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14 april 2016

Touch Controls like nothing Touch Controls like nothing Touch Controls like nothing

When I first launched Vainglory and went through the training video, one of the first things I was told by the game was that “pro players play with their tablet on a table and use the index finger on each side to tap nearly simultaneously”

konstantin potapov
artist
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14 april 2016
29 мarCH 2016

My personal quest to find a game

When Vainglory was released, every article I remember reading was how the time of the “hardcore player” had finally come on the tablet. There was lots of glowing about how Vainglory is finally “a real game” you can play on a mobile device.

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14 april 2016
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15 мarCH 2016

The tech is dead simple

While I was able to play a few matches of Vainglory on the tablet, the experience was full of “Why am I doing this? Why is this not on the PC? What exactly is the benefit of playing on a tablet, aside a “wow, that’s cool” factor in the first 5 minutes?

ALEXANDER KONSTANTINOV
WRITER
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14 april 2016
29 мarCH 2016

My personal quest to find a game

When Vainglory was released, every article I remember reading was how the time of the “hardcore player” had finally come on the tablet. There was lots of glowing about how Vainglory is finally “a real game” you can play on a mobile device.

Discuss: 145
14 april 2016
popular
15 мarCH 2016

The tech is dead simple

While I was able to play a few matches of Vainglory on the tablet, the experience was full of “Why am I doing this? Why is this not on the PC? What exactly is the benefit of playing on a tablet, aside a “wow, that’s cool” factor in the first 5 minutes?

ALEXANDER KONSTANTINOV
WRITER
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14 april 2016
7 april 2016

BURN OF PINK HAIR

Clunky controls aside, the thing I could barely believe when I first tried Vainglory was the duration of each match. I completely abandoned the game after my 4th/5th match, despite all the promise I was seeing in some of its innovative features.

nadezda tolkina
producer
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14 april 2016
20 мarCH 2016

A hardcore mobile player

None of these games would be called a breakout success, and many have in fact shut down already. As far as I know, Vainglory is the most successful of the mobile MOBAs. That’s because it’s a great MOBA game: it has interesting heroes and abilities.

maria agafonova
MARKETOLOG
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14 april 2016
14 мarCH 2016

The thing that is the most striking

Vainglory is in my view an example of this absurd kind of thinking. The team, which I have no doubt is very capable, has made an excellent game by PC/Console standards, and they expected that would be enough to dominate competitive games on mobile.

NADEZDA NIKITISHNA
PRODUCER
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14 april 2016
20 мarCH 2016

A hardcore mobile player

None of these games would be called a breakout success, and many have in fact shut down already. As far as I know, Vainglory is the most successful of the mobile MOBAs. That’s because it’s a great MOBA game: it has interesting heroes and abilities.

maria agafonova
MARKETOLOG
Discuss: 145
14 april 2016
14 мarCH 2016

The thing that is the most striking

Vainglory is in my view an example of this absurd kind of thinking. The team, which I have no doubt is very capable, has made an excellent game by PC/Console standards, and they expected that would be enough to dominate competitive games on mobile.

NADEZDA NIKITISHNA
PRODUCER
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14 april 2016