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UOL BoaCompra to power Gaming Payments for VALVE in Turkey and Mexico

SAO PAULO | UOL BoaCompra will power local payment methods in both Mexico and Turkey for VALVE Corporation - creators of best-selling game franchises and the largest online game distribution platform Steam. VALVE Corporation is the creator of games like Counter-Strike, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2.

Gamers in Brazil

Since 2012, VALVE has been using UOL BoaCompra’s payment methods to allow gamers in Brazil to choose local payment methods when purchasing in Steam, and now the successful cooperation has been extended to Mexico and Turkey, two rapidly expanding online game markets.

75 million active accounts

Up until this year, Steam supported only five currencies worldwide for more than 75 million active accounts. Territories outside of these transacted in USD via international credit card and basic local options. However, international credit cards are vastly inaccessible in markets such as Mexico and Turkey, where alternative local payment methods are the predominant way to pay online.

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Turkish and Mexican Local Payment Methods

“We’re excited to extend our strong relationship with VALVE to Mexico and Turkey, and allow these players the ability to make Steam purchases using the local payment methods they trust most,” said Marcelo Epstein, CEO of UOL. “As we’ve seen in the past with our cooperation in Brazil, leveraging BoaCompra’s local payment system will enable Steam to bring their product to more users in Mexico and Turkey.”

About UOL BoaCompra

Founded in 2004, UOL BoaCompra specializes in monetizing online games while offering and servicing more than 3,000 games across multiple platforms in LATAM, Portugal, Spain and Turkey. As part of Brazil's largest internet company and content portal, UOL BoaCompra's game portals aggregate more than 1.2 billion page views per month.

Several of the largest game companies including Valve, Electronic Arts, Bigpoint, SmileGate and Aeria Games partner with UOL BoaCompra to bring their games to emerging markets including. For more information, please visit www.boacompra.com and keep up-to-date on the latest news at http://www.boacompra.eu/blog/.

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