The Chinese giant has expanded its stake in the Finnish company from 50% to 51.2%, through a payment of $40 million. With the new purchase of shares, Tencent has increased their power over the mobile game developer.
In June 2016, a consortium of Luxembourg-based companies, including Tencent, acquired 81.4% of Supercell in an operation that was $10,200.
Supercell was founded in 2010 dedicated to the development of video games for mobile media. Among its successes are Clash Royale, Brawl Stars or Clash of Clans, a title that in 2018 came to enter 1.5 million dollars a day through in-game sales.
For its part, Tencent not only develops its own games with the great Chinese hit Honor of Kings, but also already has 48% of Epic Games, the developers of the best-selling Fortnite phenomenon, 5% of other great developers such as Ubisoft ( Assassin’s Creed, Rainbow Six Siege) or Activision Blizzard (Call of Duty, World of Warcraft) and all of Riot Games (League of Legends).