Mobile gaming is by its very definition playing games while on the go. However, the entire platform has progressed to the point where you can sit at home playng your favorite mobile games for hours, playing them on your Android TV set-top box/console of choice, streaming on Twitch, and even eSports competitions. So with that evolution it should be no surprise that other aspects of the traditional gaming platforms are also making their way into the world of mobile gaming.
The platform called Skillz, which allows developers to offer cash prizes for tournaments within their games as well as paying the prizes out, has pushed out an update that now offers cross-platform support. Developers using this platform will now be able to host tournaments across iOS and Android for cash prizes.
eSports has been growing since its inception, and will continue to grow for some time to come as well. In fact the mobile eSports leagues are just starting to really materialize and will most likely grow to be as big as PC/console eSports leagues. Today eSport just got a little bigger with the announcement of EA’s own eSports initiative called their Competitive Gaming Division.
The North American Autumn finals for the rather popular mobile MOBA title Vainglory took place last weekend, with a prize pool for the season of over $200,000 up for grabs. Taking place at the eSports Arena in Santa Ana, California, Liberation X battled through three days of matches, ending up in a showdown on the final day against Nemesis Hydra. Eventually Liberation X would defeat Nemesis Hydra and take home a cool $10,000.
Lately we have reported on a few developers hosting little tournaments which come with prize money for the players who place in the Top 3 spots after a certain amount of time. It’s a good way to promote a game’s release actually. So far the highest one we have seen was for $10,000. However today that record was beat and by a lot.
We’ve covered this game a few times in the past already during its development and beta stages. We’ve been also playing it since the first beta. Now everyone is able to play Spacetime Studios’ new mobile MOBA game Call of Champions as it is now officially available to everyone on Android.
Hero Entertainment has announced today that they will soon be releasing their eSports focused mobile game called Crisis Action onto both Android and iOS in the West. Currently the game is already available on both platforms in China and Taiwan where it already has over 120 million users. So there won’t be a problem finding people to play against.
The rather popular action-RPG Angel Stone from Fincon has received a big update today, pushing the game’s version number up to 2.0. Since the game’s recent release a few months back, it has broken 6.5 million downloads which is pretty damn good. This update is Fincon’s push to try and bring Angel Stone into the eSports arena with the game’s PvP features.
Game Insight has announced a new game which is essentially a multiplayer strategy game of sorts, all focusing on tournament gameplay, based off of their original Cloud Raiders game. This new game is called Cloud Raiders: Survival Arena and it eliminates the standard single-player gameplay found in the original title, tweaks the gameplay further, and then offers it to mobile gamers as a multiplayer game.
Super Evil Megacorp has released a new update for their popular mobile MOBA title Vainglory, bringing the game’s version to 1.9. Aside from some new additions to the game, the 1.9 update also is the start of the new Autumn eSports Season for Vainglory teams as well.