Millions were glued to their screens, watching their team in a crucial final. By the end, shouts rang out at college campuses across China, celebrating victory and hailing their heroes.
This is how big esports are in China.
More than 126 million people in the country tuned in to watch RNG defeat South Korea’s Kingzone Dragon in the 2018 Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) final, one of the biggest tournaments in League of Legends. The viewing audience in China alone is equivalent to the entire population of Japan.