On Could 20, the Beijing Municipality hosted an official press convention within the metropolis, saying the plans for “Esports Beijing 2021” collection of occasions. Shaojian Liu, secretary of the Celebration Committee of State-owned Cultural Belongings Administration Heart, introduced that the Honor of Kings annual worldwide competitors, the Honor of Kings World Champion Cup (KCC), will characteristic a prize pool of as much as ￥50M RMB ($7.77M USD) and will probably be hosted at Nationwide Olympic Sports activities Heart on Aug. 28. The KCC will probably be co-hosted by Tencent and event organizer VSPN, and the stadium the place it can happen will have the ability to accommodate 6,300 individuals.
In August 2020, the KCC was the world’s first worldwide esports competitors with restricted reside audiences through the pandemic. In January, Honor of Kings developer TiMi Studios introduced that the corporate would invest ￥1B ($154M) within the Honor of Kings esports ecosystem. The KCC will characteristic $7.77M, which marks a 56% improve from the earlier 12 months’s prize pool, ￥32M ($4.9M).
As well as, Liu additionally said that Tencent’s Call of Duty Masters Season 2 Finals, Perfect World and Valve’s high Chinese language Dota 2 and CS: GO competitors Perfect World League (PWL), ESL’s Intel Extreme Masters (IEM), Funspark’s console esports competitors Spark Championships, and VR Esports Worldwide Championship will even happen in Beijing, as part of Esports Beijing 2021 collection occasion. Particulars on these occasions weren’t disclosed.
It ought to be famous that within the “Esports Beijing 2020” plan, the Beijing authorities additionally said that IEM was imagined to be hosted in Beijing final 12 months, however was canceled because of the pandemic.
Aside from plans for esports competitions, Beijing Financial-Technological Improvement Space (BDA) and Shunyi District additionally introduced their supportive insurance policies for the esports firm and organizations in venue building, group improvement, lease subsidies, and monetary providers. Beijing-based esports group JingDong Gaming (JDG) will even have its dwelling venue in BDA, changing into Beijing’s first dwelling venue workforce within the League of Legends Pro League (LPL).