INTERNATIONAL_ In September 2020, the Indian Ministry of Information and Technology banned 118 Chinese apps, including Tencent products.
This creates a major turning point in the process of game product trade between the two superpowers stemming from border conflicts. Because of this, Tencent game company cannot distribute games to the most potential market in Asia on its own, which has the largest number of players downloading games in the world.
Even releasing the PUBG Mobile game, Tencent had to “give up” and had to go through the Korean game maker Krafton (hypothetically) with the Battlegrounds Mobile India product – the PUBG Mobile version in India.
In turn, the MOBA Clash of Titans game, which is said to be the international Mobile Union version in India, is not released directly by Tencent, but through an intermediary, Actoz Singapore. This reflects that due to the embargo, the Chinese game company has no way to penetrate the South Asian market but must go through an intermediary.
While India’s ban doesn’t target all Chinese manufacturers, it’s still causing trouble, and for some head-to-head game products. How to re-enter the Indian market naturally becomes a game to consider.
On YouTube, many players have posted videos related to Clash of Titans with video titles almost all labeled “AoV”.
As a MOBA game, the hero in Clash of Titans is an important factor that distinguishes other games. In fact, not every champion in Actoz’s game is the same as Arena of Valor released by Tencent. The game currently has only 56 heroes.
In all respects, the similarity between Clash of Titans and Arena of Valor is over 99%, which is not an exaggeration to say that they are the same game.
The developer of Clash of Titans is Actoz SG, a company responsible for global distribution of the game and a Singapore subsidiary of Actoz Soft, a Korean company. But the company is held by China’s Shengqu.
It is worth mentioning that Shengqu is a subsidiary of Century Huatong, which last December signed an Intermodal Cooperation Framework Agreement with Tencent, expanding the depth of cooperation between the two sides. This can be seen as a sophisticated connection and after all, Tencent is still the owner of MOBA Clash of Titans.
According to Sensor Tower data, Clash of Titans was launched at the end of last year, has been downloaded more than 100,000 times so far on the Google market in India, and most of the players give it a positive review with a high score. more than 4 points (on a 5 scale).
Home page: http://www.actozsg.com/