Oct. 18, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD) ("Perfect World"), a leading online game developer and operator based in
, and Valve, a leading entertainment software and technology company based in
the United States
, today announced an agreement granting Perfect World exclusive rights to operate Dota 2 in mainland
In development at Valve, with design lead "IceFrog," Dota 2 promises to expand on the unique mix of action, RTS, and RPG gameplay that has made Dota one of the most popular online games in the world and a leading title at professional e-sport competitions.
"Valve is one of the best developers of online games in the world. We are very excited to partner with Valve in bringing Dota 2 to Chinese gamers," commented Mr.
Robert Hong Xiao
, Co-CEO of Perfect World. "Dota 2, a refined work by the developers at Valve, has received great attention from players worldwide. With our years of expertise in delivering quality games in
, we are confident that adding this action strategy game to our diverse portfolio of games will bring additional world-class entertainment and premier gaming experiences to our players in
"We knew when we started building Dota 2 that Dota was already loved by millions of gamers in
. Valve gave very careful consideration to which potential partner, among multiple candidates, would best serve the Chinese Dota community," said
, President and co-founder of Valve. "In the end, Perfect World was the clear choice to best bring the full Dota 2 experience to customers in
. IceFrog, and the entire team at Valve, are looking forward to moving Dota 2 forward in
with the rest of the world."