Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers

Hafitz Maulana
Photographer based in Jakarta
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers - One of the game character in Arena of Valor, reflected from Hartanto's eyes
One of the game character in Arena of Valor, reflected from Hartanto's eyes
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers - The city view of Jakarta from the window of Nixia’s private game studio in her...
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.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers - Meet Monica Carolina (28) a.k.a Nixia, a successful women pro-gamer in the Indonesian e-sports...
Meet Monica Carolina (28) a.k.a Nixia, a successful women pro-gamer in the Indonesian e-sports industry.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers - A sophisticated computer with a curved screen to practice in her private game studio. She is...
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.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers - Nixia laying around while keep gaming with smartphone. She is also expert using various type of...
Nixia laying around while keep gaming with smartphone. She is also expert using various type of game console.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers - A used laptop cover stuck to the wall behind the door above the electric fuse of Nixia's...
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.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers - Electrical installation in a multi-purpose room at the esport club office, EVOS, South Jakarta.
Electrical installation in a multi-purpose room at the esport club office, EVOS, South Jakarta.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers - While at the bootcamp, Hartanto and his fellow e-sports athletes shared a bedroom in a house...
While at the bootcamp, Hartanto and his fellow e-sports athletes shared a bedroom in a house rented out by their club.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers - Hartanto's family portraits are hung on the wall next to the treadmill sport tool.
Hartanto's family portraits are hung on the wall next to the treadmill sport tool.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers - An ultimate concentration is needed when a pro gamer competes in a tournament, therefore it is...
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.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers - Plastic wraps are scattered on the computer table where Hartanto is practices his gaming skills.
Plastic wraps are scattered on the computer table where Hartanto is practices his gaming skills.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers - Hartanto Tjia stands behind a window and a teammate at training bootcamp facilitated by the...
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.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers - An office employee steals time between working hours for gaming.
An office employee steals time between working hours for gaming.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers - Meet Ketty Towiro, a young professional gamer who was still in college while at a game cafe...
Meet Ketty Towiro, a young professional gamer who was still in college while at a game cafe located close to her campus in Jakarta.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers - Adi Maulana, a photojournalist that gaming while his break in front of a mini-market. The growing...
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.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers - Stretching fingers while gaming with smartphone
Stretching fingers while gaming with smartphone
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers - Multiple exposure of pro-gamers that showcase their skill on the big screen when event of meet...
Multiple exposure of pro-gamers that showcase their skill on the big screen when event of meet their fans
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers - The enthusiasm of the e-sport club supporters during e-sports competitions.
The enthusiasm of the e-sport club supporters during e-sports competitions.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers - An independent tournament that matches Indonesian esports clubs.
An independent tournament that matches Indonesian esports clubs.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers - A pro gamer competing in Indonesia interclub e-Sport tournament, held in a ballroom in South...
A pro gamer competing in Indonesia interclub e-Sport tournament, held in a ballroom in South Jakarta, in mid-December 2019.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers
One of the game character in Arena of Valor, reflected from Hartanto's eyes
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers
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.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers
Meet Monica Carolina (28) a.k.a Nixia, a successful women pro-gamer in the Indonesian e-sports industry.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers
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.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers
Nixia laying around while keep gaming with smartphone. She is also expert using various type of game console.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers
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.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers
Electrical installation in a multi-purpose room at the esport club office, EVOS, South Jakarta.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers
While at the bootcamp, Hartanto and his fellow e-sports athletes shared a bedroom in a house rented out by their club.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers
Hartanto's family portraits are hung on the wall next to the treadmill sport tool.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers
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.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers
Plastic wraps are scattered on the computer table where Hartanto is practices his gaming skills.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers
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.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers
An office employee steals time between working hours for gaming.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers
Meet Ketty Towiro, a young professional gamer who was still in college while at a game cafe located close to her campus in Jakarta.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers
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.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers
Stretching fingers while gaming with smartphone
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers
Multiple exposure of pro-gamers that showcase their skill on the big screen when event of meet their fans
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers
The enthusiasm of the e-sport club supporters during e-sports competitions.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers
An independent tournament that matches Indonesian esports clubs.
Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers
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.
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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.
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Virtual Insanity: Inside The Life of Pro-Gamers
Copyright Hafitz Maulana 2022
Date of Work Oct 2019 - Feb 2020
Updated Jul 2022
Topics Culture stories, Digital Culture, Documentary, Esports, Gamers, Tech
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