China

  • Huya Acquires USD$30m (£24.7m) Stake in ESL; Google Open Sources Real-Time Hand Tracking Tech

  • Tencent and NetEase earn CN¥79.1bn (£9.04bn) from online games in H1 2019


  • THQ Nordic Sales Increase by 36%; Loot Crate Files for Bankruptcy

  • 61% of Chinese Gamers Prefer FTP or Ad-Funded titles; Immortals Gaming Club Selling Houston Outlaws

  • Private Equity Firm Blackstone Buys Vungle; Tencent Launches Streaming App for WeGame

  • Tencent Leads Efforts to Build China Age Ratings System; HQ Trivia Lays Off 20% of Staff

  • Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony write letter to Trump against game console tariffs; Industry is only "paying lip service" to gaming addiction

  • Harry Potter Wizards Unite Due to Gross USD£10m (£7.85m) in first month; Nintendo Opens Second Retail Store

  • Tencent and Riot rumoured to be partnering on League of Legends mobile

  • China’s Mobile Game Revenue Predicted to Exceed USD$25bn by 2023