October 31, 2020

The Department of the Treasury is reportedly looking into the American companies behind ‘Fortnite’ and ‘League of Legends’ over their ties to Chinese tech titan Tencent

After taking action against the wildly popular smartphone apps TikTok and WeChat, President Trump’s administration appears to be setting its sights on the gaming studios behind two of the biggest games in the world: “Fortnite” and “League of Legends.”

The same government body that investigated TikTok and WeChat is now looking into Epic Games and Riot Games, according to a new Bloomberg report. Both companies received letters from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS), the report states, regarding how they handle security for American user data, the report says.

The issue appears to be the two companies’ relationship with Chinese conglomerate Tencent.

 

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