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 →

China’s 2017 Game Industry Market Report

At the end of March, dozens of publicly traded game companies including Tencent and NetEase disclosed their 2017 financial statements (or performance forecasts). Recently, people from Youxi Putao collected the information for 50 companies that had disclosed reports and ranked them by net profit. Companies that did not disclose net profit specifically for their game... 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 →

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 →

Less Clothes, More Cute: Objectification of Female Streamers

In the past couple months, video game streamers have been the focus of some concern. As a result of the rise in streaming video platforms (such as twitch.tv), and a trend of hyper-competition, the worth of many professional streamers has soared so that annual salaries of a million or tens of millions of RMB isn't... Continue Reading →

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