Posted in NEWS
October 2, 2020

EVOS Esports Sees Quarter-Over-Quarter Growth on TikTok 

EVOS Esports Sees Quarter-Over-Quarter Growth on TikTok 

Southeast Asia-based EVOS Esports announced that its viewership numbers increased “1,000%” quarter-over-quarter on short-form video app, TikTok. The total number of TikTok views on EVOS Esports talents’ TikTok accounts increased from more than 49M views in Q1 2020 to over 700M in Q2 2020. The total number of TikTok followers also increased from over 9M followers in Q1 2020 to over 24M followers in Q2 2020. 

WHIM Indonesia, which manages EVOS and other gaming talents in the region, partnered with TikTok in May of this year.

EVOS fields teams in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and Free Fire. Last November, the company raised $4.4M USD in a Series A round led by Insignia Ventures Partners. 

The organization’s current sponsors include Visa, Unilever’s Axe, Lazada, Axis, Pop Mie, and Top Coffee.

 

Published at Fri, 02 Oct 2020 15:29:38 +0000

Treasury Secretary Warns That TikTok Deal Must ‘Satisfy All Requirements’ of U.S. Government

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin continued his tough rhetoric against short-form video app TikTok this week, telling a gathering that the deal between the company, Oracle, and Walmart has to hit certain specific security benchmarks or it will be roundly rejected by the government.

Mnuchin made his remarks earlier this week during a CNBC investor conference.

“All of the code will have to be in the United States. Oracle will be responsible for rebuilding the code, sanitizing the code, making sure it’s safe in their cloud, and …it’ll satisfy all of our requirements,” Mnuchin said.

TikTok received a bit of a reprieve on Sunday when a federal court issued a preliminary injunction against an executive order issued by President Donald Trump on Aug. 6 and a follow-up order from the Commerce Department seeking a removal of the app from the Apple App Store for iOS and Google Play for Android devices.

The deal between TikTok and others is still being ironed out and requires the approval of the U.S. and Chinese governments before it is “official.”

Published at Fri, 02 Oct 2020 13:06:29 +0000

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