Vainglory Featured in "Unleash" - Apple's Gaming Inspired Film

Vainglory Featured in "Unleash" - Apple's Gaming Inspired Film

Today, Apple will debut a gaming inspired film called “Unleash” that will show non-mobile gamers and heavy users alike what mobile gaming enthusiasts have always known — the iPhone crushes it when it comes to processing power. “Unleash” is an action-packed film that brings to life the ability of the A11 Bionic chip to maintain peak performance during one of the most demanding iPhone activities, mobile gaming.

Behind the Scenes: Optimizing Vainglory for Multi-core and the A11 Bionic Chip

Behind the Scenes: Optimizing Vainglory for Multi-core and the A11 Bionic Chip

At Super Evil we know that gamers expect the very best when it comes to performance. When you’re in the middle of a team fight, every millisecond counts! That’s why we spend a lot of time making sure that Vainglory is always fully optimized for the latest generation of mobile devices, such as the powerful iPhone 8 and iPhone X. 

To celebrate the release of the gaming inspired film by Apple, showcasing Vainglory and the power that the iPhone X brings to gamers, we wanted to give you a little sneak peek at what goes on behind the curtain when our technology team designs, implements and optimizes a new feature like true line-of-sight fog of war for Apple’s A11 Bionic chip. 

Vainglory 5V5 Hails the Arrival of ‘No Compromises’ Core Gaming on Mobile

Vainglory Premier League Announced, Further Elevating No. 1 International Mobile Esport.

New Partnership with ESP Gaming Will Make Vainglory the Flagship Production Title for Mobile Esports in New Las Vegas Studio.

Partnership with Razer Will Combine Vainglory’s Core Gaming Experiences with Razer Phone.

Unveiling Vainglory 5V5 - Because Mobile Gamers Deserve Better

We at Super Evil Megacorp are a group of gamers and game industry veterans, on a mission to deliver the very best multiplayer experiences to touchscreens. We believe mobile gamers deserve the same level of strategic depth, graphical quality and control accuracy as other game platforms. We believe it so much that built the company up on our own console-grade game engine, the E.V.I.L engine, to push the performance of handsets to their very limits.

In 2014, the E.V.I.L engine and a lot of tireless design work allowed us to unveil Vainglory for the very first time on the Apple stage. Co-founders CaptainNeato and TheRealKrul demonstrated an unapologetically core 3V3 MOBA, featuring 1.2M polygons and 100 fully animated actors, running at 60 FPS with the kind of strategic depth, control accuracy and design polish normally reserved for games on PC or console.

 The 2014 Apple iPhone 6 keynote featuring Vainglory running on Metal

The 2014 Apple iPhone 6 keynote featuring Vainglory running on Metal

Vainglory has since grown to an amazing community of millions of players who play and watch Vainglory every month. The Vainglory community has been invaluable in shaping the direction of the game. Vainglory has also become the largest international mobile esport, with thousands of teams around the world, speaking volumes to the competitive and strategic depth of the game.

 Vainglory Unified Western Championships, Autumn 2017 - Winner: Cloud9

Vainglory Unified Western Championships, Autumn 2017 - Winner: Cloud9

Still, with 3V3, we knew that our journey was only half done. Our dream was always to bring the fully fledged no-compromises 5V5 MOBA experience to mobile.

We didn't just want to do 5V5 - we wanted to do it well - at a level of technical performance, graphical quality, input responsiveness and design sophistication that we ourselves demand as players. We’ve worked hard for years to push the most powerful game engine on mobile even further, and to tirelessly build, test and iterate on art and design concepts.

Today, we have something we think is very special to share: What you see below is still alpha. But we know you’ve waited for a long time, and we're finally ready to show what we’re working on.

Vainglory 5V5 reveal by Stephan Sherman, Chief Creative Officer, Super Evil Megacorp

Sovereign's Rise, as the new 5V5 map is called, clocks in at more than 3 million polygons, 200+ fully animated moving actors, rendered at a beautiful 120FPS across compatible devices. With line of sight Fog of War, a new vision game, new objectives, dragons, teleports and deep rotational strategies and more, Vainglory 5V5 has turned out to be an experience we've all fallen in love with. We can't wait to share it with you.

Best of all, through tireless optimization of engine and art, Vainglory 5V5 will run on the same devices that currently run 3V3. In practice, iPhone 5 and up and Android 4.1 or more recent handsets with at least a dual-core CPU and 2Gb of memory.

Vainglory 5V5 will launch for everyone in February 2018 as part of our 3.0 update. Golden Ticket holders will get 5V5 Early Access in Vainglory's next update, 2.12. Complete quests in-game or pre-register at for a chance to get your very own Golden Ticket.

Vainglory 5V5 is the biggest update ever for Vainglory. We love it, and we hope it just might turn out to be a significant milestone for mobile games as a whole.

Because mobile gamers deserve better. See you on the Rise!

Vainglory 5V5 Reveal Teaser

Razer is the Vainglory World Championship title sponsor and strategic partner!

Razer is the Vainglory World Championship title sponsor and strategic partner!

With only a week to go to our World Championships, and barely a week after we unveiled our Coca-Cola partnership we're pleased to announce our mobile esports partnership with Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers and now also the Vainglory World Championship title sponsor!

Super Evil Megacorp and Razer share the same fundamental belief, that gamers are gamers no matter the device they play on, and deserve the best experience that technology has to offer. We’re honored to partner with Razer at a very exciting time, to further advance our mission to bring the best gaming experience possible on mobile devices!

Announcing Chromebook support for Vainglory as part of the Google Pixelbook launch!

Announcing Chromebook support for Vainglory as part of the Google Pixelbook launch!

Today we're unveiling Chromebook support for Vainglory as part of the launch of the new Google Pixelbook!


Mobile devices are rapidly acquiring the computing performance of modern desktop computers and consoles. At Super Evil, we value great gameplay and great technology. We love that our E.V.I.L. game engine enables us to bring the incredible graphics, deep strategy and tactics of Vainglory to the next generation of gamers - whichever device or input mechanism they choose to play on. 

You can download and play Vainglory using touch, stylus or mouse + keyboard controls on any Android 7.1.1 or higher Chromebook in beautiful full resolution. Of course for the absolute best Chromebook experience, get it on the Pixelbook. Download Vainglory for Chromebook from the Play Store. Give it a try. Tell us what you think!



Exciting day with three announcements!

  • Tomorrow we kick off Summer Season 2017 with update 2.6.
  • We're announcing our partnership with ESL to elevate our esports production for 2017 competitive
  • Last but not least, we're very excited to welcome top-notch esports team Rox to the competitive Vainglory scene! Rox has acquired Invincible Armada, the current Vainglory World Champions - and the team is now called Rox Armada. Their debut is this Friday...

Four Announcements Ahead of the Vainglory World Championships!

Four Announcements Ahead of the Vainglory World Championships!

Today, on the eve of the first-ever Vainglory World Championship, we are announcing four new exciting developments:

  1. The launch of the Vainglory Esports Franchise Program in 2017
  2. The launch of our 2.0 update and winter 2017 season on December 14
  3. The launch of our developer API
  4. A team composition tweak at Super Evil Megacorp

But first a look back for a little context.

The end of 2016 sees Vainglory in a fantastic position. Following the path forged by gaming on other platforms over the past decade, mobile gaming is in the middle of a shift from short session stand-alone gaming toward deep, shared experiences. Vainglory is at the forefront of that revolution, becoming the standard bearer for an emerging genre. 

In the past 12 months we’ve more than tripled our active player community on Android. Play on mobile phones in particular has exploded after our phone optimizations. We’re also on course to more than triple our esports views to 450 million minutes watched in 2016. We’re helping build a whole new culture of playing together on mobile. We’re excited about how much faster it is happening than the equivalent culture shift in PC gaming 10+ years ago. And that it’s happening on a massive scale on 3Bn+ touchscreens around the world.

Launching our Esports Franchise Program in 2017

At the start of 2016, Vainglory esports was a set of community volunteers organizing tournaments. At the end of 2016, it’s an international multi-tiered network of professional and community tournaments, teams and organizers. Competitive Vainglory is everywhere, from college leagues to amateur tournaments to the top-level Evil Eight competition featuring multi-esports organizations such as TSM, Cloud9, G2 Esports, Mousesports, SK Gaming, Team Secret and more.

For signs of the exceptional health of Vainglory’s esports scene, look no further than Team SoloMid. The successful professional team won both the 2016 Winter Live Championship and the 2016 Summer Live Championship. Now, this trio of full-time pro players has moved into a Las Vegas team house where they can further expand their regimen beyond their 8-10 hour/day practice schedule. Living and playing together allows them to maintain the “bootcamp” atmosphere that has been so successful for them in past domestic and international competitions. Their parents have been “remarkably supportive,” according to team captain FlashX, and this level of commitment — sure to be soon replicated by other top-flight organizations — shows how far the Vainglory professional scene has come in a remarkably short period of time. 

Moving into 2017, we’re excited to announce the next big step in our esports program: our Franchise Program for professional teams. The program deepens our partnership with the professional team and player community to build a healthy, growing competitive ecosystem. We’re looking to share the esports revenue they help to create as well as assist in digital and physical merchandise sales. Franchise holders will not automatically earn a spot in the top competition. They still need to qualify and perform like everyone else. But we expect the close collaboration to help level up esports across the board. The first eight franchise holders and more details will be announced in early 2017 ahead of the start of Spring season.

Vainglory Update 2.0 Drops on Dec 14 and Will be our Biggest Update Yet

Compared to a year ago, Vainglory is almost unrecognizable. Update 2.0 makes milestone improvements to Vainglory’s out-of-game, social and competitive experiences — addressing players’ most-requested features and adding new dimensions to the gameplay itself.

Update 2.0 introduces a revised hero overview screen and new education tools on roles and responsibilities in the game to help teach the game to new players. For veterans, there are multiple new items and revamped jungle objectives designed to further expand tactical choice and diversity, while deliberately creating more opportunities for epic comebacks from teams that falter early in a match.


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

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 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!


Welcome to Autumn Season 2016 - the Season for Playing Together!

Welcome to Autumn Season 2016 - the Season for Playing Together!

Autumn Season 2016 is here! We’re very excited to share details about recent developments and what’s coming in autumn. Over the last year, Vainglory has evolved into a vibrant esports title with a deep, active community. Our current focus is to make Vainglory fun to play with friends — no matter what your skill level or experience is, or what platform you play on...


Vainglory Live at E3: Samsung Partnership and Invitational Tournament Announced

Vainglory Live at E3: Samsung Partnership and Invitational Tournament Announced

This year, in partnership with Samsung, we’ll be hosting the Samsung Galaxy Vainglory Invitational, marking the first time that top professional teams from China (Hunters), Korea (Invincible Armada), North America (TSM) and Europe (G2 esports) share one stage in North America. The Invitational is part of a larger partnership with Samsung, as we work together to push device performance levels to their absolute limits. Samsung has chosen Vainglory as one of its featured games to showcase its new Vulkan technology.

Samsung’s new Vulkan graphics API is going to make Vainglory perform better for players on Samsung Galaxy S7 devices. This next generation technology provides...

Calling all College Players:  Collegiate StarLeague and Super Evil Join Forces for Vainglory!

Calling all College Players: Collegiate StarLeague and Super Evil Join Forces for Vainglory!

First-Ever Collegiate Vainglory Exhibition to be Held at PAX East

Nothing makes us happier than to see the Vainglory community go head-to-head in nail-biting competitions. From competing within our in-game seasonal structure to going pro, we want it to be possible for any Vainglory player to feel the thrill of the competition. For that reason, we’ve partnered with Collegiate StarLeague (CSL), the world’s first and largest collegiate gaming organization, to make it easier and more rewarding for players in college to play Vainglory.

To kick it all off, CSL’s first-ever Vainglory Exhibition will be taking place at PAX East and will feature teams from Boston University, UMass Amherst, UMass Lowell and Westfield State University. The schools will battle in a single elimination bracket on Sunday, April 24th, starting at 1:30pm on the Twitch Stage at PAX East, at the Boston Convention Center. Those who aren’t attending can watch live on

CSL is an amazing organization that has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarship money to collegiate champions and community figures in the last six years. We’re so happy to see Vainglory joining the ranks of a handful of massively popular games that CSL teams compete in, including League of Legends, Dota 2 and Hearthstone. Check out for more information, and stay tuned for more updates.

See you at PAX East!

Pro eSports Organization Team Solomid (TSM) Jumps into Vainglory,  Acquires Team Alliance

Pro eSports Organization Team Solomid (TSM) Jumps into Vainglory, Acquires Team Alliance

We’re excited to warmly welcome TSM to the competitive scene of Vainglory! 

Most eSports fans are familiar with the super-skilled TSM team, known for having appeared in the League of Legends World Championship every year since its inception in 2011. Now the world-renowned team is diving into Vainglory by acquiring Team Alliance. Alliance is one of the best Vainglory teams and the current reigning world champion. The team is the No.1 seed for the upcoming North America Winter Live Championship. 

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