One of the most popular eSports competitions will be held in Shanghai, China both this year and in 2021. The official site of the League of Legends World Championship was announced on Saturday, Aug. 1 as part of the ongoing ChinaJoy festival.
This is all part of an effort to establish the Shanghai region of China as an “international eSports capital.” The League of Legends (LPL) Championship is viewed as one of biggest eSports events of the year. With an increased interest from sports bettors this year, this could also be one of the biggest betting events at PNXBET as a top-rated online sportsbook.
This is the 10th season of LPL World Championship. The final sessions which are known as S10 will take place on Sept. 25. The final competition is scheduled for Oct. 31 at Pudong Football Stadium.
Government officials along with eSports industry executives decided on Shanghai as the location for this event next year as well. This should provide some level of consistency for this competition.
Nicolo Laurent is the CEO of Riot Games and the LPL developer. Via video at ChinaJoy, the announcement was made with the simple comment, “Shanghai, let’s meet!”
Within hours, this comment received 94,000 likes and 9,200 forwards on Weibo. It was published by an official LPL competition account. The post included the news with the video.
The previous two League of Legends World Championships were held in South Korea and France. They were both won by a Chinese team. This has helped raise the expectation level for this year’s competition in that same country.
In the first half of this year, China’s eSports revenue topped 71.9 billion yuan according to a post on Shine.cn. That is an amazing 54.7 percent increase against the same time frame last year. The eSports user base reached 484 million this past June. This was according to a gaming report released at ChinaJoy.
The worldwide coronavirus pandemic helped put eSports in general in the public eye with many other traditional sports and sporting events postponed. This also led to an increased interest among the mainstream betting public.
Shanghai has been able to step to the forefront of eSports in China. The city has increased the amount of venues while also increasing the amount of competitive events. Some of the city’s major eSports event organizers along with eSports enterprises have received financial support from government subsidies.
One company, Tencent Inc. announced the debut of its eSports hall V-Station in Shanghai on Oct. 1. Also relayed at the ChinaJoy forum was the fact that China will surpass North America as the world’s top eSports market in terms of commercial value.
Another highly popular eSports competition is The International. Also known as TI9, this is the world championship for the multiplayer battle game Dota 2. This event was held in Shanghai last summer. It took place at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in the Pudong New Area.
Perfect World is the organizer of TI events in China. The Shanghai TI9 had a total prize pool of $34.3 million (US). This was a record high in the eSports industry. Xiao Hong is the CEO of Perfect World. He also addressed the eSports forum at ChinaJoy.
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