Smartphone brand Honor has announced a partnership with developer Gameloft for a new esports competition. This will be titled Modern Combat Versus Honor International Series and will be played exclusively on the Honor View10.
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Starting today, February 11th, the event will give teams from around the world a chance to come to blows on mobile game Modern Combat Versus. Teams from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, India, and Malaysia will all take part in hopes to winning €10,000 (£8,854.28) at the grand finals in April, hosted at ESL’s Paris studio. You can register for the event here.
George Zhao, President of Honor, said the following regarding the International Series: “We are excited to partner with Gameloft once again to take mobile gaming to the next level. Honor has dug deep into what gamers care about. In order to provide players with an extraordinary gaming experience, we have optimized artificial intelligence, viewing experience, processing power and even the long battery life of Honor View10.”
Gameloft’s SVP of Sales and Marketing, Baudouin Corman, sees the tournament as a statement for the company. Corman stated: “This partnership marks a decisive step in Gameloft’s dedication to enter the domain of esports. Modern Combat Versus is a perfect fit for an online competition, with its strategic team-based gameplay and unique visual experience that matches console level graphics. We are happy to collaborate again with Honor to show that FPS esports competitions on mobile are just as intense and enjoyable as on console and PC.”
Esports Insider says: The Honor View10 sounds like a great phone for gaming, and hopefully it stands up to the challenges of persistent use in a professional setting. The tournament itself doesn’t have the biggest of prize pools but it’s still impressive and undoubtedly an encouraging move for mobile esports as a whole.