Twitch partners with Super Evil Megacorp to support Vainglory Championship

Twitch partners with Super Evil Megacorp to support Vainglory Championship

In a Thursday announcement, Amazon's livestreaming platform Twitch has revealed that it has partnered with game developer Super Evil Megacorp for supporting the Vainglory Championship as well as esports programs.

Vainglory is a mobile-based multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game which has, over a course of time, built an audience of spectators and professional gamers who participate in seasonal tournaments. It was the fastest-growing mobile game on the Twitch platform in 2015.

As a result of the Thursday-announced three-year partnership between Twitch and Super Evil Megacorp in North America and Europe, Vainglory's official esports structures, promotions, and sponsorships will be built out by the two companies via a multimillion-dollar program. The effort is essentially aimed at giving gamers an opportunity to make a living by playing Vainglory.

In announcing their new partnership, Twitch and Super Evil Megacorp said that, with effect from March 31, registrations are open on Vaingloryleague, for three-player teams interested in participating in the spring championship. The season - which will last three months - will commence with open qualifiers and will have a total prize pool of $80,000.

Meanwhile, noting that Vainglory is heralding "a new mobile games movement," Nick Allen - Twitch director of esports operations - said in a statement: "The incredible engagement Vainglory has garnered on our platform is testament that our community welcomes the convergence of esports and mobile gaming."