Finnish eSports startup Critical Force secures €4 million seed funding from a South Korean video game conglomerate

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The Finnish game studio Critical Force has partnered with South Korean video game development and publishing conglomerate NHN Entertainment and secured a seed investment of €4 million. This investment is one of the biggest seed rounds that a Finnish game development company has ever raised and marks a great milestone for the games industry in Finland’s Kainuu region.

The investment lends plenty of stability and firepower to the expanding Critical Force team, and bodes well for the company’s vision of mobile eSports. The collaboration also confers access to the Asian games market as NHNE will be publishing the developer’s new title, Critical Ops, in South Korea, China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia.

Critical Force was founded in 2012. Its first game title “Critical Strike2, a free-to-play game, has been downloaded 40 million times globally and its new game “Critical Ops”, has already been downloaded over 8 million times – although it’s currently still in soft-launching stage,