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Yesterday China lifted its blanket ban on approving new video game titles by approving 80 new games. The largest gaming company Tencent was left off the list of publishers having been under fire for not adapting to the new standards of the Chinese regulatory body. In response Tencent started to enforce Chinese regulations having people...
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More trouble in the Chinese market for esports and gaming, plus the Capcom Cup finals wrap up with a bang.
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In an official statement from Tencent, users of their services will now have to register their Chinese national ID’s to play video games. These measure are results of the strict Chinese laws regarding video games and limits placed on game time. Tencents enforced certain rules earlier in the year with their Mobile Game Arena of...
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Riot announced earlier this morning the three locations for the upcoming League of Legends World Championships for the next three years. Riot said, “We want to ensure that our event experiences are among the best in (e)sports. By creating more lead time for our major global event planning cycles, we will provide fans, players, teams,...
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Reported by Daniel Ahmad, Analyst for Niko Partners that Steam has surpassed thirty-million users in china. He explains that the popularity started with DOTA 2 then began to grow when localization became easier and more available.  This is also helped by Steam and Perfect World teaming up to develop a Chinese version of steam to...
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Popular Chinese video game Honour of Kings published by Tencent is implementing a Facial Recognition system to determine the ages of the player. This is in response to Chinese regulators pressure to limit Chinese children video game time. Tencent has also limited game times for certain age groups so with Facial Recognition they can more...
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Overcoming the second place qualifier China beats Korea in the 2018 Asian games to take home gold. This is China’s third international first place win. With the Asian Games coming to a conclusion the Summer Split will conclude on September 8th, 2018. Source: Dot Esports  
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The popular video game Monster Hunter: World was blocked in china after a Chinese Regulators said it did not meet Chinese Regulation Standards. Tencent is offering refunds for the game with no questions asked in the wake of government regulation. Source: CNBC Image: Flickr
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Video game hackers in China are facing a crackdown as fifteen PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds cheat makers were arrested. The fifteen suspects were arrested for development and sales of hack programs. They have been fined the U.S. equivalent of $5.1 million. This following the reports that 99% of banned players come from the Chinese region. Source: Dot...
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Fortnite is going to be releasing in China, and you will never guess who’s behind it. That’s right, it’s Tencent. Tencent struck a deal with Epic Games to bring Fortnite to China. This is a $15 million investment into the game’s esports scene both in China and worldwide. Source: PC Gamer Image: Pixabay
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