On Oct. 30, Bilibili Gaming (BLG) held a grand opening of its headquarters in Hangzhou Future Science City. Native authorities officers together with the secretary of Yuhang District Communist Social gathering Committee, Zhenfeng Zhang, Bilibili president and CEO, Mr. Rui Chen, and BLG CEO Youyou Chen attended the occasion.
On the opening ceremony, a speech was delivered by Chen. In line with his remarks, BLG will proceed cultivating the native esports market and internet hosting esports occasions in any respect ranges. As well as, Chen introduced that Hangzhou Future Science City will formally home the headquarters of Hangzhou Spark, which is able to characterize Zhejiang Province and compete within the Overwatch League (OWL).
Owned by Bilibili and based in 2018, Hangzhou Spark is without doubt one of the eight growth groups within the 2019 OWL. BLG additionally operates an eponymous academy staff for Hangzhou Spark. It presently competes within the Overwatch Contenders, the event league of the OWL.
The previous few years have witnessed Bilibili turning into a significant investor of the Chinese language esports ecosystem. Apart from working its stay streaming platform esports groups, the group and manufacturing of home and worldwide esports occasions, similar to Esports Shanghai Masters 2019, Warcraft Gold League, and the OWL, have change into high priorities for the corporate. Extra lately, Bilibili secured a three-year unique broadcasting deal for the League of Legends World Championship, Mid-Season Invitational, and All-Star occasions with Tencent’s subsidiary Riot Video games.
Bilibili’s long-term imaginative and prescient is to create a sustainable esports ecosystem centered in Shanghai and Hangzhou, but with affect reaching past the Yangtze River Delta area which incorporates Jiangsu, Zhejiang, and Anhui provinces. Bilibili is dedicated to offering high-quality esports content material and connecting esports followers throughout the globe.
The town of Hangzhou can be dwelling to LGD Gaming, one of many first esports organizations within the nation. The group’s headquarters are housed within the metropolis’s esports city the place the house venue for its League of Legends Professional League (LPL) staff is positioned. Hangzhou plans to inject 1.26 billion yuan into 14 esports initiatives by 2022. The funding fund will assist construct an esports-dedicated academy, lodge, workplace park, and hospital.