China’s Gaming Market Expected to Rebound by 2020

 /  Game  / 
Despite a lull in new game titles being approved, revenue in China’s gaming sector should recover by late 2019 and rebound by 2020, but gaming companies will continue to feel pressure on their profit margins, according to a report by market research firm Niko Partners. Read More

Agony and Ecstasy: China Wins First ‘League of Legends’ Title

 /  Game  / 
To China’s esports fans, they had been waiting for this moment for years. Never before has a Chinese team claimed the title of “League of Legends” world champion. Read More

NetEase Rumored to Re-structure Gaming Departments

 /  Game  / 
Pangu Game, a game development studio under NetEase, is said to be merged into tech R&D and gaming department Leihuo, according to an anonymous staff member at NetEase who leaked the information in a WeChat conversation. Read More

‘Honour of Kings’ Will Require Real-name Registration for All Users, Starting in Beijing

 /  Game  / 
Players using a Beijing IP address will be prompted to complete the real-name verification process or be forbidden from logging in. All local game accounts will also be cross-checked with the government data platform. Read More

PandaTV Says It‘s Not Dead And Will File For An IPO This Year

 /  Money  / 
PandaTV, Chinese live streaming platform specializing in e-sports and other entertainment content, plans go public by the end of this year, Chief Operation Officer Zhang Juyuan told local media. Read More

After Bullet Messenger, Video Streaming App Douyu Also Pulled from China iOS App Store

 /  News  / 
Chinese e-sports video streaming app Douyu has been taken down from the Chinese iOS app store. The news comes just one day after “WeChat rival” Bullet Messenger was removed from the iOS App Store on October 9. Read More

Decentralization Is The Next Big Thing in Game Development

 /  Uncategorized  / 
Gaming is one of the biggest and most profitable entertainment industries right now. Read More

On-Screen Athletes: Overnight at An Esports Marathon

 /  Game  / 
Fans supporting a Chinese team in an international final experience euphoric highs and knuckle-biting lows. Read More

Chinese Game Developers Come Together at Game Jam China

 /  Game  / 
Game Jam China is an intense game design and development event where participants are supposed to produce a game or prototype in 48 hours with other participants they choose to form teams with. Read More

How Gaming Companies are Coping with Soured Sino-Korean Ties

 /  Game  / 
CFI's content partner TechNode talked with Chinese and South Korean gaming companies at Playx4, a South Korean game expo to see what insiders have to say about the changing dynamics of the Sino-Korean gaming industry. Read More