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Google eyes up Chinese eSports market with Chushou investment

Google joined as an investor during a recent Series D funding round, which brought Chushou's total lifetime funding to $120 million.

Chris Kerr

January 5, 2018

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Google has made inroads into the Chinese eSports market by investing in Beijing-based mobile game live-steaming platform Chushou. 

As reported by TechCrunch, Google joined as an investor during a recent Series D funding round, which brought Chushou's total lifetime funding to $120 million.

The U.S. internet giant offered financial support alongside previous investors Qiming Venture, Shunwei Capital and Alpha X Capital. 

It now hopes to bring Chushou, which launched back in August 2015 and now has over eight million unique streamers, to other users around the world. 

"Chushou has built an impressive platform, with a dedicated and quickly growing base of content creators and consumers, and smart expansion plans," said Google's principal of corportate development for North Asia,  Frank Lin.

"We're excited to be supporting Chushou through this investment to help them execute those plans, bringing great mobile gaming content to more people around the world."

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Chris Kerr

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Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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