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Xsolla announces new office opens in Kuala Lumpur!


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Xsolla, a leading global video game commerce company celebrates opening a new office in Kuala Lumpur, one of the fastest-growing cities in Asia and the largest city in Malaysia. This will be the largest Xsolla office globally outside of Los Angeles, where it is headquartered. This expansion helps Xsolla offer its growing list of innovative products to even more game companies worldwide.

“We welcome Xsolla’s entry into Malaysia, and their confidence in our digital content ecosystem is a glowing endorsement of Malaysia’s capabilities and capacities. We will continue to strive to facilitate further expansion and growth of key partners in utilising the nation as a hub to land and expand to the wider ASEAN region. With the new national strategic initiative, Malaysia Digital (MD), in place, we are confident that Malaysia will continue to be the digital hub of choice,” said Ts. Mahadhir Aziz, CEO of MDEC.

Xsolla provides industry-leading solutions helping mobile, pc, and web-based video game developers to expand their audiences and monetize their games better. The expansion into Kuala Lumpur is in line with the growing number of gamers and mobile game companies in Asia, enabling Xsolla to provide products that align with market needs and help our partners engage directly with consumers.

“Xsolla has recognized the importance of growth within the gaming industry and the region. By establishing a local entity within Kuala Lumpur, we will expand our network to help developers provide exclusive access to gamers and their preferred payment method to purchase their favourite games,” said Ilya Mamontov, Managing Director of Xsolla in Malaysia. “Because of our regional expansion, we will be adding new talent to the Xsolla development team here in Kuala Lumpur to support the local efforts and our global team.”

Xsolla helps video game developers fund, launch, market, monetize and sell their games in over 200 countries worldwide. Its advanced tools and services can enable developers to accelerate their gaming business by reaching players who want to pay for their gaming experiences using their preferred payment method locally. Xsolla has already helped provide developers with access to new gamers by enabling transactions in 130+ currencies and 20+ languages.

“We are making great strides around the world to help our partners market, sell and monetize their games in over 200+ regions,” said Chris Hewish, President of Xsolla. “As a global company, this office opening will continue our mission of helping our game partners achieve even greater success in this ever-evolving market.”

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Made-in-India Battle Royale Indus Gameplay Trailer Revealed via London Takeover, Pre-Registrations Live Now

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Leading Indian game developer SuperGaming has revealed the first gameplay trailer for its upcoming Indo-Futuristic battle royale Indus to celebrate India’s Republic Day of January 26, 2023.

To launch the gameplay trailer, the company released a series of high-impact takeovers across the biggest locations in London. This is in line with SuperGaming’s vision of putting India on the global gaming map much like its previous Indus trailer launch at New York’s Times Square to mark India’s Independence Day of August 15, 2022.

“As we’ve been making Indus and seeing its gameplay evolve over the year, we wanted to share it with the rest of the world,” says SuperGaming co-founder and CEO Roby John. “This gameplay trailer is for the Indus community the world over that may not have been able to play it with us and to show off the true scale of battle royale that we want you to have when the game is out.”

The trailer entices players to discover, loot, and win on Virlok — the game’s island map, all while showcasing Indus’ weapons, Paragons (the game’s character skins), and traversal. It also highlights multiple locations and firefights with an intent of showing the scope and size of the battle royale experience SuperGaming aims to provide.

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Indus Pre-Registration Details

Pre-registrations for Indus are now live on the Google Play Store for Android with pre-registrations on the App Store for iOS and iPadOS to follow soon. Pre-registering early will get you exclusive surprises that will make your experience of Indus truly your own.

You can pre-register now for Indus via the Google Play Store.

In the run up to Indus’ release date, SuperGaming will have multiple community playtests through the year. The last community playtest was held at Comic Con Bengaluru which was met with a tremendous response from the community, on an average being overbooked by 50 percent for each playtest slot. Players will be able to share their thoughts on various aspects of the game and impact the direction of how SuperGaming crafts its most ambitious title yet.

The first Indus Community Playtest for 2023 will be revealed soon.

For more on Indus, check out the developer blog as YouTube, Discord, Twitter, and
Instagram for the latest behind-the-scenes updates.

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SCCG Management Unveils SCCG ASIA – A Regional Campaign Led by Kent Jenkins from SCCG’s New Office in Bangkok, Thailand

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SCCG Management, a leading management advisory firm specializing in the gaming industry, is proud to announce the launch of its new regional campaign, SCCG – ASIA. The campaign aims to provide management advisory services to Casino, iGaming, Sports Betting, and Esports companies in Asia, as well as provide solutions and resources for existing SCCG client partners looking to enter Asia’s gambling market.

SCCG – ASIA will be led by Kent Jenkins, who has been appointed as the Director of the campaign. With decades of experience in international management throughout Asia, Kent brings to SCCG Management a very high level of knowledge and expertise and is well-positioned to lead the campaign from the new SCCG office located in Bangkok, Thailand.

“We are excited to announce the launch of SCCG – ASIA and to have Kent Jenkins at the helm,” said Stephen Crystal, Founder and CEO of SCCG Management. “We believe that the Asian market for the gambling industry is poised for significant growth and we are confident that this regional campaign will help our client partners navigate this dynamic market and achieve success.”

Kent Jenkins said, “I am thrilled to join SCCG and take on the role of leading the regional campaign for SCCG – ASIA. I am eager to work with Stephen and his talented team of industry leaders boasting over 30 years of experience in the gambling industry. I’m excited to utilize my resources and experience to drive growth and success for SCCG in the region.”

SCCG – ASIA will provide a full range of management advisory services, including strategic planning, market analysis, business development and operational support. With a team of experienced leaders from the gaming industry, SCCG – ASIA will empower companies to reach new heights in the Asian market.

The Asian market presents a significant growth potential for companies in the gambling industry as it offers a large customer base due to the continent’s high population, as well as a growing middle class with disposable income. Additionally, the online and mobile gambling market is rapidly growing in Asia, providing opportunities for companies to reach customers through digital channels. Furthermore, some Asian governments are actively encouraging foreign gambling companies by offering tax breaks and other incentives, and some countries are looking to legalize gambling which could open up new opportunities. Overall, the Asian market presents a significant growth potential for companies in the gambling industry.

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Alvin Chau Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison

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Alvin Chau, one of Macau’s high-profile gambling promoters, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for racketeering and illegal gambling activities.

Chau was the former chairman of Suncity Group, a Macau-based company that helped promote gambling by lending credit to high rollers. Macau is the only region in China where gambling in casinos is legal.

Chau was ordered by the court to pay the Macau government more than HK$6.5 billion ($830 million) as well as $22.7 million to $98 million to a number of casino operators.

Chau was first arrested in China’s eastern province of Zhejiang on November 2020.

After his arrest, experts said that the move signalled a tougher stance on gambling in Macau by the Beijing authorities.

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