Vainglory Welcomes 5 of the Biggest Esports Franchises to 2017 Season

by Kevin Hitt

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(Photo: Super Evil Megacorp)

Five of the world’s most recognizable esports franchises have entered the world of Vainglory, the #1 mobile esport in the world. Fnatic, Echo Fox, NRG, Rogue, and Immortals will compete in Vainglory’s Spring Season, which kicks off in March, marking the start of the game’s second full seasonal year.

The five teams will join powerhouses TSM, Cloud9, G2 Esports, SK Gaming, Team Secret, mousesports, and DetonatioN Gaming competing for large prize pools that will culminate in December at the second annual Vainglory World Championship Event.

Super Evil Megacorp will hold a celebration in the honor of the five new teams and their addition to the league. All five teams will be at the company’s “Super Evil Lair” in San Mateo for a “Run the Gauntlet” Preseason Invitational on February 26th, which will be broadcast live on twitch.tv/vainglory.

“These are some of the most diverse and high-profile teams in all of esports,” said Kristian Segerstrale, CEO of Super Evil Megacorp. “To have them not only recognize Vainglory’s growth over the past year, but also create their first-ever teams dedicated to a mobile game, means the competition in the 2017 season is going to be more fierce than ever before. These teams are owned and operated by some of the most respected names in sports and entertainment, and there’s tremendous opportunity for everyone involved to usher in the next defining moments of esports.”

Rick Fox, CEO and Owner of Echo Fox was excited to jump into the League.

“Echo Fox prides itself on being on the leading edge of esports,” said team owner Rick Fox. “Vainglory caught our attention due to its explosive growth and Super Evil Megacorp’s dedication to building a thriving competitive ecosystem. The players that we’ve signed have already shown their talents and we are proud to be leading the charge in mobile esports. I’m glad to welcome FooJee, MICSHE, CullTheMeek, and LoneDelphi to our organization.”

Along with the previous announcement, the 2017 Vainglory competition calendar was released. The Spring Season will start in March, Summer Season in June, and Autumn Season in September, which will end in a World Championship in December.

More details can be found at vainglorygame.com