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Leading eSports organisation Team SoloMid acquires Vainglory champions Alliance

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March 10th, 2016 acquisition Super Evil Megacorp Not disclosed
Leading eSports organisation Team SoloMid acquires Vainglory champions Alliance

Team SoloMid, known as TSM, has acquired Vainglory eSports team Alliance, the current reigning world champion and number one seed for the upcoming North America Winter Live Championship.

TSM is one of the leading teams in League of Legends, and has teams dedicated to various other eSports titles, such as Call of Duty and Counter Strike.

It joins a number of high-profile eSports organisations, such as Team Secret, which acquired Media Pixel eSport in January 2016, as one of the major organisations taking an interest in the growing world of Vainglory.

A fast growing community

"We're thrilled that Vainglory eSports has grown so quickly, and that less than a year from our first tournaments we have such rapidly growing viewer numbers, and that so many professional organizations and partners are involved," said Kristian Segerstrale, COO and Executive Director of Super Evil Megacorp.

"Some day, someone will create a competitive game on touch screens that will attract audiences that are 3-5x larger than the biggest PC games today.

"We're excited to be working with the amazing Vainglory community to be part of that evolution."

Vainglory has grown rapidly since launching in November 2014, winning the award for Best Mobile Game at the 2016 GLOMO Awards, and earning its tournament winners $350,000 throughout 2015.


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