While last week saw several key competitions and the unveiling of new plans across China’s esports industry, the country is currently in a state of grief and resistance in the wake of a shocking natural disaster. The Dota 2’s i-League has started in Shanghai, featuring 1.2 million yuan ($185,000) in total prize money. In the meantime, however, a record-breaking rainstorm struck in the central Chinese province of Henan and its capital city of Zhengzhou.
In the week leading up to the summer season, the temperature in China has begun to increase, as has esports business news across the country. Last week, the esports industry in China saw some new brands enter the scene, including the first automotive sponsor for Victory Five.
Last week, China’s esports industry saw several new partnerships and a major acquisition by Beijing-based technology giant, ByteDance.
Chinese esports fans were heartbroken on Sunday following PSG.LGD’s knock out from Dota 2’s The International 2019 (Ti9) tournament. After their elimination, there were no Chinese teams left in the tournament.
Chinese e-sports powerhouse PSG.LGD successfully broke into the upper bracket final of the ongoing Dota 2 International in Shanghai tournament.
The ongoing International 2019 in Shanghai is gaining heat as the top eight teams to advance to the upper bracket of the main event, as well as the first teams to be eliminated are revealed.
Chinese teams PSG.LGD and Newbee are looking strong and in good standing after day one of the Dota 2 International 2019.
China’s e-sports organizations may have an easier way of seeking out new young talents now.
For some reasons, Dota did it. It has somehow been able to withstand the test of time and snowball into a bigger influencer in the gaming sector year after year. This peculiar phenomenon can be explained by the way the game was experienced by most Chinese gamers while they were growing up.
At the conclusion of last year’s international Dota tournament, Ti8, the venue location for Ti9 was announced. It was to be held: Shanghai, China.