Vainglory, one of the most popular MOBA games for iOS, recently saw more than 700 competitive teams apply to compete for the Winter Season 2016 EU Championships. The top eight teams in Europe — including teams from the UK, France, Germany and Russia — battled for a share of the $25,000 prize pool last weekend. After everything was said and done, Team Secret was crowned the EU Champions and took home a nice prize of $12,500. As it stands, this is the second consecutive win for Team Secret who were also crowned champions of the Autumn Season 2015 EU Championships.
“This was the first touchscreen tournament in the UK and we couldn’t have asked for a better atmosphere. We are still new to eSports, this being our second ever season, but the tournament sold out and we are seeing a growth in viewers indicating a passion for touchscreen competitive gaming,” said Kristian Segerstrale, COO and Executive Director, Super Evil Megacorp. “We are always looking for ways to build Vainglory and our eSports scene together with the community. We are excited to see how far we have come in a short space of time already.”
The Winter Season 2016 EU Championships marked a step forward for competitive mobile gaming while Vainglory‘s growing popularity with eSports organizations like SK Gaming, Team Secret and G2 eSports also helping. The Vainglory eSports scene also includes hundreds of original teams, including home-grown teams and players, such as 28-year old “LookAtMe” from Russia, and 13-year old professional gamer, “MrKcool” from the UK. The London event was hosted by UK gaming celebrities Sam “DJSAMZ” Zimmerman, Andy “Vedius” Day, and Pocketgamer’s Ric Cowley.