As mobile connectivity surges in China, a handful of companies are battling it out for top spot in one of the country’s fastest growing revenue makers: mobile gaming.

Internet giant Tencent currently owns 14 of the top 30 most downloaded games in China, according to game-industry media company Gamegrapes, however other players including Netease and Chanyou are vying for the spot.

Internet giant Tencent has come out on top by successfully leveraging its triple-roles as a game developer, publisher and game platform using WeChat. NetEase listed four apps among total 30. 3D games such as MMORPGs are largely produced by Sohu’s online game subsidiary Changyou, developer of Tianlong, seizing users with games based on classic Chinese novels. 

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Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com