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Amber CEO talks creative destruction, China is open for business, and Brawl Stars tops the charts

Amber CEO talks creative destruction, China is open for business, and Brawl Stars tops the charts

All eyes have been on Supercell over the last month since the launch of its latest title Brawl Stars, only its fifth-ever global release.

Could it have another hit on its hands? In our most-read story last week, our regular weekly global charts offered early signs pointing to success as it topped the download rankings on the US app stores and entered the top 10 grossing for the week of December 17th.

Our second most-read story last week was the big news that China is once again approving game licences for new releases, opening the market back up for business after a nine-month-long freeze.

PGC, termination and revival

Elsewhere, our speaker spotlight on Amber CEO Mihai Pohontu proved popular, as the company boss discussed his talk and industry trends.

Lastly, Activision Blizzard gave its chief financial officer the boot before he could simply walk off to Netflix, and we took a look at the Australia games industry’s revival.

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Craig Chapple is Senior Editor of and He was previously Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.


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