India recently blacklisted 59 Chinese apps, and it was predicted that this would result in other countries following suit. And this prediction has come to fruition with President Donald Trump wanting to ban Tik Tok. While some people are revelling in the potential demise of Tik Tok despite the uproar from people who have turned it into their livelihood, Trump’s restrictions on WeChat and Tencent has gotten people worried that League of Legends will be banned in the United States too.
President Donald Trump has basically insisted that firms must end links with Tik Tok and WeChat within 45 days. These apps will be prevented from operating in the country if they are not sold, but a lot of people are unsure whether this applies to all apps and products with links to Tencent.
This would be a major catastrophe for the video games industry as Tencent is involved with many companies such as Epic Games, Blizzard, and Riot Games, and this has resulted in worries that League of Legends will be banned in the United States.
Is Donald Trump banning League Of Legends?
No, Donald Trump is not banning League of Legends.
President Donald Trump is banning Tik Tok and WeChat within 45 days if they are not sold, but League of Legends will not be banned in the United States regardless.
This is because video game companies owned by and involved with Tencent will not be affected by the executive order.
LA Tech reporter Sam Dean posted the above on Twitter, saying that it comes from a White House official.
The executive order only applies to transactions concerning WeChat, so League Of Legends, Fortnite, the Unreal Engine, and everything else related to Tencent is perfectly fine.
As you’d imagine, there was a lot of backlash to the executive order on Twitter because of the ramifications its initial implications would have had on the video games industry.
But, again, League Of Legends, Epic Games, Blizzard, and all video game companies and games with ties to Tencent appear to be fine.
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