August 1, 2020

Updates to Worlds 2020, 2021, 2022 for LoL Esports

After loads of speculation surrounding the state of Worlds 2020, the biggest event in League of Legends esports, Riot Games finally announced Shanghai, China will host the event digitally. “…the team has been tirelessly working to see that all possible measures are taken to preserve the wellbeing of everyone,” said John Needham, Global Head of […]

February 26, 2020

The Coronavirus is Causing Esports Headaches

The deadly disease that began in China is spreading worldwide. The death toll is now over 2,700 with the majority of deaths coming from mainland China. On February 26th, France reported the first death of a French citizen from the disease. The outbreak has slowed business in China and the stock market is taking big […]

November 14, 2019

LoL Worlds 2020 Announcement

During the 2019 LoL World Championship Finals in Paris, Riot Games announced plans for the 2020 Championship. In a video announcement, Riot Games revealed the city and stadium where next year’s event will take place. As the video below shows, the 10th anniversary LoL World Championships will be taking place in Shanghai, China. The video […]

August 7, 2019

Shanghai’s esports scene accelerating thanks to The International 2019

As the esports industry grows and untapped potential becomes more obvious, nations around the world are actively developing their esports scene. Newzoo found in their economic report that esports revenue is hitting $1 billion during 2019.  China, and Shanghai, in particular, are special because not only are they growing into the scene, the nation is […]

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