Universitas Atma Jaya finally ended its drought of silverware with a victory in the 2012 E-Fest debates in Lampung. The last time it won a nationwide tournament was in 2009. Teams from this Jakarta-based school reached the grand final stage of several competitions this year but had come short until last night's win. Atma Jaya is among the pioneers of Indonesian competitive debating and has always been at the top level with victories dating back to 1999.
#5 Atma Jaya B (Cindy Fransisca & Richard Hanjaya) took the crown in Lampung after defeating reigning national BP champions #4 Binus University A (Rosmiyana & Sabarudin Adinugroho), current IVED title holder #2 Universitas Bakrie A (Aryo Febrian & Alifia Firliani) and dark horse #6 Universitas Brawijaya A (Aditya Janu & Rizki Oceano). The best speaker of the tournament was Invi Atmanegara from Binus International B, whose team fell in the semifinal.