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China's iDreamSky, Russia's Mail.ru form games partnership

SHANGHAI, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Tencent-backed Chinese video game publisher iDreamSky Technology Holdings and Russian tech firm Mail.ru Group's games unit said on Thursday that they will be establishing a long-term partnership to expand their global presence.

The two companies made the announcement at a press conference held on the eve of the China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference, also known as ChinaJoy, which takes place in Shanghai between Aug 2-5.

Reuters reported on Wednesday that the two companies were forming an alliance.

The partnership will work on cross-publishing games in domestic markets, and are currently working on bringing a game called "War Robot" into China, pending license approval. (Reporting by Brenda Goh; Editing by Tom Hogue)