China’s new game rules put off hosting eSports events.
As the Chinese government recently announced new rules related to games, the game industry is considering responding, and eSports has also begun to move to reflect them.
Multiple foreign media outlets recently reported that the timing of the e-sports competition has been adjusted due to China’s new rules on games.
First, the preliminary round of the Chinese regional league LPL of “Wild Lift” was pushed back five days. A total of 17 teams are scheduled to participate in the competition, which was originally scheduled to begin on September 6, but has been adjusted to the 11th, according to the official Weibo.
Next, “COD Mobile Masters China Season 2,” a Chinese regional competition of “Call of Duty Mobile,” has also been rescheduled for the sixth and seventh weeks. According to the official Weibo announcement, the newly adjusted venue has been pushed back slightly from the previous one, with the sixth week scheduled for Sept. 9-12 and the seventh week scheduled for Sept. 16-19.
The third week of the third season of PEL, a professional league in China’s localized version of “PUBG Mobile,” has also been postponed for a week. The league’s management team officially announced that the third week, which was scheduled to run from September 2 to 5, will run from September 9 to 12.
Meanwhile, the rescheduling of the e-sports competition seems to be aimed at adjusting the rules of the competition, including the age of participation, in accordance with the government’s instructions. In fact, the reasons for the postponement have been disclosed in the official Weibo of the leagues, which announced the postponement of the schedule, and attention is being paid to how it will affect the league’s progress in the future.