By: Lukman Keenan Adar )*
The successful achievement of holding the IESF Bali 14th WEC 2022 which was initiated directly by PB ESI, in fact, presented a myriad of things that could continue to make the nation proud in the eyes of the world.
The Indonesian Esports Executive Board (PB ESI), chaired by General Pol (Purn) Budi Gunawan, has indeed been very successful in holding a world esports championship event in the country entitled Indonesia Esports Summit: Bali 14 Year World Esports Championships 2022 which took place from 2 to 11 December 2022.
Regarding this success, PB ESI’s Daily Chair, Bambang Sunarwibowo emphasized that indeed the implementation of a world esports event initiated by the association in charge of electronic sports on the Island of the Gods, even in the future could make this nation a world esports barometer. Therefore, the IESF Bali 14th WEC 2022 agenda is one of the most important agendas of PB ESI this year.
Not only is it able to continue to raise the name of this nation and even has the potential to make it a world esports barometer, but from another point of view, the holding of the world esports championship in Bali has also had a real impact on improving the sport tourism ecosystem, which will also help increase the sector. economy to tourism in the country.
What’s more, indeed since being hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic and tourism sectors around the world, including Indonesia have experienced a very deep impasse because indeed all humans require themselves to really be able to limit their mobility, the recovery of these two sectors is greatly assisted by the event. esports in Bali.
Apart from that, according to Bambang Sunarwibowo, with the success of PB ESI in holding this extraordinary world-class event, it is tantamount to increasing the concrete contribution that the Indonesian people have in the development of the digital industry, especially the esports ecosystem. In fact, this event for him is a very historic milestone for the Indonesian nation.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Indonesia (Menpora RI), Zainudin Amali revealed that indeed the implementation of the IESF Bali 14 Year WEC 2022 has also proven to be able to continue to hone all the abilities of Indonesian esports athletes. Not to mention, they will also be increasingly motivated to continue to improve the quality of themselves and provide many achievements that make the nation proud.
Therefore, with the increasing number of electronic sports events like that, it is very possible to bring up many athletes with extraordinary potential including their proud achievements. Indonesia itself as the host, of course, will indirectly provide its own enthusiasm for all esports athletes in the country to be able to give their best. So indeed their abilities cannot be underestimated because they are able to keep up with many games from other world athletes.
The great hope was expressed by the Indonesian Menpora, that with the increasing number of esports events being held in Indonesia, whether it be national level, especially international level events, of course it will become a special whip for all Indonesian esports athletes to keep fighting so they can make this nation proud. on the world stage.
On the other hand, the President of the International Esports Federation (IESF), Vlad Marinescu, gave a very big appreciation to PB ESI as the organizer and initiator of the IESF Bali 14 Th WEC 2022. He expressed his appreciation because he considered that the association which oversees electronic sports in Indonesia was very capable of successfully organizing esports events and holding world championships.
Not only that, it has even been officially recorded that the esports event in Bali is included in one of the world records as the largest outdoor esports event in the world with the most participants so far that it was recorded by the Guinness Book of World Records team.
Vlad then also explained how useful all esports events are for all the athletes themselves. For him, having a world esports event really contributes to educating the character of an athlete to become a much better person. Not without reason, the article is that electronic sports have a way of working that is very similar to traditional sports in terms of building the values and character of the actors, not only making them much healthier, but also many other values such as hard work, mutual respect for opponents to responsibility. answer.
Then on another occasion, indeed IESF Bali 14 Th WEC 2022 can also provide awareness to everyone regarding how important it is to uphold the spirit of gender equality. With the formation of the Esports Sisterhood which was also initiated by PB ESI, this is an achievement that cannot be underestimated at all.
There are so many things that can continue to make Indonesia proud in the eyes of the world. How PB ESI under the leadership of General Pol. (Purn), Prof. Dr. Budi Gunawan, succeeded in overseeing the IESF Bali 14 Th WEC 2022 event to achieve many other successes which really deserve to be appreciated.
)* The author is a contributor to Persada Institute