Indonesia performed brilliantly in the Point Blank World Challenge E-sport event (PBWC) and the Point Blank International Women’s Championship (PBIWC) for 2019 which was held in Moscow, Russia. Indonesia, represented by the RRQ TCN team for the PBWC, succeeded in making sure to become the Point Blank world champion after defeating the Attack All Around team from Thailand in the 2-1 Grand Final in the Best of 3 format. Meanwhile, in the PBIWC Indonesia represented by EVOS Galaxy Sades successfully won the runner-up title. Unfortunately, they must fall in the grand final of the Thai team, TokioStriker Lady, with a score of 0-2.
Throughout the tournament, the RRQ TCN has indeed shown its strength since the group stage. Being in group A, RRQ TCN managed to top the standings with 12 points. They outperformed Russian Vaevictis in second place and Besiktas from Turkey-Azerbaijan in third place. In the semifinals, the RRQ TCN met the Brazilian team, Black Dragons, and won 2-1.
The TCN RRQ team consists of Pradipta “5RFWI”, Seno “Magic” Muhammad, Muhammad “BazRy” Hilal, Muhammad “Mndhntr” Iqbal, and Yusuf “elCrush” Hamid. While the EVOS Galaxy is filled by Pricilia Angelica, Maria Rasandy, Indri Sherlyana, Nur Indah, and Devi Anggita.
The fight at PBWC and PBIWC 2019 has been fierce since the first day. The Galaxy Sades EVOS team must face TokioStriker Lady (Thailand) and 3A.Power (Russia) in the only PBIWC group. While the RRQ TCN that entered the Group A PBWC met with the Vaevictis eSports (Russia) and Besiktas Espor (Turkey) teams. The top two teams at PBIWC will go straight to the final round, while the top two PBWC group teams advance to the knockout semifinal.
Remarkably, these two Indonesian representatives both managed to qualify for the Grand Final! EVOS Galaxy Sades again met with TokioStriker Lady in this round. While RRQ TCN must first defeat the Black Dragons (Brazil) team, before finally dealing with Attack All Around aka AAA (Thailand). This means that in the Grand Final round these two tournaments are equally fought between Indonesia and Thailand.
As a PBWC champion, RRQ TCN is entitled to trophies and prize money worth US $ 30,000 (around Rp.431.4 million). EVOS Galaxy Sades as runner-up also received a prize of US $ 2,500 (around Rp35.9 million). PT Zepetto Interactive Indonesia as the publisher of Point Blank in Indonesia also distributed in-game items in the form of Kriss S.V RRQ and Kriss S.V Free 3D Evos to Troopers (Point Blank players) as a memento and a form of appreciation.