Short version: there’s an executive order now targeting ByteDance and WeChat. They’ll be banned from doing business with American companies in a month and a half, and everybody in gaming started going “Hubaba-WHAT?” because Tencent (owner of WeChat) owns a metric butt-ton of gaming companies now. Fortnite in particular, although this is of personal interest to me because they just bought FunCom (Secret World Legends, Conan Exiles).
Anyway, it’s just WeChat that’s now outside the Pale, not Tencent in general: “A White House official on Thursday night clarified that the executive order concerning WeChat only blocks transactions related to WeChat, not those involving other Tencent holdings.” (Via @SamAugustDean) At least, for now. But further speculation on my part would be pushing the Line, so I won’t. I’m pretty close to the edge to it as it is.