League of Legends and PUBG combine for 50 percent of PC Bang play rates; Overwatch hits post-release low

League of Legends and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) comprised almost 50 percent of Korean PC bang play rates last week, while Overwatch hit an all-time low since the game’s release.

October 23, 2017
PUBG is No. 2 in Korean PC Bang play rates

PUBG overtakes Overwatch in PC Bang play rates

PLAYERUNKNOWN’s BATLEGROUNDS has overtaken Overwatch as the No. 2 game in PC Bang play rates, according to a weekly report by Daily eSports.

September 25, 2017
The punishment for PC Bang owners with underage players was lessened in South Korea.

Punishment lessened for PC Bang owners who get caught with underage Overwatch players

A previous law in South Korea, punished PC Bang owners for being caught with underage children playing games rated 15 and above, has been relaxed to give establishments a “caution” before being shut down, reports GameMeca’s Kim Mee-hee.

August 7, 2017

PLAYERUNKNOWN’s BATTLEGROUNDS climbing the PC bang rankings

PLAYERUNKNOWN’s BATTLEGROUNDS continues its upward trajectory in Korea as it rises again in the PC bang usage rankings.

July 24, 2017
League of Legends continues to hold off Overwatch in Korean PC Bang play percentages

League of Legends remains comfortably ahead of Overwatch in Korean PC Bang percentages

The pre-Overwatch status quo seems to have returned to Korean PC Bang percentages, with League of Legends the clear No. 1 played game and Overwatch not close behind it.

June 14, 2017

League of Legends remains No. 1 in PC Bang percentages almost a month after start of new Overwatch season

Four weeks into the third competitive season of Overwatch, League of Legends remains on top in Korean PC Bang play.

March 28, 2017
Blizzard MLG Overwatch

Police being called to Korean PC Bangs to prevent underage children from playing Overwatch

Overwatch is so popular in South Korea that police are being called to prevent underage players from firing up the game at PC Bangs.

August 30, 2016

League of Legends gaining on Overwatch in PC Bangs — for now

League of Legends is close to catching up with Overwatch for the first time since June in Korean PC Bangs.

August 23, 2016

Lack of paywall at PC Bangs at least partly responsible for Overwatch surpassing League of Legends

For the longest time, League of Legends was the unchallenged champion of Korean PC Bangs, internet gaming cafes that are considered central to Korea’s online gaming culture.

June 17, 2016