WTT Champions Macao 2022 presented by Galaxy Entertainment Group has concluded to resounding applause on Sunday 23 October as Wang Chuqin (CHN) and Sun Yingsha (CHN) were crowned champions. The finals marked the end of an exciting week in the Infinity∞Arena, which were bolstered by the support of the local fans.
World Table Tennis hosted events in Macao, China in November 2020 and January 2022, but it was the first time it was part of WTT Series, the official professional table tennis series of events.
“We witnessed a battle for glory in the Infinity∞Arena in Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion. This is the third time that WTT events are staged in Macao, China. I highly appreciate the substantial support from the Macao SAR government over the past two years. Every time when I come back to Macao, China, it is like coming back home.” – Liu Guoliang, ITTF Deputy President and Chair of World Table Tennis Board
The finale of the second ever WTT Champions was the cap on a blockbuster event. The tournament saw drama from beginning to end as headline grabbing upsets played out throughout the week, legends of the sport made historic showings and rising stars seized the limelight. All this came thanks to the incredible support from Macao, China. The finals were witnessed by a sellout crowd, while the event saw more than 12,000 people attending during the five days of action. Moreover, WTT Champions Macao 2022 was broadcast in over 120 countries
“Macao, China holds a special place in the heart of World Table Tennis. Our first-ever showcase was held here back in November 2020. Mao Zedong famously wrote ‘a single spark can start a prairie fire’. Thank you Macao, China and thanks to Macao Sports Bureau; without the spark you gave us in 2020 World Table Tennis would not be what it is today. It was a fantastic WTT Champions event, we cannot wait to be back.” – Steve Dainton, ITTF Group Chief Executive Officer and World Table Tennis Director, commented:
Next up in the WTT Series event is the WTT Cup Finals Xinxiang 2022, set to be staged from 27 to 30 October. This marquee event will provide the stage for the best 16 men and women players to battle it out to be crowned champions and take a share of US$1,000,000 in prize money. Both events will feature men’s and women’s competitions held simultaneously, with only a main draw knockout phase, played on just one table, and equal prize money awarded to men and women players.