Mike Stubbs . Business . Wednesday 22nd February 2017 . 11:56
Misfits, the team partly owned by the Miami Heat NBA side, has announced that it has entered the world of Vainglory.
The organisation has signed the roster formerly known as Fates Zero that features Alexander "Eeko" Mier, Emmanuel "IllesT" Miguel and Stephan "Exhail" Nalbandyan. They will now play under the Misfits banner with their first appearance being at the Vainglory Preseason Invitational this weekend.
“Fates Zero is one of the leading Vainglory teams in North America, and we’re happy to see them continue to compete at the highest level under an established esports organization like Team Misfits,” said Super Evil Megacorp CEO Kristian Segerstrale. “The Vainglory competitive scene has grown immensely in the past year and with the addition of Misfits, the level of play has never been as intense and demanded as much skill. Vainglory’s Spring Season will be the most competitive season to date.”
“We are excited to enter Vainglory, the leading mobile esport.” said Misfits CEO Ben Spoont and Miami Heat executive vice president Michael McCullough in a joint statement. “What attracted us to it was not only being on the frontier of mobile esports, but having the ability to closely work together with a forward-thinking game developer to really create a sustainable ecosystem for all stakeholders from the beginning. Super Evil Megacorp is really committed to working together with orgs and players to accomplish this goal.”