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Tencent secures PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Chinese exclusivity

While signs have suggested this for some time, it has now been officially confirmed that Tencent will be the exclusive Chinese publisher of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. VentureBeat reports that Tencent will run the game’s Chinese servers and assist developer Bluehole in tackling the proposed Chinese regulations that at one stage looked …

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds claims 7 Guinness World Records

2017 success story PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has capped off an incredible debut on the market by claiming no less than seven different Guinness World Records. These records are: Most actively played video game on Steam – Recorded a peak of 1,984,278 concurrent players as of Oct 10th, 2017* Fastest time for …

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‘ChocoTaco’ explains his decision to become a full-time PUBG streamer

Popular PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds streamer Jake ‘ChocoTaco’ Throop has announced that he has quit his job to become a full-time streamer of Bluehole’s game. Throop, who is 29, told Kotaku that he had been working as an area manager for a company that teaches engineering to kids using LEGO. Just a …

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Tencent could yet acquire Bluehole

Talk of Chinese gaming giant Tencent acquiring PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds developer Bluehole is once again doing the rounds. The Korea Times reports that Bluehole previously rejected an acquisition offer prior to the PUBG explosion. However, as Bluehole’s value continues to soar, sources have indicated that shareholders may now be veering back …

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KSV Esports expands into PUBG, signing two players

Former Overwatch pros Kim ‘EscA’ In-jae and Lee ‘Leetaejun’ Tae Jun have been signed by KSV Esports to form the organisation’s first PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds team. EscA has twice won the OGN Apex with Lunatic-Hai. However, having chosen not to move to the US to compete in the Overwatch League, he …

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Now PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds hits 20m

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has joined Fortnite in the 20m sales club. Creator Brendan Greene’s tweet dropped in the fact that the game hit the milestone at the weekend, just to be sure we all know that it wasn’t beaten to the punch by Epic’s Fortnite, which also hit 20m this weekend. …

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Fortnite hits 20m players

Epic shooter Fortnite has reached another milestone, passing the 20m registered players mark. The success has been spurred by the release of the free-to-play Battle Royale mode, which is available on PC and console. This total pushes it just ahead of high-profile rival PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, whose owner numbers are hovering …

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Fortnite: Battle Royale passes 800k concurrent players

Epic’s latest hit still appears to be growing. As confirmed by the game’s Twitter account, Fortnite: Battle Royale recently hit 811,000 concurrent players. The popularity led to some server problems, but Epic has said that its working on ironing them out. Last month Epic had reported a CCU record of …

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds could be banned in China

Breakout hit PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds could face losing access to its biggest market. Bloomberg reports that the China Audio-Video and Digital Publishing Association has declared that PUBG is “too bloody and violent” for sale in the country, “deviates from the values of socialism” and is “deemed harmful to young consumers”. The …

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds hits Xbox and leaves PC Early Access next month

2017’s biggest hit will be arriving on Xbox One on December 12th. As it did on PC, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will launch as an Early Access title via the Xbox Game Preview program. The Xbox version will arrive with vaulting enabled – a feature that is due to hit the PUBG …

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