Vainglory on the Rise: Laning in 5v5

With the release of Vainglory 5v5, nearly all roles in Vainglory have seen changes in their strategies and tactics. Laning is no exception, with the addition of 2 extra lanes; the top, bottom (bot), alongside the middle (mid) lane. While these lanes may seem similar at first glance, they have different positions and nearby landmarks and hence, there are heroes more suitable for certain lanes. Continue reading “Vainglory on the Rise: Laning in 5v5”

Vainglory on the Rise: Jungling in 5v5

When Vainglory was first released, it was a simple game with a small map for 3 vs 3 matches. The jungle is a cosy place and easy to understand, even if you’re new to Super Evil Megacorp’s game. Jungling in 3 vs 3 isn’t that hard, especially when we compare it to the new 5 vs 5 game mode.

In 3 vs 3 we have 4 camps in each jungle (2 healing treants, and 2 pairs of minions), as well as an Elder treant that can be contested by both teams at the beginning of every match. Now, in the new game mode, things won’t be that easy. Jungling in 5v5 will surely take time to understand, but with the right knowledge about camps and objectives, amazing things can happen when you’re a jungler. Continue reading “Vainglory on the Rise: Jungling in 5v5”

Roles in Vainglory: Jungler of the Fold

Jungling is a role that combines the qualities of both a carry and a captain, due to the fact that a jungler can both deal damage but also act as a supportive tank for your team. Junglers can also make plays and affect the entire outcome of the game. Aggressive junglers like Mango and VONC have made the importance of the jungler position clear to the community of Vainglory.

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Flexible Heroes

Vainglory is a strategy game. From the moment you accept the match, everything you do matters; from hero picks, roles, and builds to every small move you make on the Halcyon Fold. This will be even tougher in 5v5 on the Sovereign’s Rise, challenging how flexible players are and pushing them to their limits. Never fear though, because we are here to help! Continue reading “Flexible Heroes”

Worlds 2017: The Finale No One Saw Coming

The Razer 2017 Vainglory World Championship just concluded, and although it was only the second Worlds event, it has left everyone stunned and shocked, leaving fans craving more. If you had to prepare several cups of coffee, but ultimately ended up crashing before the analyst desk finished their 100 pages thesis on the teams, you’ve missed out on one hell of an event. Continue reading “Worlds 2017: The Finale No One Saw Coming”

A brief look at Vainglory’s 5v5

December 17th was a great day, for along with the Worlds Finals, we were also treated with our first real look at the widely anticipated 5v5 mode to be added to our favourite mobile MOBA. Everything is bigger and better: the map, the minions, the krak- wait, is that a dragon? TWO DRAGONS? Where do I sign up?!

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Is it time for NA to win Worlds?

The Vainglory World Championship is coming in hot, with the best teams from all regions globally aiming to claim the title of world champions when they compete in Singapore from the 14th to the 17th of December. During 2017, the North American region has captured much of the spotlight from the Vainglory community, due to heated competition amongst many of its top teams along with a sizeable growth in its level of Vainglory play. At the 2016 World Championship, the three NA teams that competed all placed in the top 4, however were overwhelmed by the superior skill of Phoenix Armada (now ROX Armada) from East Asia, who claimed the inaugural title of world champions over Team SoloMid. This sparked a rivalry between the two regions, especially with Gankstars Sirius and Hammers Velocity placing third and fourth respectively. With the North American region performing much better internationally this year, and East Asia’s international form questioned for the first time, the three representatives of NA may well be the favourites to win the 2017 World Championship.

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EZL Explains: Worlds Group D

At the 2017 Vainglory World Championship in Singapore’s Kallang Theatre, the best teams from every region across the world will clash with each other to determine who will win the title of the greatest Vainglory team in the world. In this final article of our series on the group stages, we will cover Group D.

Group D is one which will take the spotlight. In a group with Team SoloMid, Hunters and ACE Gaming – three top teams – competition will be relentless. Before we begin our review of teams in Group D, it’s important to remember that during this phase of the competition each series will have two games. The number of victories will determine who exits the group stages!

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EZL Explains: Worlds Group C

During the 2017 Vainglory World Championship, held in Singapore’s Kallang Theatre from the 14th to the 17th of December, twelve teams from over the world will fiercely compete for the title. Continuing EZL’s coverage of the group stages, this article will focus on Group C.

This group is made up of three powerhouse teams: Impunity of Southeast Asia; ROX Armada of East Asia, the defending World Champions; and the wildcard team, Tribe of North America. All of these teams have performed brilliantly this year at various events, and tensions will be high when they first clash in the group stages. Each two-match series will be vital in deciding which two teams progress to the elimination stages of the tournament.

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