Grace added that after making changes to their games which included improved animation and special effects for the international audience, their daily active users outside China now number more than 20 million.

  And, while gaming has seen a massive spike, so too has online streaming both domestically and internationally, which developers are now looking to leverage growth from.

  China.org, a state-run publisher, reported that the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game “Honor of Kings” generated 2 billion yuan in a single day on the Chinese New Year’s Eve. The figure is a 50% increase to that of the previous year as game downloads also increased throughout the Spring Festival.

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