The Minister of Youth and Sports (Menpora) of the Republic of Indonesia, Zainudin Amali, encouraged the athletes who were participating in the Esports National Training Center (Pelatnas) organized by the Indonesian Esports Executive Board (PBESI) to be determined to achieve the highest achievement in the largest multi-event event in Southeast Asia, SEA Games 2021 Hanoi.
"The hope of all Indonesian people is on your shoulders," said Menpora Zainudin Amali,
"With complete National Training facilities, comprehensive training programs, nutritional support and internationally competent trainers, Indonesia hopes that the athletes who are selected and compete in the 2021 Hanoi SEA Games will be able to fight to the best of their ability to be able to fly the Red and White Flag and proclaim Indonesia Raya. ”
During his visit to the 2021 SEA Games Esports Pelatnas located in Megamendung, Bogor, West Java, Menpora also expressed his high appreciation to PBESI for the excellent management of the Esports Pelatnas. He hopes that with the excellent management of Pelatnas, which does not only focus on technical but also non-technical development, the achievements of Indonesian esports athletes at the 2021 SEA Games Hanoi will be optimal.
“Bring home as many medals as you can and make Indonesia even more proud of it. Continue to be optimistic and full of enthusiasm to give the best results for your nation and country," said the Minister of Youth and Sports to 128 Pelatnas athletes and all PBESI administrators.
Welcoming the visit of the Minister of Youth and Sports, the Daily Chair of PBESI, Komjen Pol. Drs. Bambang Sunarwibowo, S.H., M.Hum expressed his appreciation for the fully committed support from the government in supporting the development of the ecosystem and fostering the achievements of Indonesian esports athletes.
"PBESI is grateful for the support that the government has always given us and the entire national esports ecosystem through regulations, directives, and direct involvement in the coaching programs that we organize," said Bambang Sunarwibowo.
"As a form of commitment and responsibility, we are determined to continue developing and coaching, not only for athletes participating in the national training, but also for all esports athletes in Indonesia through the support of regional ESI development which currently exists in 514 districts and cities in Indonesia. Indonesia."
Meanwhile, the Head of Pelatnas RM Ibnu Riza Pradipto, informed that reflecting on the previous SEA Games experience, the 2021 SEA Games Esports Training will not only focus on improving technical performance, but also on mental and physical strengthening.
“Athletes' mental, psychological, and physical strength are very critical in supporting the optimization of athletes' performance when competing. For this reason, these non-technical factors are part of what we focus on in this National Training.”