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City Hall Hosts eSports Tournament

City Hall Hosts eSports TournamentFollowing 3 days of competition, the “2018 Lighting Wings eSports Tournament” came to a successful close on October 7.
Cohosted by Taipei City Government and Brogent group, the event took place at the first floor lobby of city hall between October 5 and 7.
The team “36D-Dizzy” won the top honor, bringing home NT$150,000 in cash award. The second place winner “TTSH” also received NT$100,000 in prize money. The two teams will advance to the IESF World Championship in November for a chance at the international title.
During his address on the final day of the tournament, Mayor Ko Wen-je noted that eSports is both a sports and an industry. Taiwan demonstrates a high potential for developing eSports, with its advantages in both the industry end and consumer market.
Both Information Technology Commissioner Lee Wei-bin and Economic Development Commissioner Lin Chung-chieh both took to the stage to obtain firsthand experience on the videogame sensation as well.
In addition to the videogame tournament, the Brogent group also recreated the advanced eSports facility which combined motion-sensing system and virtual reality surrounding technology at the tournament venue to provide visitors a taste of advanced game technology.