Critical Force, the Finnish studio behind mobile esports game Critical Ops, has announced the game has reached a sizable milestone: one million daily players.
Critical Ops has been downloaded over 34 million times by mobile users now, and has an active, engaging social presence – spanning over half a million followers across several platforms. YouTube creators have, impressively, uploaded over half a million videos focusing on the mobile game.
The official Discord server for Critical Ops is fairly sizable too, it currently maintains a membership of over 54,000. Discussing the success of the game, CEO of Critical Force Veli-Pekka Piirainen said the following: “Year 2017 was phenomenal for us in many ways. Our game became one of the de facto standard mobile eSports games and our staff more than quadrupled last year. We’re very much looking forward to 2018 and we have many great milestones ahead of us such as the official release of Critical Ops.”
In 2016, Critical Force received a $4.5 million (£3,235,185) investment from Korean game publisher conglomerate NHN Entertainment. The company was also named the best Finnish game developer in the same year.
Esports Insider: This milestone is undeniably a big statement for both mobile gaming and mobile esports in general, especially considering its niche mobile FPS genre. We look forward to seeing what other numbers Critical Ops can reach in the future!