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A week after boycotts began, Marvel: Contest of Champions is rising back up the top grossing ranks

A week after boycotts began, Marvel: Contest of Champions is rising back up the top grossing ranks

The boycott on Kabam's Marvel: Contest of Championsappears to have ended as the game is now rising back up the top grossing charts.

On the day that top player Rich Davis spoke to us about the reasons behind the boycott, Contest of Champions had fallen to rank 38 on the overall US iOS top grossing charts.

From then, the game has steadily risen back up through the ranks. It broke into the top 10 on Monday, March 13th and remained there for two days, before dropping to 13th on Wednesday 15th.

Marvel: Contest of Champions iOS overall US top grossing rank from March 6th, when version 12 was included, to March 15th

Kabam pushed a new update to the game on March 10th which promised to address a number of the issues raised by the community. Champions have been buffed while blocking and parrying have been altered to better align with the complaints it received.

Improving communication

"We want to reiterate our commitment to improving our communication channels," wrote Kabam in a blog post announcing the update.

"We were able to turn this update around quickly thanks to our Summoner Beta testers, and we’re excited to grow that program."

This turnaround suggests that the changes were enough to satisfy the boycotters, who appear to have now returned to the game. We have reached out to Davis to find out more about the state of the protest.

Deputy Editor

Ric likes to read epic poems and watch classic films to hide the fact he plays way too many games. The facade has thus far not been very effective.

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