Hosted by Fnatic, the first Unified Live Championships will take place at London’s O2 Arena on May 19th-21st
San Mateo, Calif . — May 10, 2017 - Super Evil Megacorp, creators of Vainglory, the world’s leading mobile esport is proud to announce the talent line-up, which includes a number of British shoutcasters and analysts, for the first Unified Live Spring Championships being held at the O2 on Friday, May 19, running through Sunday May 21.
The revamped tournament structure has seen some of the fiercest competition to date and next weekend will see the top six teams from North America and Europe pitted against each other in front of a live audience. A full esteemed list of talent will provide action-packed play-by-plays, in-depth analysis and engaging player interviews for Vainglory fans throughout the weekend.
These esports personalities will include the UK’s very own, Jackson 'Action Jackson' Walters, Ceirnan 'Excoundrel' Lowe, Jack 'Jaws' Wright and Joshua 'Dowsey' Dowse, along with world class commentators, Shaun "FourCourtJester" Delaney, Aaron 'Humanist' Allen, Benjamin 'Foojee' Watley and former captain of Angry Pandas, UK-based Xinyi 'Xinyi' Qiu.
ESL’s renowned commentator Dan 'Dan Gaskin' Gaskin will host player interviews throughout the weekend while Joseph 'Munchables' Fenny will take to the Analyst desk alongside Jeffrey 'SuiJeneris' Chau and Greg 'TastyBacon' Iezzi.
- Greg 'TastyBacon' Iezzi @TastyBaconLive
- Joseph 'Munchables' Fenny @ESL_Munchables
- Jeffrey 'SuiJeneris' Chau @SJeneris
- Jackson 'Action Jackson' Walters @AJ_Casts
- Ceirnan 'Excoundrel' Lowe @excoundrel
- Jack 'Jaws' Wright @ThisisJaws
- Joshua 'Dowsey' Dowse @DowseyTV
- Shaun "FourCourtJester" Delaney @FourCourtJester
- Xinyi 'Xinyi' Qiu @Xinglebells
- Aaron 'Humanist' Allen @HumanistCast
- Benjamin 'Foojee' Watley @TheFooJee
- Dan 'Dan Gaskin' Gaskin @DanGaskin
Competition will be fierce as teams from Europe and North America will clash live for the first time since Vainglory’s inaugural World Championship last December at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatre.
Tickets are available now for £15, as well as VIP Packages for £65, which include access to all 3 days of competition. Fans can purchase tickets now on Eventbrite.
For fans unable to attend the event, the action will be streamed live on Vainglory’s Twitch.TV, Facebook and YouTube channels. Vainglory can be downloaded for free from the Amazon Appstore, the App Store and Google Play.
View the latest assets including talent headshots here.
About Super Evil Megacorp
Super Evil Megacorp is a team of masters-at-their-craft game developers. The company’s flagship title, Vainglory, is the world’s #1 mobile esport, boasting more than 3,000 teams, 1 billion matches played, and leagues in North America, Europe, Japan, China, Korea and Southeast Asia. Vainglory experienced a monumental first year in esports in 2016, awarding the largest prize pool ever for a mobile esport event at $120,000, generating 25,000+ concurrent views for its inaugural World Championship, and welcoming some of the largest esports franchises in the world to the Vainglory lineup including TSM, Cloud9, G2 Esports, SK Gaming, Team Secret, mousesports and DetonatioN Gaming. Five more diverse and high profile esports franchises - Fnatic, Echo Fox, NRG, Rogue and Immortals - have now joined the competition, making Vainglory poised for an even more eventful 2017. Super Evil Megacorp is currently 45 people strong and is hiring. The company has raised $41M 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, CA. For more information, visit http://www.superevilmegacorp.com/ and http://www.vainglorygame.com/ .