China Central Television (CCTV), the main Chinese state television station, reported the current state of the eSports market in the country and the expectations for the future of the sector. According to the CCTV report, the eSports market in China has reached around 1 billion euros in 2018, and the total output value of the Chinese eSports industry is expected to reach around 2.65 billion by 2020. Furthermore, CCTV also reported that there there are over 50,000 people working in the sector, a number expected to increase in 2020. The Chinese government is also trying to raise awareness of eSports as a whole. On April 3, the Chinese government officially confirmed “eSports operator” and “eSports player” as two new professions in the country.

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