Tbh this isnt the same publisher controlling devs type of game (like activision with cod). Apparently aeria games and wiple games has a contract with aeria games prob funding the game.
To clarify on this matter: Aeria Games is the publisher for Ironsight in the EU, NA and SA region, while Wiple Games is the developer and at the same time publisher of the Asian version (currently on steam).
Content is provided by Wiple Games, but of course we (Aeria Games) are discussing options with the developers (like Battle Pass and similar things) to provide content, issues (BUG FIXES!) and quality of life improvements that is being requested from the community. At the end, the developers are delivering content with patches.
To come back to the topic: I really hope we are getting the new spectator mode that I have seen from the Asian server, since it will make spectating and hosting of tournaments better.