The U.S. has suspended various Chinese applications. They are WeChat, TikTok, etc. The speculation is rife that a ban could also be imposed on popular online multiplayer. These games are Fortnite and League of legends. However various fans enjoy these games. They among the most popular games in the country. According to the report, Epic Games and Riot Games are two of the gaming studios that have been asked by the Committee. This is on Foreign Investment in the United States. However, it is also known as CFIUS. They provide details about how they gather and handle the data for users. The users are of America. However, the banning of various Chinese applications throughout the world is controversial. Various countries are doing so. This is because of the tensions between China and the rest of the world.
Misuse of the information
However, this move by America is actually a part of an effort to stop Chinese linked applications. This also includes video games from collecting the private details of American users. It is believed that personal data is leaked due to these Chinese applications. This might lead to the inappropriate use of personal information. Although to protect the personal information the American government took this decision. This banning has impacted the Chinese economy to another level. China is already bearing losses due to the ban of TikTok and WeChat.
Role of Tencent
However, those who are unaware of the Tencent share. Both the Epic Games and Riot Ganes are linked with Tencent. Tencent holds around 40% of the stake in Epic games. Tencent is a Chinese company. It is also believed that Fortnite and League Of Legends will not face any suspension. The Chinese conglomerate has complete shares in Riot Games. However, the Fortnite and League Of Legends are not the only major games at risk. There are various other popular games titles that are at risk. Valiant could also be affected. This is because it is also published by Riot Games. It is even worth pointing out that Tencent Holdings is one of the biggest gaming companies in the world. However, it is also believed that it will continue to expand its control in the industry.