Super Evil Megacorp has announced that it will be introducing the Vainglory Team Franchise program in 2017. The company will work with teams from around the world and share revenue. According to the press announcement, this will "ensure a healthy esports ecosystem".
Franchise holders will be entitled to a share of revenue from broadcast rights, ticket sales, sponsorships or other esports activities. The parties will also collaborate on digital and physical merchandise sales and other ways to build the business of the franchisees. Unlike many franchise programs, Vainglory franchisees are not guaranteed a spot in the top competition. Instead the parties will collaborate on building a deep, healthy, growing competitive ecosystem.
Teams have from now through January 15th to apply in order to be eligible for the spring 2017 season.
Vaniglory recently signed a three year partnership deal with Twitch.tv to bring live esports action for the mobile sensation. The Vainglory World Championship will take place this weekend at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
Head to the Vainglory site to learn more.