Tencent says midnight game player was 60 years old, not teenager
Chinese tech company Tencent said on Thursday that it investigated after news about one of its games, Honor of Kings, being played at midnight. It found the player was 60 years old, and not a teenager.
Tencent tracked an account after a three-day investigation based on news report, which had been detected as operation by teenagers on several occasions but had passed 17 times of real person tests via face recognition since March, 2021. The account also passed two times of real person tests after September 1, the day that launched the new teenager game time restriction.