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Tencent-Games sues over 20 account trading platforms for account renting and selling of Honor of Kings
Published: Sep 07, 2021 12:23 PM
Tencent Games exhibition zone at China International Fair for Trade in Service in Beijing on September 9th, 2020. Photo: VCG

Tencent Games exhibition zone at China International Fair for Trade in Service in Beijing on September 9th, 2020. Photo: VCG



Tencent-Games has sued more than 20 account trading platforms and e-commerce platforms for account renting and selling of Honor of Kings, one of the most popular games, demanding the termination of the services, according to the official account of Tencent-Games on Chinese Twitter-like social media platform Sina Weibo following a post on Monday night.

The announcement came following that CCTV reported that minor users can play online games without restrictions by renting or buying accounts. 

According to CCTV report, the users can play the game for two hours by spending 33 yuan renting an account in an account trading store. They can access the game without real-name authentication.

Tencent-Games said account renting and selling seriously undermines the game's name verification system and the protection mechanism for minors, calling for strict regulations on this behavior.

On Saturday night, the system of Honor of Kings broke down due to the sudden traffic inflow of the minors on heels of the strictest anti-addition measure, demanded by China's top media regulator. 

On August 30, China's National Press and Publication Administration ordered internet gaming companies to provide just one hour of services to minors from 8-9 pm on Fridays, weekends and official holidays, in order to prevent minors from becoming addicted to internet games, and to protect their physical and psychological health.

Global Times
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