We are excited to update you on our recent work with the Esports Federation of Indonesia (Pengurus Besar Esports Indonesia – “PBESI”) in relation to the upcoming Cambodia 2023 32nd SEA Games. This will be the first time that Cambodia will host the SEA Games, and the third SEA Games to feature esports as a sport. Six esports will be competed in: Crossfire, League of Legends: Wild Rift, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, PUBG Mobile, Valorant, and Attack Online 2.
Led by our partner, Mr. Yudistira Adipratama S.H., L.L.M, K-CASE Lawyer was trusted to assist in the communication problems between PBESI, Vietnam Recreational and Electronic Sport Association (the organizing committee for the Esports segment of the Games), and the SEA Games Federation. The problems had the potential to adversely affect the preparation and performance of Indonesian esports athletes, including a constantly updated Technical Handbook, lack of information on devices to be used, inconsistent number of players for competition, informal communication channels, and unclear involvement of the esports organizing committee. K-CASE Lawyer is working to address these issues and ensure a fair and timely resolution. We facilitated communications between the parties and are still assisting in the ongoing communications being conducted to resolve the issues. This is not the first time we have been involved in the SEA Games, we have for instance provided vouchers for legal assistance and consultation for esports medal awardees of the 2021 SEA Games.
Furthermore, we are proud to share that Indonesia is nearing the end of the national training camp for its esports athletes, and we are thrilled to have played a role in supporting the growth and development of esports in Indonesia. The training camp took place from 2023 February, to the end of April with the support of the PBESI. The esports athletes, together with the athletes of other divisions, received a send-off from the President at Merdeka Palace on Tuesday, 2nd of May. We look forward to continuing our work with PBESI and other organizations in practicing a sound legal implementation for the esports ecosystem in Indonesia.