Super Evil Megacorp Raises $19M to Evolve Vainglory, Supercharge its Tech, Game and Team

Super Evil Megacorp Raises $19M to Evolve Vainglory, Supercharge its Tech, Game and Team



Singapore — August 10, 2017 - Super Evil Megacorp, creators of Vainglory, the world’s leading mobile esport, has raised $19 million in funding from its existing investors. Super Evil Megacorp will utilize the financing round to expand its team and deliver on its mission to build the best core game experiences for the touchscreen generation.

“Already the most competitive mobile MOBA on the market, with an active global esports scene and growing community, Vainglory is off to a great start,” CEO Kristian Segerstrale said. “Together with our investors we’re doubling down on our missions to build the best core gaming experiences for the touchscreen generation, and to create a home for talented game developers who are passionate about pushing the boundaries of the industry.

Super Evil will utilize the additional funding to continue to grow its team of masters-at-their-craft game designers, engineers and artists. Having recently doubled its San Mateo office space, the company has grown from 50 to 80 in the last six months alone and is looking to expand further. Super Evil will also use the the investment to continue developing its proprietary, console-grade, multi-platform E.V.I.L. engine that has made Vainglory’s stunning graphics, beautiful visual effects and realistic animations possible. Currently, the studio is heavily focused on developing Vainglory’s upcoming 5v5 game mode, which will add to the strategic depth of the game and offer more to the already thriving Vainglory competitive community.

In just two years since its launch, Vainglory has made a mark. Vainglory is already the world’s biggest mobile esport, with more than 3,000 teams across North America and Europe alone, 1500 in APAC, and over 1 billion matches played, 12M registered accounts and 10x year-over-year viewership growth. The company has partnered with the likes of Apple, Samsung, Google, Amazon, ESL and others to deliver highest quality gameplay, competition and esports events for fans across the world.

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

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About Vainglory
Vainglory is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game, developed and published by Super Evil Megacorp for iOS and Android devices. The game features traditional elements of the PC game genre, where players of two opposing teams fight to destroy the enemy base by controlling the path between the bases, which is lined by turrets and guarded by AI controlled enemy creatures. Players may also battle for control points that supply extra resources, often giving teams the edge in destroying the enemy base.

Optimized for touch-based controls and portability, Vainglory features simplified gameplay mechanics and an intuitive interface for the ultimate mobile MOBA experience. Powered by the proprietary E.V.I.L.™ engine, Super Evil games deliver console-quality graphics, precision controls and online gameplay experiences not possible with an out-of-the-box tablet engine solution.

About Super Evil Megacorp

Super Evil Megacorp is a team of masters-at-their-craft game developers. The company’s flagship title, Vainglory, is the world’s #1 mobile esport, boasting more than 3,000 teams, 1 billion matches played, and leagues in North America, Europe, Japan, China, Korea and Southeast Asia. Vainglory experienced a monumental first year in esports in 2016, awarding the largest prize pool ever for a mobile esport event at $120,000, generating 25,000+ concurrent views for its inaugural World Championship, and welcoming some of the largest esports franchises in the world to the Vainglory lineup including TSM, Cloud9, G2 Esports, SK Gaming, Team Secret, mousesports and DetonatioN Gaming. Six more diverse and high profile esports franchises - Fnatic, Echo Fox, NRG, Rogue, Immortals and Misfits - have now joined the competition, making Vainglory poised for an even more eventful 2017. Super Evil Megacorp is currently 45 people strong and is hiring. The company has raised $63M 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. Super Evil Megacorp is based in San Mateo, CA. For more information, visit http://www.superevilmegacorp.com/ and http://www.vainglorygame.com/

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