Vainglory Live at E3: Samsung Partnership and Invitational Tournament Announced

This is a big week for games, with the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) taking place in LA, and we’re excited to one of the many great companies at the show!

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:

  • 30% faster performance

  • Incredible graphic fidelity as we can render more images on screen

  • Improved battery life while playing Vainglory

To learn more check out our developer’s and community’s thoughts about the new Vulkan tech

We’re also excited to showcase the newest and still unreleased Vainglory update at the Samsung booth. The. Scheduled to go live at the end of June, this update will kickoff the Vainglory Summer Season, which we’re expecting to be the biggest season yet! The update features a variety of new content, including:

  • An entirely new seasonal rewards system designed to provide meaningful progression and fun for all Vainglory players — regardless of game mode preference

  • New hero Lyra, who brings healing and protective magic and teleportation to teamfights

  • The Summer Halcyon Fold Map

  • Summer Party themed Skins

  • New items

For those who won’t be at E3, The Samsung Galaxy Vainglory Invitationals will air live on Twitch on Matches begin Wednesday (6/15) and Thursday (6/16) at 12:00PM PT in front of a live audience at the Samsung booth at E3. Check out the full schedule here.

The Halcyon Fold Summer Map

The Halcyon Fold Summer Map