First Critical Ops Invitational scheduled for Amazon Mobile Masters 2018 event in June

Finnish mobile game developer Critical Force has teamed up with Amazon to hold the first global Critical Ops tournament at the Mobile Masters event on June 23 and 24 in Seattle, Washington, United States.

The Mobile Masters event will bring amateur and professional players together to compete for mobile titles, including six Critical Ops teams that will compete for a $40,000 prize pool. Schedules for the tournament and the final list of participating teams will be published in late May.

“The Critical Ops Invitational tournament is a tribute to our player community. Our player base and our fans are exceptionally loyal and active. Now we have the chance to celebrate mobile esports’s and Critical Ops’s awesome growth with our first ever global event,” says CEO of Critical Force Veli-Pekka Piirainen. “It’s very exciting to work with Amazon, since they have a genuine interest in and commitment to developing mobile eSports.”

GankStars, a professional esports organization and Critical Ops World Champions, are excited to participate in the invitational and interact with the Critical Ops community.

”We are big believers in Critical Ops and that’s why Gankstars entered the game so early. We want to lead by example and hope that our story of hard work and dedication inspires others to believe in themselves, too. I grew up on the simple principle that nothing is impossible, and I want all the dreamers out there to know that they will always have friends at Gankstars. Never give up; all nights end and the sun rises eventually,” says CEO of GankStars Alex “PwntByUkrainian” Novosad. “I’m excited to finally meet our fans and the general community in Seattle!”

Mobile Masters Seattle
Mobile Masters is a popular mobile gaming tournament for amateur and professional esports players. The 2018 event will take place in Seattle from June 23rd to 24th and will be broadcast from Amazon’s new state-of-the-art streaming studio. This year’s Mobile Masters will include the popular core mobile games, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, Survival Arena, World of Tanks Blitz, and Critical Ops. The best players in these games will compete over the course of two days for a share of the $100,000 prize pool. For more information on rules and qualifiers as well as details and updates about all livestreams and broadcasts, visit http://www.amazon.com/mobilemasters.

Critical Force
Critical Force is a game developer from Finland focusing on competitive multiplayer games for mobile. The company’s first game is a mobile FPS title Critical Ops. It has been downloaded over 38 million times and over one million people play this pioneering mobile esports game every day. The company received a $4.5 million seed investment from Korean game publisher conglomerate NHN Entertainment in 2016. Critical Force has offices in Finland and South-Korea. Critical Force was also awarded the best Finnish game developer of 2016.

More info & streaming locations
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/gameon
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/amazonappstore
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/amazonappstore
Website: http://www.amazon.com/mobilemasters (NOT LIVE YET)

http://www.criticalforce.fi
http://bit.ly/2k6o32v (images and videos)
https://youtu.be/U6U1XwvMmhs (Critical Ops trailer)