E-sports, or competitive video gaming, is quietly on the rise in China. We visited a training spot of KillerAngel, an all-female e-sports club, in Shanghai to find out how gamer girls are professionally trained.

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This is how e-sports teams are trained in China. The clubs usually rent houses on the outskirts of metropolitan areas, where professional players live together to focus on their training. Often times before a tournament, coaches and managers would arrange “friendly” matches with the other listed teams—to spy on each other.

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