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Net cafe's new avatar is video game destination

By Ouyang Shijia and Meng Jing | China Daily | Updated: 2016-08-22 07:43

China's internet cafes in the 1990s were where socially awkward young men would shut themselves off the real world and get immersed for long hours on end in video games.

However, now, the majority of Chinese people can afford to play such games on their own computers at home. As the number of visitors drops, internet cafes in China are reinventing themselves.

They have made gaming a social activity. No more is the pastime - indulgence, if you will - a solo act, thanks to the rise of e-sports.

Net cafe's new avatar is video game destination

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