Epic and Riot Games’ Tencent dealings draw U.S. government scrutiny
Sep 17, 2020 37 secs

The Trump administration wants to know more about U.S.

video game companies’ involvement with China’s Tencent Holdings, whose relationships with American firms includes full ownership of Riot Games, a significant minority stake in Epic Games, and publishing deals with Activision Blizzard.

To note, some of the key US games / tech companies that Tencent has a minority / majority stake in include:.

In August, the Trump administration also threatened to ban the Tencent-made WeChat messaging app.

The latest CFIUS inquiry follows the Trump administration’s ultimatum to ByteDance, the Chinese owners of the social media platform TikTok, to sell that app to a U.S

The Trump administration, calling TikTok’s Chinese ties a threat to national security, took its actions under emergency powers Congress created in 1977


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