Critical Force secures EUR 5.5M from Business Finland.

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Critical Force, a Kajaani, Finland-based mobile game developer autohor of popular first-person shooter game Critical Ops, announced securing an EUR 5.5M ($6.4M) grant from Business Finland.

The money will be used to will use the funding to scale up its Critical Ops mobile game, which has already been downloaded more than 40 million times, and to turn it into the world’s leading eSports FPS mobile franchise.

Critical Force, founded in 2012 in Kajaani, Finland by Veli-Pekka Piirainen and started as a video game company developing online shooter games for mobile devices.

In 2016 Critical Force made EUR 1M in revenues and in the same summer it had raised EUR 4M as a fairly big seed investment from South Korean publishing conglomerate NHN Entertainment, which opened a commercial window for the Asian market.