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Summoners War Crowns Victor At Inaugural 2017 World Arena Championship

Tomato Brings Home 2017 Summoners War Arena Championship Trophy; Claims Winner’s Share of $50,000 Prize Purse and Honor of Becoming World’s Best Summoner

p>Championship Stream: https://youtu.be/CpBaWk45uzI  

Championship Reaches Over 100,000 Concurrent Viewers Across Twitch & YouTube

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – November 27, 2017 – A fierce several months of worldwide competition ended over the weekend as Tomato won the 2017 Summoners War Arena Championship beating out Psy! in a best of five series, earning a $20,000 top prize and distinction as the world’s best summoner. Hosted by Com2us, the Summoners War Arena Championship took place at the Microsoft Theater where more than 3,000 fans cheered on the 16 individuals who won their individual regional qualifiers in major cities such as Bangkok, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo.

In addition to the onstage competition, fans onsite had the opportunity to experience the Summoners War universe as it came to life throughout the day. Ranging from troupes of cosplayers to in-depth experiential activations in a mini-theme park setting, the event transcended the notion of a traditional esports event and provided consumers a comprehensive entertainment experience for the weekend.

“Congratulations to Tomato on becoming our inaugural Summoners War World Arena champion. We continue to be amazed at the support, dedication and passion of our players and community,” said Casey Lee, CEO of Com2us USA. “Not only did we have fans lining up to attend the day before, we saw an all-time record in online viewership of Summoners War with fans tuning in from all around the world. Next year, we plan to go even bigger.”

Throughout the tournament, Com2us streamed every match on YouTube and Twitch in 11 languages and reached an all-time high in Summoners War online viewership with over 100,000 concurrent viewers. This resulted in Summoners War taking the #1 livestream spot on Twitch. In addition to multiple versions and languages for each stream, Com2us also welcomed several Summoners War influencers from France, Germany, Japan, Korea and United States throughout the day.

Here are the top placements in the tournament:

  • 1st – Tomato (Shanghai)
  • 2nd – PSY! (United States)
  • 3rd – ShallotX (Taipei) & Chuffles (United States)
During the event, Com2us also announced a partnership with Skybound Entertainment to bring Summoners War to comic books and animation. As a result of the partnership, Skybound’s Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead, Skybound co-founder and CEO, David Alpert, and  Star Wars: The Clone Wars/The Angry Birds Movie producer and CEO of Skybound North, Catherine Winder, will work closely with Com2us to expand the franchise into new mediums.

To watch the tournament in its entirety, please visit https://goo.gl/mGx7bm

About Summoners War:

Summoners War is the flagship mobile RPG developed by Com2us. Launched globally in 2014, the game has ranked #1 grossing in RPG games in 108 countries (App Store) and in 96 countries (Google Play). Summoners War features over 1,000 unique characters and provides a premium mobile RPG experience gamers are able to enjoy anytime and anywhere.

About Com2us:

Com2us is a leading developer and publisher of mobile games that span across all genres. Our mission is simple. We thrive to create games with a level of depth and engagement rarely experienced on mobile platforms. Our dedication to building a robust gaming community through active engagement with our players has made this possible. Established in 1998 and headquartered in Korea, we became a subsidiary of Gamevil in 2013 and operate international offices in the United States, Germany, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, China, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. For more information about Com2us and our portfolio of groundbreaking mobile games, visit www.com2us.com .

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