Headquartered in Shenzhen, Tencent is one of China's and the world's largest internet services companies, with interests in media, entertainment, web and mobile communications, advertising, e-commerce and internet banking.

Honor of Kings, a role-playing game for smartphones, has attracted more than 80 million active daily users. Photo: SCMP

US$17.5 billion wiped off Tencent value after game branded ‘poison’

Tencent Holdings, the operator of China’s dominant social network and publisher of the world’s most popular role-playing mobile game, plunged in Hong Kong trading, after a commentary in the People’s Daily newspaper described its Honour of Kings game as “poison” and “drug” that’s