Wargaming, an online game developer and publisher announced a collaboration partnership with MOL AccessPortal Sdn. Bhd., one of Asia’s e-payment service provider and a wholly-owned subsidiary of MOL Global.
The partnership will allow Wargaming, whose flagship title is the popular MMO action World of Tanks, the opportunity to expand its product and service offerings to the players in this region. By utilising the MOLPoints payment system, Wargaming’s players can opt to pay and play their favourite Wargaming titles using their local currency payment options. MOLPoints is a virtual currency used by over 2 million online consumers to acquire online credits and digital goods worldwide.
Both parties celebrated their new partnership with an exchange of document ceremony that was held concurrently with the launch of National ICT month 2012, WCG Asian Championship 2012 and Digital Lifestyle Expo 2012 on September 7, 2012 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre(Malaysia). MOL Global’s Group Chief Executive Officer Ganesh Kumar Bangah and Wargaming (SEA)’s Chief Strategic Officer, KC Tan were both on hand for the exchange. The event was witnessed by the Deputy Secretary General (Policy) of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation YBhg Dato’ Dr. Sharifah Zarah Syed Ahmad.
MOL has collaborations with over 150 game publishers worldwide, including Electronic Arts and Zynga and offering the best online payment solutions possible to engage gamers and provide them with localised payment options. With over 680,000 payment channels in more than 80 countries, MOL is rapidly growing and continues to expand into new and emerging markets such as Brazil and Turkey.
Wargaming, the Minsk-based company from Belarus, has over 35 million registered World of Tanks players, as well as hundreds of thousands of beta test pilots in their upcoming game World of Warplanes. Wargaming has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a tiny group of strategy game enthusiasts to a global company with offices in several countries and over 1000 employees worldwide. The company’s three titles, World of Tanks, World of Warplanes and World of Warships, will soon be unified under one gaming service.