PUBG Mobile was immensely popular in China before Tencent replaced it with a more patriotic version called Peacekeeper Elite. Some gamers still access the original game with the help of game booster apps. Photo: AFP PUBG Mobile was immensely popular in China before Tencent replaced it with a more patriotic version called Peacekeeper Elite. Some gamers still access the original game with the help of game booster apps. Photo: AFP
PUBG Mobile was immensely popular in China before Tencent replaced it with a more patriotic version called Peacekeeper Elite. Some gamers still access the original game with the help of game booster apps. Photo: AFP

Video gaming

Game boosters helping gamers jump China’s Great Firewall anger players overseas as Beijing turns a blind eye

  • The limited launch of League of Legends: Wild Rift caused a surge of interest in game booster apps from NetEase, Tencent and others
  • Skirmishes between Chinese and overseas gamers have become a frequent occurrence as players seek out games unavailable in China

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PUBG Mobile was immensely popular in China before Tencent replaced it with a more patriotic version called Peacekeeper Elite. Some gamers still access the original game with the help of game booster apps. Photo: AFP PUBG Mobile was immensely popular in China before Tencent replaced it with a more patriotic version called Peacekeeper Elite. Some gamers still access the original game with the help of game booster apps. Photo: AFP
PUBG Mobile was immensely popular in China before Tencent replaced it with a more patriotic version called Peacekeeper Elite. Some gamers still access the original game with the help of game booster apps. Photo: AFP
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