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ESL UK Confirmed as Production Partner for Vainglory Spring Season Championship

Tournament to be held at Building Six at London’s O2 from 19-21 May

ESL UK, the UK arm of the world’s largest esports company, has today been announced as the exclusive production partner for the Vainglory Spring Season Championships being held at Building Six at London’s O2 from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 May.

The six best teams from North America will duke it out with the six best teams from Europe in front of a live audience. ESL UK will manage all production elements of the event from broadcast design and livestream operations to set design and build.

Furthermore, in collaboration with host team Fnatic, ESL UK will also manage logistics at the recently announced Halcyon Gathering taking place at London’s only esports concept store, the Fnatic Bunkr on Saturday 6 May. From 18:00 BST fans are invited to watch the Vainglory Challenge Battles.

“It’s extremely exciting to see Vainglory’s continued success and we’re delighted to be working with Super Evil Megacorp to deliver the Spring Season Championship,” commented James Dean, managing director of ESL UK. "Mobile gaming is an exciting and developing strand of esports which is set to have an increasingly prominent role in the future of professional competitive gaming.”

“We’re excited to be back in London for our first Unified Live Championships,” said Heini Vesander, Executive Esports Producer of Super Evil Megacorp. “Our players come first and we want to ensure they have the best possible experiences whether that’s at our community gatherings or tournaments and to do that we need to have a production partner that understands this. ESL continues to be a great partner for us and we’re excited to be working with them again on what will be the biggest mobile esports tournament to take place in the UK to date.

Early-bird tickets are available now for £10/$12.50, as well as VIP Packages for £69.99/$87.50, which include access to all 3 days of competition. Fans can purchase tickets at the early-bird rate now for a limited time on Eventbrite. Get your ticket now and share #VaingloryEsport

For fans unable to attend the event, the action will be streamed live on Vainglory’s Twitch.TV,Facebook andYouTube channels. Vainglory can be downloaded for free from the Amazon Appstore, the App Store and Google Play.

About ESL

ESL is the world's largest esports company, leading the industry across various games with numerous online and offline competitions. It operates high profile, branded international and national leagues and tournaments such as the Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL One, ESL Pro Series, StarCraft® II World Championship Series, as well as grassroots amateur cups, leagues and matchmaking systems. ESL covers a broad field of services in gaming technology, event management, advertising and TV production, fully catering to the needs of the esport’s ecosystem. With offices in Germany, UK, Russia, France, Poland, Spain, China, Australia, North America and partners in many other countries, it has a truly global footprint. www.eslgaming.com

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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 #1 mobile esport, boasting more than 3,000 teams, 1 billion matches played, and leagues in North America, Europe, Japan, China, Korea and Southeast Asia. Vainglory experienced a monumental first year in esports in 2016, awarding the largest prize pool ever for a mobile esport event at $120,000, generating 25,000+ concurrent views for its inaugural World Championship, and welcoming some of the largest esports franchises in the world to the Vainglory lineup including TSM, Cloud9, G2 Esports, SK Gaming, Team Secret, mousesports and DetonatioN Gaming. Five more diverse and high profile esports franchises - Fnatic, Echo Fox, NRG, Rogue and Immortals - have now joined the competition, making Vainglory poised for an even more eventful 2017. Super Evil Megacorp is currently 45 people strong and is hiring. The company 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. Super Evil Megacorp is based in San Mateo, CA. For more information, visithttp://www.superevilmegacorp.com/ andhttp://www.vainglorygame.com/

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