Women's Esports Event To Debut at Hong Kong Computer & Communications Festival
The world's first women's esports event "will take place at the Hong Kong Computer and Communications Festival," which opens on Aug. 25, according to Tracy Zhang of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. The Chamber of Hong Kong Computer Industry, which is organizing the show, "has rented out about 600 booths to 200 exhibitors for the four-day event." Chamber President Jacky Cheung Yiu-shing said that the introduction of esports competitions for female players "would attract more visitors and help promote such activities." Cheung added, "Hong Kong's esports industry has been lagging others, but the government has started to show support by holding more activities and approving teams for overseas competitions." It will be the "first time for a women's event to be featured -- out of seven gaming competitions -- at the festival." Teams from Europe, Korea and China will "battle it out" in the League of Legends (SCMP, 8/15).