After being available only to a limited number of players, Vainglory’s 5v5 is now finally available to all players with the Update 3.0 available as of today. As a recap, the latest version of Vainglory is powered by Super Evil’s proprietary E.V.I.L. game engine, and feature 3M+ polygons, more than 200 fully animated moving actors, and rendered at 120FPS.
“GameBench’s performance ratings show that Vainglory not only delivers 120FPS gameplay on devices like the Razer Phone, but that it continues to perform at a highly optimised 60FPS across a wide range of iOS and Android devices, even going as far back as the iPhone 5S,” said Sri Iyer, CEO of GameBench. “This puts Vainglory at an advantage to bring its seamless, lag-free competitive MOBA gameplay to the largest possible audience, unlike other MOBAs that are forced to make compromises on visual fluidity and touch responsiveness, often struggling to run smoothly at 30FPS let alone 60.”
Vainglory also announced that a brand-new score for the 5v5 mode is being done by renowned video game composer Joris de Man. Best known for his music for the Killzone franchise and Horizon Zero Dawn, Joris just won the 2017 Game Music Award for “Outstanding Artist – Western Composer.” Vainglory 5V5 features an adaptive music system that unveils the score based on how you play, so the listening experience is different every time. The music during an intense teamfight differs from a dragon battle or roaming the perilous jungle, and so on.
Starting with an April 2018 preseason followed by the June regular-season start, the inaugural Vainglory Premier League (previously Vainglory8) will also shift to the 5v5 format. Season 1 will take place on the all-new Sovereign’s Rise map, a completely new map built from scratch for Vainglory 5v5. The Vainglory Premier League will build upon the esports structure and schedule in place, moving to a double-round-robin with midseason and end-of-season playoffs, along with a single relegation tournament and regional championships will qualify teams for the annual World Championship.