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!
See below for the full press release and see you for the World Championship broadcast and the 5V5 reveal in a week!
Super Evil Megacorp announces strategic partnership with Razer to advance mobile esports
Two leading brands in esports to collaborate on multiple esports events, including invitational tournament and Vainglory World Championship
December 7, 2017, San Mateo, California - Super Evil Megacorp, creators of Vainglory, the world’s leading mobile esport, announced a strategic partnership with, Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, to further advance mobile esports. Razer recently announced the Razer Phone, Razer’s first smartphone designed as the ultimate mobile entertainment device for gamers.
Super Evil Megacorp and Razer have already collaborated on multiple promotional activities, such as the Razer Phone launch in partnership with UK carrier Three in London, the launch event at Razer’s flagship store in San Francisco, and at Razer’s booth at DreamHack Winter 2017 in Sweden. The strategic relationship starts with a Vainglory competitive event at the Microsoft Store in New York City and Razer joining the Vainglory World Championship 2017 as title sponsor.
The Vainglory World Championship will be held at the Kallang Theater in Singapore from December 14th to 17th and will feature the twelve best Vainglory teams from all over the world. Singapore is home to both Vainglory and Razer- where Vainglory’s alpha version Kindred was first launched, and also home city to Razer’s Co-Founder and CEO, Min-Liang Tan.
The Vainglory World Championship will also be the first ever global unveiling of Vainglory’s anticipated 5V5 mode, which will bring undiluted, no-compromises 5V5 gameplay to mobile, featuring incredible graphics with 3 million polygons and over 200 fully animated actors, rendered at up to 120FPS on all compatible devices.
“With a 120 Hz UltraMotion™ display and Dolby Atmos® and THX®-certified audio hardware, Razer Phone was perfected for playing Vainglory on-the-go,” says Min-Liang Tan, CEO and co-founder of Razer. “We are incredibly happy to support Super Evil Megacorp with the only smartphone that can handle the maxed framerates and audio capabilities of Vainglory, their mobile MOBA played by gamers all over the world.”
The Microsoft Store in New York City will host a Vainglory community invitational tournament on December 9th, played on Razer Phones, to be streamed on twitch.tv/razer and free to watch for store visitors. Razer will also hold a Razer Phone launch event at the same location on December 16th, which will be open to the public. Tickets to the Vainglory World Championship are now available at Vaingloryworlds2017.peatix.com .
Today, Super Evil Megacorp also launched Vainglory’s update 2.11, featuring the new brawl mode Onslaught, the new hero Varya the Storm Princess, and three new hero skins, including Championship Catherine which will be available to all fans who watch the Vainglory World Championship online, in-person, and at Coca-Cola viewing parties.
Super Evil Megacorp’s Vainglory is the only “no-compromises” multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) for mobile devices. Powered by Super Evil’s proprietary E.V.I.L.™ game engine, Vainglory features superior gameplay and strategic depth, the most accurate and responsive controls and the most beautiful graphics at up to 120 frames per second on compatible devices.
Originally launched with a 3v3 format in 2015, Vainglory has in a short time grown to become the largest international mobile esport, played and watched by millions every month and supported by sponsors including Coca-Cola, Razer, NVIDIA, Amazon and global esports franchises TSM, Cloud9, Fnatic, Rox, DetonatioN Gaming, G2 Esports, SK Gaming and more.
With the launch of Vainglory 5V5 in early 2018, Vainglory will bring the full-octane, large-map experience — the most popular PC-based format — to the touchscreen generation. Featuring 3M+ polygons, more than 200 fully animated moving actors, a set of industry-first technologies and uncompromising controls and strategic depth, Vainglory 5V5 is set to not just redefine multiplayer gaming on mobile but break ground for the MOBA category on any platform.
Pre-registration for 5V5 mode, early access is now open at https://5v5.vainglorygame.com/ .
About Super Evil Megacorp
Super Evil Megacorp is a multi-award winning creator of category-defining multiplayer experiences for the touchscreen generation. Committed to deep technical and design excellence, Super Evil is home to leading game industry talent previously at companies such as Riot Games, Blizzard, Rockstar Games and Insomniac, who believe that every phone is a portable next-gen console, and that every mobile player deserves games just as deep, strategic and performant as players on PC.
Built on the proprietary console grade E.V.I.L.™ game engine, the company’s flagship title, Vainglory, has grown to become the largest international mobile esport, played and watched by millions every month. Super Evil partners include Amazon, Apple, Coca-Cola, Google, NVIDIA, Razer, Samsung and more. The company has raised $63M in funding from backers including General Catalyst, Index Ventures, Signia Venture Partners, Korea Investment Partners, CrossCut Ventures, Initial Capital, The Raine Group, ZhenFund, Yuri Milner, and Jim Breyer of Breyer Capital. Super Evil Megacorp is based in San Mateo, California. For more information, visit superevilmegacorp.com and vainglorygame.com.