The 2022 Winter NetEase Esports X Tournament (NeXT 2022) kicked off in the International Exchange Centre of Hangzhou Branch Of China Qiyuan (Mind Sports Building) on December 24.
Through diversified and in-depth applications of digital virtual and AR technologies, the comprehensive event held in the mind sports competition venue of Hangzhou Asian Games brings upgraded immersive esports watching and interactive experiences, with virtual referees giving professional rulings on site.
Interesting enough, the tournament features high-precision digital presentation of the iconic cultural landscapes of Hangzhou, including Leifeng Pagoda, West Lake and Three Pools Mirroring the Moon. The tournament subtly combines cyber style with cool esports stage favored by young people to create a highly immersive esports stage that displays the rich culture of Hangzhou.
The combination of esports and cultural tourism enables more young people to participate in the cultural output.