A brand new document claims that Tencent, the China-based writer of the hit PC MOBA, League of Legends, is in talks with Softbank to procure their majority stake in Supercell, the creators of the hit cellular technique recreation Clash of Clans.
The Wall Street Journal studies that Japan-based SoftBank purchased a 51% stake in Supercell for $1.53 billion in 2013 and greater that quantity to 73% in 2015. It added:
An individual briefed at the topic stated Tencent President Martin Lau and Leader Technique Officer James Mitchell lately flew to Helsinki to influence Supercell's founders to improve a sale. However Supercell's founders, who can veto the deal, like to stay the corporate's control underneath SoftBank given it will get whole autonomy, some of the folk stated.
Whilst Tencent's possession of League of Legends, from developer Rebellion Video games, is a large hit at the PC platform, it has but to safe this kind of giant recreation within the cellular marketplace.