Vainglory World Champions Acquired by South Korea’s ROX

Vainglory World Champions Acquired by South Korea’s ROX


·         ROX Armada to Compete Live at KCON this Weekend in NY During Amazon's Mobile Masters Tournament Series



Singapore — June 21, 2017 - Super Evil Megacorp, creators of Vainglory, the world’s leading mobile esport, welcomes ROX Armada of South Korea, previously Invincible Armada, to the Vainglory competitive community. ROX Armada will be made up of some of Vainglory’s top esports professionals, including World Champions, Eutaek “Mango” Jeong and Hyeonjun “Druid” An and new team member Junyoung “Engineeus” Choi. To celebrate the newly formed team, ROX Armada will premiere for the first time at the Amazon Mobile Masters Tournament Series in New York at KCON on June 23 against North American powerhouses, GankStars, Tempo Storm, Tribe, Cloud9 and NRG. The announcement comes on the eve of Vainglory’s Summer 2017 Season, which kicks off tomorrow, alongside Update 2.6, which includes new hero Grace, and new skins for Skye, Samuel, Koshka and Reim.

“As one of the top Vainglory esports teams in the world, we’re excited to see Invincible Armada compete under the new banner of ROX Armada,” said Bo Daly, Co-Founder & President of Super Evil Megacorp. “South Korea is known for its dominance in esports and the Vainglory competitive scene is no different. With ROX Armada’s roster at full strength, the upcoming East Asia competitive Vainglory8 season will be the most exciting yet.”

Invincible Armada, now ROX Armada, most recently took first place in the Vainglory8 EA Spring Season and first place in the Arena8, East Asia’s Vainglory esports league, beating out South Korea’s New Challenge EA in January. The team was also crowned the first-ever Vainglory World Champions in December 2016 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. In previous seasons, Phoenix Armada, as the team was known as at that time, won VIPL Season 3, the VGL Korea Summer Championship and the Samsung Galaxy Vainglory Invitational at E3 2016.

ROX is an elite esports club with fans across the globe. ROX Tigers, a professional League of Legends gaming team, are not only a powerhouse in the eSports industry, making it as far as the semifinals in the 2016 League of Legends World Championships. ROX Orcas, a professional Overwatch gaming team launched in December 2016 and has already made strides in the competitive Overwatch scene.

"The ROX organization has long been admiring Invincible Armada and the Vainglory competitive scene," said Eliot Namgung, Head of eSports at ROX. "We've watched Vainglory grow immensely throughout the last year, to a place where it has become a top eSport - and Invincible Armada has been the top team in the scene since the beginning. We strive to be the best in every game we compete in, and Invincible Armada fits perfectly within our competitive culture. The formation of ROX Armada is a big step for us and will help us achieve our goal of cementing a winning culture within our organization."

Vainglory generated incredible growth throughout the last year in terms of active players, esports views and overall community engagement. Vainglory tripled its active player community on Android and generated more than 450 million minutes of competition watched on streaming platforms, 1 billion matches played, and leagues in North America, Europe, Japan, China, Korea and Southeast Asia. Vainglory is forging the path for mobile games as they shift from short-session, standalone gaming toward deep, shared experiences.

The Vainglory8 Summer season kicks off this weekend from June 24-25. Viewers can tune into twitch.tv/vainglory to check out all of the action. The East Asia Vainglory8 league in which ROX Armada will make their professional debut will kick off on July 1st local time. The Korean broadcast will be streamed on http://play.afreecatv.com/vainglorykr.


Vainglory can be downloaded for free from the App Store, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.

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