On August 30, at a press conference jointly held by the PR Department of the CPC Guangzhou Municipal Committee, Guangzhou Culture, Broadcast and Tourism Bureau, Guangzhou Municipal Sports Bureau, and Guangzhou Industry and Information Technology Bureau, the Guangzhou eSports Industry Development Action Plan (2019-2021) was released, aimed at creating a fully-fledged eSports ecology system in Guangzhou, making it the national eSports center.
The Action Plan lists 10 main tasks, including growing the eSports industry, encouraging research and development of eSports games, improving the research capabilities of eSports companies, cultivating and bringing in top international eSports events, growing eSports media, advancing the building of eSports stadiums, helping eSports companies to cluster and grow together, supporting innovation in eSports consumption, encouraging and supporting eSports companies to go abroad, and accelerating the growth of the eSports industry alongside the SARs of Hongkong and Macau.
Guangzhou will provide more support for eSports companies, and encourage local companies to grow stronger in eSports games, events, livestreaming, teams and derivative products. Game development companies and top eSports companies are welcomed to open offices in Guangzhou. The development of comics and animation, games, new generation information technologies, gaming equipment, new ways of online consumption, and 4K/8K super high-definition videos will be their goals. They will also cultivate and attract top eSports teams and events, as well as building 3 to 5 eSports complexes.
Proofread by Raymond Fitzpatrick