GankStars Sirius Wins 1st in VIPL!
Big congratulations to IraqiZorro, CullTheMeek, and gabevizzle of team Sirius on making North America proud today with their win in Vainglory International Premier League! After a loss to Invincible Armada at Vainglory World Invitational, the trio trained harder than ever with hopes of securing 1st place at the next big tournament. Their hard work paid off today when Sirius went 5-0 after beating Hunters in the best of three format final.
What a showing from Hunters, too! Our heartfelt congratulations go out to QUEEN, Wands, and GodFather on securing 2nd place after a win against Invincible Armada earlier in the week. Online polls showed Hunters as the underdog, and perhaps that only inspired them to prove they are stronger than people think. We’ve been friends with Hunters since we met them at the Invitational, and it’s double good news to see them make it so far in VIPL.
Finally, we also extend congratulations to pQq on securing 3rd place, as well as to our friends at Invincible Armada on placing 4th. We have so much respect for these teams' skills and mechanics, the saddest part of leaving Korea is not being able to regularly scrim against them.
GankStars Sirius wins KRW 40,000,000 (~ $34,000), Hunters - KRW 15 million (~ $13,000), pQq - KRW 9 million (~ $7,700), and Invincible Armada - KRW 3 million (~ $2,500).
THANK YOU to our fans around the world for all the support and cheering us on, to OGN for an amazing production, to Super Evil Megacorp for a superbly-crafted game, and to our amazing sponsor Mobcrush for helping make this trip a reality. We are absolutely thrilled for the future of Vainglory and what it means to the growth of eSports in general. Now let’s shift our focus to VGL NA, where our own FooJee, bigpaws, ROAM, and Aloh4 of team Cerberus are fighting hard to defend that #1 seed.