Young people play video games at an internet cafe in Beijing September 10, 2021. Photo: AFP
Young people play video games at an internet cafe in Beijing September 10, 2021. Photo: AFP

Shenzhen aims to become global esports hub by promising cash rewards, subsidies to gamers

  • Esports games developed in Shenzhen qualify for 2 million yuan in cash rewards, and can receive 5 million yuan if selected by major gaming competitions
  • Shenzhen is home to more than 4,000 video gaming companies, including global leader Tencent Holdings, and they generated 160 billion yuan in sales last year

Young people play video games at an internet cafe in Beijing September 10, 2021. Photo: AFP
Young people play video games at an internet cafe in Beijing September 10, 2021. Photo: AFP
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