PALO ALTO, Calif. & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--mopay, a global leader in innovative payment solutions for online merchants, today announced it has been selected as the alternative payment solution of choice for Wargaming.net, the leading international developer and publisher of free-to-play MMO games. Using mopay’s simple and secure mobile payment solution, consumers around the globe are now able to bill purchases directly to their wireless, landline and broadband accounts.
Wargaming.net is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Nick Katselapov, Chief Business Development Officer of Wargaming.net, on why he chose mopay: "mopay allows us to monetize our free-to-play online games via a very popular channel among our international target groups – mobile and landline phones. Our global presence and worldwide recognition of World of Tanks among players drove our decision to find a mobile payments solution with global coverage while also accounting for regional differences. Offering the ideal payment process for every single user enables us to provide maximum user experience even throughout the purchasing process. mopay offers all of that and much more.”
mopay provides direct carrier, landline and broadband billing options for online merchants in more than 80 countries through its industry-leading payments platform. Implemented in Wargaming.net offerings, mopay enables players to easily, quickly and securely make in-game purchases of the virtual currency "Gold”, allowing them to buy virtual goods such as tanks or other weapons. The purchases will be billed directly to any available telecommunications account. Since mopay only requires a mobile phone number, landline phone number or a broadband account, consumers using mopay are much more likely to actually complete a transaction then consumers going through a tiresome credit card purchasing process.
"mopay is one of the most cutting-edge, experienced and widely available providers of alternative monetization solutions for the online gaming industry. Wargaming.net is an ambitious game publisher and developer on a mission to sweep the online free-to-play market with a fresh breeze. Joining forces was the logical thing to do to provide users with an overall experience of true innovation," said Kolja Reiss, Managing Director of mopay Inc. "By choosing mopay, Wargaming.net is trusting us to do what we do best – offering the ideal monetization solution for every purchase around the world.”
Wargaming.net (Booth #1602) and mopay (Booth #2331) will be exhibiting at the Game Developers Conference 2012 in San Francisco starting March 6, 2012.
Wargaming.net® is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Since 1998, the company has published more than 15 titles, including the highly acclaimed Massive Assault and Order of War series. Currently Wargaming.net is focused on establishing an MMO war trilogy that will include their flagship armored World of Tanks, the flight combat World of Warplanes (one of the most anticipated MMOs for 2012), and the naval World of Battleships scheduled for release in 2013.
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 Bigpoint, Gameforge, Innogames, Sulake and Travian. mopay, part of the MindMatics group, has more than 100 employees at locations in the United States, Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom, China and Brazil. For more information, visit www.mopay.com.