Tencent is a leading Chinese technology company and it is occupying many businesses including video, messaging apps, and now entertainment, movies. The US tech giants are targeting the entertainment industry as evidenced by many companies including Apple, Amazon, and Facebook spending billions of dollars to develop original content and programs and shows. However, to imagine the future where a single technology company dominates every aspect of the entertainment industry, look at China – where the giant Tencent is rushing towards this goal.
Tencent’s eSports division has partnered with an education company in China to offer e-sports courses online.
As is known, during the Covid-19 epidemic, many recreational activities – including e-sports events/tournaments – were postponed, affecting the sector’s revenue. In light of this fact, many eSports businesses in China have created online educational courses to cater to gamers and esports enthusiasts, such as Tencent.
At the end of February, Tencent’s eSports division announced a partnership with Chinese education company SuperGen Education and will release eSports-related courses on the Penguin Esports March live streaming platform. The courses will last 4 weeks and focus on basic knowledge as well as professional skills. Tencent will also invite some famous eSports employees, gamers and streamers to share their personal experiences in these online courses. More specifically, after finishing the course, students can participate in the assessment and have the opportunity to become a trainee with good compensation at Penguin Esports.
The year 1977 marked the first “prize-winning” Esport tournament to be held and the prize for the winner was a Ferrari worth about $ 130,000. Until recent years, the awards of Esports tournaments have reached millions of dollars. To get such a big reward, the majority of game publishers will “raise funds from the community” by selling costumes, items in the game. Valve, the publisher of Dota 2 and CS: GO, is the most successful fan-raising company.
1.The International 9 – 34.4 million USD
This is the largest Dota 2 tournament in the world organized by Valve itself. After 9 times of organizing, the prize amount of the prize always tends to increase steadily. In the first year of organization, the bonus is only 1.6 million USD, but by 2019, the bonus will reach 34.4 million USD and is expected to continue to break a record in the following years.
2.The 2019 Fortnite World Cup Finals – $ 30.4 million
Although it was the first time the Worlds was held, Fortnite made a big deal because of the huge amount of bonuses that the competitors of other games had to admire. The tournament selected only the two modes Solo and Duo to compete, the winning players received a $ 3 million prize money.
3. The 2018 League of Legends World Championship – $ 6.4 million
Since 2017, developer Riot Games has been selling costumes only during Worlds and using that money as a reward for the champion team. After only one year, the prize money increased to 6.4 million USD and became the Grand Final with the largest prize pool. The champion of that year, Invictus Gaming, received a prize of $ 2.4 million.
4.Fortnite Fall Skirmish Series – Clubs Standings – $ 4 million
Only after a year of launch, the game Fortnite has stormed the genre of survival. Along with that boom, publisher Epic Games has promised to invest $ 100 million as a bonus for all Fortnite tournaments. The Fall Skirmish Series Prize also received great attention with a total prize money of 4 million USD.
5. The Dota 2 Asia Championship – $ 3 million
This Dota 2 tournament was held in Shanghai, China. Although not receiving the attention of the fans, the total prize money of this tournament is also very large, up to 3 million USD.
6.The Dota 2 Valve Majors – $ 3 million
First held in 2015, the Dota 2 Valve Majors can be considered a second-class tournament for teams to accumulate points and win tickets to join The International’s largest Dota 2 tournament. Although it is only the second division, the prize amount of the prize is up to 3 million USD.
7.The 2015 Smite World Championship – $ 2.6 million
If you don’t know, Smite is a 3rd-person MOBA game. The initial prize of the tournament is not too big, but after raising funds from fans, the total prize money has increased to 2, 6 million USD. The 2015 champion team also received a $ 1.3 million prize money.
8.The 2016 Halo World Championship – $ 2.5 million
The Halo World Championship was sponsored by Microsoft with a total of $ 2.5 million and the champion team that year received $ 1 million.
9.The 2016 Call of Duty World League Championship – 2 triệu USD
This is the only Call of Duty tournament on the list despite a large community of players. To attract players as well as increase the attractiveness for the tournament, game publisher Activision has doubled the prize money to $ 2 million. The 2019 Call of Duty World Championship will also have a total prize money of $ 2 million.
10. The 2017 Mid-Season Invitational – $ 1.7 million
In addition to the World Championship, League of Legends has an additional mid-season tournament for teams to earn points and win tickets to the World Championship. The reward of the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational was initially only $ 250,000 but eventually increased to $ 1.7 million thanks to the enthusiastic support of the fans.
Genre: Battle royale multiplayer. Similar games: Fortnite Battle Royale, DayZ: Battle Royale, H1Z1: King of the Kill. Gameplay: Shooting, surviving.
What can you describe PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – things that have never been mentioned? There’s a great reason it has surpassed the 10 million sales mark as of September and now holds the most current record of most players on Steam (over 2 million) simply because it is an extremely interesting and engaging game to experience. Like many things in life, you will have a more enjoyable experience when playing with friends. However, for the game that is still in the Early Access stage, this game has some notable points: optimization is essential (it is continuing to improve), an error occurred leading to a negative score, in-game advertising makes players unhappy and more.
2. GTA V
Genre: Open-world adventure action.
Similar games: Watch Dogs 1 and Watch Dogs 2, GTA: Vice City, GTA: San Andreas, GTA IV, series Saints Row.
Two years after launching on PC, GTA V is still on the list of best-selling games on Steam, with millions of people around the world continuing to enjoy driving, shooting, and making virtual money. in the state of San Andreas. Besides buying new items and vehicles both in the air and on the ground, the latest major expansion – Smuggler’s Run has introduced the PUBG style mode. While fighting one player makes GTA V the 4th position in the list of best-selling games of all time, its multiplayer updates still make many people crazy. Add in some great mods available and you can understand how this old title still maintains such popularity and fun.
3. Divinity: Original Sin 2
Similar games: Pillars of Eternity, Wasteland 2, Tyranny.
Gameplay: Role-playing game, turn-based combat, team management, multiple choices
Improvements from the first Divinity: Original Sin version have never been easy. And the developer Larian Studios has somehow made the game more awesome and more open in almost every respect. Original Sin 2 is simply amazing with such a great storyline, with memorable characters and a universe that will immerse you, making you forget just how scary and awful the real world is. Once you enter the game, don’t be surprised to see the hours go by as if you’ve just started a few minutes. Get ready to participate in excellent and excellent tactical battles in this game.
Category: Shooting and jumping game of the indie genre.
Similar games: Bleed 3, Broforce.
Gameplay: Scrolling scenes.
Cuphead is a very, very, very difficult game to play. If you are a fan of light, simple games, a game without checkpoints, hit points or health points will not be the ideal choice for you. Don’t be fooled by 1930s style music and cartoon graphics, Cuphead is in the category of “annoying game but drives players crazy” like Dark Souls. The game is a combination of the screen-style running and scrolling style with a fast shooting style, focusing mainly on the great boss battles. Challenge yourself with this impressive game.
5. League of Legends
Genre: Multiplayer arena online
Similar games: DOTA 2, Heroes of the Storm, Smite.
Gameplay: Multiplayer, team battles 5vs5, fight.
Fighting game League of Legends is one of two extremely popular online fighting games. LoL and its main rival – DOTA 2 are both free games and have an impressive fighting tournament, where gamers line up for the chance to win millions of dollars in prizes. With LoL, you have to spend dozens of hours to master a champion (there are more than 130 different generals to choose from) and game mechanics. However, LoL in its current state is a sleek and sleek game that can play on almost any type of hardware, even including integrated graphics. In the most typical gaming mode called Summoner’s Rift, two teams with five players compete to destroy the opponent’s “nexus,” a structure located at the center of the base that is protected by structures. defense. Each LoL match can last from 20 to 60 minutes. All generals start from weak and gradually gain strength by accumulating items and experience throughout the game. League of Legends has been around for many years and continues to increase its popularity.
Plague Inc: Evolved simulates the spreading of a global pandemic that threatens genocide, providing a valuable lesson in fighting disease.
Plague Inc: Evolved is a real-time strategy game (RTS) combined with simulation. This is the only product of Ndemic Creations that has been attracted a great attention of game community, European medical experts, and even Center for Disaster Protection (US) due to its authenticity and educational value.
Plague Inc: Evolved is based on a story of a pathogen on the first infected patient named “Patient Zero”. Players will use bacteria, viruses, … to create a pandemic with the goal of destroying humanity. The battle sounds easy, but the RTS series requires a very effective strategy to achieve victory. The game will end if the disease cannot spread around the world, and human find a cure.
The highlight of Plague Inc: Evolved is the system of more than 10 different pandemic types. Each pandemic will be initiated by a specie of bacteria, viruses, biological weapons, and even pandemic zombies also appear in this game. Each disease will have diagrams to increase symptoms, spread and resistance to disease of each organisms.
In addition, all symptoms such as cough, pneumonia, and circulatory system disorders leading to death are also described truthfully. The intermediate of spreading out might be animal (bird, mammal, …); insects like mosquitoes; contact between people such as kissing, holding hands, sneezing…
Depending on each person’s strategy, the game will have different approaches to each country.
Plague Inc: Evolved is rated hard by the game player community. But it is extremely addictive. Initially when you start playing, you will feel very easy when in turn the disease spread everywhere, but humanity will resist by closing the harbor, blocking the airport or even the border to prevent the infection. So you have to avoid the attention from others as much as possible and upgrade the ability to spread across multiple hosts.
Because of its authentic simulation, many experts are interested in Plague Inc: Evolved.The initial feeling about this game seems a bit creepy but it brings a lot of values, help the player to understand the mechanism of spread, transmission and evolution of the disease.