(Hong Kong, 7 June 2017) Increasingly sophisticated and immersive gaming experiences, together with streaming technologies and social media platforms for community experiences are redefining the gaming industry; engaging millions of gamers and viewers around the world.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR, the Li Ka Shing Foundation will be presenting an exciting and free event “HKXP”, from 29 June to 9 July in Fashion World, Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa. US based Nomadic VR will be offering a location based virtual reality experience, while 3 Hong Kong and gaming lifestyle brand, Razer, will be hosting eSports tournaments.
In gaming, “XP” or Experience Points, is commonly used in video games to quantify a player’s progression through the game, demonstrating the value of experience. In this tech-centric era, to “level-up” and to stay competitive for the future is the new normal. We are excited to work with many partners to bring this event to Hong Kong.
The idea that gaming is just for bums has proven to be a myth. Recent data show that in 2016, the global gaming industry was valued to be worth US$460 million and is estimated to grow to US$1.1 billion by 2019. The massive growth has spawned opportunities for gaming software, hardware innovation and the development of virtual reality technology. HKXP will kick off on 29 June 2017 at Fashion World, Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa with special guests, the four gaming icons Dinter, Tat Gor, RZR Xian and TMD Aaron, attending the opening ceremony.
Event details:Date: 29 June – 9 July 2017 Venue: Fashion World, Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa Activities: Virtual reality experience and eSports tournaments Facebook Page: HKXP Organizer: Li Ka Shing Foundation Partners: 3 Hong Kong, Razer, Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa and Nomadic VR Supporting Organizations: Celsius, ESDlife, MoneyBack, Watsons Water, Hong Kong Esports, Samsung, Sony and Nanoleaf
#Virtual Reality ExperienceBased in the United States, Nomadic VR is an immersive entertainment company creating tactile virtual reality adventures for neighbourhoods everywhere. This is the first time in Hong Kong that a location-based immersive virtual reality experience is available to the public. The Nomadic VR experience is free of charge and is available on a first-come, first-served basis via advance registration.
#eSports tournamentsWith the support of gaming lifestyle brand Razer, the Li Ka Shing Foundation has invited world-renowned gamers to Hong Kong so local players can learn from and compete with them. Hong Kong’s youth will be able to participate for free in eSports tournaments that include League of Legends, FIFA 17, Street Fighter and Clash Royale.
About the Li Ka Shing Foundation
Established in 1980, the Li Ka Shing Foundation (LKSF) has four core imperatives: 1) empower people, 2) foster change, 3) develop a better society, and 4) inspire societal improvement. Mr. Li considers the Foundation to be his “third son” and has pledged one-third of his assets to it. To date, over HK$20 billion has been put to work to support all its initiatives across 27 countries and regions. Over 80% of LKSF’s donations benefit projects in the Greater China region.