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 →
2017 Chinese Game Billboard is Coming (Video)
Voting is now open for users to pick their favorite games of 2017. Voting closes on December 29th and the awards ceremony will take place on January 18. Check out the video below to see some of the categories and the nominees that are currently leading.
League of Legends All-Star 2017
China had an amazing showing at the 2017 League of Legends All-Star tournament, taking home first place in both 1v1 and 5v5. They managed to defeat League of Legends titans of the LCK in a best of three, 2-1 during semi-finals, and went head-to-head against LMS in a best of five for the finals, including... Continue Reading →
LPL 2017 League of Legends Awards
The LPL 2017 League of Legends Awards ceremony took place yesterday, November 27, at the Shanghai Shipyard 1862 Theatre. The awards are a red carpet, tuxedo type of affair that looks back on the last season of League of Legends and rewards players, casters, coaches, and others for their improvement, skills, or contributions. Winners are... Continue Reading →
League of Legends in China (Video)
As the League of Legends 2017 World Championship finals are coming up this weekend in Beijing, check out this short video with more information about League of Legends in China. How popular is it, who's the highest earning player, and how does the scene compare to North America? Watch and find out!
JasonZhou Calls Out Blizzard’s Unfair Treatment of Chinese Players at HCT
Update 7/12: Hearthstone's Production Director, Jason Chayes, has responded to the issues at HCT, saying, "On behalf of Blizzard and the Hearthstone team, I want to personally apologize for the limited advance notice we provided you regarding our deck list submission deadline for the 2017 HCT Spring Championship... Blizzard takes competitive integrity seriously, and we... Continue Reading →
Chinese Hearthstone Players Were Not Told Tournament Format in Advance
The Hearthstone Championship Tour Spring 2017 tournament took place this weekend in Shanghai. Sixteen players from around the world competed over three days to win first place and $60,000. Four of those players were from China—Dogggg, JasonZhou, Trunks, and xHope. All but Trunks went 0-2, and Trunks fared only marginally better with 1-2. None of... Continue Reading →
REDemption: LPL Wins Rift Rivals 2017 Asian Region
After four days of intense competition, the Chinese League of Legends division, LPL, triumphed in the Rift Rivals 2017 Asian region tournament against the LCK (Korea) and the LMS (Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao). The first day of competition saw China with 2 wins and 2 losses (1 win and 1 loss to both LMS and... Continue Reading →
Tencent Imposes Age-Based Gaming Restrictions to Curb Addiction
As we’ve written time and time again, China is deeply concerned with video game addiction, in particular the potential for children to become addicted to games. The newest move in game addiction prevention comes from corporate giant Tencent, who will be imposing play limits on their game, Honour of Kings*, based on age. The new regulations will... Continue Reading →
A Closer Look at China’s "Loot Box Law"
China recently implemented new laws requiring video games to disclose the drop rate of items in any kind of loot crate/box/pack sold by the game (for example, DotA, Overwatch, Counter-Strike, etc.), and while most companies complied, Blizzard has been somewhat reluctant to give out their algorithms. Instead of probabilities for each box, or even for... Continue Reading →