Vainglory World Championships 2017 to take place in Singapore

The Vainglory World Championships 2017 will take place in Singapore’s Kallang Theatre between the 14th and 17th December as the game returns to where it all began.

Cloud9; Vainglory; Conor Beattie
Cloud9 lift the trophy in London. Credit: Conor Beattie

Super Evil Megacorp, the developer behind the mobile esports MOBA has revealed that the 12 best teams across the globe, including the likes of North American powerhouse Cloud9, Korea’s Rox Armada and ACE Gaming, Indonesia’s Elite8, China’s Hunters and Singapore’s Impunity will all take the stage to compete in the mobile title which was originally rolled out in Singapore.

The six aforementioned teams will be joined by six qualifiers. This will including the Autumn Season winners of each region and two wild card teams. The Autumn season of Vainglory8 is well underway, so there’s a chance for the likes of Fnatic and giants TSM to join the already illustrious set of teams set to compete at the Kallang Theatre. At present there’s no European presence at the World Championships so Vainglory8 Autumn will play a big part in deciding whether or not we’ll see a European presence in December.

There’s also an array of exciting news for those who are avid fans of the mobile MOBA. If World Championship action is not sufficient, there’s the first showcase of the game’s new five versus five mode as well as a number of keynote speeches from those involved with the game.

Kristian Segerstrale, CEO of Super Evil Megacorp revealed: “The 2017 Vainglory World Championship will not just be the pinnacle of our esports year; it will be arguably the biggest moment in Vainglory history. Live on stage in Singapore, we will globally unveil Vainglory 5v5 in an epic showmatch, coinciding with a major in-game update. This moment will show, once again, that Vainglory is the most uncompromising, unapologetically core MOBA on touchscreens — and a game pushing the very boundaries of the mobile platform.”

He added :”When deciding where to crown the World Champion and celebrate the rebirth of our game, we had to return to where it all began: The players in Singapore first in beta, and then widely Southeast Asia, embraced Vainglory before anyone else and paved the way for all the success that has followed. And as we embark on a new adventure with 5v5, Southeast Asia will once again be a central strategic and community focus. We intend to prove to MOBA players around the world that Vainglory is the most-fun, best-performing 5v5 experience out there, and we look forward to working closely with our community to make it the best it can be.”

Esports Insider: Vainglory returns to where it all began. We’re hoping a European presence can make it out to Singapore so it’s a true worldwide contest. If we were betting folk, we probably wouldn’t place a whole lot of money on the West conquering the East, though. Exciting times for SME with the new five versus five reveal, too.