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Following the news that Chinau2019s esport giant VSPN (Versus Programming Network) has raised close to $100 million in a Series B funding round, led by Tencent Holdings, TechCrunch interviewed founder and CEO Dino Ying via email about his strategy for the company.n

Founded in 2016 and headquartered in Shanghai, VSPN was one of the early pioneer in esports tournament organization and content creation out of Asia. It has since expanded into other businesses including offline venue operation.n

VSPN began hosting the first large-scale esport event with offline audiences in August, although tournaments now operate under strict COVID-19 prevention measures.

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TechCrunch: VSPN has a large content production ecosystem surrounding its esports activity. Can you expand on the detail behind your stated short-form video strategy? Will this involve TikTok?n

Ying: VSPN intends to use our world-class video production capabilities and industry insights to create different forms of content. We will give our existing fans and a wider audience a new and vivid esports experience. Kuaishou, as our investors and a strategic partner, will support in all ways as a media platform to help our content reach more users. Short-form video is an important part of our future strategy and we look forward to working with platforms all over the world in this regard.n

TC: What is VSPNu2019s share of the eSports market?n

Ying: There is no official estimation of the size of the esports market but VSPN is far the largest esports organization in China, with over 1000+ employees and covering every major esports tournament youu2019ve ever heard of. By many measures, we are the largest esports organization in the world and will continue to expand.n

TC: Why do you think Shanghai has become a center for esports?n

Ying: As the biggest and perhaps most international city in China, it has a vibrant and increasingly sophisticated economy. Tech innovation and new industries are actively encouraged to grow here.n

The Shanghai government has implemented supportive measures and policies to encourage the growth of esports both domestically and internationally. Thanks to these measures Shanghai has become an international hub for the biggest and best tournaments in the worldn

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VSPN events have returned, despite COVID-19n

TC: How important is research into eSports for VSPN and why?n

Ying: It is vital for VSPN. As an esports total solutions provider aiming to build a sustainable global esports ecosystem, data and R&D allows us to give our fans a richer experience. The research center will allow us to continually improve as a company and develop the industry.n

TC: You are the cofounder and chairman and CEO by title. What is the role of cofounder Ethan Teng?n

Ying: Ethan Teng is Co-founder and president of VSPN. Ethan as one of the most important partners of VSPN, with his dedicated esports industry experience, he plays a vital role in leading and managing the companyu2019s strategic goal setting and day to day management.n

TC: What is the nature of the strategic relationship with Tencent?n

Ying: VSPN is a key partner of Tencent in the esports industry. With Tencentu2019s support, VSPN has built a leading position in esports tournament content production. Since the emergence of esports in China, our deep-rooted industry expertise has helped further develop the esports ecosystem to grow and mature. Alongside Tencent we will continue to generate new opportunities within the industry.n

TC: What made you choose these partners and why? What was the strategic thinking behind these decisions?n

Ying: Together with Kuaishou, VSPN aims to establish an esports short-form video ecosystem to diversify existing content, and to build the connections between top quality creators and channels. With an extensive portfolio in the consumer and TMT sectors, both Tiantu Capital and SIG will utilize their industry insights and expertise to aid VSPNu2019s strategic development. With our investors, we will empower esports to be the new sports for the next generation.n

TC: In addition to the core esports tournament and content production business, VSPN has branded esports venues. How important are these other businesses – like the venues – to the core offering of VSPN? What sort of growth do you expect in the next few years?n

Ying: Regardless of business lines, VSPNu2019s core mission is to provide the best eSports experiences for our fans. And these experiences include not just online viewing experiences, but also offline ones where fans physically attend. We see our offline business as a natural way to extend our services to our fans; it is an important supplement to our overall offerings. We expect to grow it per our fansu2019 and partneru2019s demands.n

TC: Mobile esports, especially the KPL and PUBG MOBILE (or Peacekeeper Elite in China), have attracted more and more female audiences. What is the future of eSports among women / girls?
nYing: Mobile gaming has really helped extend eSportsu2019 reach to female participants and audiences. Rightfully so, we see a future of eSports where female participants take a more prominent role than they have done. Not just on stage as athletes, but also off stage as fans and more importantly backstage as top quality producers and decision-makers in the industry. The impact of having more female fans, athletes and professionals is exciting and will be hugely beneficial to the wider industry.n

TC: What is the future of esports in Augmented Reality?n

Ying: We think eSports in its full form will look and feel a lot different from what weu2019ve seen so far in sports and entertainment. The possibility of integrating real world gaming and virtual competitions is fascinating. VSPN is only beginning to test the boundaries of new technologies such as AR, VR. The emergence of these technologies will help us create fresher experiences, and the possibilities are endless.n

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TC: Please tell us more about your personal history?n

Ying: Firstly, thank you for having me u2013 it is a real pleasure to speak to TechCrunch and be able to announce our fundraise to the world. I have been working in the gaming and esports industry all my life and Iu2019m excited about the future. With the team at VSPN we are proud to be pioneers in the esports industry.n

I live between Beijing and Shanghai, but I spend a lot of my time travelling to other Chinese cities like Xiu2019an, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Shenzhen where we have esports arenas and business interests. Usually I travel internationally to some of our overseas operations and competitions, so I look forward to that when travel becomes easier.n

I am a fan of traditional sports too and an avid football fan. I follow some of the European leagues u2013 whenever I can, I go to matches to enjoy the atmosphere; I went to Stamford Bridge early this year and loved it, but seeing the AC vs Inter Derby live is hard to beatu2026n

TC: Why did you get into this business and how?n

Ying: Mostly because I am a HUGE gaming fan! Iu2019ve been playing computer games since I was a teenager and enjoy playing all types. Earlier this year I played COD Warzone as soon as it came out and often play PUBG Mobile; Iu2019m extremely lucky to be in an industry which Iu2019ve loved since I was very young. Itu2019s a great way to connect with friends and I am proud to have worked in game development and publishing for my whole career. 5 years ago, esports seemed like the obvious next step because of the competitive element. We saw the beginnings of a trend and founded VSPN with a world-class team to make that potential a reality.n

VSPN is very proud to be leading the world in a relatively new industry. We think esports will continue to grow exponentially and will be an incredibly important part of the entertainment industry in years to come. To lead a Chinese company with a global future is really exciting.n

TC: What motivates you as a businessman?n

Ying: Bringing new forms of entertainment to millions of people around the world and building a global business.u2028u2028TC: Who inspires you most in the business world?n

There are so many fantastic businessmen in China who are doing some really innovative things at the moment. For example, the live-streaming industry has become enormous in 2020 due to the pandemic and has offered entrepreneurs a new way to sell products and engage with new audiences.n

If I had to name one it would be Mark Ren (COO at Tencent Holdings) u2013 he is an exceptional businessman. The way he has helped create sustainable ecosystems in the entertainment space and captured trends is something every businessman should aspire to. This is something VSPN works hard at and we are very proud to be such close partners of Tencent.u2028u2028TC: What is your opinion of Silicon Valley?n

Ying: Itu2019s an amazing place and has shown the world how technology can improve lives all over the world. For many years it has led the world as a centre for creativity and innovation and continues to be an inspiration to entrepreneurs around the world. In China, we have lots of Silicon Valleys!u2028u2028TC: Is there anything else youu2019d like to say to TechCrunch readers?n

Ying: This has been a challenging year for many businesses and the esports industry has had to adapt, but I think the world has seen how big esports is and how it can bring communities and cultures together. As the industry grows there will bigger and bigger online and offline tournaments across the world, especially with 5G and mobile gaming becoming even more popular. We look forward to being at the forefront of esports for competitors all over the world and hopefully some of your readers will enjoy watching our original content and tournaments.n

Finally, with celebrities and big brands seeing live streaming and casual gaming as a new way to engage with a wider audience, the future for VSPN is very, very bright.n”,”protected”:false,”excerpt”:”rendered”:”

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Mike Butcher MBE is Editor-at-large of TechCrunch.nn

As a writer, editor, interviewer, moderator and columnist in the tech media world he covers everything the smallest tech startups and the largest tech giants. Lately, heu2019s been writing a lot about Blockchain and Crypto.nn

Mike has been named one of the most influential people in European technology by various newspaper and magazines. He founded The Europas Awards, the non-profit Techfugees and has advised the UK government on tech startup policy. He was awarded an MBE in the Queenu2019s Birthday Honours list 2016 for services to the UK technology industry and journalism.nn

As well as being a long-time Writer, Broadcaster and Editor Mike is also co-founder of TechHub.com, a project to merge a thriving community with office space for fast-moving startups; co-founder of the UKu2019s Coadec.com lobbyist for startups; the non-profit TechVets for UK military veterans, and the UK event series ThePathfounder.com.nn

Mike has written for UK national newspapers and magazines including The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Telegraph and The New Statesman. He is a former editor of New Media Age magazine, the leading new media weekly in the UK, and the European edition of The Industry Standard magazine.nn

In 2000 he was nominated as NetMediau2019s European Internet Journalist of the Year. In 2004 he was voted u2018One of the 100 Innovators of the UK Internet Decadeu2019 by GfK NOP, the fourth-largest custom research business in the world. In July 2008 he was put at No. 47 out of the Top 100 people in Londonu2019s creative industry by The Independent newspaper and The Hospital Club. In August 2008 TechCrunch Europe was awarded the best u201cWeb 2.0 and business blogu201d in the UK, by the readers of Computer Weekly magazine. In 2009 it was named as one of the Top 10 blogs out of the UK. Also in 2009 Mike was named one of the Top 10 bloggers on Twitter in the UK. In October 2009 he was named one of the Top 50 most influential Britons in technology by The Daily Telegraph. In April 2010 he was in Wired UKu2019s Top 100 influencer list, in 2011, in 2012, (there was no Top 100 list in 2013), in 2014 and again in 2015. In April 2010 TechCrunch Europe was shortlisted in the Specialist Digital Publisher category of the prestigious UK-based Association of Online Publishersu2019 Digital Publishing Awards. In November 2010 he was named as one of Londonu2019s most influential people in New Media and u201cking of dotcom commentatorsu201d by The Evening Standard Newspaper. He has been listed as one of the Top 100 most influential people on Twitter in the UK. He was named in the TechNation200 Almanac. He has been named as one of u201cThe 100 coolest people in UK techu201d by Business Insider. He was named in the u201cSmith & Williamson Power 100u201d. In 2016 British GQ magazine named him one of the 100 Most Connected Men in the UK. He has spoken at the prestigious World Economic Forum, the Monaco Media Forum, Le Web, Web Summit and DLD among many other conferences. Mike is a regular commentator on the technology business, appearing on BBC News, Sky News, CNBC, Channel 4, Al Jazeera and Bloomberg. Mike has advised the UK Prime Minister on tech startups, served on the Mayor of Londonu2019s Digital Advisory Board, the u2018Smart Londonu2019 Board and been a Technology Ambassador for London. He was awarded an MBE in the Queenu2019s Birthday Honours list 2016 for services to the UK technology industry and journalism. Mikeu2019s personal blog is mbites.com, while he Tweets as @mikebutcher.nn

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As a writer, editor, interviewer, moderator and columnist in the tech media world he covers everything the smallest tech startups and the largest tech giants. Lately, heu2019s been writing a lot about Blockchain and Crypto.nn

Mike has been named one of the most influential people in European technology by various newspaper and magazines. He founded The Europas Awards, the non-profit Techfugees and has advised the UK government on tech startup policy. He was awarded an MBE in the Queenu2019s Birthday Honours list 2016 for services to the UK technology industry and journalism.nn

As well as being a long-time Writer, Broadcaster and Editor Mike is also co-founder of TechHub.com, a project to merge a thriving community with office space for fast-moving startups; co-founder of the UKu2019s Coadec.com lobbyist for startups; the non-profit TechVets for UK military veterans, and the UK event series ThePathfounder.com.nn

Mike has written for UK national newspapers and magazines including The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Telegraph and The New Statesman. He is a former editor of New Media Age magazine, the leading new media weekly in the UK, and the European edition of The Industry Standard magazine.nn

In 2000 he was nominated as NetMediau2019s European Internet Journalist of the Year. In 2004 he was voted u2018One of the 100 Innovators of the UK Internet Decadeu2019 by GfK NOP, the fourth-largest custom research business in the world. In July 2008 he was put at No. 47 out of the Top 100 people in Londonu2019s creative industry by The Independent newspaper and The Hospital Club. In August 2008 TechCrunch Europe was awarded the best u201cWeb 2.0 and business blogu201d in the UK, by the readers of Computer Weekly magazine. In 2009 it was named as one of the Top 10 blogs out of the UK. Also in 2009 Mike was named one of the Top 10 bloggers on Twitter in the UK. In October 2009 he was named one of the Top 50 most influential Britons in technology by The Daily Telegraph. In April 2010 he was in Wired UKu2019s Top 100 influencer list, in 2011, in 2012, (there was no Top 100 list in 2013), in 2014 and again in 2015. In April 2010 TechCrunch Europe was shortlisted in the Specialist Digital Publisher category of the prestigious UK-based Association of Online Publishersu2019 Digital Publishing Awards. In November 2010 he was named as one of Londonu2019s most influential people in New Media and u201cking of dotcom commentatorsu201d by The Evening Standard Newspaper. He has been listed as one of the Top 100 most influential people on Twitter in the UK. He was named in the TechNation200 Almanac. He has been named as one of u201cThe 100 coolest people in UK techu201d by Business Insider. He was named in the u201cSmith & Williamson Power 100u201d. In 2016 British GQ magazine named him one of the 100 Most Connected Men in the UK. He has spoken at the prestigious World Economic Forum, the Monaco Media Forum, Le Web, Web Summit and DLD among many other conferences. Mike is a regular commentator on the technology business, appearing on BBC News, Sky News, CNBC, Channel 4, Al Jazeera and Bloomberg. Mike has advised the UK Prime Minister on tech startups, served on the Mayor of Londonu2019s Digital Advisory Board, the u2018Smart Londonu2019 Board and been a Technology Ambassador for London. He was awarded an MBE in the Queenu2019s Birthday Honours list 2016 for services to the UK technology industry and journalism. Mikeu2019s personal blog is mbites.com, while he Tweets as @mikebutcher.nn

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