Major League Gaming is partnering with Lai Fung Holdings Limited and eSun Holdings Limited to construct the first-ever MLG Arena on Hengqin Island in China.
The MLG facility will be located in the middle of an area called V-Zone, a space dedicated to video games featuring facilities like an expo area for game developers to reveal new and upcoming games, creative workspaces, gaming-themed restaurants, retail shops and more. “MLG has been at the forefront of the global eSports phenomenon for over a decade and we’re taking our leadership position to new heights with this expansion into the world’s fastest growing eSports market – China,” said Mike Sepso, president and co-founder of Major League Gaming. Tournaments and events held at the Arena will be broadcast live via MLG.tv.
The MLG Arena in Hengqin is slated for a 2017 opening. This is the second regional expansion following the opening of MLG Brasil.