Indonesian Deaf PUBGM Community: Creating Access for Disabilities in eSports at the PUBGM Patriot Bekasi Tournament

Indonesian Deaf PUBGM Community: Creating Access for Disabilities in eSports at the PUBGM Patriot Bekasi Tournament
Deaf friends use sign language in communication

Bekasi, May 17, 2022 – Who doesn’t know PUBG-Mobile? Games that are currently being loved by people in Asia are now entering the world of eSports in the form of tournaments. Last week, the PUBGM tournament organized by PUBGM-Patriot Bekasi with ACHIKO and Mimopay was a success. The participants are diverse, ranging from teenagers to adults. Deaf friends from the Indonesian Deaf PUBGM Community are no exception. But really, what is the purpose of the Deaf team’s involvement this time?

Create Access for Players with Disabilities

Indonesian Deaf PUBGM Community: Creating Access for Disabilities in eSports at the PUBGM Patriot Bekasi Tournament
Interview of Deaf Participants with translator

Piero, the captain of the DEAF AVE-VELL team expressed his difficulty in understanding the contents of the announcement made by the committee, so that the Deaf friends missed out on information. Piero suggested having text on screen to notify a Deaf friend would be helpful. Seating arranged in a row also makes it difficult for Deaf friends to communicate. Unlike the hearing participants, Teman Deaf used sign language in communicating in the game. So, visual contact is very necessary. Seats facing each other will aid in sign language communication.

Ranking in the Top 5 of 25 Listening Participants Proves Unlimited Ability with Disabilities

Indonesian Deaf PUBGM Community: Creating Access for Disabilities in eSports at the PUBGM Patriot Bekasi Tournament
Small Deaf Community Involved in the Competition

Many people with disabilities are discouraged or insecure because they believe they will lose the tournament. The Indonesian PUBGM community proves that this thought is not true. In addition to being ranked 5th for the DEAF AVE-VELL team and 6th for the DEAF CITY team. Jason, one of the DEAF CITY players, got 2nd place in the Solo Tournament, beating dozens of other listeners. Anyone can become an e-sports athlete, with practice and discipline anyone can be successful!

Learn from Professional Tournaments to Create Your Own Tournament

Indonesian Deaf PUBGM Community: Creating Access for Disabilities in eSports at the PUBGM Patriot Bekasi Tournament
a fairly ideal sitting position for a deaf friend

The goal of the Indonesian Deaf PUBGM Community to continue to advocate for homeland eSports tournaments is not only focused on access but also sportsmanship and inclusiveness in its implementation. In the future, the Indonesian Deaf PUBGM Community will create an inclusive eSports tournament for Friends with Disabilities with the same dream to become eSports athletes and make the country proud.

If you want to join, practice and spar with us, please DM Instagram @buahtomat or @marvelbh for more detailed information.

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