Shanghai starts construction of Esports centre. In a bid to become the leader in competitive gaming, Shanghai has started the construction of an e-sports arena.
The site, known as the Shanghai International New Cultural and Creative E-sports Center, will cost 5.8 billion yuan ($898.2 million) and occupy 500,000 square metres. It is planned to be a centre where e-sports teams and businesses can be based and will have a hotel attached to them.
Shanghai has looked to place itself as a global e-sports centre. Last year, the city hosted the “League of Legends” World Championship, one of the biggest events in the e-sports calendar.
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