E-sports builds up to games

Central Station | 6 Dec 2017

The E-Sports Association Hong Kong will hold the K11 Chinese Esports Games next month, the first competition co-organized with the General Administration of Sports of China in Hong Kong.

It will pave the way for the launch of the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou after e-sports was selected as a medal sport at the games.

The games will be held from January 5 to 7 at KOHO in Kwun Tong. The championship will feature 16 teams top players from the mainland, Hong Kong, Taipei and Macau. They will compete in four e-sport games -- League of Legends, Fifa 18, CS: GO and Clash Royale.

ESAHK and K11 will host a preliminary selection round for the Hong Kong teams on December 17. The winning team at the Hong Kong League of Legends Championship will represent Hong Kong in that game. Those interested in the three other games can apply online to compete.

Winning teams will be offered prizes of more than HK$350,000 in value, and members will also get a diamond champion ring by Chow Tai Fook x Monologue.

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