Telkomsel to Host South East Asia’s Largest Vainglory Esports Event in Jakarta

Telkomsel to Host South East Asia’s Largest
Vainglory Esports Event in Jakarta

Winner of the Summer Season 2017 Championship Will Earn a Spot in the Vainglory World Championships


Singapore - August 23, 2017 – The world’s leading mobile esport, Vainglory, is bringing its fiercest competitors in Southeast Asia to Jakarta for the Summer 2017 Southeast Asia Championship, in collaboration with Indonesia’s leading telecommunications operator, Telkomsel. Presented by Telkomsel’s Dunia Games, the Championship will feature the region’s four best teams in an intense two-day tournament. Played live in Jakarta, the competition will be the largest Vainglory event in Southeast Asia to date, taking place at the Telkomsel Smart Office in Jakarta from September 9-10, 2017.

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. In 2017, the Vainglory8 competitive format expanded from North America and Europe to Southeast Asia, East Asia and China. Vainglory is played across the world by millions of people, and over 5000 teams have signed up for Vainglory8. Each season, the top Vainglory teams compete in their region’s Vainglory8 to qualify for the seasonal championship events. The winning teams of those competitions qualify for the Vainglory World Championships, where the 12 best teams from around the world compete in front of a live audience. Elite8, the Spring Season 2017 Southeast Asian champion team, is confirmed for the World Championships in Singapore later this year and will represent the Indonesian Vainglory community and fans. Last year, Korea’s Rox Armada (previously Phoneix Armada) were crowned the Vainglory World Champions.

“We have seen a very high level of play this season amongst the top Vainglory teams, and we are certain that the Spring 2017 Championship in Jakarta will be extremely exciting to watch. We are grateful to be able to come to Indonesia and share this live event with our passionate fan-base in Southeast Asia together with our partner Telkomsel.” said Taewon Yun, General Manager of Global Publishing at Super Evil Megacorp.

“Hosting the Vainglory Summer 2017 Southeast Asia Championship is an honor, and allows us to celebrate the millions of gamers that use their mobile devices as their primary gaming platform,” said Trio Yamad G Lumbantoruan, General Manager Games and Apps of of Telkomsel. “The future of esports is on mobile, and we look forward to welcoming the most elite Vainglory players in the region for a weekend of intense competition.”

Famous esports personalities from Indonesia and around the region will be in attendance at the Southeast Asia Summer Season Championships. Fans can expect to see household names such as Danelie Purdue from eGG Network, as well as esports shoutcasters Rikki “Riku” Quaipon and Darwell “Asurai” Llerena from MineskiTV at the tournament.

The Vainglory Summer 2017 Championship will be livestreamed on multiple platforms on September 9 and 10 starting at 2pm SGT (GMT +8). Fans in Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Philippines, and Australia can watch the action on the eGG Network, as well as the Bahasa Indonesian Facebook, Mobcrush and Dunia Games Youtube channels.

For anyone outside of those countries, matches will also be streamed live on Vainglory’s English Facebook, Youtube and Mobcrush channels.

Regional broadcast links:
Vietnamese: Facebook, Mobcrush

The tournament will be broadcasted live on eGG Network on the following channels:
Malaysia: Astro Channel 808
Philippines: Tribe Philippines & Beam TV
Indonesia: Tribe Indonesia
Australia: Fetch
Brunei: Kristal Astro

Vainglory8 Southeast Asia is supported by Super Evil Megacorp’s partners, including Indonesia telco Telkomsel, Philippines telco Globe, gaming chair manufacturer DXracer, streaming platform Mobcrush, and streaming software Xsplit.

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

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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 leading mobile esport with leagues in North America, Europe, Japan, China, Korea and Southeast Asia. Vainglory had a monumental first year in esports in 2016, generating record competition viewership and welcoming some of the largest esports franchises into the Vainglory lineup including TSM, Cloud9, Fnatic, Echo Fox, Misfits, Immortals, Rox Armada, NRG, Rogue, G2 Esports, SK Gaming, Team Secret, mousesports and DetonatioN Gaming. Super Evil Megacorp is currently 80 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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