Huya Live

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Huya Live
Huya Live logo.png
Type of site
Live streaming, streaming video
Available inSimplified Chinese
Traded asNasdaqHUYA
Area servedChina
Worldwide (as Nimo TV)
OwnerTencent (50.1%)[1]
JOYY (43%)[2] Edit this at Wikidata (outside China)
Launched24 November 2014; 6 years ago (2014-11-24)
Current statusActive

Huya Live (Chinese: 虎牙直播) is a Chinese video live streaming service. The site is one of the largest of its kind in China, and also operates globally as Nimo TV.[3][4] Similar to other streaming services like Twitch, the site primarily focuses on video game live streaming and includes official broadcasts of esports competitions.[5] In addition, Huya also has live broadcasts for a variety of other genres, including cooking, traditional sports and "real life" streams.[6]


On 24 November 2014, it was announced that's video streaming service would begin operating independently as Huya Live.[7]

On 4 January 2018, Riot Games gave Huya Live exclusive rights to broadcast the LCK, South Korea's professional esports league for League of Legends, in China.[8] The same was done for the LCS and LEC on 20 January 2020, the equivalent leagues in North America and Europe respectively.[9][10]

Huya had 150 million monthly active users at the start of 2019.[11]

In April 2020, Tencent became the largest shareholder of Huya, having increased its voting power to 50.1% which reduced JOYY's voting stake from 55.5% to 43%.[2]

Nimo TV[edit]

Nimo TV is the global name of Huya Live. Nimo TV is the most used streaming platform in multiple countries such as Brazil, Turkey, Indonesia, and Vietnam.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tencent bolsters lead in China's game live-streaming market after Huya deal". South China Morning Post. 8 April 2020. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  2. ^ a b Fool, Contributor Leo Sun The Motley. "Tencent Gains Control of Huya: What Does This Mean for JOYY?". Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  3. ^ "New livestreaming opportunities for gamers as Nimo TV takes over Thailand". Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Huya Picks AWS for Overseas Expansion - - via @CapitalWatchCom". Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  5. ^ Techweb. "虎牙直播荣膺金瑞奖"2016最佳产品/服务创新奖"" (in Chinese). Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  6. ^ "YY直播改名虎牙直播背后原因揭秘 老板倾心有虎牙的美女主播" (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 8 May 2015. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  7. ^ 种昂 (1 February 2018). "虎牙直播改道上市 背后玄机引发业界猜疑". 经济观察网 (in Chinese). Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  8. ^ "虎牙直播将独播LCK2018春季赛". Techweb (in Chinese). 4 January 2018. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  9. ^ Esguerra, Tyler (20 January 2020). "Huya becomes newest exclusive LCS and LEC broadcaster in China". Dot Esports. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  10. ^ Murray, Trent (20 January 2020). "Huya Secures Chinese Broadcast Rights for LCS, LEC". The Esports Observer. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  11. ^ Huang, Zheping (7 January 2019). "'China's Twitch' Huya surpasses 100 million users despite content crackdown". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 18 May 2020.

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