18 09, 2016

Riot Games Celebrates 10th Anniversary

2017-01-15T14:38:55-08:00September 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 [...]

29 06, 2015

China’s WeChat Succeeds in Indonesia

2015-06-29T07:10:20-07:00June 29th, 2015|Categories: Alibaba, Garena, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Tencent|

Forbes Feature on Garena A good article on history of Garena, Southeast Asia's answer to Tencent and Alibaba, and what brought Forrest Li to found it. Lisa Hanson is quoted in the article as well. Steam's Presence in China Steam Spy's data shows that an average game on Steam sells 320,000 units. Different countries have different [...]

5 03, 2015

Garena Announces Key Metrics, New Pres, New Major Investment

2015-03-05T06:23:42-08:00March 5th, 2015|Categories: China, Consoles, Garena, Indonesia, Philippines|

Why Hasn't the PS4 Launched in China? Niko reviewed several news items in China and it seems that the delay in the launch of PS4 is really based on the ability to unlock the region-lock controls on games and PSN, which would give access to content other than that approved by the Ministry of Culture for [...]

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