Vainglory eSports-organisers and game developers Super Evil Megacorp have announced their decision to take a step back from the game’s competitive scene and reel back it’s support for mobile MOBA title Vainglory meaning possible changes in the Vainglory eSports 2019 scene.
Super Evil Megacorp explained their decision to make these changes based on a change of interests for the company. Last year already saw Vainglory esports 2019 events being outsourced to a third-party organisation as the game-developer has struggled to cope with the resources needed to organise such events. Prior to last year Super Evil Megacorp were the ones responsible for operating the Vainglory Premier League along teams like Team SoloMid, Cloud9 and SK Gaming.
However, according to company sources who explained the thinking behind their decision to take a further step back in 2019, “The passion we had and the experiences we tried to create for our most engaged community fueled our passion to build the esports programme; but it very quickly became clear that the planning, resourcing and running of our esports events sapped huge amounts of time away from our development team and ultimately the development of the game itself.”
“We will continue to support esports initiatives when they present themselves but the mainstay of our focus will always be on the development of rich and engaging gaming experiences such as Vainglory itself.”
According to our friends over at eSports Insider though this may initially seem like a big step back for Vainglory esports 2019, this decision may bring some very positive results, allowing the developers to focus on optimizing their current product and therefore increase the overall level of competition of the game. It will be interesting to see what direction Super Evil Megacorp will take going forward, though the surely know just how important organised esports events are for marketing a game and cultivating a following around it. Only time will tell.
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