Vainglory is the current mobile multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) darling, with developers Super Evil Megacorp enjoying the support of a strong fanbase and a vibrant competitive scene. The increasing attention to the game will culminate in this year’s Vainglory World Championship 2017 on December 14-17, with a combined prize pool of US$140,000 up for grabs (one of the largest in Southeast Asia region for mobile MOBA esports)!
The increasing attention to the game will culminate in this year’s Vainglory World Championship 2017 on December 14-17, with a combined prize pool of US$140,000 up for grabs (one of the largest in Southeast Asia region for mobile MOBA esports)!
The finals will be held at the Kallang Theatre in Singapore, and with the prize pool increasing by US$20,000 from 2016, the 12 global teams will fight even harder to bring home the glory.
Players will compete in front of a live audience at the historic theatre, as well as on platforms like Twitch, Youtube, and Facebook. Leading shoutcasters in four languages from around the world will also be joining the exhilarating event that will place Singapore on the global map as one of the increasingly popular locations globally for esports.
Super Evil Megacorp is also preparing to showcase the upcoming 5v5 feature that was announced in early 2017. Singapore is certainly special to Vainglory, as it was on our sunny shores that the first beta of the game, then called Kindred, was launched on December 18, 2013. Local esports team, Team Impunity, will definitely be looking forward to challenging for the world title right at home.
“We are elated at being able to challenge for the world title on our home soil, but will certainly be careful not to get carried away. We are relishing the challenge of playing some of the best Vainglory teams around and hope that our performances will go some way in helping to show how far Singapore has come in esports.”
Check Ho, coach of Team Impunity