After four days of fierce competition, the Demacia Cup 2018 came to its exciting conclusion on 3 June at Hengqin International Tennis Center, with Chinese team Royal Never Give Up edging out Bilibili Gaming 3-1 to lift the trophy.
The teams competed in the world’s most popular eSports title, League of Legends (LoL) – a fast-paced, competitive video game that blends the speed and intensity of real time action with role playing. LoL was developed and published by Riot Games in 2009 and is distributed in China by Tencent Inc.
The Demacia Cup is one of the biggest domestic events in League of Legends outside of the LoL Championship Series. More than 10,000 eSports fans traveled to the Zhuhai stop.
Featured were the top three teams from the west and east divisions of the LoL Pro League: RNG, Invictus Gaming, Edward Gaming, Snake, Rogue Warriors and BLG. TyLoo and ShadowCream, champions and runners-up of the LoL Development League, also participated.
Tencent, one of the world’s largest mobile gaming developers, earlier this year proposed an eSports City Development Plan in cooperation with the Zhuhai government to promote eSports in the region. Tencent eSports has since allocated a special fund and resources to bolster boutique eSports events. The Demacia Cup 2018 is the first step in the development plan.
With the central government’s support, China is now the largest gaming market in the world with a thriving eSports scene that brought in over US$100 million in revenue last year, according to market research firm Newzoo.
HQR took the opportunity to sit down with Peter Lv, General Manager of Huafa Sports, to share his vision for the future development of sport in Zhuhai and specifically Hengqin.
Shou Qi Group’s new car-sharing service has been introduced to Hengqin and Zhuhai with 200 GoFun new-energy vehicles now available for hire.
Chimelong International Ocean Resort has been honored with its third award for Outstanding Achievement from the prestigious Themed Entertainment Association (“TEA”) for its “Journey of Lights Parade”.
To celebrate the 130th anniversary of both the National Geographic Society and the first issue of National Geographic magazine, a visual and interactive exhibition titled National Geographic: A New Age of Exploration has been launched …
The McGill University Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture in Canada has opened a new global workstation in Hengqin New Area.
The 4th China-Israel Investment Summit will be hosted in Hengqin from 2 to 3 July 2018.