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More than a year after its international launch, Tencent Holdings’ Call of Duty: Mobile is finally getting its release in China, with nearly 50 million preregistered users and the endorsement of king of Chinese pop Jay Chou.Licensed by Activision Blizzard and developed by Tencent, Call of Duty: Mobile was officially available in the world’s biggest gaming market on Tuesday via a public beta test. Already an international gaming sensation since its global launch on October 1 last year, Call of Duty: Mobile only secured release approval from the Chinese government in August, given the country’s strict media regulation policies.The demand for Call of Duty: Mobile’s launch in China appears to be enormous. Before the game’s release on Tuesday, close to 50 million users had preregistered, according to the game’s website. To further build momentum for the roll out, Tencent recruited the endorsement of popular Taiwanese singer Jay Chou, who has also starred in Hollywood movies such as The Green Hornet and Now You See Me 2.Get the latest insights and analysis from our Global Impact newsletter on the big stories originating in China.Analysts are bullish about the earning potential of the game. Call of Duty: Mobile generated close to US$500 million in player spending in its first year, making it the 22nd most profitable mobile game in the world during that time, according to a new report from app tracking firm Sensor Tower.In June, Sensor Tower predicted that after its China release the game could surpass Tencent’s own PUBG Mobile to become the world’s biggest mobile title. Call of Duty: Mobile reached the 250 million downloads milestone faster than PUBG Mobile. Huya and DouYu merger will give Tencent control of new live-streaming behemothDaniel Ahmad, senior analyst at game consultancy Niko Partner, said the game’s China release is likely to be hugely successful.“Tencent’s deep understanding of the Chinese game market paired with its overseas operation of Call of Duty: Mobile for the past year will help the game succeed when it launches in China this year,” he said. “Operating the Call of Duty IP across multiple platforms has allowed Activision to reach a much broader audience and the release of the mobile version has also led to an increase in players and revenue from the console and PC games.”The e-sports ecosystem for the title is already starting to ramp up in China with both FPX and EDG confirming that they plan to field e-sports teams, according to Ahmad. Tencent will be looking to replicate the success of the Peacekeeper Elite League with Call of Duty: Mobile e-sports, and already has experience with such tournaments overseas, he added.Craig Chapple, mobile insights strategist at Sensor Tower, anticipated the success of the game in a report published this month.“It will follow in the footsteps of another extremely successful mobile shooter in China, Game For Peace, the localised version of PUBG Mobile which is also published and developed by Tencent,” Chapple wrote. Game For Peace is often referred to by its other Chinese name Peacekeeper Elite. Gaming platform Roblox said to be preparing for US listingAccording to Niko Partners, mobile and PC games revenue in China hit US$33.1 billion in 2019 and is projected to pass US$46.7 billion by 2024. China had 685 million gamers in 2019, and that is expected to rise to 772 million by 2024, with 637 million of those playing games on mobile devices. That means China already accounts for more than 25 per cent of the world’s mobile games market.Outside China, the US was the game’s top revenue-earning country, with players there spending about US$215 million, while Japan and Germany took second and third place, according to Chapple.“I think Call of Duty: Mobile may not perform as well in China as it does in the West...because Call of Duty likely does not have as many fans in China,” said Liao Xuhua, gaming analyst at Beijing-based Analysys International. “The competitive aspect of Call of Duty: Mobile is very high and it appears that Chinese gamers prefer games which are more social.”Call of Duty: Mobile had generated close to 270 million downloads outside China as of the beginning of this month. The game saw 50 million downloads in the US alone in its first year.“It’s a testament to the power of the Call of Duty IP and its ability to translate to mobile, along with the successful partnership between the US-based Activision and China-based Tencent,” Chapple said.While Tencent is reaping success with its latest title, the company’s business ties with US-based gaming companies are under scrutiny amid tense China-US relations. Tencent’s US$22 billion in US assets, including a 5 per cent stake in Activision Blizzard, could be at risk of forced divestment should tensions continue to rise, according to an earlier Bloomberg Intelligence report.More from South China Morning Post: * Chinese mobile games take 19 of top 100 spots in US games market in first quarter amid Covid boom * Tencent’s Supercell gaming unit must pay US$8.5 million in ‘freemium’ disputeThis article Tencent’s Call of Duty: Mobile launches in China with 50 million sign-ups and Jay Chou’s endorsement first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2020.
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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) showed off its new iPhone12 phones and smart speakers at its "Hi, Speed" event Tuesday afternoon.What Happened: "League of Legends," one of the most popular PC games, is coming to the iPhone 12 later this year. Riot Games, owned by Tencent Holdings (Pink: TCEHY), will launch the mobile version of "League of Legends" called "Wild Rift" on the iPhone 12.Apple highlighted the 5G capabilities from Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Apple as the "perfect time" to come to mobile. The 14 Bionic chip in the iPhone12 was also highlighted as a plus for playing the game on mobile.See Also: Verizon CEO Discusses iPhone 5G Launch With AppleWhy It's Important: Verizon highlights Riot Games, the New York Times and the NFL as partners. The company states Riot Games rebuilt its "League of Legends" game from the ground up for the best mobile experience with Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband."League of Legends" is one of the most popular games in the world and its entry to mobile could bring in major revenue for Tencent Holdings.In 2019, "League of Legends" had $1.5 billion in revenue. The game was the No. 2 free-to-play game on PC for revenue and No. 1 for number of users. "League of Legends" trailed the revenue of "Fortnite," but had 300 million more users.The PC free-to-play market was worth $20.6 billion in 2019. The mobile market was worth three times that amount, which opens up another revenue source for Tencent, which is already a top player in the mobile market.What's Next: Riot Games is also testing "Wild Rift" on Android devices with a closed beta currently testing in the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan.Shares of Apple fell 3% to $121.04 after the event. Shares of Tencent Holdings are up 1% to $73.75.See more from Benzinga * Options Trades For This Crazy Market: Get Benzinga Options to Follow High-Conviction Trade Ideas * Unity Software Analysts Assign Triple-Digit Price Targets On Gaming Strength, Future Growth Verticals * Lordstown Motors Taps Joe Burrow As Celebrity Spokesman For Endurance Truck(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
Activision Blizzard’s esports league the Overwatch League’s grand finals Oct. 10 broke viewership records and was the most-watched league match ever, the company reported Tuesday.Viewers of the Overwatch Leauge finals match between esports teams Philadelphia Fusion and the San Francisco Shock attracted 1.55 million viewers worldwide, up 38% from last year’s total. The Shock took home the trophy, its second grand finals win in two years and the league’s first back-to-back sweep.Activision said YouTube viewership hit a season high, with a peak of 180,000 viewers tuned into the live broadcast of the finals match last week.Also Read: Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass Will Be Available On iPhones, iPads Next Year (Report)An increase in viewers was expected this year since esports teams are unable to hold in-person competitions and pack arena seats. This year Activision ran the majority of Overwatch League competition virtually, including the finals, which saw players competing for a $1.5 million prize pool.Photo: Activision BlizzardThe Overwatch League held its inaugural season two years ago, and the first-person shooter title from Blizzard Entertainment was released in May 2016. Last year’s in-person event attracted about 10,000 fans, Activision said.“I’m so proud of the entire Overwatch League staff who worked incredibly hard to put on a great show for our fans, and we’re extremely proud to finish this season with 38% global viewership growth from last year,” Activision Blizzard’s vice president of Overwatch esports John Spector said in a statement Tuesday. “YouTube is a great partner for us and our viewership in Asia was massive as Grand Finals ran live in prime-time for those audiences, which was great to see.”Read original story Overwatch World League Grand Finals Sets Record for Most-Watched Match Ever At TheWrap
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