"Fortnite" has undoubtedly become one of the most popular and most viewed games in America, and has expanded to mobile phones. Ever since "Fortnite" was released, Epic Games has introduced many new items and weapons to the game and made the game even more popular. Other countries have not been able to have "Fortnite" released in their own country, but it won't take long before the game expands worldwide. According to South china Morning Post, "Fornite" has been released in China with the help of Tencent.

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Chinese players can finally play 'Fornite'

After months of waiting, players in China are finally able to play "Fornite" starting this Monday. This was made possible because of a partnership between Epic Games and Tencent, the Chinese giant that runs the world's largest video games business. According to Daily Mail, the Chinese company had previously invested heavily in Epic Games, purchasing a 40% stake in the company in 2012. Tencent will be in charge of handling the game's distribution and publishing in China.

The deputy manager at Tencent has even announced that the company will plan on spending almost $16 million on the game's marketing and supporting ecosystems, and making sure the game does not get illegally copied or distributed.

Huge investment by Tencent is good for 'Fortnite' eSports

The reason behind the huge investment by Tencent is to encourage other content creators to advertise the game. In America, we already have a famous "Fortnite" streamer, Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, who has amassed a huge Twitch following and huge YouTube audience.

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His popularity rose even more after his stream with Drake and other famous people broke the record for viewers on Twitch. By having more money put into the game, Tencent wants to build up the "Fortnite" eSports scene. At least half of the investment made by Tencent will be used to support eSports teams and commentators along with content creators. Plenty of people have already been awaiting professional tournaments for "Fortnite" and this step by Tencent can make it happen.

Since the game has risen in popularity in a matter of months, the investment by Tencent will bring the two companies even closer together. The "Fortnite" tournament hosted by Ninja that happened over the weekend was a huge success. If Tencent can get the eSports scene rolling for "Fortnite," we can expect many other tournaments in the future.

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