'Light show' of support for Chinese eSports teams at S10

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A light show was put on near Pudong's Expo Park at a mobilization ceremony for the four Chinese teams taking part in the ongoing 2020 League of Legends World Championship, or S10.
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Light show of support for Chinese eSports teams at S10
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The light show held near Pudong’s Expo Park at a mobilization ceremony for the four Chinese teams taking part in the ongoing 2020 League of Legends World Championship, or S10.

A light show was put on near Pudong’s Expo Park on Tuesday night at a mobilization ceremony for the four Chinese teams taking part in the ongoing 2020 League of Legends World Championship, or S10.

As one of the world’s biggest eSports events, S10 kicked off in Shanghai last Friday, gathering 22 teams from around the world. The four Chinese teams are Top eSports, JD Gaming, Suning and LGD Gaming.

The group and knockout stage matches are being broadcast online, and the final competition will be held at the brand-new Pudong Football Stadium on October 31. Spectators are expected to be allowed into the venue for the final, though the organizers are yet to make an official announcement.

All international players have undergone health tests and completed a two-week quarantine in Shanghai before the start of the competition.

“The organization has not been easy since we have to ensure the safety of all the 22 teams from around the world,” said Lin Song, a representative of joint organizer Riot Games. “We started preparations more than five months ago and received huge support from the city government.”

Shanghai has been working on establishing itself as an international eSports capital. Apart from building venues, some districts have unveiled preferential policies for eSports companies and competition organizers.

The previous two League of Legends World Championship finals, held in South Korea and France, were won by Chinese teams. Shanghai has already been announced as the host city for next year’s finals.

Light show of support for Chinese eSports teams at S10
Ti Gong

Flags of the 22 teams participating in the 2020 League of Legends World Championship.

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