Jakarta - The preparations for the 14th International Esports Federation (IESF) World Championships, which will take place in Bali from December 2 to 11, 2022, are 80 percent complete, the Indonesian Esports Central Board (PBESI) has informed.
|Head of the coach and referee division of the Indonesian Esports Central Board, Christian Suryadi, in Jakarta on Thursday (November 10, 2022). (ANTARA/Arindra Meodia/uyu)
The visas of about 400 athletes participating in the event have been readied, head of coach and referee division of PBESI, Christian Suryadi, said here on Thursday.
"We have reviewed the venue of the event very often to prepare it,” he added.
He said that 500 matches will take place simultaneously during the championship. The matches will be broadcast live on PBESI's YouTube channel, Garudaku's YouTube channel, as well as IESF’s Twitch account.
"Currently, we are distributing VIP invitations to related ministries and institutions since (the implementation of) the World Championship is not just as an Esports competition but also Esport tourism," the PBESI official added.
He said he expects the invited parties to attend the event. However, he did not reveal who they were.
The 14th world Esports championship will also coincide with the Indonesia Esports Summit, which will serve as an exhibition platform for creative economy actors.
A number of well-known Indonesian artistes, such as the Balinese band from the traditional music genre, Gus Teja; Balinese musician from the ethnic rock genre, Jun Bintang; music producer and composer Alffy Rev; as well as pop music group RAN will perform at the event.
The event, which will take place in Merusaka, Nusa Dua, Bali province, will be the largest outdoor Esports festival featuring more than 80 booths.
It will also feature conferences as well as talk shows with national and international speakers, including IESF president Vlad Marinescu, who will share success stories in the gaming industry and new product launches.
The exhibition will be attended by game developers, gaming platforms, technology creators, as well as Internet service providers and display several latest games and gaming devices for visitors to try.
In addition, there will be food and beverage booths for visitors.
Oleh: Arindra Meodia, Uyu Liman/Antara
Editor : Yakop
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