Super Evil Megacorp, developer of the hit iOS MOBA game Vainglory, has teamed up with Twitch in a three-year partnership for North America and Europe to sponsor the official Vainglory Championships and supporting esports structures. This deal includes a multi-million dollar investment from each company as well as support for sales, promotions, broadcasts and live events. The partnership with Twitch will better serve the millions of Vainglory players and its esports teams as well as raise awareness for mobile eSports as a whole. We’re told that Twitch aims to expand Vainglory‘s presence various promotions, dedicate a team to help run the game’s eSports events, and lastly handle sponsorship and merchandise sales.
Kicking off today, teams who want to participate in the Spring Championship can register at the official website. The tournament features a prize pool of $80,000 USD and lasts for a total of three months.
“We’ve been working closely with Twitch since even before the global launch of Vainglory, and their massive, wildly passionate gaming community has helped our game develop a loyal and growing following,” said Kristian Segerstrale, COO and executive director at Super Evil Megacorp. “By working with Twitch in this new and expanded capacity, we’re going to be able to bring our esports programming to the next level and provide better and more frequent coverage to fans.”
Vainglory‘s Spring Season also comes with a new game mode, a hero named “Alpha”, a map skin, a massive “Halcyon Days” event and new skins for Fortress. Players that are new to the game will first go through various tutorials, so they have plenty of time to get acclimated to the game before the competition starts later this month. In the new gameplay mode, Battle Royale, each player is assigned a random hero and the game starts with heroes already leveled up. Vainglory is available on the App Store for free with in-app purchases.