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Riot Games owner Tencent posts $21.9 billion in revenue for 2016

Tencent, the Chinese tech behemoth, and owner of League of Legends developer, Riot Games, has reported it made $21.9 billion in revenue for 2016. Diving deeper into thefinancial report for the year 2016, which was released today, Tencent report that “online games revenues grew by 16% YoY [year on year]” …

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Fnatic announce partnership with Chinese eSports agency B.O.O.T

Fnatic has announced it will be partnering with the Chinese eSports agency B.O.O.T in order to tap into the growing eSports market in the country and promote better engagement between Eastern and Western eSports companies. The deal has come to fruition through the relationship between Fnatic’s Chief Gaming Officer, Patrik …

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Levelling up: China as a destination for UK games

Neil Semple, head of creative content at the Department for International Trade, talks up China as a huge potential market for UK-made games. The UK boasts one of the most vibrant and dynamic gaming industries globally. But in terms of sheer size, there is no market like China. Home to …

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Pokémon Go launch looking unlikely in China

Niantic’s hit mobile game Pokmon Go may not launch in China due to government concerns. As reported by Reuters, the Chinese government has said it will not license augmented reality and location-based titles in the country until potential security risks have been assessed. The region’s State Administration of Press, Publication, …

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China forces devs to reveal loot box drop odds

China has created new regulations that force developers to reveal the odds of each item drops in loot boxes.  May eSports, such as CS:GO, Dota and Overwatch all have some kind of loot box system, where you will get one random item when you open the box. Most games don’t …

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China forces developers to reveal loot box odds

Starting May 2017 developers whose games contain random loot box drops will be required to reveal the underlying odds. Games such as Overwatch, Hearthstone and Counter-Strike reward players who both complete in-game tasks and pay cash with digital loot boxes, the contents of which vary. Rare and valuable items can …

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Trion Worlds’ Hartsman on what he learnt from moving Trove to China

In August, MMO specialist Trion Worlds made its debut in China with Trove. We speak to CEO Scott Hartsman for tips about moving to this lucrative region. Trion Worlds has been behind MMOs such as Rift, Defiance and Trove. How would you assess the state of the MMO market? It …

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