Critical Ops to show off new tournament spectator client

Finnish game developer Critical Force is set to unveil a new tournament spectator client for its mobile game Critical Ops at the Amazon Mobile Masters in Seattle, Washington next week.

Current Critical Ops spectator mode

Kasperi Kivistö, Critical Force Community and eSports Manager commented: “Spectator Client provides viewers with a complete overview of the match. It also helps shout casters commentate and create stories around the games. Viewers will have real-time information about the weapon composition and economy of both teams as well as player positioning on the map.” 

Critical Force is growing as a developer as it brought on KSV founder Kevin Chou to its board and received $4.5m (£3.4m) in seed investment from Korean game publisher NHN Entertainment. Critical Ops has been downloaded more than 38 million times and recently announced it reached one million daily players back in February. The game runs its esports division as an Open League in conjunction with ESL consisting of 128 teams with the top 40 teams advancing to playoffs. 

The Amazon Mobile Masters is typically the culmination of mobile esports as teams in World of Tanks: Blitz, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, Survival Arena, and Critical Ops will compete over the course of two days in Seattle, Washington for the share of the $100,000 prize pool. The Critical Ops tournament will feature CSPG, Dynasty, Gankstars, Hammers Esports, Nova Esports and SetToDestroyX.

Esports Insider says: Mobile esports is growing rapidly and one of the best events to view that is Amazon’s Mobile Masters tournament. Mobile gaming can also be very tricky to spectate as the games are obviously played on either phone or tablet. While the Critical Ops current spectator mode is fairly simple it will be interesting to see what new additions they bring to the table and unveil in a couple weeks at the Amazon Mobile Masters tournament.