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WTF - Games in Asia

Two young Chinese gamers killed in fight over internet cafe broadband speed

July 24, 2014 | C. Custer | 28 Comments

Has lag in games ever made you angry? It made one Chinese youth so angry that it sparked a fight leading to the deaths of two 16-year-old boys.Read More

The League of Legends New Dawn cinematic has been censored by China, but not where you might expect

July 23, 2014 | Jing Zhang | 6 Comments

The League of Legends New Dawn cinematic is amazing. But how is it after being censored by China?Read More

3 year bans for toxic League of Legends players in China

July 21, 2014 | Jing Zhang | 5 Comments

If you thought League of Legends players were toxic on the US and EU servers, imagine how bad Chinese players are when Tencent has to hand out 3 year bans.Read More

Chinese gamer scales buildings Assassin’s Creed style, robbing apartments to pay for gaming habit

July 21, 2014 | C. Custer | 6 Comments

What do you do when you want to game but don’t have the scratch? This one Chinese college grad took to scaling skyscrapers to steal from the apartments inside!Read More

Behind the scenes secrets with the ChinaJoy booth babes

July 17, 2014 | C. Custer | 4 Comments

ChinaJoy is, perhaps unfortunately, better known for its eye candy than for its game content. But how do those women get there? What do they go through?Read More

Son of world’s richest Chinese family causes Dota 2 commentator to cry and apologize

July 15, 2014 | Jing Zhang | 54 Comments

For Dota 2 fans in China, The International 2014 (TI4) is like their version of the FIFA World Cup. And we all know what it’s like staying up late to watch our favorite teams play, only to be met by horrible and completely inept commentators. Read More

The ‘Ninja must die’ incident: China’s LOL community is wound pretty tight

July 15, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

A quick tweet about the game Ninja Must Die—or was it—turned into a controversial firestorm in China’s professional League of Legends scene. Read More

$8 million government system “hacked” by Chinese primary school kids to play games

July 11, 2014 | C. Custer | 16 Comments

A Ningbo car rental kiosk system has been compromised by some Chinese students, who’ve been using one of the kiosks to play games. Read More

China creates a breast-size ranking for all 39 female League of Legends champions

July 9, 2014 | Jing Zhang | One Comment

A forum post on Duowan has become extremely popular in the past few days and is currently on its 127th page of comments. The topic? A list and ranking of the breasts of all 39 female League of Legends champions. Sigh. Read More

China’s classy new internet cafe focuses on eSports booths, maids, and couples rooms

July 9, 2014 | Jing Zhang | 2 Comments

Chinese internet cafés, or wang ba (网吧), do not have a great reputation. Dim lights, secondhand smoke, being beaten up by kids, and even murder—there’s definitely no shortage of bad news. But that’s changing. Read More

Chinese couple sells their children to traffickers, uses the money to buy in-game items

July 9, 2014 | C. Custer | 104 Comments

Buying all the in-game items you want can get expensive, but very few parents would do what this Chinese couple did: sell their children to fund their gaming habit.Read More

Korean father suffocates his crying son, abandons body to play games.

July 2, 2014 | C. Custer | 6 Comments

South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo reports this horrifying story about a terrible, terrible father in South Korea.Read More

Parents: THIS is how you deal with your child playing too many video games

July 1, 2014 | C. Custer | 4 Comments

Finally, we come across an example of a Chinese parent whose child is playing too many games dealing with that problem in a reasonable and successful way.Read More

This Chinese League of Legends gamer has no arms and is still better than you

June 30, 2014 | Jing Zhang | 6 Comments

Meet Peng Chao from China. He’s just like your average 19-year-old student and League of Legends fan, except he has no arms and is probably still a better player than you. Read More

Chinese gamers respond to emotional Reddit post about how LOL helped a son through his father’s death

June 25, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

League of Legends helped a UK-based redditor through his father’s death, but the story struck a major chord with Chinese gamers.Read More

Who says gamers aren’t good students? Top Chinese high school student loves Dota

June 24, 2014 | C. Custer | 9 Comments

The next time your parents say hardcore gamers can’t be good students, this guy is your counter-example.Read More

7-year-old Hong Kong gamer attempts suicide thinking she can respawn

June 24, 2014 | C. Custer | 47 Comments

What do you do when your parents are pressuring you about your grades, you’re only seven years old, and you’ve played a lot of video games? You try to respawn. Read More

Nightmares uncovered after girl dies at Chinese web addiction rehab school

June 23, 2014 | C. Custer | 5 Comments

The death of a girl at a Chinese web addiction rehab center several months ago led to an investigation of related incidents, and the results are deeply disturbing.Read More