Chinese state media calls for an end to ‘chaos’ in esports industry amid Beijing’s tough stance on video games


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People’s Daily , the mouthpiece of China’s ruling Communist Party, has called for an end to “chaos” in the country’s esports industry, ahead of the 2022 Asian Games later this year which will include medal-qualifying esports events. The article said the question of whether “chaos in the esports industry can be effectively rectified has become a hot topic”, adding that “players sometimes play fake games and manipulate games, while fans fight with each other”. “If organisers choose to fool the audience by playing fake games in order to generate income through gambling, they will not only be suspected of breaking...