As of 6th February, the Wolves Esports PUBG Mobile and FIFA Online teams will compete under the name Shenzhen Wolves, as the teams settle in the Nanshan District, Shenzhen.
The move was made possible thanks to the help and strong support of the Nanshan District Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, Television, Tourism and Sports in Shenzhen, and the Peace Elite League – the PUBG league Wolves compete in.
As one of the leading cities in esports development in China, Shenzhen sees the esports industry as an essential area for its development on strategic emerging industries and future industries and Nanshan District is committed to supporting the development of the esports industry.
Deng Houjun, president of Fosun Sports, said: “The cooperation between Wolves Esports and Nanshan District, Shenzhen is another important strategic layout after Wolves’ entry into the Peace Elite League (PEL) in December 2022.
“As a global esports club, Wolves Esports are highly compatible with Shenzhen’s strategic goal of building an international esports city, and the international and innovative city culture. Shenzhen and Nanshan District have top advantages in esports industry foundation, esports market atmosphere and in-depth understanding of the industry.
“More and more top esports events, such as 2022 PEL Summer Finals and 2022 Honor of Kings World Championship Finals, are held in Nanshan District. We hope that Fosun Sports Group and Wolves Esports will have more chemical reactions and grow together to lead the innovative development of the esports industry with Shenzhen and Nanshan District.”
Wolves, one of the earliest Premier League clubs to enter the esports scene, are committed to becoming a global esports giant. The club have strategically invested in the North American esports giant Evil Geniuses as well as recruiting a Rainbow Six Siege team in Europe.
In China Wolves has seven teams, including Honor of Kings, PUBG mobile, QQ Speed, FIFA Online, Call of Duty Mobile, Identity V and Naraka: Bladepoint. Wolves Esports are also carrying out an in-depth design on the whole industry such as esports competitions, an esports offline complex, esports merchandise and esports live, committing to the comprehensive development of esports industrialisation.
As well as competing under the name Shenzhen Wolves, the two teams will also have symbols of Shenzhen and Nanshan District in the design of their jerseys and other esports clothing. The official announcement video will be shown at Molineux on 18th February.
Let the Wolves howl in Nanshan.