Editor’s Note: Before we begin, we here at B.A.T.G.R., want to congratulate Super Evil Mega Corp on their new title. As someone who plays Vainglory a lot in my free time, the game has taken a soft spot to my heart, and one that indeed shares the same thoughts about Vainglory being crowned “Best Mobile Game” by the GSMA and Gamelab Mobile at the 2016 GLOMO Awards in Barcelona.
If you are anyone that plays mobile games or even tablet games on either iDevice or Android, you aren’t going to want to miss out on the title “Vainglory”. This game is the world’s leading touchscreen eSport title that finds itself in the MOBA genre. During the 2016 GLOMO Awards, GSMA and Gamelab Mobile crowned Vainglory as the “Best Mobile Game”. The awards ceremony, held at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona recognizes the best of the best in mobile games. This includes the most innovated, immersive, thrilling and even sophisticated games from 2015. This includes Vainglory.
For the GLOMO Competition this award recognition isn’t any small feat as there were more than 930 entries received by the GSMA. Over 285 nominees that were shortlisted for over 40 awards in over eight categories. This amount of competition can become nailbiting for those watching and attending the event. If that’s not some tough competition, we don’t know what is, but this is definitely a challenge for many competitors attempting to be crowned victor. Judged by independent experts, analysts, journalists, academics, and even mobile operator representatives; the GLOMO Awards hosts some of the top names in the industry to help determine the winners.
“It is an honor for Vainglory to be recognized as the ‘Best Mobile Game’ by the GSMA,” said Kristian Segerstrale, COO and Executive Director of Super Evil Megacorp. “The rate at which the Vainglory community has grown and the eSports competition has increased throughout 2015 has been incredible, and we can not thank our players enough for their dedication across the globe. We are still early and have a lot to do in 2016, but we are very excited about progress so far!”
His statement? One that stands true as a faithful Vainglory player. We can’t wait to see what is coming in the terms of the game, but also as an official eSport title that continues to grow to this day.
For those unfamiliar with Vainglory, the game puts players amidst a battle of two teams, both being played by three real life players. These players will control a singular hero in attempts to take out enemy players, destroying turrets, and gaining ground control of the Halcyon Fold. The team that is able to destroy the enemy’s Vain wins the match. Something that we here at B.A.T.G.R. have done multiple times, and even found it as one of our favorite mobile games of 2015. The title is even one of the fastest growing mobile games on Twitch in 2015.
After a very successful Live Autumn Season Championship, Vainglory kicked off the Winter eSports Season in January while boasting a Lunar New Year-themed map skin including fireworks and other rather beautiful graphical effects in the Halcyon Fold. The Winter Championships for North America will be held at the Red Bull eSports Studio in Santa Monica, CA starting March 11th through March 13th. In turn, the European Event will be held in London at the Gfinity Arena from March 18th through the 20th. If you want to attend the events, they are now available and can be purchased for $12 USD at http://vainglorywinterna.eventbrite.com and http://vainglorywintereu.eventbrite.com. We know we’ll be watching and cheering on the teams as they attempt to take the victory title for Winter Season. If you want to give Vainglory a try, head on to the Apple App Store here or over at Google Play here.
You can also check out our review for Vainglory to see what we thought of the game.
About the Writer:
Dustin is our native console gamer, PlayStation and Nintendo reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the boarders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. You can find him over on Twitter, Google+, and or you can find him on PSN with RaivynLyken.