Hangzhou’s new funding programme for video gaming, esports and related industries reflects the city’s extensive preparations ahead of hosting the Asian Games in 2023. Illustration: Shutterstock
Hangzhou’s new funding programme for video gaming, esports and related industries reflects the city’s extensive preparations ahead of hosting the Asian Games in 2023. Illustration: Shutterstock

Tech hub Hangzhou pledges millions in annual subsidy for video gaming, esports amid signs of a thaw in China’s crackdown

  • Hangzhou, capital of eastern Zhejiang province, has pledged 100 million yuan in annual funding to support video gaming and esports
  • The new programme reflects the city’s extensive preparations ahead of hosting next year’s Asian Games, where esports will be a medal event

Hangzhou’s new funding programme for video gaming, esports and related industries reflects the city’s extensive preparations ahead of hosting the Asian Games in 2023. Illustration: Shutterstock
Hangzhou’s new funding programme for video gaming, esports and related industries reflects the city’s extensive preparations ahead of hosting the Asian Games in 2023. Illustration: Shutterstock
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