China’s Tencent Holdings Group is negotiating with the US National Security Council over its ownership interest in US video game developers Riot Games and Epic Games.
Tencent since the second half of last year In conversation In cooperation with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the agency can decide that Tencent should divest its interests.
If user data is shared, CFIUS regards the interests of Epic Games and Riot Games as a risk.
Tencent owns 40% of Fortnite maker Epic Games. Tencent also purchased a majority stake in Riot Games in 2011 and acquired the remaining shares in the company in 2015. RiotGames is the developer of “League of Legends”.
CFIUS also intervened in the ByteDance issue, and last year the Trump administration had to sell its video app TikTok to all parties in the United States. The case has been postponed.