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Vainglory's World Championships shows mobile e-sports is a thing

With twelve teams and over $140,000 up for grabs, the Razer 2017 Vainglory World Championships in Singapore played out to a full house.

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Razer 2017 Vainglory World Championship

Vainglory, a mobile multiplayer battle arena game, held its last 3v3 world championship over the weekend. Future matches will be played in its new 5v5 mode. 

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Eventual winners, Tribe, looking at the audience on day one.

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The analyst team filing the downtime between matches.

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Match commentators were located in a separate area above the crowd.

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Tribe's members gather around during the drafting phase before a match.

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Tribe's DNzio playing his heart (and fingers) out in the best of seven grand finals.

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Ace Gaming discussing strategies for its draft.

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Ace Gaming players focusing on the match at hand. 

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While Vainglory can be played on a phone, some players choose to use an iPad instead.

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The Kallange Theatre, where the championship was held, was packed to the brim with eager fans.

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The crowd cheers as a play is made.

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Fans getting hyped up.

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Tribe eventually beat Ace Gaming 4-1 to take home the trophy.

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