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First-ever Vainglory World Championship Coming to Hollywood

First-ever Vainglory World Championship Coming to Hollywood

  • ReadyPlayer1
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  • Sep 15, 2016

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For the first time ever, Vainglory will crown an official world champion. From Dec. 2-4, the world’s 12 best teams will compete for the highest honor in Vainglory esports at the landmark TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. This inaugural annual event will serve as the culmination of the competitive year in Vainglory, with champions representing every Vainglory server region gathering from all around the globe. This new tournament will be run by Twitch and Super Evil Megacorp. Never before has so much talent been in one place, and we’ll finally definitively determine the single best team on Earth. 


Tournament Structure (2016)

The 12 competing teams will receive automatic berths based on the most important regional tournaments during the past esports year. In addition, one wildcard team will be selected based on exceptional past performance. 

Automatic Worlds Qualifications

NORTH AMERICA (3)

    • 2016 Spring champions (Hammers Velocity)
    • 2016 Winter & Summer champions (Team SoloMid)
    • 2016 Autumn Evil Eight Split 2 winner* (TBD)
    • *If the winner has already qualified for Worlds, then the second-place team from Split 2 gets the spot. If the second-place team has already qualified, then the third-place team from Split 2 gets the spot (etc). 

EUROPE (3)

  • 2016 Winter & Spring champions (Team Secret)
  • 2016 Summer champions (SNOW Avalanche)
  • 2016 Autumn Evil Eight Split 2 winner* (TBD)
  • *If the winner has already qualified for Worlds, then the second-place team from Split 2 gets the spot. If the second-place team has already qualified, then the third-place team from Split 2 gets the spot (etc). 

CHINA (1)

  • 2016 VML champions (Team Hunters)

KOREA (1)

  • VIPL Season 3 champions & VGL Korea Summer champions (Invincible Armada)

JAPAN (1)

  • 2016 RAGE Season One & Season Two points leader (ILLMATIC)

SOUTHEAST ASIA (1)

  • Tesseract SEA points standings winner: Winter (1st) + Spring (1st) + Summer (1st) (INFAMOUS Legion)

SOUTH AMERICA (1) 

  • Vainglory Masters champion (Amaterasu Gaming)

WILDCARD (1)

  • Global wildcard selected based on exceptional past performance (TBA)

Tournament Structure (2017)

NEW ANNUAL ESPORTS CALENDAR

The Vainglory World Championship will be an annual event, capping off three seasons of competition: Spring, Summer and Autumn. Winter season becomes the official Vainglory esports offseason.

    • Winter offseason (Jan-Feb. 2017)
    • Spring season (Feb.-May 2017)
    • Summer season (June-Aug. 2017)
    • Autumn season (Sept.-Nov./Dec. 2017)
    • World Championship (Nov or Dec.  2017)

UNIFIED WESTERN LIVE CHAMPIONSHIP

In 2017, North America and Europe will play a Unified Live Championship each season, with the tournament venue rotating between North American and European locations. Each side of the Atlantic will qualify four teams from the Evil Eight at the end of each season into the live championship, and matchups will be integrated where NA teams will battle EU teams throughout the tournament.


Automatic Worlds Qualifications (2017)

NORTH AMERICA / EUROPE (4)

    • 2017 Spring Unified Live Championships winner (TBD)
    • 2017 Summer Unified Live Championships winner (TBD)
    • 2017 North America Autumn Evil Eight champions* via remote play (TBD)
    • 2017 Europe Autumn Evil Eight champions* via remote play (TBD)
    • *If the winner has already qualified for Worlds, then the second-place team gets the spot. If the second-place team has already qualified, then the third-place team gets the spot (etc). 

EAST ASIA: KOREA / JAPAN / TAIWAN / HONG KONG (2)

  • East Asia Unified Event #1 (TBD) winner
  • East Asia Unified Event #2 (TBD) winner

CHINA (2)

  • Event (TBD) winner
  • Event (TBD) winner

SOUTHEAST ASIA (2)

  • Champion vs champion: Winner of Tesseract Spring season vs. winner of Tesseract Summer season
  • Winner of to-be-announced major event

SOUTH AMERICA (1)

  • Event (TBD) winner

WILDCARD SPOT (1)

  • Global wildcard selected based on exceptional past performance

Where to Watch

All matches will be broadcast live on twitch.tv/vaingloryTickets are on sale soon at Eventbrite.


Check NEWS > ESPORTS in-game frequently for World Championship team qualification updates and the latest info.