2017 Vainglory World Championships Heading Home to Its Roots

Looks like Vainglory is going on a trip.

Super Evil Megacorp, creators of Vainglory is bringing Vainglory’s 2017 World Championships to the Kallang Theater in Singapore from December 14-17.

The world’s leading mobile esport will set sail to southeast Asia where 12 of the best teams in the world, including Cloud9, Rox Armada (Korea), ACE Gaming (Korea), Elite8 (Indonesia), Hunters (China), Impunity (Singapore) will play in front of an energized crowd where the game – then known as Kindred – was first rolled out at the end of 2013 (beta).

These six teams will be joined by six more, including the Autumn Season winners of each region and two wild card teams. The Autumn Season of the Vainglory8 kicked off last weekend and will be the last chance for fan-favorite North American teams such as TSM and Fnatic to qualify for Worlds in December.

“The 2017 Vainglory World Championship will not just be the pinnacle of our esports year; it will be arguably the biggest moment in Vainglory history,” said Super Evil Megacorp CEO Kristian Segerstrale. “Live on stage in Singapore, we will globally unveil Vainglory 5v5 in an epic show match, coinciding with a major in-game update. This moment will show, once again, that Vainglory is the most uncompromising, unapologetically core MOBA on touchscreens — and a game pushing the very boundaries of the mobile platform.”

According to Super Evil Megacorp, “The Vainglory World Championships will include keynote speeches from the developers at Super Evil Megacorp, including the first showcase match of Vainglory’s upcoming 5v5 mode. Viewers can catch the showmatch before the grand finals, played live on stage at Vainglory Worlds.”

North America’s Cloud9, winners of both the Unified Spring Championships in London and Summer Championships in Los Angeles, are looking to parlay that momentum into their first World Championship.

“This year, we have taken a new approach to our training and that preparation has paid off with consecutive live championships in Spring and Summer,” said Ian Huston, manager of Cloud9. “We are honored to be competing against the best international Vainglory teams and we cannot wait to show the world what we have planned.”

As it stands, no team from Europe has qualified for the World Championships,  but the field of competitors is still being drawn as Vainglory8 kicked off on September 22nd from the ESL Studios in Burbank. Vainglory8 will decide if a European team, like London-based esports giants Fnatic make the trip to Singapore or if last year’s runner-up Team SoloMid will get another shot at title of World Champions.

Tickets are available for free at Vaingloryworlds2017.peatix.com.


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