One of the game character in Arena of Valor, reflected from Hartanto's eyes
The city view of Jakarta from the window of Nixia’s private game studio in her apartment. Big city providing internet access is the battlefield of virtual sports lovers.
Meet Monica Carolina (28) a.k.a Nixia, a successful women pro-gamer in the Indonesian e-sports industry.
A sophisticated computer with a curved screen to practice in her private game studio. She is ex-founder of the women's e-sports club NXA-Ladies. Now she chose a career as a game streamer.
Nixia laying around while keep gaming with smartphone. She is also expert using various type of game console.
A used laptop cover stuck to the wall behind the door above the electric fuse of Nixia's private gaming studio. As a successful pro-gamer, she is often the brand ambassador for technology products especially those related to gaming.
Electrical installation in a multi-purpose room at the esport club office, EVOS, South Jakarta.
While at the bootcamp, Hartanto and his fellow e-sports athletes shared a bedroom in a house rented out by their club.
Hartanto's family portraits are hung on the wall next to the treadmill sport tool.
An ultimate concentration is needed when a pro gamer competes in a tournament, therefore it is important to work out to stay fit in body and mind.
Plastic wraps are scattered on the computer table where Hartanto is practices his gaming skills.
Hartanto Tjia stands behind a window and a teammate at training bootcamp facilitated by the esports club, EVOS. Hartanto Tjia and his team representing Indonesia have donated silver in 2019 Sea Games event.
An office employee steals time between working hours for gaming.
Meet Ketty Towiro, a young professional gamer who was still in college while at a game cafe located close to her campus in Jakarta.
Adi Maulana, a photojournalist that gaming while his break in front of a mini-market. The growing smartphone features supported by internet network make it easier for anyone to gaming anywhere.
Stretching fingers while gaming with smartphone
Multiple exposure of pro-gamers that showcase their skill on the big screen when event of meet their fans
The enthusiasm of the e-sport club supporters during e-sports competitions.
An independent tournament that matches Indonesian esports clubs.
A pro gamer competing in Indonesia interclub e-Sport tournament, held in a ballroom in South Jakarta, in mid-December 2019.
For the last five years, e-Sport or virtual sport has rapidly grown in Indonesia. Digital revolution has diverted the citizen lifestyle, specially Generation Z. An independent research by tirto.id in 2018 reported that for Generation Z to become a professional gamer as the dream job has reached second rank (14.3%) after doctor (15.1%). The number of gamers from Generation Z is increasing, affected by internet access, the fast growing e-Sport management companies, and the development of mobile games in gadget, which enable gamers to play unrestricted by console-based game types.
Digital revolution can switch a generation’s orientation of dream. Technology is in vast moving breaking though virtual walls that is now become living source. However, human in substantial is creature in-play (homo ludens) to create living space.