VAINGLORY WINS 2016 GLOMO AWARD FOR “BEST MOBILE GAME”
World’s Leading Touchscreen eSport Honored at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
Barcelona — February 22, 2016 – Super Evil Megacorp’s Vainglory, the world’s leading touchscreen eSport, was today crowned the “Best Mobile Game” by the GSMA and Gamelab Mobile during the 2016 GLOMO Awards. The awards ceremony, held at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, recognizes the most innovative, immersive, thrilling and sophisticated mobile games and apps from 2015.
The award recognition is particularly significant as this year marked a new record in GLOMO competition with more than 930 entries received by the GSMA. Over 285 nominees were shortlisted for more than 40 awards over eight categories. The GLOMO Awards are judged by independent experts, analysts, journalists, academics and mobile operator representatives.
“It is an honor for Vainglory to be recognized as the ‘Best Mobile Game’ by the GSMA,” said Kristian Segerstrale, COO and Executive Director of Super Evil Megacorp. “The rate at which the Vainglory community has grown and the eSports competition has increased throughout 2015 has been incredible, and we can not thank our players enough for their dedication across the globe. We are still early and have a lot to do in 2016, but we are very excited about progress so far!”
Vainglory is a battle between two teams (3 vs. 3 players who play with, and against, real people). Players control a single hero, and the team’s goal is to shatter a giant crystal called the Vain in the center of the enemy team’s base. The team that destroys the enemy’s Vain wins the game. Vainglory was the fastest growing mobile game of 2015 according to Twitch.
Following a very successful Vainglory Live Autumn Season Championships, the Winter eSports Season kicked off in January boasting a Lunar New Year-themed map skin including fireworks and other visually stunning effects in the Halcyon Fold. The Winter Championships for North America will be held at the Red Bull esports studio in Santa Monica from March 11-13 and the European event will be held in London at the Gfinity Arena from March 18-20. Tickets for both are now available and can be purchased for $12 at http://vainglorywinterna.eventbrite.com and http://vainglorywintereu.eventbrite.com.
About Super Evil Megacorp
Super Evil Megacorp is a team of masters-at-their-craft game developers. The company’s first title Vainglory, quickly rose to become the world’s largest mobile eSport after its global launch in early 2015. In less than a year, Vainglory has held live competitive gaming events in Asia, North America and Europe, and awarded more than $350,000 in prize money. In addition to its success in the eSports realm, Vainglory has received top game development honors including Apple’s “Best Apps” in 2104 and 2015, the Apple Design Award at WWDC, The IMGA’s Best Technical Achievement and People’s Choice Awards, and the Tabby Award for Best iPad game in the RPG, Simulation and Strategy category. Super Evil Megacorp is based in San Mateo, CA. The team is currently 45 people strong and is hiring. Super Evil 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. For more information, visit http://www.superevilmegacorp.com/ and http://www.vainglorygame.com/.
About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai and the Mobile 360 Series conferences.