Mineski Events, one of the premier esports organizations in the Philippines, will present its first touchscreen esports tournament, Vainglory: Stormguard. As the world’s leading touchscreen esport, Vainglory has generated wide critical acclaim and built a massive community since its global launch last year. The title ranked as the fastest growing game on Twitch in 2015 and had over 1.5M views on the platform during the Winter Championship earlier this year.
Held at the Mineski Studios, the first full-time esports studio of its scale in the Philippines, Vainglory: Stormguard will feature the top Vainglory teams from throughout the Philippines. The event will be streamed on the official MineskiTV Twitch channel and will be cast by talents from within the community- Jab “GeekPinoy” Escutin and RJ “Fang” Firmeza. The finals will take place live at the eSports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) October 28-30 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay, Philippines. The total prize pool is 2000 USD; the 1st place team will receive 1000 USD, 2nd place 700 USD, and 3rd place 300 USD. Teams who are interested in joining may sign up via the Mineski Forums
“The Philippines has a passionate Vainglory community, as well as a love for competitive esports. We are excited that the Mineski Events Team is organizing a tournament with our community to bring a high-quality Vainglory esports production to our fans and friends in the Philippines.”
Taewon Yun General Manager of Asia-Pacific, Super Evil Megacorp
“This is the Philippines’ first mobile gaming league, and it’s with great pleasure that Mineski Events Team will be presenting Vainglory esports. We’re expecting a lot of players to sign up and form their teams.
Big things are going to happen for the community, and this is just the beginning!”
Benson Te Business Development Head, Mineski Events Team
|Week 1||September 16 (Friday) and September 18 (Sunday)|
|Week 2||October 1 (Saturday) and October 2 (Sunday)|
|Week 3||October 7 (Friday) and October 9 (Sunday)|
|Week 4||October 22 (Saturday) and (October 23)|
Tournament Format and Registration:
- All games will be played in a best-of-three format
- All games in the league will be played in Private Draft mode
- Neither team, in under any instance, is allowed to possess a spectator.
- Each match will be weighed in points, with the top eight teams will proceed to the playoffs.
- The finals will be a live, in-person event, played in a best-of-five format at the eSports and Gaming Summit from October 28-30 in Pasay, Philippines
Points per community cup
- 1st - 10 points
- 2nd - 6 points
- Top 4 - 4 points
- Top 8 - 2 points
- Top 16 - 1 point
Teams interested in registering for the tournment may do so through the Mineski Forums.
The registration threads for the first week of qualifiers are already up.
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. Live competitive Vainglory tournaments have been held across the globe in Korea, China, Japan, Europe, the United States and more. Super Evil Megacorp has partnered with leaders in the esports scene including Twitch, Amazon, Samsung, Red Bull, Nvidia, ESL, OGN and more.
About Mineski-Events Team
For years, and up to now, MET has maintained its reputation as the premier electronic sports event organizer of the Philippines. Known for operating the Mineski Pro Gaming League, considered to be the backbone of eSports in the Philippines, as well as being the official organizer of ESL-sanctioned events within Southeast Asia, it aims to be a high level eSport content provider for the region. It has since expanded to Malaysia, as part of its goal of fortifying the eSports scene in the entirety of South-East Asia.
About Super Evil Megacorp
Super Evil Megacorp is a team of masters-at-their-craft from core game developers such as Riot Games, Blizzard Entertainment, and Rockstar Games. The company’s first title Vainglory, quickly rose to become the world’s largest mobile esport after its global launch in early 2015. In less than a year, Vainglory has held live competitive gaming events in Asia, North America and Europe, and awarded more than $350,000 in prize money. In addition to its success in the esports realm, Vainglory has received top game development honors including Apple’s “Best Apps” in 2014 and 2015, the Apple Design Award at WWDC, The IMGA’s Best Technical Achievement and People’s Choice Awards, and the Tabby Award for Best iPad game in the RPG, Simulation and Strategy category. Super Evil Megacorp is based in San Mateo, CA. The team is currently 50 people and they are hiring. Super Evil has raised $41M 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. For more information, visit http://www.superevilmegacorp.com/ and http://www.vainglorygame.com/.
About E-Sports and Gaming Summit
One of the biggest e-sport competition / gaming convention event in the Southeast Asia, the E-sports and Gaming summit is an event that focuses on gaming as the main theme or concept. It combines the elements of e-sports competition and gaming convention. Different gaming companies/studios (and indies) will present and showcase their gaming titles as well as other services to the general public. And then different e-sports gaming competitions, organized by various gaming organization/companies, are being played by professional (and non professional) cyber athletes, to see which among them is the best players/teams in their respective games.