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Amazon brings Summoners War, Hearthstone and Vainglory together for Mobile Masters Invitiational eSports tournament

Amazon brings Summoners War, Hearthstone and Vainglory together for Mobile Masters Invitiational eSports tournament

Amazon is gearing up to launch a new eSports tournament focused on core mobile games called the Mobile Masters Invitational.

The M2, as it is known, will take place in New York on June 23rd to 24th and Los Angeles on August 18th-20th. It will feature Com2uS' Summoners War, Blizzard's Hearthstone and Super Evil Megacorp's Vainglory.

Top teams and players for each of the games will be taking part in the tournament, to draw in fans. Vainglory world champions Invincible Armada will face off against other North American teams, while streamers and pro players of Summoners War and Hearthstone will compete in their respective games.

The total prize pool for the event is $65,000, with $25,000 each for the Vainglory and Summoners War tournaments, and $15,000 for Hearthstone. You can find out more information on the tournament on its website.

Universal appeal

"We believe in the universal appeal of competition to all mobile gamers. We are investing in new events and experiences that mobile gamers across all kinds of games can enjoy," said Marja Koopmans, Director of Mobile eSports at Amazon.

"Events like Mobile Masters are a way to help players show off their skills and find out who is the best at their game. In addition, our tournaments uniquely enable game developers to bring in new audiences to their game while deepening the relationship with existing players."

Amazon has previously run a casual-focused tournament in November 2016 called the Champions of Fire Invitational. Players competed in titles such as Disney Crossy Road and Pac-Man for a prize pool of $100,000.


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