Each week, Esports Insider brings together the biggest headlines from the esports industry in China. This week in Chinese esports saw Edward Gaming announce a home venue, Four Angry Men partner with BIXIN App, and ImbaTV punish Rstar for cheating in a match.
Putuo District establishes KPL home venue for Edward Gaming
Shanghai Putuo District announced the establishment of the ESP Esports Culture Experience Center, the future main venue for the King Pro League (KPL) Eastern Division and the home venue for Edward Gaming Mobile. The facility will open at the end of May and is looking to host around 350 matches annually.
4AM partners with BIXIN App
Chinese PUBG Mobile team Four Angry Men announced a partnership with BIXIN, a Chinese application that aims to help players find scrim partners. Esports fans can find all members from the 4AM PUBG Mobile team, and potentially play against them, in the BIXIN App.
BIXIN has partnered multiple Chinese esports clubs, including Vici Gaming, Invictus Gaming, FunPlus Phoenix, and eStar Gaming. It’s reported that the app has recorded over 30 million registrations.
ImbaTV punishes Rstar for cheating
Chinese esports event organiser ImbaTV punishment of team Rstar for cheating in a math. According to an announcement, four players from Rstar will be banned from participating in any events hosted by ImbaTV. ImbaTV has announced plans to better focus on preventing match-fixing and cheating.