big gadget, which was to hold a high-level tournament, titled the Esports 2020 Presidential Cup, which was planned to be held on 1-2 February 2020 at ICE BSD Tangerang.
Ahead of the tournament being played, the organizing committee also went to the Ministry of Youth and Sports (Kemenpora), in order to get support and blessing.
Minister of Youth and Sports Zainuddin Amali who received directly in his office on Tuesday (01/21), said that giving full support for these activities.
According to him, Esports has the potential to become a superior sport that can boast the people of the country in the future.
“Esports has been competed in major tournaments such as the 2018 Asian Games and the 2019 SEA Games. Then Esport will be competed at the Paris Olympics in 2024. This sport proved to give birth to many talented athletes. This potential must be treated with various championships, “he said.
Menpora continued, that he was quite amazed by the rapid development of Esports. Especially since only a few days ago PB Esports was confirmed, sitting as Chairperson was Police General Budi Gunawan.
“With this inauguration of Esports, this sport will become our mainstay at the 2024 Olympics in Paris. And we hope that the athletes are prepared to prepare themselves, not only playing games but also physical skills must be prepared, “he added.
It is planned that the final of the 2020 Esports President Cup will be participated by 29 athletes. Later, the winners of the final round will be Indonesia’s representatives in the face of Southeast Asian regional athletes, in the ASEAN Esports qualification heading to the World Championships.