China

  • Niantic Establishes Developer Fund & Location Sponsorship; China & US Agree to Roll Back Tariffs

  • Improbable Partners with Tencent Cloud; Unity Acquires Obvioos


  • Tencent Gains China Approval to Publish Mario Title; 78% of Gaming Preteens Watch Gaming Videos

  • 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