The 6M inhabitants city, Hangzhou, opened its new esports complex to the public. Having spent roughly ¥2B RMB (246M EUR) to build the 3.94M square feet space, and is now one of the biggest projects of its kind in China.
The complex was opened to the public on November 16th 2018, operated by the Hangzhou government. It’s reported that it will have 14 on going esports projects by 2022, including academy, an hotel and an hospital.
LGD Gaming partnered up with Allied Esports and already opened up an office and venue in the new esports town, the project was planned in June this year.
- LGD Gaming’s League of Legends team, is currently competing in the League of Legends Pro League (LPL).
- Allied Esports is a production company that operates multiple arenas worldwide.
Hangzhou is quickly making a name for itself in the esports industry, with an Overwatch League franchise branded with the city’s name recently being revealed, Hangzhou Spark, the team is one of 20 that will compete in the league starting on February 14th.
Asian Games 2022 will also be hosted in Hangzhou, where esports might get its first ever medals as a medaled sport.