After a hard-fought weekend of games, we squared off again East Asia’s ACE Gaming in the Vainglory World Championship Grand Finals. While ACE was a worthy opponent, 5 games later we came out on top as the 2017 Vainglory World Champions.
We’re excited to have brought back North America’s very first Vainglory World Championship!
Today, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve acquired Immortals’ spot in the Vainglory 8, and that we’ll be retaining their championship-caliber roster going forward. After the Unified Finals, in which Immortals toppled TSM and made a statement by placing second, we worked quickly to acquire their star-studded roster after the possibility arose of a transfer. We’re ecstatic to announce our official Tribe Vainglory roster – welcome to the Tribe!
Mark “HotSauceUT” Harlan : “I am incredibly excited to be joining Tribe Gaming. We are sad to see Immortals leaving the Vainglory scene, but we part ways on excellent terms and wish them the best. We join Tribe with a unified vision of winning worlds, and we look forward to working together to achieve that goal. “
Chief Pat: “It’s not often a roster of this caliber becomes available in Vainglory, and after watching these guys tear it up at the Unified Finals, I’m pumped to have them join the Tribe. All four players are world-class – and with HotSauce’s leadership, we have lofty expectations as we look ahead into autumn and the World Championships.I’m looking forward to supporting them at Tribe going forward, and I’m excited to see what they can do with a full season of Vainglory 8.”
Make sure to tune in to the Vainglory 8 at 2pm PST later today, as we take on Team Solo Mid in the opening match of the Autumn season.
In light of our recent results in the VIS Challenger League, we’ve decided to overhaul our Vainglory roster going into the Autumn season. While looking for new members for our team, we specifically targeted players with a burning desire to win, and who would welcome the commitment it takes to be one of the best teams in North America. Our new squad features three top-tier challenger players, with big aspirations for reaching the Vainglory 8 – please welcome the newest members of Tribe Academy!
Chief Pat: “While constructing our Autumn roster for VIS, we looked for players who had the right mix of what we thought it took to reach the Vainglory 8. We narrowed it down to a few things – commitment, talent, willingness to take feedback, and attitude. There’s no doubt in mind that these guys check all those boxes, and we can’t wait to see how they perform over the course of the Autumn season.”
LaidToRest: “We are really excited to join Tribe for the upcoming season. We have high expectations for our performance in the upcoming VIS season, and are hoping to secure a VG8 spot before the off-season.“
You can catch Tribe Academy competing in VIS League each of the next three Wednesdays, with matches starting at 5pm PST on twitch.tv/visleague.