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The Garena game division is one of the best performing segments under Sea (NYSE:SE). Reports indicate that Sea has been performing quite well in Singapore, and it is even better news that the game division is buying Phoenix Labs.

Phoenix Labs and major achievements

One thing that Phoenix Labs is widely known for is that it is the big name behind the development of the popular Dauntless. This happens to be a free-to-play video game that has many fans around the globe.

Dauntless was unveiled a year ago, and it is incredible that it currently has about 20 million players. These players are spread out across the console, PC, and the various mobile platforms. Reports indicated by December last year, people around the globe made about 16 million downloads of the game.

Market observers have applauded the latest move outlining that it is a major win for Garena. Since its establishment, Garena has been a progressive segment and is even known for its Free Fire. This happens to be a free-to-play game.

Sources indicate that the business is buying off everything in Canada and Vancouver. It is a deal that will see it take over about 109 employees in San Mateo, Vancouver, Seattle, and the previous week.

Houston’s take

The co-founder of Phoenix Labs, who also happens to be its president Jesse Houston, has spoken about this deal. This official says that he is quite impressed with this deal but also points out to the independence aspect. According to the leader, independence is something that needs to be looked at from a wider context of meaning. The official believes that independence has some particular challenges that it pulls along with. He said this while speaking at the GamesBeat interview.

Houston discloses that the last six years have been moments of hard work and strategizing about the future. They have had to make some difficult choices and the recent one I just one of them. He laid great emphasis on the need to focus on the Western markets saying that they are the future of business.