Headlines from China: Which City Will Become China’s Center of eSports?

Which City Will Become China’s Center of eSports?

In July, ancient Chinese city Xi’an will again become the center of attention among Chinese esports fans, as the city will host the global finals of the World Cyber Games. This is not the first time Xi’an attempts to establish itself as a center for esports. In recent years, Xi’an has set a series of favorable policies regarding esports. In addition to Xi’an, several other Chinese cities, such as Shanghai, Chengdu, Hangzhou and Chongqing, have also been actively developing their esports capabilities. So far, none of them has stood out and been recognized as the center of esports in China. An industry insider explains that esports fans represent a new generation of consumers with their own unique values and lifestyles. To be the center of China’s esports is to establish itself as a youthful and dynamic city. Read more on entgroup.cn

British Rom-com ‘Yesterday’ Scores August 16 China Release

Yesterday, a 2019 romantic comedy film produced by Universal Pictures, has been set to release in China on August 16. The film opened in North America last Friday and raked in RMB 12 million at the box office during the weekend, which exceeded many industry experts’ expectations. In addition to box office success, the film is also critically well received. On film review site Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an admirable score of 90%. The film is centered around a struggling musician who, after an accident, finds himself the only person who remembers the Beatles. Directed by Daniel Boyle, the film is written by Richard Curtis and stars Himesh Patel, Lily James, and Ed Sheeran. Read more on Mtime

3D Animated Film ‘The Little Vampire’ Set for July 12 China Release

The Little Vampire 3D, a 2017 3D animated adventure comedy film has been set to release in Chinese theaters on July 12. The film is produced by a Dutch studio, imported by China Film Group and distributed by Huaxia Film. Based on the children’s book series of the same name by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg, the film is about a boy who tries to save a young vampire and his family from a ruthless vampire hunter. Read more on Mtime