Vainglory, the world’s leading touchscreen esport, has announce that their Summer Season Championship will be held in Seattle, Washington, at Amazon’s downtown events center adjacent to PAX West. In addition to the Seattle location, it will also be held in Cologne, Germany at ESL’s esports arena. Tickets are available now for fans to watch each of the best eight teams from North America and Europe compete for the chance to be crowned the best Vainglory players in their region.
For those that can’t make it, the event will also be live streamed on Twitch. In North America, the Championships will take place September 2-4. The “Battle in Seattle” will be free for PAX pass holders on a first come, first served basis, with complimentary bus service from the Washington State Convention Center to Amazon’s event center. Non-PAX attendees can purchase tickets for $5 here. The European Championships will be held at ESL’s Esports Arena in Cologne, Germany, September 9-11. A limited number of VIP access tickets, which include a chance to meet with the teams and Vainglory developers, are available for purchase here.
Sponsored by The Amazon Appstore, The Vainglory Summer Season runs from June 23rd through September 14th and has seen participants compete in an entirely new, two-tiered competitive structure called “The Evil Eight”. Winning teams from the Summer Season have the chance to move on to the Championship this September and qualify for the first-ever World Championship tournament taking place in December.
Lastly, Vainglory‘s version 1.2 update went live today, featuring new skins, more Summer Sunlight rewards, bots to help new players acclimate and all players practice, and much more. Here’s a small list of everything that was added in the recent update:
- New Skins: Update 1.20 includes a host of skins, all of which are available now! Make a splash with the new Summer Party Saw skin, Broken Doll Alpha, Fury Rona Tier III or North Wind Reim Tier II. Additionally, the Skins Sale has been extended, so players can access them all at special discount ICE prices.
- Bots for One and All: Vainglory now has intelligent bots that challenge players across various modes and skill levels. Designed to behave like humans, they’ll follow attack commands, rally at specified points and even express sadness or congratulations through the game’s social pings. Bots offer a low-risk way to sharpen skills without the pressure of a live player match.
- More Ways to Soak up Sun: The Summer Sunlight progression systems is now more rewarding with added Sunlight payouts. Bot modes and all losses will now reward players with additional Sunlight.
Interested? Vainglory is available on the App Store for free by clicking here, however, there are in-app purchases.