Indonesian esports scene keeps its momentum high with another prestigious national-scale tournament titled Garuda Cup by Tokopedia Voucher Game that will take place on May 19 & 20 at Mal Taman Anggrek, Jakarta.
Garuda Cup presented by Tokopedia Voucher Game and MET Indonesia as well as ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) will be a proving ground for gamers in two currently trending titles in Indonesia, PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds (PUBG) and Mobile Legends (ML).
Garuda Cup by Tokopedia Voucher Game will be PUBG’s biggest LAN tournament in Indonesia for the first time in history. We will witness an epic battle between the biggest names in Indonesian PUBG scene on a massive scale at Mal Taman Anggrek, which made possible thanks to ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) providing all of the hardware and peripherals to create a total of 80 gamers competing simultaneously to be the best in Indonesia.
In addition, the champion of PUBG Garuda Cup by Tokopedia Voucher Game will represent Indonesia in an international-scale competition, PUBG Southeast Asia Championship presented by ROG which brings together Southeast Asia’s top tier teams from each of their respective national qualifier. The PUBG Southeast Asia Championship will be held in Thailand on June this year.
The PUBG Southeast Asia Championship presented by ROG is also a part of PUBG Global Invitational 2018, the recently-announced official global tournament from the developer PUBG Corporation, taking place in Berlin, Germany. Therefore, Garuda Cup by Tokopedia Voucher Game is the only way for Indonesia teams to achieve their dream competing in an officially-sanctioned international stage.
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG), the world’s #1 gaming brand, is choosing PUBG as their newest grounds for competitive gaming. With its full squad of professional gaming products, ranging from motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, notebooks, peripherals, and routers, ASUS ROG is set to deliver the best gaming experience in this year’s biggest competition in the region.
Meanwhile, the Garuda Cup by Tokopedia Voucher Game Mobile Legends Tournament will have a different mechanism from the PUBG competition. MET Indonesia directly invited two teams, Aerowolf and Louvre whom both of them were crowned in previous Mobile Legends tournaments held in Indonesia to be a part of Garuda Cup’s main event. These two teams have shown an exceptional performance throughout past events and will be expected to bring their high-level play in Garuda Cup.
But the stake is guaranteed to be much higher as Aerowolf and Louvre will be given a challenge by other teams who want to taste the glory of lifting a trophy. There will be six teams alongside Aerowolf and Louvre competing in the Garuda Cup by Tokopedia Voucher Game main event, that is selected from two online qualifier phases.
Not only getting a champion’s pride, the winners of Garuda Cup by Tokopedia Voucher Game will bring home a big sum of cash as the prize. A total of two hundred millions of Rupiah is prepared for anyone who succeeds in fighting against each other. Moreover, the champion of PUBG tournament will be provided flight ticket as well as accommodation to participate in PUBG Southeast Asia Championship.
To participate in Garuda Cup by Tokopedia Voucher Game, both PUBG and Mobile Legends competition, players have to take part in the qualifiers which will be held starting from April 28. This chance is open to all gamers across Indonesia with a selection of online and offline qualifiers (for Jakarta and Bandung region).
“Since its establishment, Tokopedia is committed to being a platform where anyone can start and find anything and to realize that vision, we need partners with the same passion,” said Stefanus Abdipranoto, Lead Business Development of Tokopedia Voucher Game. “Through Garuda Cup, Tokopedia hopes local gamers can realize their dream to have a stage in the national to the international scene. To follow Garuda Cup, local gamers can register themselves via the Tokopedia Gaming Network Group (Tokopedia gaming community, ed.) for free. The need for local gamers for voucher games can also be obtained through tokopedia.com/voucher-game.”
“After the other glorious events, we do not want the esports celebration in Indonesia to stop there. Garuda Cup will be a collaboration between MET team and Tokopedia Voucher Game to bring an unforgettable experience for PUBG and ML participants, as well as visitors who want to witness this tournament,” said Tri Bekti Nasima, Project Manager of Garuda Cup 2018.
Agustian Hwang, Chief Executive Officer of Mineski Indonesia also added, “With the establishment of Garuda Cup by Tokopedia Voucher Game, Mineski is hoping to support the rapid development of esports in the country. In addition, we also hope to satisfy the enormous public interest for Mobile Legends and can bring the name of Indonesia in the international arena at the PUBG SEA Championship tournament later on.”
“ROG as the number one gaming brand in Indonesia always supports quality tournaments, one example is Garuda Cup. When the best brand meets the best team event, it will create the best gaming tournament and let’s enjoy it together! ” added Galip Fu, Marketing Manager of ASUS ID.
Tokopedia is an Indonesian technology company with a mission of distributing the economy digitally. As the leading marketplace platform in Indonesia, Tokopedia empowers millions of merchants and consumers to participate in the future of the economy. Tokopedia’s vision is to build an ecosystem where anyone can start and find anything.
More detailed information on Tokopedia can be found at www.tokopedia.com.
Senior PR Specialist Tokopedia
MET is an organization that specializes in organizing and promoting esports tournaments in Southeast Asia. Based in the Philippines, and currently has branches in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand, MET handles major events in Southeast Asia.
About ASUS Republic of Gamers (ASUS ROG)
Over the years since its inception, ASUS aims to provide greater emphasis on PC games. This process resulted in the founding of the Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand in 2006, which was formed solely for the purpose of providing the most innovative hardcore hardware for truly dedicated players.
Since then, the efforts of the ROG team have led to a constant flow of PC gaming technology that has become legendary among fans for its performance. ROG is more than just hardware, though – we take an active part in the global game community, helping to grow the industry by sponsoring events like PAX and Dreamhack. Media worldwide have recognized ROG as a leader in PC gaming and overclocking performance, with many of our products winning awards and getting very positive feedback from pro hardware.
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