One of the biggest esports organisations, Mineski, is going to invest $2 million in their three main business units by the coming year. The business units include Mineski Infinity (more than 150 cybercafe branches in SEA), MET (major esports organiser in Asia), and Mineski Professional Team.
Through this investment, Mineski aims to bring local esports industry to its glory. “By looking at the potential of the esports industry in Indonesia, we are planning to invest aggressively for the next following years to encourage the growth spurt of the nation’s esports industry, so that we could catch up with other leading countries. Armed with the knowledge and experience we got after being in the industry for 14 years, we are optimistic to be able to raise the bar of the esports industry in Indonesia,” said Agustian Hwang, Country Manager Mineski Indonesia.
“Currently, Telkomsel’s customer base who contributes the highest revenue from other digital services comes from the gaming segment which reaches 34 per cent with up to 60 million customers playing mobile games on their cell phones every month. Currently, Telkomsel’s market share in the Indonesian gaming industry reaches more than 22 per cent. We are very pleased build partnership with Mineski in Indonesia whose vision is in line with Telkomsel’s to support and advance the gaming industry in the country, or specifically in accordance with our commitment to building a digital lifestyle entertainment ecosystem for the people of Indonesia,” said Auliya Ilman Fadli, General Manager Games and Apps Telkomsel.
Tokopedia also shared their excitement. “We welcome the presence of Mineski who presents a similar vision and mission to fully support the potential of esports in Indonesia by empowering games by providing them the best spaces and opportunities for growth,” Herman Widjaja, VP of Engineering Tokopedia said. “We have consistently taken parts in advancing the industry through sponsoring local esports competition, conducting our own tournament ‘Tokopedia Battle of Friday’ and many others. This intersects with our commitment to supporting the creative economy industry as one of the branches of business that is of our concern. Through Mineski, we are hoping to encourage local best talents to be recognised internationally.”

By Niji Narayan

Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.