Chinese company Tencent has a 40% stake in Epic Games, the owner of Fortnite. It also owns Riot Games, the company which has developed and published League of Legends across platforms.
The Commerce department of the US government will de-platform TikTok and WeChat and bar all stores from providing access to the two apps within the US.
However, various rumors suggest that Fortnite and League of Legends might be the next apps that the Trump government turns to.
Towards the beginning of August, the BBC reported that while the banning process is set to begin with messaging and video sharing platforms such as WeChat and TikTok, some games might be under danger as well. This is because Tencent, the Chinese multi-conglomerate, has its tentacles across a variety of industries, including gaming, entertainment, artificial intelligence and other technology.