On Thursday, China’s “Honor of Kings” competition was launched in Putuo district, one of the world’s most profitable mobile games.
In the newly unveiled ESP Esports Experiencing Center in the business district of Changfeng along Suzhou Creek, East China postseason contest of King Pro League (KPL).
ESP is scheduled to host more than 350 games a year and primarily offers eSports, anime, new retail and cultural innovation businesses for ages 12-30 years.
Ten teams will compete over two weeks in the Center for victories in the KPL postseason competition. Because of COVID 19, the centre is closed to the public, and the games will be broadcasted via live streaming platforms such as Bilibili, Kuaishou and Douyu.
In order to fulfil the city’s ambition to become world capital of eSports, eSports is one of the most important industries of Putuo, said the district’s Culture and Tourism bureau.
In downtown Putuo, numerous eSports venues such as the IMBA eSports centre of Global Harbor Mall, Putuo ‘s largest centre of shopping, and Huxi Worker’s Cultural Palace have been built.