Most people play mahjong as a pastime and some as gambling, but there are people who play mahjong professionally. What we mean by “professional” is not talking about making a living out of playing mahjong but people who take serious efforts in polishing their skill and compete in local and international championships.
In the previous episode, a Hong Kong Mahjo-preneur 呂仁shared his startup journey and his vision of removing the bad association of mahjong with gambling and elevating it to a serious game and running championships locally and globally in Hong Kong. In this episode, we share what means by playing mahjong seriously as professional contestants.
Why Japanese Riichi mahjong is adopted in international tournaments? How it differs from Hong Kong mahjong?
When competing in an international tournament, how it differs from a casual game? How do people get qualified to join?
Why world championship started in Europe?
How do old and new generations differ in picking up the skills of mahjong? Who has more advantages?