Mineski, one of the biggest esports organizations in the Southeast Asia region has prepared a $2 million investment for 2019.
The investment includes several pieces which can be broken into “three main business units” – Mineski Infinity (more than 150 cybercafe branches in SEA), MET (major esports organizer in Asia), and Mineski Professional Team.
The goal of this time move is to “bring local esports industry to its glory,” according to the announcement. Indonesia currently sits ranked as the second-largest gaming market in the region and is the 16th largest gaming market in the world with 43.7 million active gamers and $879.7 million in revenue from the industry in 2018.
“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 in the official press release.
Expanding its events and working to improve Jakarta Masters, a stop on The Master series for Dota 2, Mineski has partnered with Telkomsel, GO-JEK, and Tokopedia.
“Currently, Telkomsel’s customer base who contributes the highest revenue from other digital services comes from the gaming segment which reaches 34% 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%. 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.”