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Jakarta Post

Vietnamese esports team wins 2020 President Esports Cup

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, February 3, 2020   /   11:53 pm
Vietnamese esports team wins 2020 President Esports Cup Joint forces: Posing together during the grand final of the 2020 President Esports Cup on Sunday are (from left) chief organizer Giring Ganesha, chairman of the Indonesia Sports Council (KONI) Lt. Gen. (ret) Marciano Norman, Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali, Deputy Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Hari Santosa Sungkari and deputy chief of the Esports Association of Indonesia's supervisory board Sandiaga Uno. (The Jakarta Post/Courtesy of the 2020 President Cup Esports organizers)

Team Flash of Vietnam has won the 2020 President Esports Cup, securing the Rp 300 million (US$22,000) cash prize. The Vietnamese esports players beat host team Dranix Vendetta, which finished second. Third place went to Louvre Esports Indonesia. All finalists played the game Free Fire.

The victor of the casual category was another Vietnamese competitor, Nguyen Tuan Anh, who defeated fellow countryman Do Trung Tuan 2-1 in Pro Evolution Soccer (PES). Indonesian competitor I Made Arisandra grabbed third position.

Indonesian gamers were victorious in the Mobile Premiere League competition and also in the exhibition game Ultra Space Battle Brawl. Aby Ramadhan, a gamer from East Jakarta, finished first in the Mobile Premiere League competition after defeating counterpart Miftahul Fajar 3-1 in the final. Indonesian Dio Alsabah was crowned the champion of Ultra Space Battle Brawl, a game created by local developers, Indonesia Mojiken Studio and Toge Production.

Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali, who watched the grand final, said the fact the event attracted 180,000 participants, both local and from abroad, showed that esports was the future of sport, adding that the government would continue supporting the development of the sport.

“We’ll continue supporting the sport” he said as quoted in a press statement sent to The Jakarta Post on Monday.

Chief organizer Giring Ganesha praised the local gamers, saying the Indonesian competitors had gone all out at the tournament.

“We now hope to develop a better ecosystem for the sport in the hopes of building a bright future,” he said.