Here’s an excerpt from the hackenslash story that Alex Villafania and I wrote:
In response to a question by hackenslash on why IAH chose IP e-Games over rival Philippine online game publisher Level Up Inc. when both made a bid for Granado Espada, Lee replied: “While we had different discussions before, we have not signed anything before today. We just had discussions.”
Gonzalez added: “I think, in a nutshell, this was a highly sought after partnership. Lots of global gaming companies wanted to work with IAH. That’s a given.”
In a separate telephone interview with hackenslash, Level Up Inc. COO Sheila Paul clarified that the online game publisher did not make a formal bid for Granado Espada.