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Tencent is launching a contest to find another broadcaster for League of Legends-related LPL content, and theoretically anyone can enter.
Tencent’s mobile gaming platform is pretty new, but that hasn’t stopped it from taking China by storm.
Vel’Koz is out of the void and into the game. Get out onto the rift and play him!
If you’re a foreign game developer and you want to win in China, I have one piece of advice for you: partner with Tencent. Here’s why.
Vel’Koz has emerged from the void, and he’s going to destroy you with a giant laser!
China’s pro League of Legends rosters are set and the 2014 season is set to begin.
Riot has added a bunch of Asian languages to its game client; could the company be planning to compete with its own partners in East and Southeast Asia?
League of Legends is a free-to-play game. And, thankfully, everything that can actually impact the gameplay can be purchased using IP, a currency that can be earned in-game. But what if you’re impatient or simply old school and just want to own the game right from the start: all the champions, all the skins, everything. How much would it cost?
Lately, the League of Legends community has been abuzz about Vel’Koz, a new Void champion that Riot seems to be hinting is coming soon. But with all the theories and rumors flying around, it can be a bit difficult to separate fact from fiction. So, to start with, here’s what we know about Vel’Koz right now:
League of Legends is super popular in Asia. I know that fact annoys some of our readers—and possibly some of our staff—but it’s true. And just in case you needed some convincing, here’s an interesting tidbit I came across while putting together the latest list of the top ten PC games in Korea
It’s no secret that China’s Tencent, which operates League of Legends in China, owns a majority stake in LoL developer Riot Games. The two companies are close, clearly, but that doesn’t mean that League operates the same way in China (where Tencent is in charge) as it does in North America (where Riot holds the reins).
Getting excited for Chinese New Year? If you’re a League of Legends player, the lunar new year brings the promise of Riot’s annual Lunar Revel holiday and new Chinese-themed skins. And if you’re a Chinese League of Legends player, you can get those skins starting today at 10 A.M. for the price of 199 QB.
Dungeon & Fighter, the 2005 action game from South Korea’s Neople, is incredibly popular in China. So popular, in fact, that it’s number two in the country’s current top ten games list, and it has been holding that spot for …
A new report from research firm SuperData confirms what a lot of you have probably already guessed: free-to-play online games are making boatloads of money, and Asian games are right at the top of the heap.
According to the report, …
Always the closed beta, never the launch. That’s what China’s gaming scene often feels like, with games going into round after round of various types of closed beta for ages before finally opening to the gaming public. This week sees …
Now that game consoles are officially legal in China, everyone is talking about what that could mean for the big console makers Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. But there’s another question worth asking: what does it mean for domestic companies who will now be free to make game consoles for the domestic market?