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LOL World Championship Series 2020 captures attention of Chinese netizens

The semi-finals for the League of Legends (LOL) World Championship 2020 ended on Sunday with Chinese team Suning finally defeating another Chinese team Top Esports to earn a ticket to the final against Damwon Gaming from South Korea. The result has captured the attention of Chinese netizens, showing the huge influence of esports in China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/26 22:54:22

Shanghai police warn of fake 'scalper tickets' sold for 2020 League of Legends World Championship

Tickets being sold by scalpers for the 2020 League of Legends World Championship (S10) final are fake, warned Shanghai police on Saturday, adding that an investigation has been launched into any scalping behavior in relation to the e-sports event.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/18 21:10:25

Sony to unveil PlayStation 5 games during online event

Sony unveiled plans to showcase games tailored for its planned PlayStation 5 consoles Thursday in a sign of a ramped up effort for the year-end holiday season.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/9 17:18:40

COVID-19 cannot stop a wedding if it is held in an online game

Due to the ban on large gatherings after the COVID-19 outbreak, almost all wedding ceremonies have been suspended in China. However, a Chinese netizen couple decided not to wait and held a wedding in an online game, even inviting more than 30 friends to attend the cloud ceremony.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/5/27 0:25:33

Game on: Japanese group offers retro consoles to cooped-up kids

A group of Japanese retro video game enthusiasts is hoping that lockdown-induced boredom will convert today's children into fans of yesteryear's games, offering 100 classic Nintendo consoles.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/29 17:43:40

New Australian exhibition explores passionate relationship between Matisse and Picasso

Spanish artist Pablo Picasso once said: "Nobody ever looked at Matisse's work as thoroughly as I did. And he at mine."
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/12 18:13:40

Google experiences rough launch with new cloud gaming service

Google set out to transform the video game world Tuesday with the launch of a service called Stadia that is crafted to let people access console-quality games as easily as they do email.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/20 16:08:40

Chinese-Canadian singer Kris Wu celebrates birthday with new single and short film

A short film for Chinese-Canadian singer Kris Wu's new single Eternal Love was released on Wednesday noon. The film's release was announced on Wu's official Sina Weibo account that same day.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/6 17:16:35

Esports' long, hard road toward recognition and legitimacy in China

With teams splitting up $34 million in prize money, the largest prize pool ever for an esports competition, the annual international tournament for Dota 2 came to a close at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/26 18:48:40

The International 2019 Dota2 tournament

TI9 is on now in Shanghai. The total prize pool for the tournament surpassed $33,000,000 on Thursday and is still increasing.
Source: Perfect World | 2019/8/24 18:32:03

Always tell me the odds!

Kings of the video game console world plan to require games hawking "loot boxes" to tell players how likely they are to get prized booty.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/8 18:18:40

Comic-Con hits 50

From Peter Parker's run-in with a radioactive spider to Superman fleeing an exploding Krypton: Comic book fans love a good origin story.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/15 15:38:39

Tencent's PUBG Mobile rebranded in Chinese mainland as Game for Peace, features 16+ juvenile protection system

On Wednesday morning, the official Sina Weibo account for PUBG (PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds) Mobile: Cijizhanchang (Lit: exciting battleground) announced that it has put out a new patch that updates the game to a new public beta version called Game for Peace. The post quickly rose to the top of trending lists on Sina Weibo. Many players expressed that they were unhappy that the developer changed the game without prior notification, while others said they were looking forward to playing the new version of the game.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 18:23:40

People's Daily launches People's Premier League

On Thursday, the operations center for People's E-sports was officially established at the offices of the People's Daily Press in Beijing. A roadmap for People's E-sports industry planning, e-sports industry media strategic planning and the People's Premier League was also released.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/14 17:23:40

On the horizon

Google is looking to transform internet-age game play, with an expected launch of a streaming service which uses the tech giant's power in the internet cloud.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/17 16:28:40

Video game warriors battle to survive in Poland's Katowice

Top video game players gathered in the Polish city of Katowice on Sunday to fight it out on the shoot-'em-up survival game Fortnite, with prize money totaling $500,000 at stake.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/4 18:43:39

China should adopt own age ratings for games

China is a large country with huge population and obvious gaps in education among people. China's traditional culture is different from that of the Western world, so the country shouldn't simply adopt a ready-made age rating system for games, but figure out its own way.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/2 17:48:39

Big wins for Chinese esports teams, big win for young generations in China

Saturday was a huge day for China in esports as Chinese teams won the world championships at two major gaming events. Chinese esports club Invictus Gaming (iG) became the Chinese mainland's first team to win the League of Legends World Championship by beating out European team Fnatic 3-0 in Incheon, South Korea. Meanwhile, at this year's BlizzCon in the Anaheim Convention Center in Los Angeles, the China team beat out Brazil 3-0 to win the Hearthstone Global Games competition.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/5 18:18:40