Strict Covid-19 control measures in China have made it a challenge for esports tournament organisers to hold live events where fans can cheer their favourite teams. Photo: SCMP
Strict Covid-19 control measures in China have made it a challenge for esports tournament organisers to hold live events where fans can cheer their favourite teams. Photo: SCMP
Esports

China’s strict Covid-19 control measures, not video game licensing curbs, are wreaking havoc on esports market, insiders say

  • Strict pandemic controls make it tough for esports competition organisers to stage offline events, host audiences and communicate with various clubs
  • By contrast, esports events in the United States, such as the EVO 2022 Tekken 7 tournament in Las Vegas, have been drawing large audiences

Strict Covid-19 control measures in China have made it a challenge for esports tournament organisers to hold live events where fans can cheer their favourite teams. Photo: SCMP
Strict Covid-19 control measures in China have made it a challenge for esports tournament organisers to hold live events where fans can cheer their favourite teams. Photo: SCMP
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