Super Evil Megacorp has done quite well for themselves since the release of their mobile MOBA Vainglory onto Android and iOS. Now the company has got a nice influx of cash thanks to a round of funding that netted the company over $26 million and some new partners.
The round of funding was aimed to push Vainglory into mainstream eSports, with the game already having a few tournaments that have happened as well as a newly announced Vainglory International Premier League, which will open its doors on August 16th. The top teams from around the world will be competing for a chunk of the $70,000 prize pool. This is just the start for Vainglory and eSports if Super Evil Megacorp has their way with things.
While the $26 million number is pretty cool, fundraising is actually mostly not about the money, contrary to what people think. Fundraising is about choosing amazing partners to help you grow as a company. – COO, Kristian Segerstrale
It’s all about the eSports mass-market and that’s where Vainglory wants to go, becoming a premier MOBA in eSports to the world, but on mobile devices. The new International league will be broadcasted on live TV over in Korea, which is a big step already in achieving that.
Website Referenced: Gamasutra