New guild discovery and administration tools are expected to dramatically increase Vainglory’s social guild participation, helping friends play together all over the world.
To help players collect all skins and heroes more easily, we’re launching a brand new Mystery Chest containing literally everything a player could want, with a better than 1-in-3 chance of unlocking a random hero or skin from Vainglory’s entire content catalog.
All this comes in one update, following a 2016 year where Vainglory added a deep tutorial, quests, practice vs bots, casual play modes, progression systems, direct-from-device video streaming, replays, doubled its hero roster and more.
Developer API Coming in 2017
In another move showing how the boundaries between PC and mobile gaming are blurring, we are announcing our Developer API that allows for access to player statistics, match results and in-depth item and hero metrics relevant to dedicated players, professional teams and third-party sites & providers alike. Launching in early 2017, the Vainglory Developer API will open up opportunities for players to contribute to the Vainglory experience in new and profound ways. Sign up to receive more information now at http://developer.vainglorygame.com
Team Composition Tweak at Super Evil Megacorp
As we grow, we are evolving some team roles. Moving into 2017, founding CEO Bo “Nansen” Daly will take on a new post as President and Chief Business Officer, and current COO Kristian “EdTheShred” Segerstrale will step in as CEO. These shifts are designed to help the company deepen its partnerships around the world, as well as help the company grow faster across the board. Nansen remains a Koshka main and EdTheShred still struggles to hold onto his PoA status as a Roam main.
As ever, thanks to all our players for their support during an incredible year — and make sure you tune into the World Championship this weekend on http://twitch.tv/vainglory. And remember to check out the Update 2.0 releasing December 14, then teach your friends and family to play over the holidays. There’s never been a more exciting time to enter the Fold!