Tencent Games has completed the nationwide rollout of real name verification of one of its most popular game Honour of Kings (王者荣耀, known as Arena of Valor outside China) on November 19.

According to the company’s announcement (in Chinese) on its WeChat official account, the rollout was completed 12 days faster than planned.

The company’s latest figures show that the effect of the registration system has kicked in just two months after it began enforcing it on Honour of Kings. The playtime of players aged 12 years or younger fell by 46% and the playtime of older teens above 12 years old dropped 24% after the real-name ID checks rolled out.

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Nicole Jao is a reporter based in Beijing. She’s passionate about emerging trends, news, and stories of human interest within the world of technology. Connect with her on Twitter or via email: nicole.jao.iting@gmail.com.