China’s NewBee Wins the International Dota 2 Championship

Sixteen of the top Dota teams competed this past weekend in the fourth International Dota 2 Championship in Seattle, with Chinese team NewBee bringing home a grand prize of $5,028,308 USD. They defeated another Chinese team, Vici Gaming, three games to one in the best-of-five final round. China also won the International in 2012 with... Continue Reading →

Free Sushi for League of Legends Challenger Ranks

This month, King's Sushi in China is offering deals for ranked League of Legends players. If you're bronze or silver you receive 10% off, gold gets 15% off, platinum gets 20% off, Master fers 30% off and Challenger receives a free meal. The offer is only available for the lunch and dinner 6 piece. King's... Continue Reading →

Silver Medalist Han Tianyu Loves Online Games

With over 67 million people playing League of Legends worldwide per month, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that some Olympic athletes competing in Sochi rank it among one of their favorite hobbies. Han Tianyu, who placed silver in this year’s 1500m speed skating competition in Sochi and won China their first medal of the... Continue Reading →

League of Legends Voted Top Game of 2013, Announces Lunar Festival Themed Event

A few days ago, Tencent published a list of the top games of 2013. League of Legends placed first in the Hall of Honor, the award given to the overall most popular game. In second place was domestic MMORPG Fantasy Westward Journey (梦 幻西游). In order to earn a spot in the Hall of Honor,... Continue Reading →

Royal Club Loses to South Korea Telecom T1

Although Royal Club lost to South Korea Telecom T1 last night in the League of Legends World Championship Finals, Chinese media has remained positive about their performance. The League of Legends Weibo blog wrote, “China and South Korea fought for the eSports world title; though regrettably the Chinese team failed again, they will hone their... Continue Reading →

RYC v SKT T1

Good luck to Royal Club 皇族 tonight, as they represent China and face South Korea's SKTT1 in the League of Legends World Championship finals! Don't forget to watch them tonight at 8pm PDT over at twitch.tv! You can also check out the League website to learn more about the players. 加油!

China’s Royal Club Wins in Semi-Finals, Star in Playful Documentary

Today, China's Royal Club faced Europe's Fnatic in the semi-finals of the League of Legends 2013 World Championships. In a best of five, Royal Club won three games against Fnatic's 1, meaning that next weekend they're going against South Korea's SK Telecom T1 to compete for $2,000,000. You can read the full recap of the... Continue Reading →

Olympic Champion Chen Yibing will attend the July 23rd Star Charity Gaming Challenge

Though the United States only recently officially recognized League of Legends Championship Series as a sport, the Chinese State General Administration of Sports has recognized LoL as a sport for some time, going as far as to form an e-sports national team to participate in the Asian Indoor Games. Even China's most renowned athletes support... Continue Reading →

Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm Approved for Chinese Release

UPDATE June 9, 2013: For a brief time, the Chinese Battle.Net website was changed to more closely resemble the US and Taiwan versions, including replacing Raynor's icon in the SCII logo with Kerrigan as a way to promote Heart of the Swarm. However, it was quickly changed back to the original layout, likely because a... Continue Reading →

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