World Cyber Games 2019 Grand Finals, Xi’an

Niko attended the WCG 2019 Grand Finals, which took place in Xi’an China July 18-22. The event, which was attended by more than 120,000 people, included not only the tournament of 144 finalists out of 40,000 contestants that started the season (including fan favorites, such as Sky and Moon and Neeb), but also an esports conference [...]

2019-07-24T14:30:50-08:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

BEKRAF Game Prime 2019 Post Event Wrap Up

Niko Partners, represented by Darang Candra, Niko's analyst and multi-country manager, who is based in Southeast Asia, was invited to the Indonesian Creative Economy Agency (BEKRAF) Game Prime 2019 that was held on July 13-14 at Balai Kartini in Jakarta. On July 13-14, BEKRAF Game Prime, the biggest annual gaming event in Indonesia was held at [...]

2019-07-24T14:33:55-08:00July 18th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

BEKRAF Game Prime 2019 Press Conference

Niko Partners, represented by Darang Candra, Niko's analyst and multi-country manager, who is based in Southeast Asia, was invited to the Indonesian Creative Economy Agency (BEKRAF) Game Prime 2019 Press Conference that was held on July 5 at BEKRAF's office in Jakarta. BEKRAF Game Prime is the biggest annual gaming event in Indonesia which will be [...]

2019-07-24T14:34:56-08:00July 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

E3 2019: Content, Cloud and Competition

Niko Partners attended E3 again this year to discover the latest and greatest gaming products and trends for this year and beyond. One of the highlights was catching a glimpse of Shigeru Miyamoto, the legendary Nintendo creative force. Nintendo’s recent announcement of plans to launch Switch in China was exciting, and seeing him in person was [...]

2019-06-17T20:20:38-08:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Tencent Games Strategy 2019 – a free report

Tencent is a Chinese technology conglomerate founded in 1998. It is one of the top 10 public corporations globally, by market cap, and is one of the world’s largest venture capital and investment firms. Tencent’s success is at least partially attributable to WeChat and QQ, which are two of the largest social messaging platforms globally (despite [...]

2019-08-26T09:20:42-08:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

NetEase Games Strategy 2019 – a free report

NetEase is a Chinese internet technology company that provides online services across content, community, communication and commerce. It is the 2nd largest gaming company in China, by revenue, and the 5th largest game publisher in the world. NetEase is known for its high quality self-developed IP and for localizing hit foreign games from Blizzard (NetEase and [...]

2019-06-17T17:38:46-08:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Tencent stops operating PUBG Mobile in China, launches Game for Peace

Tencent has officially stopped operating PUBG Mobile: Exciting Battleground and PUBG Mobile: Full Ahead in China, and is prompting the 150 million monthly active PUBG Mobile users to download a newly launched self-developed battle royale title, very similar to PUBG, called Game for Peace, which received a license in April and hence can be monetised immediately. [...]

2019-05-15T08:38:03-08:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

China Gaming Regulator to introduce new approval process this month

China’s State Administration of Press and Publication (SAPP) held a conference on April 10th to communicate new rules and regulations regarding game publication in China. The SAPP was formed in April 2018 as the new gaming regulator in charge of game approvals in the country. Game publishers are required to submit games for content and monetisation [...]

2019-04-19T08:26:05-08:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Garena World 2019

Niko Partners, which opened our SEA headquarters in Bangkok in 2018, was invited again to participate in Garena World 2019, the region's largest esports tournament. This year, Niko was represented at the event by Darang Candra, Niko's analyst and multi-country manager, who is based in the region. He provides some takeaways and interesting information from Garena [...]

2019-04-09T17:36:46-08:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|