China to be the Future Online Gaming Market

Online gaming and ESports are significantly popular in China, and the country is expected to be one of the biggest markets for pro gaming, online gaming, and mobile gaming.

Southeast Asian gaming research firm Niko Partners released its latest report on the Chinese online gaming market. And according to it, China is growing as a potential gaming market. The Chinese online-gaming market has grown from $10 million in 2001 to more than $9 billion by the end of 2012.
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According to Niko Partners, the online gaming market in China will reach to $11.9 billion in 2013 and expects an explosive growth in the next five years with adding more than $2 billion to its revenue at each year.

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At present, most gamers in China are addicted to League of Legends, and many of them uses I-cafes to play. After realizing this expanding popularity of online gaming and competitive gaming, many international gaming companies are investing their resources into China, so that they can take advantage of the future gaming market.

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Riot Games, the developers of the popular League of Legends game, will be conducting its LCS All-Stars tournament in Shanghai. This event is scheduled from this May 24th to May 26th. This will be going to the biggest all-start event in gaming history.

Activision, the American gaming company has already teamed up with Tencent, a Chinese investment to test out Call of Duty Online in the country.

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