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No live football to watch and support, a new PES20 ‘stay at home’ E-games challenge between Malaysia and Indonesia proves that old rivalries never die

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and Jakarta Indonesia, July 21st 2020 will see the first of 5 x one hour magazine shows featuring the highlights of a new ‘play at home’ e-sports challenge, ‘The Serumpun Cup’

A collaboration between Regional Sports Marketing company, Revosport Asia and Persija TV, the first Indonesian Free To Air Football Channel focusing on Capital club, Persija FC, announced today that the friendly football rivalry between Malaysia and Indonesia is alive and thriving despite the ongoing covid19 pandemic preventing live football between the two nations.

‘The Serumpun Cup’ a PES20 play at home challenge has been ongoing this week with PES 20 players representing the PES Malaysia community and Liga 1 PES Indonesia to establish the online football bragging rights between the countries until the next event. The highlights of the Serumpun Cup are being presented and streamed across a range of Media Partners in the region, with a series of 1 hour highlights show normally associated with traditional football shows, including celebrity football pundits and commentator’s as well as some celebrity EPL matches between ex-EPL players and the country winners.

The schedule of games over the last week was a series of qualifiers to establish the PES20 winner for both countries to set up a celebrity final this week to establish the destination of the Inaugural Serumpun Cup.

Michael Chopra ex Newcastle United, Cardiff City and Sunderland player in the English Premier League, now heading up Revosport Asia’s Indonesia operation, stated, “Malaysia and Indonesia’s football fans are some of the most engaged fans in the world, and with no local football to attend, recurring online tournaments like this is another way for us and the Brands we work with to broaden our engagement.

The friendly rivalry that exists between Malaysia and Indonesia only adds to the fun of participating and the fans online encouraging their players to do their best for the pride of their country”.

Stephen Walangitang, CEO of PERSIJA TV went on to add, we fully intend to increase the frequency and expand the games for our online Serumpun Cup tournaments, we also see a tremendous opportunity to meet the demands of our current football audience and bring to the streamed and broadcast programs what they would expect of our normal football programming”.

In the coming days, the Serumpun Cup magazine programs will be streamed across a range of media partners and platforms such as Astro Arena and Astro Supersports Twitter accounts, Football Tribe websites, Dunia Sukan, with the grand final set to be broadcast Free To Air in Indonesia on 27th July by NET TV as well of course the host channel Persija TV.