Vainglory developer closes $19 million funding round

The developer wants to expand Vainglory with a five-on-five game mode.

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Vainglory developer Super Evil Megacorp has just announced a successful $19 million funding round.

The money will be used to expand the touchscreen MOBA-style game. Vainglory only features a three-on-three game mode right now, but the developer wants to expand into five-on-five in the future—especially now that it has the cash to do so.

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Super Evil Megacorp will also use the funding to expand its multi-platform game engine E.V.I.L. “As a studio, we’re obsessed with technology and unleashing beautiful graphics, stunning visual effects, and realistic animations at the highest possible frame rates, across the broadest range of platforms,” the developer said in a statement. “We’re thrilled with what our engine makes possible today, and we’re excited about how much more we can do for Vainglory and beyond in the days ahead.”

The developer team has recently doubled its office space and expanded its team to work on all these projects, but it’s looking for more help, too. Additional funding will help Super Evil Megacorp expand its workforce once again.

Vainglory is a free-to-play MOBA available on touchscreen devices, including Apple and Android tablets and phones. Similar to League of Legends, Vainglory has players pushing down a lane with the goal of destroying enemy fortifications, and includes a wide jungle with multiple objectives.