The Olympic Committee of Indonesia urges the Indonesia Esports Association (IESPA) to make the best of the country's status as the IESF World Championship 2022 in Bali.
The Committee's President Raja Sapta Oktohari said the Committee hoped the event would boost esports popularity in Indonesia even further.
"Recently, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has signed a strategic partnership with Tencent to promote esports development in Asia with Asian Esports Federation. Through the IESF World Championship, we have to show that Indonesia is true "Blooming in Asia" parallel with the agreement's theme, and the event will boost esports popularity, so esports become the regular program in the Asian Games," Okto said.
The Committee had actively worked with the national esports federation in the campaign to host the world championship from mid-2021, and IESF announced it in November during the federation's Ordinary General Meeting.
"It's an important year for Indonesian esports. I believe it's achievable under the leadership of Ibnu. We have to gain success in achievement, organizing, and administration. Esports need a young leader to develop the sport," Okto added.
Okto led the Committee's delegation, which consisted of Secretary-general Ferry Kono, Treasurer Tommy Hermawan Lo, who also a member of IESF executive board, and head of sports environment commission Desra Ghazfan in the inauguration of new IESPA Chairman Ibnu Riza.
New IESPA Chairman, Ibnu Riza, thanked the Committee for its support during the host city campaign. He said the federation would make the best of it to take Indonesian esports to a higher level.
"In the international scene, Indonesia is a raw model. We have a huge gamers population, very high activities, and many competitions. IESPA is the frontline of esports ecosystem in Indonesia," Ibnu said.