Fnatic Joins Mobile Gaming E-Sports in Vainglory

One of the UK's biggest competitive gaming organisations is fielding its first team dedicated to the emerging mobile esports sector.

London-based Fnatic, founded in 2004, will be putting together a three-man squad to compete in Vainglory. The team consists of Dennis 'TetNoJJ' Klaus, Alessandro 'Palmatoro' Palmarinin, and Deniz 'nettetoilette' Heinzelmann.

Vainglory is a League of Legends-style MOBA that first launched in 2014. Tailored for touch controls, the game has become one of the most popular mobile games, tripling its active player community on Android in 2016, and racked up 7.5million hours of viewing time from fans on streaming platforms. It also launched its first-ever World Championship tournament, held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

Four other teams – Echo Fox, NRG, Rogue and Immortals – are joining the Vainglory roster, all competing in the games' second esports tournament year, starting in March.