Chinese online game developer and operator Perfect World reached a deal with American gaming software and technology company Valve to exclusively operate Valve's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in mainland China.
This is reportedly the second major cooperating product of Perfect World and Valve following Dota 2.
CS: GO is a team-based first-person shooter video game which is a part of the Counter-Strike series. It was officially launched in the overseas market in August 2012. CS: GO features additional maps, tasks, weapons, and the classic contents of the latest version of CS.
Commenting on the cooperation, Perfect World's president Zhang Yunfan said that the current e-sports market has a great potential and shooting e-sports have a large number of players around the world. Perfect World is optimistic about the prospect of CS: GO. In the future, the company will make great efforts in promoting this game in China.
Perfect World revealed that they will focus on supporting CS: GO events and welcome various parties to participate in the business operation of the game. The company will gradually establish a stepped event brand, covering professional players, semi-professional players, and casual players.