This past Friday and Saturday, June 23rd and 24th, around 6,000 fans attended the Summoners War tournament at the M2: Mobile Masters Invitational 2017. According to a press release from the game’s developer and publisher, Com2us, the tournament reached top 5 on Twitch while it was streamed live, with over 35,000 concurrent views.
Summoners War M2: Mobile Masters Invitational 2017
According to Com2us, this event marked the first “large-scale global esports tournament” for their popular mobile strategy MMO, Summoners War. The tournament ran upwards of 6 hours, reaching 35,000 concurrent views. The stream racked up another 19,000 views after the fact, as people who weren’t able to stream the event live got caught up on the mobile esports action.
The lion’s share of the $25,000 prize pool went to Fwa, who was the top-ranked player heading into the tournament. He was able to defeat KoopaTroopa, an unexpected underdog from Minnesota, in the bo3 finals.
The success of Summoners War at the M2: Mobile Masters Invitational 2017 further solidifies Com2us’ commitment to the burgeoning mobile esports industry. According to the press release, the company plans to continue to hold offline tournaments in South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, and across the United States. Plans are already underway for a global tournament to take place at some point later this year.
Summoners War has been one of the most popular mobile games in the world since its original release in 2014. It has reached the spot of the top grossing RPG mobile game in nearly 100 countries, and continues to attract new players all the time.