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$550,000 In Prize Money Awarded, Korean Team Takes World Cup

ARENA OF VALOR DEBUT WORLD CUP COMPETITION
WORLD'S MOST POPULAR ESPORTS GAME FEATURED IN HOLLYWOOD COMPETITION AT TCL CHINESE THEATRE IMAX® & SEEN BY FANS WORLDWIDE ONLINE



HOLLYWOOD, July 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For 90 years the home of the most important events in cinema, the famed TCL Chinese Theatre Hollywood hosted one of the most important esports tournaments of 2018, the debut Arena of Valor World Cup on July 27 and 28.

"Arena of Valor" is the world's top grossing video game, played in 100 countries, and it was the centerpiece for a first-of-its kind world class competition in Hollywood at the TCL Chinese Theatre's IMAX theatre, lavishly converted over a week's time into an Esports Arena.

Over 10 million people across the globe play "Arena of Valor" every day.  It's the world's highest grossing game and most popular free app.

Competitors at this past weekend's TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX® event were chasing $550,000 in prize money and gamers the world over followed the competition's live stream on Twitch.tv/ArenaofValorYouTube.com/ArenaofValor, and Facebook.com/ArenaofValor.  The Korean team won the competition's World Cup Prize.

Keeping up with the changing face of entertainment and technology, the TCL Chinese Theatres launched into esports last year with the formation of its subsidiary company, Hollywood Esports, and recently unveiled its own, permanent esports venue at the TCL Chinese 6 complex. According to Robert K. Laity, CEO of Hollywood Esports, "competitive video gaming has emerged as such an important form of entertainment and is attracting a large audience of enthusiastic fans and to spectate and cheer for their favorite teams and players. We are pleased to be part of this community and serve as a host to such an important international tournament."

The newly-configured TCL Chinese 6 theater—FIRST OF ITS KIND IN HOLLYWOOD---functions both as an MX4D® MotionEFX movie theatre, as well as serve as the first immersive spectator theater, hosting competitive esports tournaments.

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About TCL Chinese Theatre
Since 1927, The TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX has been the home of the most important, star powered red carpet movie premieres and special events and is world-renowned for its unique forecourt of the stars, In 2013, the main theatre was relaunched as the world's largest IMAX® theatre.  Six additional theatres, The TCL Chinese 6, are part of the Hollywood & Highland complex.  www.tclchinesetheatres.com

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/e7ba3f2e-9b71-47de-a564-ba9c02ebd32a

Contact:
Jerry Digney
+1-323-785-2401
jerry@digneypr.com

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