World largest gaming company gets even more involved in the autobattler uprising genre. Dragonest and Drodo Studio announced Tuesday, July 2nd, Tencent as co-publisher for Drodo Auto Chess.
Launched mid-March 2019 as an independent title on the Chinese mobile games market with Dragonest, Drodo Studio’s Auto Chess became a source of inspiration for some of the biggest game publishers. Valve, on whose platform Drodo Studio developed the Dota Auto Chess mode, were the first after Drodo and Dragonest to release an independent tile. Dota Underlords is now available on PC and mobile devices, while Riot Games have an autobattler of their own in the League of Legends client.
Dragonest was the first mobile games publisher in China to partner with Drodo Studio. Two months later it was announced that Tencent will join the venture to ensure “a better development of the game.”
Longfei Li, Dragonest CEO announced the partnership on Weibo, today saying the followings:
“It’s been more than two months since the release of Drodo Auto Chess and it’s an honor to see all the love this game has received along the way.
For a better development path of this game, as well as providing our players a more convenient and better gaming experience. We, after deliberate consideration, have decided to partner with Tencent to co-publish the Chinese mainland version of Drodo Auto Chess.
We are committed to build a fair competitive environment, we will never forget why we started and only that way can we achieve what we are chasing for. With the help from our partners, Drodo will grow in a faster and healthier pace.”
One of the first features coming out from the Tencent partnership is that the Drodo Auto Chess Chinese players will now be able to log in into the game via Wechat and Tencent QQ instant messenger platform. It is expected that Tencent will also be involved into the $1,000,000 Auto Chess Invitational tournament announced mid-June 2019 in collaboration with ImbaTV.