Super Evil Megacorp, the developer of Vainglory, has today announced that five of the world’s largest esports franchises — Fnatic, Echo Fox, NRG, Rogue and Immortals — are joining its professional gaming lineup.
Each team will compete in Vainglory’s Spring Season, which kicks off in March, marking the start of Vainglory’s second full seasonal esports year.
These teams join the likes of TSM, mousesports, Cloud9, G2 Esports and more in the competition that will culminate in December. By way of celebration and to mark the occasion of these teams’ entrance Super Evil will be hosting all five newbies at the company’s “Super Evil Lair” in San Mateo for a “Run the Gauntlet” Preseason Invitational.
This is the first move into mobile esports for both Fnatic and Echo Fox. It comes during a serious period of expansion for Echo who have recently acquired no less than nine new fighting games pros.
Echo Fox Owner Rick Fox stated: “Echo Fox prides itself on being on the leading edge of esports. Vainglory caught our attention due to its explosive growth and Super Evil Megacorp’s dedication to building a thriving competitive ecosystem. The players that we’ve signed have already shown their talents and we are proud to be leading the charge in mobile esports. I’m glad to welcome FooJee, MICSHE, CullTheMeek, and LoneDelphi to our organisation”
You can see all the rosters for these teams including NRG, Rogue and Immortals on Vainglory’s website.
Kristian Segerstrale, CEO of Super Evil Megacorp commented: “These are some of the most diverse and high-profile teams in all of esports. To have them not only recognise Vainglory’s growth over the past year, but also create their first-ever teams dedicated to a mobile game, means the competition in the 2017 season is going to be more fierce than ever before.
“These teams are owned and operated by some of the most respected names in sports and entertainment, and there’s tremendous opportunity for everyone involved to usher in the next defining moments of esports.”
Esports Insider says: This is a huge win for both mobile esports and Vainglory. Some major names moving into the space gives credit where credit is due for Super Evil, and proves that mobile esports is a force to be reckoned with this year.