Just 4 years ago, maybe esports fans didn’t know about Chinese corporations called Tencent Holdings. But this changed in 2015 when the group first invaded the esports world, acquiring the League of Legends game developer Riot Games.
Since that moment, very few companies can achieve the influence that Tencent has created in the gaming or esports industry. In addition to owning a majority stake in Riot Games, the company is also quite busy acquiring as well as investing in startups and game developers. The group also won the rights to issue and report non-Chinese games in the mainland.
The influence of Tencent Holdings is further expanded. They also want to expand beyond China. Both fans and gamers probably already know a lot of Tencent games owned, distributed and released. Tencent’s game assets will give us a clearer view of the booming Chinese game industry.
The global Tencent game owns
League of Legends
In 2015, Tencent annexed the most played game at the time with 38 million global players. The Tencent owns the League of Legends to help this giant group become super forces in the world esports world.
Honor of Kings / Arena of Valor
The title game of Honor of Kings MOBA (or international version of Arena of Valor) is one of the largest mobile games in the world, known by Vietnamese players under the Mobile Union. Although played primarily in China, the game ranked highest in global mobile game revenue in 2017, earning about $ 1.9 billion in 2017
This racing game is one of Tencent’s most popular games, according to the Sensor Tower market research service . Although this racing game was released in 2010, it still owns a large number of players in China. The international version of the game was released on May 9, after Tencent reached a partnership agreement with the British International Trade Association.
PlayerUknown’s Battlegrounds/ PUBG mobile
The mobile port of the famous PUBG game has been downloaded more than 50 million times, as of May 2018. Launched in March, Tencent has earned more than 25 million downloads a month – making PUBG Mobile an app. Applications are in the top global downloads.