Deep Dive: Gaming Addiction in China

I’m at a salon in Shanghai getting my hair cut for the summer when I start up a game of Arena of Valor on my cellphone. “Oh, you play that game, too?” my hairdresser asks. “I play that game a lot, anytime I have free time.” Arena of Valor is the Western port of a... Continue Reading →

Esports to be Included in 2018 Asian Games

The Asian Games are the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games and are recognized by the International Olympic Committee. It's held every four years with participants from forty-six nations. This year, for the first time, esports will be featured as a demonstration sport. This means players won't be receiving medals, but it's an... Continue Reading →

Games Fusion 2018: Beijing Game Festival

Beijing hosted video game festival Games Fusion by GameCores this past weekend, May 5-6, at the Etrong International Exhibition Convention Center. For two days, you could get your fill of new, unreleased, indie, retro, and board games while earning points for your team and winning free merch. Red vs. Blue scoreboard When you bought your... Continue Reading →

Beijing Encourages Social Responsibility from Online Game Companies

On April 2nd in Beijing, The Building Responsibility, Guiding Online Games – First China Games Ceremony sponsored by Xinhua Net was held, aimed to promote the healthy development of online games and promote the fulfillment of social responsibility by game companies. Event participants included leaders from the Ministry of Public Security, the State Administration of... Continue Reading →

Tencent’s Ma Huateng Says You Can’t Ban Addicted Gamers

Ma Huateng, chief executive officer of Tencent, recently stated that the phenomenon of teenagers video game addiction should be prevented and treated. However, he believes outright banning of video games is not an appropriate approach, and more flexible management techniques should be considered. For example, linking daily tasks such as studying and homework directly to... Continue Reading →

99% of Banned PUBG Accounts Come From China: A Look at China’s Cheating Industry

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) has reached 30 million players worldwide, according to data released by producer Bluehole, with Chinese players accounting for 46%. However, PUBG’s anti-cheating tech provider, BattlEye, also released data showing that 99% of accounts banned for cheating are from China. Programmers, sales platforms, and agents who promote and sell illegal mods make up... Continue Reading →

2017 China Games Billboard Results

On January 18th, Tencent Games hosted its first China Games Billboardaward ceremony at the Beijing Performing Arts Center with more than 500 in attendance. Hou Xiaonan, Tencent’s open platform and content platform general manager, spoke during the opening ceremony stating that 2017 brought a diverse content feast for users, and that Tencent is working on... Continue Reading →

2017 China Games Billboard People’s Vote Closes

Voting has closed for the 2017 China Games Billboard awards, presented by QQ Games. Popular vote was available for the gaming section of the awards, although final winners will be determined by judges on January 18th. Regardless, check out the top three winners of each category according to the vote. The esports section did not... Continue Reading →

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