Following the debut of the Champions of Fire Invitational last November, Amazon App Store is back with a new competitive mobile competition called the Mobile Masters Invitational (M2). Scheduled to take place over two days on June 23 – 24 at the Prudential Center in New York and August 18 – 20 at the LA Convention Center in Los Angeles, the live competition will feature top players and teams from leading mobile game Vainglory, Hearthstone, and Summoners War. The competition will be taking place in conjunction with the world’s largest Korean pop culture festival KCON.
According to Marja Koopmans, director of mobile esports at Amazon: “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. 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.”
The event is set to feature some of the biggest names from the 3 mobile titles. The Vainglory tournament will pit world champion Invincible Armada against top North American teams Tempo Storm, Tribe Gaming, Gankstars, NRG, and Cloud 9 in a “Run the Gauntlet” tournament format. Meanwhile, the Hearthstone tournament will feature a number of popular streamers and pro players including William “Amnesia_sc” Barton and Johnnie “Ratsmah” Lee. Finally, Summoners War will feature popular streamers Rinriona, ShreddedPuzzle, and Koopatroopa787.