With 2013 firmly over at this point, data has begun to roll in from the collected studies that took place throughout the year, even with regards to gaming, and one of the more interesting ones is how well Chinese publisher Tencent is doing, owning two of the highest earning games of the year: League of Legends and Chinese free to play shooter Crossfire.
League of Legends’ revenues for 2013 totaled $624 million, making it the second top free-to-play game in terms of earnings, a report from SuperData reveals. Coming in at the number one spot is CrossFire, a South Korean free-to-play first-person shooter which brought in $957 million in revenues during 2013. Tencent, which owns a majority stake in League of Legends developer Riot Games, publishes CrossFire as well. Valve rounded out the top 10 list with Counter-Strike Online, which brought in $121 million, and Team Fortress 2 at the number nine spot bringing in $139 million.
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