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Niko News: 2022 Asian Games Adds Esports

By | April 24th, 2017|Categories: eSports, Singapore, Tencent|

2022 Asian Games Adds Esports Esports will now be an official medal sport in the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. The Olympic Council of Asia has also been working with Alisports to include esports in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Turkemnistan and in the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia next year, but [...]

China’s Newest Online Gaming Regulations – Explained

By | December 15th, 2016|Categories: China, eSports, Philippines, Singapore, Tencent, Vietnam|

Pokemon Go in Southeast Asia While Pokemon Go's popularity has subsided in parts of the western world, the game is still a hit in Southeast Asia and brands are continuing to embrace the augmented reality game. Companies throughout Vietnam, the Philippines, Singapore and beyond have signed licensing agreements with Nintendo. China's Newest Online Gaming Regulations - [...]

New MOC Rule for Virtual Currencies in China

By | December 8th, 2016|Categories: China, eSports, Mobile Games, Singapore|

New MOC Rule for Virtual Currencies The latest regulation to apply to virtual game currencies in video games has been released under the MOC, even though the SAPPRFT released a similar regulation on July 1st. Either way, the rule will be implemented on May 1st, 2017 so operators have six months to adjust. The ruling states [...]

Riot Games Celebrates 10th Anniversary

By | September 18th, 2016|Categories: Alibaba, Garena, Giant Interactive, Singapore, Southeast Asia, Tencent|

Riot Games Celebrates 10th Anniversary Riot Games, famed developer of the hit MOBA League of Legends, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month and also the full acquisition of the studio by China's largest (and most valuable) Internet company, Tencent. Check out the full overview in the LA Times, including quotes from Niko's Lisa Hanson and [...]

World of Warcraft: the Beginning’s Massive Launch in China

By | June 20th, 2016|Categories: China, Conferences, Singapore|

E3 2016 One of the game industry's biggest annual events, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is taking place this week in Los Angeles. We will have more updates and analysis on the Asian-related E3 news during next week's Niko News. In the meantime, as publishers continue to make their announcements throughout the week, we recommend checking out [...]

CMGE Purchased by Zhejian Century Huatong Group

By | April 22nd, 2016|Categories: Baidu, China, Conferences, Singapore|

Niko Partners Proud to be a Media Partner for Casual Connect Asia 2016 Location: Hard Rock Hotel, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore Founded: 2012 Professional Attendees: 1,000 | Speakers: 150 Indie Prize Showcase Teams: 120 Location: Sentosa Resorts World Ballroom in Singapore. Get to know the developers and decision-makers of some of the world's fastest-growing [...]

Chinese E-commerce Tax Rules Change

By | April 18th, 2016|Categories: Alibaba, China, eSports, Singapore|

YouTube Gaming Enters Southeast Asia YouTube's answer to the massively popular Twitch streaming platform, has now entered Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, India and more. Gamers will be able to share streams of their favorite games and recorded gameplay sessions. As we predicted the rise of eSports for 2016, Google's push for their streaming platform makes total [...]

Thailand’s Plans for Broader Internet Access

By | January 23rd, 2016|Categories: China, Mobile Game Industry, Singapore, Thailand, Xiaomi|

Xiaomi's Unmet Goals Gamelook reported that at Xiaomi's internal annual company party, CEO Jun Lei announced that Xiaomi has established an "exploring lab" to do research on cutting-edge technology such as virtual reality and robots/artificial intelligence. President Bin Lin announced that shipments of Xiaomi's phones reached 70 million units this year, although in early 2015 Xiaomi [...]

China’s Top 100 Internet Companies

By | July 26th, 2015|Categories: China, Singapore|

China's Top 100 Internet Companies GameLook reported that Internet Society of China and MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China) jointly released a "China's Top 100 Internet Companies" list. The top 10 are Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu, JD.com, Qihoo360, Sohu, NetEase, Sina, Ctrip (Xie Cheng), and Fang.com. It's worth noticing that several gaming companies also [...]

Games are Key to Consoles Succeeding in China

By | July 20th, 2015|Categories: China, Indonesia, NetDragon, Philippines, Singapore|

Games are Key to Consoles Succeeding in China Many media outlets around the world picked up Niko Partners' press release on our most recent research report, Chinese TV-based Gaming, as it included our views on the current and future state of console gaming in China. Gamelook's analysis included data from our release and other interesting information. [...]