The most expensive event to attend at the Hangzhou Asian Games is eSports
Esports is the most expensive sport to attend at the Hangzhou Asian Games, which kick off on March 23.
Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post published an article titled “Esports tickets hardest to get, most expensive,” on Friday.
Esports, which involves competing in various types of video games, was adopted as an official sport for the first time at this year’s Asian Games.
League of Legends, Battlegrounds Mobile, FIFA Online 4, Street Fighter V, and other familiar titles will be featured at the Games.
“Esports is the only sport at the Hangzhou Asian Games where tickets are sold by lottery,” said the South China Morning Post.
A look at the ticketing site for the Hangzhou Asian Games shows that tickets for most events start at 50 or 100 yuan, but esports is the only one with a higher price tag, starting at 400 yuan (about $73).
Outside of eSports, golf costs around 300 yuan and rhythmic gymnastics 200 yuan, while all other sports start at 100 yuan or less.
Of course, ticket prices for each sport are affected by the capacity of the stadium, the location of the stadium, and the schedule of the sport, so it is difficult to directly link this to the popularity of the sport, but it shows that there is a lot of interest in eSports as a new sport.
With just over a week to go before the Games begin, the stars of each sport are beginning to emerge.
The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) website recently published an article titled “Famous athletes at the Hangzhou Asian Games,” introducing the “world stars” of the Games.
Three South Korean athletes made the list: Hwang Sun-woo in swimming, Woo Sang-hyuk in track and field, and Ahn Se-young in badminton.
Mutaz Essa Barshim (Qatar), who will be competing for gold in the high jump with Woo, and Niraj Chopra (India) and Haruka Kitaguchi (Japan), the men’s and women’s javelin gold medalists at the World Championships, were also mentioned.
Swimmer RIKAKO IKE (Japan), who overcame leukemia, and 48-year-old women’s artistic gymnastics veteran Oksana Chusovitina (Uzbekistan) were also expected to make headlines.
In addition, Xinhua recently released a list of “10 Rising Chinese Stars to Watch at the Hangzhou Asian Games,” which included women’s golf’s No. 1 Yin Lunying, Go’s Kerze, women’s tennis’ No. 22 Zheng Qinyuan and track and field’s Wu Yanni.
Xinhua’s list of 10 veteran Chinese athletes also included Marong (table tennis) and Gong Lijiao (track and field). 토토사이트