Super Evil Megacorp and Coca-Cola to host first-ever global esports viewing party for Vainglory World Championship
Fans from all over the globe to witness the world’s biggest mobile esport live in 18 cities
December 1, 2017, Singapore – Super Evil Megacorp, creators of Vainglory, the world’s leading mobile esport, today announced collaboration with the Coca-Cola Company to host viewing parties for the Vainglory World Championship finals, to be held on December 17th Singapore time, in 8 cinema locations in Japan and the United States. This will be Coca-Cola’s first time to host esports viewing parties in Asia, in addition to locations in North America. In addition, Super Evil Megacorp will work with the Vainglory community to host viewing parties in 10 non-cinema locations in Belarus, Brazil, Chile, South Korea, Russia, Thailand, and Vietnam. During the viewing party, fans will witness the global unveiling of Vainglory’s anticipated 5V5 mode as well as the crowning of the world champion team in real-time on the big screen.
“Vainglory is an inherently social game that brings friends together to play anytime, anywhere on their mobile device. The Coca-Cola viewing parties will be a celebration of the Vainglory community coming together to watch this global event,” said Evan Denbaum, General Manager of Esports and Editorial. “For fans who are not able to travel to Singapore to witness the event live, this is a perfect opportunity to experience the unveiling of Vainglory 5V5, which will be the biggest moment in Vainglory history since initial launch.”
The cinemas participating in the event will be Aeon Entertainment (Japan), Cinemark (United States), and TCL Chinese Theater (United States).
“We are excited to partner with Super Evil Megacorp to join the Vainglory community in celebrating the World Championship,” said Alban Dechelotte from The Coca-Cola Company. “We’re thrilled to be able to bring fans together to watch, cheer, and share their passion for Vainglory Esports with each other and an ice-cold Coca-Cola.”
The Vainglory World Championship will be held at the Kallang Theater in Singapore from December 14 to 17 and will feature the twelve best Vainglory teams from all over the world. On the final day, the anticipated 5V5 mode will be revealed in a show match for the very first time before the grand finals to crown the World Champion team. Tickets are now available at Vaingloryworlds2017.peatix.com.
Vainglory is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game, developed and published by Super Evil Megacorp for iOS and Android devices. The game features traditional elements of the PC game genre, where players of two opposing teams fight to destroy the enemy base by controlling the path between the bases, which is lined by turrets and guarded by AI controlled enemy creatures. Players may also battle for control points that supply extra resources, often giving teams the edge in destroying the enemy base.
Optimized for touch-based controls and portability, Vainglory features simplified gameplay mechanics and an intuitive interface for the ultimate mobile MOBA experience. Powered by Super Evil’s proprietary E.V.I.L.™ engine, Vainglory delivers console-quality graphics, precision controls and online gameplay experiences not possible with an out-of-the-box tablet engine solution.
Vainglory’s upcoming 5V5 mode will offer the definitive 5V5 MOBA experience by rewarding mechanical skill and meaningful decisions around team compositions, objectives and rotational strategies — all while ensuring the most precise controls and the most beautiful graphics optimized across the widest range of devices. The 5V5 maps was built from the ground up by former competitive players and designers from leading PC MOBAs and continues Vainglory’s focus on strategic and tactical depth.
Pre-registration for 5V5 mode, early access is now open at https://5v5.vainglorygame.com/ .
About Super Evil Megacorp
Super Evil Megacorp is a team of masters-at-their-craft game developers. The company’s flagship title, Vainglory, is the world’s leading mobile esport with leagues in North America, Europe, Japan, China, Korea and Southeast Asia. Vainglory had a monumental first year in esports in 2016, generating record competition viewership and welcoming some of the largest esports franchises into the Vainglory lineup including TSM, Cloud9, Fnatic, Echo Fox, Misfits, Immortals, Rox Armada, NRG, Rogue, G2 Esports, SK Gaming, Team Secret, mousesports and DetonatioN Gaming. Super Evil Megacorp is currently 80 people strong and is hiring. The company has raised $63M in funding from backers including General Catalyst, Index Ventures, Signia Venture Partners, Korea Investment Partners, CrossCut Ventures, Initial Capital, The Raine Group, ZhenFund, Yuri Milner, and Jim Breyer of Breyer Capital. Super Evil Megacorp is based in San Mateo, CA. For more information, visit http://www.superevilmegacorp.com/ and http://www.vainglorygame.com/.