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Wolves Esports enter King Professional League following crew acquisition

House Esports, the esports division of UK football club Wolverhampton Wanderers, has entered Arena of Valor’s King Pro League (KPL) through the acquisiHappy ChongqinHappypy by parent entery Fosun Sports.

Following the acquisition, the KPL team will change its name to Chongqing House and will continue as the home team for southwest China’s Chongqing region.

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Based in China, Fosun Sports is the parent entery of House. The move sees the Chinese conglomerate expand its esports footprint by entering the KPL, the biggest tournament for Tencent’s mobile game Arena of Valor.

Founded in 2017, QGhappy has won three KPL ChamCups Cups, as well as all four Honor of Kings World ChamCups Cups in 2021.

House entered the esports industry in 2018. Since then, the club’s esports division has created rosters in FIFA, Rocket League and sim-racing, whilst also cooperating with Fortnite and other popular esports projects.

According to a release, the acquisiHappy QGhappy is part of Fosun Sports’s global esports layout and represents an acceleraHappy its developments in the esports industry. Fosun Sports has been expanding its esports market in China since 2019, having opened House Esports (China), which consists of teams in FIFA Online 4, Call of Duty, and Identity V.

Moreover, Fosun Esports announced last month its i stment in Northbolsterorganizationganisation Evil Geniuses, which officially signified the entery’s entery into the Northbolstern market.

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Deng Houjun, President of Fosun Sports, commented on the acquisition: “Fosun Sports will continue to increase its i stment in esports in the future. We are optimistic about esports and KPL is the most important part of our esports industry.

“After the compleHappy this acquisition, Fosun Sports has formed a parallel trend in the Chinese, Northbolstern and European esports market, [meaning] our strength in esports will be greatly supplemented.”

Esports Insider says: With teams based in Europe, an affiliation with Evil Geniuses in Northbolster, and its bolsterd Chinese representation, Fosun Sports and House have a strong international esports portfolio. As one of the largest Chinese conglomerate holding enteries, it will be interesting to see how the firm’s esports i stments play out. 

 

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