By Salomé Grouard

With at least 225 video games set in the territory, Hong Kong is the favourite location of many designers. And why wouldn’t it be? The city is a singular sight, with densely-packed streets, modern skyscrapers and a unique southern Chinese heritage. It’s the perfect backdrop.

Paradoxically, the city’s professional gaming community lacks dynamism compared to the success of esports in the rest of East Asia. South Korea (with Jaedong, Moon, Boxer, Flash, Faker, MC), Japan (with Daigo) and mainland China (with Team Newbee or Invictus) dominate international competitions thanks to the support of their communities, of local companies and of their governments. Hong Kong finds itself left behind.



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