CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS Hosting SUMMONER SHOWDOWN Tournament

Contest of Champions
Credit: Kabam

Press Release

Kabam, a world leader of developing entertaining, immersive, and highly social multiplayer games for mobile devices, is thrilled to reveal its latest initiative: the 2019 Marvel Contest of Champions: Summoner Showdown tournament for Kabam’s popular and award-winning mobile game, Marvel Contest of Champions.

For nine weeks starting on the week of July 29, Kabam’s Summoner Showdown Tournament will invite some of the most passionate Marvel Contest of Champions players to Marvel Headquarters in New York City. Each week, fans can tune in to marvel.com/mcocshowdown and see three players compete in a series of specially created challenges to determine who moves on as a finalist. One such challenge, War Machine's Durability Test, will involve players going up against an enhanced version of War Machine with enhanced armor and HP stats to determine who can survive the longest, or how much health participants have after three minutes per match.

Each finalist will earn a spot to compete at this year’s New York Comic Con on 2019 on Oct. 3-6. At the end of the tournament, only one player will be crowned the 2019 Marvel Contest of Champions: Summoner Showdown Champion where an extravagant trophy and other fantastic prizes are awarded to the victor.

“We’re incredibly happy to partner with Marvel on the Marvel Contest of Champions: Summoner Showdown, as our great work together already complements what we have planned for New York Comic Con this year,” said Gabriel Frizzera, Creative/Art Director for Kabam’s Marvel Contest of Champions. “This is the longest tournament Kabam has ever run, with some of the most avid players in our game, and we can’t wait to see how it unfolds!”

Marvel Contest of Champions is a mobile arcade-style fighting game that goes beyond the films and dives deep into the Marvel Universe. Super Heroes and Super Villains from Marvel’s Avengers, The Defenders, X-Men, Inhumans, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Fantastic Four, and more battle it out in iconic Marvel locations in an epic storyline that stays true to classic Marvel storytelling. Since its December 2014 launch, Marvel Contest of Champions has secured multiple accolades, including the App Store’s Editors’ Choice and the Google Play Editor's Choice in 2014, 2018's Google Android Excellence awards, while engaging hundreds of millions of players around the world.

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