Melco Resorts & Entertainment has teamed with Tencent Sports to bring the World University Cyber League 2021 e-Sports event to Macau.
The competition will be held in Macau and the Hengqin New Area of Zhuhai under a “one game, two places” model. The Macau finals will be held at Studio City. A contract signing ceremony took place on Monday at Hengqin International Business Centre.
In 2018, Melco partnered with digital entertainment platform Garena to bring 2018 League of Legends Master Series (LMS) – Spring Final to Macau for the first time.
Clarence Chung, Board Director of Melco Resorts & Entertainment, said, “We collaborated with CCTV late last year to host the GBA Sim Racing Grand Prix 2020 – The National Final for the first time in Macau at City of Dreams, drawing the attention of e-Sports fans from across the country. We are pleased to now co-organize the World University Cyber League 2021 – Finals with Tencent Sports and look forward to bringing another wonderful international e-Sports event to the city to support Macau’s economic diversification.”
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