Authorities release the last competition of the eSports Shanghai Amateur Champion in Putuo District on Saturday.

The last competitors of the city’s first amateur eSports contest was held over the weekend in Putuo District.

4 groups defended the final champion on the most popular computer system and mobile MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) video games, “League of Legends” and “Honor of Kings” at the Electronics Sports Park on Saturday and Sunday.

With a total of 200,000 yuan (US$ 30,605) up for grabs, the eSports Shanghai Amateur Championship encourages players and groups from both home and abroad to take part. It becomes part of the 3rd Shanghai People Sports Meeting.

The 48-day event held both online and offline goals to meet residents’ demands to take part in premium eSports video games and help create a more appealing environment for the eSports sector, said the Putuo District Culture and Tourism Bureau, among the organizers of the event.

Because the online application was introduced on November 3, more than 500 electronic sports groups used to take part in the contest, which officially launched its offline knockout matches on November 21. All matches are livestreamed online.

Sixty teams were later on picked from the 500 to eliminate for the last championship at Changfeng Pleasure City. The winning teams have actually combated in the atrium of the mall, with their competition live broadcast on a big screen.

” The champion marks that the eSports games as soon as popular amongst a small group of individuals have actually ended up being a recognized sport among people,” said the leader of the NCR group from Kunshan in surrounding Jiangsu Province.

” We hope the eSports spirit will be promoted through the event.”

The ESP eSports Experiencing Center, formally opened on May 28, covers 36,000 square meters in Putuo’s Changfeng organization district. The East China contest of the King Pro League will be kept in the center. The eSports center is anticipated to host more than 350 video games a year.

Shanghai aims to end up being the world’s eSports capital, ultimately measuring up to Los Angeles, which has attracted famous video game clubs and developers like Riot Games, Activision Blizzard and Infinity Ward.

The local government has started a series of preferential policies to support the industry and expert gamers.

By the end of 2019, Shanghai had built 35 eSports arenas and hosted 40 percent of the country’s leading eSports competitors. More than 80 percent of the country’s leading clubs and players are based in Shanghai.

The value of Shanghai’s eSports sector is anticipated to reach 19 billion yuan this year, according to the Shanghai eSports Association.

Putuo has made eSports one of its essential markets, the bureau stated, to serve the city’s aspiration to end up being an international eSports capital.

Numerous other essential eSports places have actually been established in Putuo, such as the IMBA eSports center at Global Harbor Shopping center, the biggest downtown mall, and an eSports Internet bar at Huxi Employees’ Cultural Palace.