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Arena of Valor to Launch in Russia and Middle East

Shounak Sengupta
17th Apr, 2020

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  • Arena of Valor launches servers in Russia and the Middle East. 
  • The game is also looking to grow actively in North America. 

 

Along with launching their servers in South Asia, Arena of Valor are also launching a servers in Russia and the Middle East. The move comes after an increase in the number of people playing online games due to the coronavirus and lock down in many parts of the world. 


[Also read: Arena of Valor Launches South Asia Servers]


Arena of Valor is one of the most popular MOBA's on mobile in the world, and it's Chinese version, Honor of Kings is one of the highest grossing mobile titles of all time, having made over USD 4.5 billion since it's release. In an interview with Pocket Gamer, Arena of Valor's executive producer, Ray Ning said " These are highly relevant growth markets for mobile games - especially for an innovative and high-quality mobile experience like Arena of Valor. The MENA games sector is growing. MENA games are growing even faster than global market rates with the high penetration of mobile devices and the young population demographic.

The region is also coming alive to esports, with more people becoming esports fans and regional esports athletes competing and winning at a global level. Russia has a tradition of players who are passionate about core and competitive games. This is historically a place where free-to-play PC games have dominated but Russia’s market is shifting more toward mobile games, with mobile gaming expected to be the fastest growing segment in the years to come."


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