Epic Games, Steam and Battle.net are all blocked in Indonesia

Indonesia has now banned access to popular game streaming services such as Epic Games and Steam following the failure to register with Kominfo.

On July 29, Team Secret, an organization based in the Philippines, revealed that Steam, Epic Games, and Battle.net had been banned in Indonesia, among several other online services such as PayPal. These companies are not yet registered with Kominfo, Indonesia’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, so their access to the country is blocked.

The Kominfo Private Electronic System Provider website lists that currently, 8276 private PSEs are registered. From that collection, there were 8,069 domestic PSE and 207 foreign PSE. In order for the service to be available in Indonesia, cooperatives must register with Kominfo, or they will receive a warning and end up being blocked. Some of the organizations already listed include YouTube, Google, PlayStation Store, Roblox, and much more. However, companies that are still not registered with Kominfo include Amazon, LinkedIn, Yahoo, and others. These companies will issue a formal warning, followed by a monetary fine, and eventually termination of access. For Steam, Epic Games, and Battle.net, the lack of registration has removed their game services from Indonesia.

Other gaming services are also in danger of being blocked in the near future. According to the PSE website, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, and Origin failed to register while writing this article. If these companies don’t comply with Kominfo, they can also join Steam, Epic Games, and Battle.net to block their access in Indonesia.

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