Mobile MOBA Vainglory strikes deal with Electronic Sports League

Developer Super Evil Megacorp has partnered with ESL on a new eSports deal for its mobile MOBA Vainglory.

Games Industryreports ESL will host the first-ever official Vainglory Cup Series beginning May 13thacross Europe. The tournament marks the first mobile MOBA event in ESL’s history.

"We’re at the very beginning of eSports on touch screens and we’re excited to begin what will be a long journey. As the world’s largest eSports company, ESL is a natural partner for us," Super Evil Megacorp COO Kristian Segerstrale said.

"Our community has been asking for more support for competitive play from us and we’re excited that some of our biggest German streamers will be involved together with ESL in delivering our first official eSports event."

"Vainglory will be the first purely mobile MOBA tournament in ESL history, and we can’t wait to see the matches starting next week, streamed live from our studio in Frankfurt," ESL Founder and Chairman Jens Hilgers added.

"We are strong believers in the future eSports on touch devices, and we have chosen Vainglory as the first mobile MOBA as it delivers AAA quality, greatly balanced competitive gameplay, best in class touch controls, and last but not least, is developed by a rockstar team with eSports in their DNA."

The top two teams in the tournament will compete in the finals for cash and other prizes on June 14th.

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