Gfinity will host the European Vainglory Winter Championship finals at its London Arena next month – its first live eSports tournament on mobile devices.
The developer of mobile MOBA Vainglory – Super Evil Megacorp – has selected Gfinity to host the finals at the Gfinity Arena in London from March 18th to 20th.
Eight finalist teams from across Europe will compete for a prize pool of $25,000.
Vainglory, while nowhere near as big as PC MOBAs like League of Legends, is the number one touch screen eSports game. It has more than 20 million stream views to date and is the fastest growing mobile game on Twitch.
Last year, teams competed for prize pools of approximately $350,000, so the eSports scene for the game is growing.
Neville Upton, CEO of Gfinity, said: “The success of Vainglory is evidence of increasing popularity of eSports amongst the touchscreen generation, who want to compete against each other on games that combine team play with strategic thinking, skills and graphics previously seen only in PC games. We look forward to delivering a successful competition.”
Heini Vesander, Marketing & Communications Director of Super Evil Megacorp, added: “The Vainglory eSports scene has rapidly grown and we’re very excited to organise our Winter Season 2016 Championships at the Gfinity Arena in London. We’re expecting to spend three great days with our community, watching the best teams of Europe compete.”
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