The Rise of Esports in Indonesia
One of the main contributors to Indonesia's incredible esports player base is that the country has a very large population of young people. A large population makes Indonesia a higher gaming population than other countries.
It is also important to mention that advances in technology have allowed powerful smartphones to become more affordable to the masses. As a result, many Indonesians can buy smartphones at affordable prices to play mobile esports games.
The Indonesian government has also shown its full support by launching the Indonesian Esports Association (IESPA). IESPA manages large-scale Indonesian esports teams to compete in international esports tournaments such as the ASEAN Games for esports.
What Are The Most Popular Esports Games In Indonesia?
In Indonesia, mobile esports is huge, but several PC esports games are also among the top esports games in the country.
Popular mobile esports games in Indonesia include Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Free Fire, and PUBG Mobile. The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang community in Indonesia is very large, with millions of players playing this game every day. Likewise, many young audiences like to play battle royale mobile games such as Free Fire and PUBG Mobile because of the fast gameplay of these two games.
For PC esports games, Valorant and Dota 2 have so far been the most popular among fans in Indonesia. Many big Indonesian esports teams, such as BOOM Esports, Rex Regum Qeon, and ONIC Esports, have invested in Dota 2 and Valorant teams that appear in international esports events.
Notable Tournaments Held In Indonesia
Many major tournaments have been held in Indonesia, with more prestigious tournaments scheduled in the future.
PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2022 is a PUBG Mobile tournament which has a prize pool of $4,000,000 featuring 48 teams from around the world. This tournament has a huge prize pool, and lots of people are sharing their esports betting tips for matches at esports events. The Grand Final of this grand tournament took place at the Jakarta International Expo stadium, where thousands of fans attended and watched the game live.
In 2023, the Mobile Legends M4 World Championship will be held in the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta. The tournament provided a total prize pool of $800,000 and was a huge success, with Mobile Legends: Bang Bang being the most popular esports game in the country. 16 teams battle it out over two weeks, where fans from around the world can discuss their esports predictions for the match.
Finally, the Dota 2 Major tournament, Bali Major, will be held on the most beautiful island in Indonesia, Bali. Bali is a great tourist location, and fans can watch Bali Major from 30 June to 9 July 2023. This tournament will provide a total prize pool of $1,000,000 and 18 of the world's best teams. The Bali Major is the perfect opportunity for fans to analyze their esports betting predictions throughout the tournament.