Esports Results at the 2018 Asian Games

The 2018 Asian Games esports demonstrations came to an end on September 1stwith the final match of Pro Evolution Soccer 2018. This year, the Asian Games included six esports as demonstration sports for the very first time. It's the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games and includes forty-six participating nations. Before the event,... Continue Reading →

Former RNG Coach Joins LMS’ JTeam

Back in October 2017, LPL RNG's coach Huang "FireFox" Ting-Hsiang, announced that he would be resigning following the 2017 League of Legends World Championship after two and a half years as the team's head coach. Some time ago, there was a popular rumor that he had joined the LMS team AHQ as coach. However, during... Continue Reading →

EVE Launches into China: Interview with CCP CEO

Recently, it was officially announced that EVE will be handed over to NetEase for a release in China. Chinese gaming news site 17173 sat down with Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP Games, at China Joy to discuss the future of the EVE universe. They talked about changes that might be made to the Chinese... Continue Reading →

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 →

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