The 2019 SEA Games is a special part of excitement for esports lovers in the country.
How could it not be, the SEA Games which will be held in the Philippines on November 30, 2019 to December 11, 2019 will present esports.
There are six selected esports, namely NBA 2K19 and Tekken 7 (game console), then there Dota 2 and StarCraft II (PC), lastly for games mobile there is Mobile Legends and Arena of Valor.
Indonesia also does not consider things trivial about this esports sport, which is proven by the holding of a National Training Center (Pelatnas) for esports.
The General Chairman of the Indonesian eSports Association (IeSPA), Eddy Lim, plans to open a National Esports Training Center after the completion of the General Election.
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“There will be qualifications after which they will be immediately drawn to the National Pelatnas,” said Eddy after attending the opening of the 2019 Youth National Esports Championship in Jakarta, Tuesday, January 29, 2019.
Reporting from Tempo.co
Eddy Lim also said that he would recruit one of the best esports coaches in the world to train Indonesian players at the 2019 SEA Games.
Eddy does not want to reveal the name of the coach he will recruit, for sure this coach comes from South Korea and is currently one of the coaches of the Dutch esports team, Team Liquid.
At the National Pelatnas, Eddy wants to develop not only the technical aspects of the game, but also improve the physical aspects of esports athletes as well.
IeSPA itself plans to hold several tournaments as well as a national selection event for who will represent Indonesia at the 2019 SEA Games.
Eddy is optimistic by targeting two golds in the esports sport, namely at Dota 2 and Tekken 7, however, all esports sports are still being endeavored and not left alone.
He said he will also send athletes who have entered the national plate to Japan and South Korea because the esports ecosystem there is good so that the athletes want to be able to study there.
Editor: Yubian A. Huda