Chinese team take part in the final of the PC/Mac video game "League of Legends" (LOL) Mid-Season Invitational 2015 competition in Tallahassee, the United States, May 11, 2015. Chinese team specialized in Riot Games beat South Korea and claimed the champion of the world level contest of its kind. (Xinhua/Mu Dong)
Shanghai will not slow down the pace of transforming into a global city of e-sports.
SHANGHAI, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai is making full preparations for the 2020 League of Legends World Championship Finals, according to local authorities at a press conference held on Wednesday.
Wang Yayuan, deputy director of Shanghai municipal publicity department, said Shanghai will not slow down the pace of transforming into a global city of e-sports, despite the fact that more than 400 offline e-sports games in Shanghai have been affected ever since the outbreak of COVID-19.
"Shanghai municipal government encourages e-sports enterprises to hold their offline games in an online way. For those companies that have been severely affected by the epidemic, local authorities will provide funding in priority," Wang announced.
Chinese team wins the PC/Mac video game "League of Legends" (LOL) Mid-Season Invitational 2015 competition in Tallahassee, the United States, May 11, 2015. (Xinhua/Mu Dong)
He also revealed that the local government will facilitate the administrative approval process of publications related to e-sports and online games, creating a transparent business environment for global e-sports enterprises.
So far, 80% of China's e-sports enterprises, clubs, and live broadcast platforms, as well as 40% of national e-sports games, have clustered in Shanghai, Wang said. ■