On the Ground at the 2021 League of Legends Professional League Summer Split in Shanghai
Recent regulation limiting how long children are allowed to play video games has brought China’s online gaming industry into the spotlight. KraneShares cultural analyst Xiabing Su takes us on the ground at the 2021 League of Legends Professional League Summer Split in Shanghai. Xiabing shows us firsthand how while the gaming industry recently faced criticism surrounding its younger players, e-sports have evolved into more than just a leisure activity. With 425 million active players in China, e-sports have moved beyond games into technology, sports, entertainment, and social interaction.