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PB ESI Releases 38 Indonesian Esport Athletes for SEA Games Cambodia


Jakarta — The Executive Chairman of the Indonesian Esports Council (PB ESI) Bambang Sunarwibowo released 38 athletes from the Indonesian national esports team for the 2023 SEA Games Cambodia at the PB ESI office in Jakarta, Wednesday (3/5/2023). The release ceremony for the national esport national team was also attended by PB ESI Secretary General Frengky Ong and Chair of the Indonesian National Esport Team Agency Cahyono Prasetyanto.

The contingent of athletes who departed consisted of 32 male athletes and six female athletes. The 38 athletes will be accompanied by 15 team officials. For the athlete category, there is one regional athlete, eight national athletes and 29 junior elite athletes.

PB ESI carries the target of winning the sports athletes who will compete in the Cambodian SEA Games. His statement is in line with President Jokowi’s statement that expects an increase in achievements from the previous year.

“In what was conveyed by him (the president), we are emphasized to improve our achievements,” said Bambang.

He also aims to bring home four gold, three silver and one bronze.

In order to win the championship and obtain other targets, Bambang gave an injection of motivation to the athletes to always attach a winning mentality and compete with high enthusiasm like a national hero.

“Your enthusiasm and motivation as a fighter’s mentality, mentality as a champion must stick with you,” said Bambang.

“You have to be able to awaken the spirit of struggle as a hero of our nation who will later raise the Red and White flag in the SEA Games. That pride must grow and develop in your heart and mind as an athlete,” said Bambang.

He also appealed to SEA Games athletes to get rid of personal ego, not to be careless, not to underestimate opponents, to be focused, and also to always maintain a healthy diet.

“We have to get rid of the individual ego. We have to beat small things to achieve the biggest things, namely you have to be the best, you have to get a gold medal,” said Bambang.

“Never let your guard down and underestimate your opponent. Everyone is trying to achieve something that works. You should not be affected because of the pressure of emotional situations, so that your ability to decrease. I remind the athletes, eat it. Eating is clear and correct. Don’t try food you don’t normally eat and get a stomach ache, when you compete you are not ready, this is a huge loss,” said Bambang.

The Indonesian esport national team will start competing in the Cambodian SEA Games on Monday (8/5). Indonesia participated in six numbers, namely Mobile Legend Bang Bang (MLBB) mens, MLBB women, PUBG Mobile Individual, PUBG Mobile team, Crossfire and Valorant.

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