Hangzhou – the City of eSports

Posted on: Nov 22, 2018 By smartlaunch in News and trends,

On November 16, the Chinese city of Hangzhou opened up its esports town complex to the public. Having spent roughly USD 280 million, Hangzhou’s esports town is among the biggest projects of its nature in China.

The Hangzhou government has announced that it plans to build 14 esports facilities before 2022. It plans to spend up to USD 2,22 billion on the project, which will include an esports academy, esports-themed hotel, theme park, a business center, and even a hospital designed for esports players.

Allied Esports, a global esports venue company, and LGD Gaming, the Chinese esports organization, have opened up an office and esports venue in the town. It’ll act as the home venue for LGD Gaming’s League of Legends team, which competes in the League of Legends Pro League (LPL).

Hangzhou will also host the 2022 Asian Games, where esports may be included in the event as a medal sport for the first time. Competitive gaming was utilised as a demonstration event at the Asian Games earlier this year.

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