The 2022 eSports President’s Cup Qualifying Round is Coming to These 8 Cities

GridGames.ID – Some time ago IESPL together with the Creative Economy Agency, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Presidential Staff Office, the Ministry of Communication and Information collaborated to hold the 2022 eSports Presidential Cup.

The selection round of this tournament was held in 8 cities in Indonesia, namely Palembang, Denpasar, Makassar, Surabaya, Manado, Solo, Pontianak and Bekasi.

The 2022 eSports Presidential Cup was held with the aim of creating and accommodating the growing eSport ecosystem so that the Indonesian eSports world could be better prepared to compete at the world level.

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The regional area itself consists of:

  • Palembang : The whole island of Sumatra
  • Denpasar : Bali Island, NTT, NTB
  • Makassar : West Sulawesi, South Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi
  • Surabaya : East Java, Madura
  • Manado : Central Sulawesi, Gorontalo, North Sulawesi, All Maluku Islands and Papua Island
  • Solo : Central Java and DI Yogyakarta
  • Bekasi : West Java, DKI Jakarta, Banten
  • Pontianak : The whole island of Borneo

These areas are rich in culture, also have various tourist and culinary attractions. Here’s the explanation.

1. Palembang

Ampera Bridge

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Ampera Bridge

A city famous for its culinary specialties, Pempek, is the capital of South Sumatra. Palembang is also famous for the Ampera Bridge which is above the Musi River, where the river is the longest river on the island of Sumatra.

Along the banks of the Musi River there are tourist attractions such as Kuto Besak Fort, Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Museum, Kemaro Island, 16 Ilir Market, Raft House, Pertamina oil refinery, PUSRI fertilizer factory, Bagus Kuning beach, Musi II Bridge, Al Munawar Mosque, and many more.

2. Denpasar

Balinese Hindus pray on the Kuningan holiday at Sakenan Temple, Serangan Island, Denpasar, Bali, Saturday

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Balinese Hindus pray on the Kuningan holiday at Sakenan Temple, Serangan Island, Denpasar, Bali, Saturday

Who does not know this one city? The capital city of Bali is the center of attention not only in Indonesia, but also attracts the attention of foreign tourists.

The growth of the tourism industry on the island of Bali encourages Denpasar City to become the center of business activities, and places this city as an area with high per capita income and growth in Bali.

Sanur Beach is one of the coastal tourist areas that is crowded with tourists. It is located just east of the city of Denpasar. Sanur Beach is also known as Sunrise beach which is no less beautiful than Kuta Beach. However, the waves at Sanur Beach are quite calm, so it can’t be used for swimming surf like Kuta Beach.

3. Makassar

Losari Beach, the beach to the west of Makassar, South Sulawesi

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Losari Beach, the beach to the west of Makassar, South Sulawesi

The capital of South Sulawesi was formerly known as Ujung Pandang. Makassar is the largest metropolitan city in Eastern Indonesia and was once the capital of the State of East Indonesia and Sulawesi Province.

One of the famous tourist spots in Makassar City is Losari Beach, which is located in the west of Makassar City, which is a place to enjoy a beautiful sunset.

Culinary from Makassar is also famous, such as Coto Makassar, Konro, Pallubasa, Pallumara, Sarabba, and so on.

4. Surabaya

Getting to know Tabebuia Flowers, Instagramable plants that look like Japanese Sakura in the middle of Surabaya


Getting to know Tabebuia Flowers, Instagramable Plants that are similar to Japanese Sakura in the Middle of Surabaya

Surabaya is one of the cleanest cities in Indonesia. This can be seen by the shady city parks in almost every corner of the city.

Bungkul Park, Harmoni Park, Rainbow Park, Surya Park, Mundu Park, Undaan Fruit Garden, Jayengrono Park, and others are parks that can be visited by residents and tourists in Surabaya who have cool photo spots, especially for millennials.

Quoted from Wikipedia, in 2013, Bungkul Park received an award The Asian Townscape Award 2013 from the United Nations as the best park in Asia because of its very complete facilities.

Surabaya specialties are also famous for being delicious, such as Rujak Cingur, Rawon, Lontong Balap, and many more.

5. Manado



Manado City is the capital of North Sulawesi Province which is surrounded by mountainous areas and is the second largest city after Makassar on Sulawesi Island.

The most visited and well-known tourist spot in Manado is Bunaken, where directions can be to do popular attractions there, such as Scuba Diving and snorkelling.

Tinutuan which consists of various kinds of vegetables is a typical Manado culinary, besides that there is Cakalang Fufu, namely smoked skipjack fish, roa fish, and others. Manado is also famous for its non-halal culinary.

6. Solo

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Surakarta Hadiningrat Palace

One of the famous cities in Central Java is the city of Solo, and is the third largest city in the southern part of the island of Java after Bandung and Malang by population.

The city which is usually called Surakarta has main tourist attractions such as the Surakarta Palace, Mangkunegaran Temple and batik villages as well as traditional markets.

In addition, this city is also known as one of the centers of Javanese culture because it is traditionally one of the centers of politics and the development of Javanese traditions.

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7. Pontianak

Kapuas River, Pontianak.

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Kapuas River, Pontianak.

The city traversed by the equator is a city that has a cultural diversity of its inhabitants, namely the Dayak, Malay, and Chinese.

Tourism in this city is also supported by the cultural diversity of the population, you know. Like the Dayak tribe has a thanksgiving feast for the abundance of harvest called gadget.

The city of Pontianak is flowed by the Kapuas River and the Landak River, so this city has a vision to make Pontianak a city with river tourism.

8. Bekasi

Muara Gembong Beach, Bekasi

Muara Gembong Beach, Bekasi

One of the cities in West Java Province is part of the Jabodetabek megapolitan and is currently developing into a residential area for urbanites and industrial centers.

Tourist attractions in this city include the Indonesian Crocodile Park, Muara Beting Beach, Muara Gembong, Muara Flag, Situ Gede, Saung Ranggon, the former Cibarusah sugar factory, etc.

The art of Bekasi City is difficult to define because the residents of this city are a mixture of Sundanese and Betawi cultures.

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