Zhu “Paraboy” Bocheng, the renowned Chinese PUBG Mobile professional player, has become the first-ever esports athlete to participate in the torch relay for the Asian Games. Paraboy, who is a key member of Nova Esports and celebrated as one of the world’s top PUBG Mobile players, proudly carried the torch, marking a significant moment in the esports industry.
Paraboy Relays 19th Asian Games Hangzhou Torch on the First Day
The torch relay for the upcoming Asian Games, scheduled to open on 23rd September in Hangzhou, began near the iconic West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. The relay, which signifies the 15-day countdown to the event, commenced with a ceremony at Yongjin Park Square. During this event, Chinese Vice Premier Ding Xuexiang lit the torch, officially launching the relay, and then.
On the inaugural day of the torch relay, nine torchbearers took part, each representing excellence in their respective fields. The relay commenced with the presence of Luo Xuejuan, the women’s breaststroke world champion and Olympic champion, who proudly carried the torch as its first bearer. The day was further illuminated by the participation of numerous world champions and Asian champions, including accomplished shooting world champions Lin Junmin and Wang Xian, Zhu “Paraboy” Bocheng, and Wang Shuang, a celebrated member of the Chinese women’s football team.
Zhu “Paraboy” Bocheng’s inclusion as the inaugural torchbearer is a massive feat for esports. Paraboy currently plays for Nova Esports, and has numerous accolades to his name and a notable career in competitive gaming. Furthermore, he has won three global PUBG Mobile championship with his team. Additionally, he has amassed an impressive $1,146,894 in tournament winnings.
As the torch travels through 11 cities in Zhejiang Province, Paraboy’s participation not only celebrates his achievements but also serves as an inspiration to aspiring esports players worldwide. Additionally, this historic moment emphasizes the integration of esports into the broader sporting landscape.