June 11, 2014 14:05 UTC

mopay Wins Carrier Billing Payment Contract for the World’s Top-Grossing Freemium Massively Multiplayer Online Game, CrossFire

PALO ALTO, Calif. & MUNICH--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- mopay, a global leader in innovative payment solutions for online merchants, announced today an agreement with Smilegate West, the publisher of CrossFire, the world’s top-grossing free-to-play online game in 2013. CrossFire has been ranked #1 with about $1 billion revenue in a recent report from Superdata Research on top-earning free-to-play PC online games. Smilegate West is publishing CrossFire in all of the Americas. mopay provides the respective carrier billing infrastructure.

CrossFire came out as the surprise winner in the annual survey from New York-based Superdata Research, investigating the worldwide revenue of the most popular free-to-play games on the PC. The First Person Shooter CrossFire has been hugely popular in Asia and not only scores with its low bandwidth requirement and easy-to-play gaming experience but also with surprisingly high revenues for 2013.

Canada-based Smilegate West has licensed CrossFire for Americas distribution. South America in particular is a very attractive region, since the user behavior and consumer tech environment resemble the Asian region in many ways. Carrier billing specialist mopay has been working with Smilegate West for the last four years as partner of choice for all the company’s publishing titles. The extension of their cooperation to CrossFire has been a logical decision from the publishing specialist. CrossFire has been translated in English, Spanish and Portuguese to fully appeal to the Americas market, and it has just left the beta stage to go into a commercial release.

Ingo Lippert, CEO of mopay comments, “Smilegate West has been a long-term partner of ours. To see them succeed with their recent deal for CrossFire makes us happy and proud to work with such a fine company. South America is one of our growth regions and nicely ties into our increased efforts to become the number one go-to partner for carrier billing in this region.”

“Carrier billing has always been essential for the commercial success of our titles across our publishing territory,” states Mario Filho from Smilegate West Inc. “mopay provided a great carrier billing infrastructure, and proved to be a very proactive partner in the complex and ever-changing world of carrier billing. We are delighted to have mopay as a partner in the launch of the most successful PC freemium game of 2013.”

About mopay:

mopay is a global leader in innovative payment solutions for online merchants. mopay’s core platform enables merchants of virtual, digital and physical goods to bill charges directly to consumers’ cell phone and land line accounts. mopay operates in more than 80 countries across the globe, reaching more than 4.3 billion consumers. The company has a blue-chip customer base including major brands such as Gameforge, Bigpoint, valve and Wargaming. mopay, has more than 100 employees at locations in the United States, Germany, Austria, Spain, the United Kingdom, Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, China, Romania and Brazil. For more information, visit www.mopay.com.

About Smilegate West:

Smilegate West Inc. is a game publisher that operates in North, Central and South America, owner of Z8Games portal and SmileGate’s sister company, developer of the Military Online Game CrossFire. Our goal is to become leader in online game publishing and digital media. Founded in 2006, Smilegate West motto is to offer extreme quality digital services, focusing on the interaction of its players through online gaming communities. Located in Toronto, Canada, Smilegate West consists of a team of talented professionals from various parts of the world who are led by an excellent management team. Publishing CrossFire, the largest current online FPS, with 4.2 million concurrent players, Smilegate West reaffirms its commitment to the highest level of quality in their services. For more information about Smilegate West, please visit: www.z8games.com.

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Source: mopay