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Tencent launches app for streaming PC games to smartphones

League of Legends only game currently available, but more expected soon

Tencent has launched its own mobile streaming app for PC games, joining similar endeavours from Sony, Microsoft, and Valve.

The announcement comes via a translation from Niko Partners senior analyst Daniel Ahmad, who posted the news on Twitter.

The app allows users to stream their WeGame library directly to their iOS or Android device. However, at present it only supports League of Legends and auto-chess mode, Teamfight Tactics.

At GDC earlier this year, Microsoft gave an hour-long presentation on how it is implementing its xCloud to work with mobile devices.

It came just a few weeks after PlayStation launched Remote Play, and four years after Valve first introduced the SteamLink

As the game streaming space becomes increasingly clustered, with Google Stadia promising a lot when it releases later this year, these first steps by Tencent only increase the pressure for companies to deliver.

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