Date
20 November 2017
Chief Executive Carrie Lam and HKTB director Peter Lam pose with a group of Korean stars at the e-Sports and Music Festival on Sunday. Photo: Facebook / Carrie Lam
Chief Executive Carrie Lam and HKTB director Peter Lam pose with a group of Korean stars at the e-Sports and Music Festival on Sunday. Photo: Facebook / Carrie Lam

Carrie Lam takes a selfie with Korean stars at gaming festival

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor was spotted at the e-Sports and Music Festival after finishing a series of meetings abroad, the HK01.com reports.

Arriving from Thailand on Sunday, she made it just in time for the conclusion of the e-Sports and Music Festival, organized by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), at the Hong Kong Coliseum in Hung Hom.

Lam posted a photo of herself and HKTB director Peter Lam Kin-ngok with a group of Korean stars on Facebook and Instagram before flying off to Beijing for a meeting with officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday.

Eight bands came to Hong Kong to perform that night, and the chief executive posted her photos with them on social media. In the caption, she thanked them in Korean for attending the event, hashtagging bands such as SuperJunior, EXO and SHINee.

Since she became chief executive, Lam has been using Facebook to get closer to the people.

Just a few weeks ago she posted a picture of children performing in a Chinese opera to show her support for traditional arts and culture.

The e-sports festival was a showdown between professional electronic gamers from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan (HKMT) and Team China on the real-time strategy game League of Legends, with a cash prize of HK$300,000 up for grabs.

The competition started at 7:30 p.m. in an almost packed stadium. The crowds cheered wildly for the HKMT Team, and especially for local player “Toyz”.

In a tight battle of three rounds, the aggressive tactic of Team China helped them prevail in the race quickly. The HKMT team were no match for Team China, who went on to win the first world title in the League of Legends championship.

HKTB manager Mason Hung Chung-hing said the tournament was well attended with a 90 percent turn-up rate.

The three-day event has attracted 60,000 visitors, with tourists making up around 10 percent of the attendees.

More than five million people watched the competition live online.

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