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Kabam And Marvel Are Bringing Back The Heat With The 2020 Summoner Showdown


In-Game Qualifiers for Players Begins Next Month, Challenge Details Outlined


VANCOUVER – JULY 27, 2020 – Kabam is bringing you the 2020 Summoner Showdown tournament for the award-winning mobile game, MARVEL Contest of Champions. Players can soon compete for the title of 2020’s Summoner Showdown Champion starting next month. An all-new announcement video can be seen here.

Between August 17th and September 21st, participating players in the Americas, Europe & Russia, and Asia & Oceania regions will have three weeks to use their best four-star Champion to defeat powerful bosses through the in-game qualifier quests. Qualifiers refresh from week to week, so players get three opportunities to become a Summoner Showdown semi-finalist. Week 1 will have players battling against Silver Surfer, Week 2 they will have to face a fierce Captain Marvel, and Week 3 they will have to go head to head against Iron Man (Infinity War).

Eligible players must be Level 60 and Cavalier (completed Act 6, Chapter 1 in Story Mode) in order to be able to compete, with only the top player from the Americas, Europe & Russia and Asia & Oceania regions moving onto the semi-finals at the end of each week (3 players per week, 9 total by the end of the Qualifier Round). Players can visit the official Summoner Showdown website to track the top scores in each region, with scores vetted by Kabam and Marvel and being updated every 24 hours.


Players are encouraged to attempt the qualifiers repeatedly to get the top score. Winners will be determined by a series of scoring parameters.


  • Successfully beating the opponent
  • Hits Received (i.e., if more than one player defeats the opponent, the player with less hits will advance)
  • Fight Duration (i.e., if more than one player defeats the opponent, and they also have the same number of hits received, the player with the shorter fight duration will advance
  • Damage per second (i.e., if more than one player defeats the opponent, they also have the same number of hits received, and their fight duration is the same, the player who had the higher Damage per Second value will advance)
  • If no player defeats the opponent, the Summoner who put more damage to the opponent will advance.


Summoners who are not eligible to compete can still participate by playing the Showup difficulty in the quest where all players can bring their best team of 4-Star Champions to beat the boss for completion rewards.


“Last year’s Summoner Showdown tournament was a big first step in amplifying how to bring competitive gameplay that is inherent in MARVEL Contest of Champions in a big way, and with an average of over 550,000 viewers from Marvel’s livestream, we knew there was a high demand to get players in on the fun,” said Gabriel Frizzera, Creative/Art Director for Kabam’s Marvel Contest of Champions. “With the gates now open across The Battlerealm for players to compete from around the world, this year’s tournament will be crazier than the last….and we can’t wait to see how players stack up against each other.”


Once the qualifiers conclude, the nine best Semi-Finalists will compete against each other in October across three separate matches, followed by the Finals in November. Fans can tune into each match by following Marvel Contest of Champions’ YouTube channel and Marvel Entertainment’s social channels to watch each match. Full information on timing for watching matches, prizing details, and the rules can be found at the Summoner Showdown’s official site.


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.


For more information on the Summoner Showdown Tournament, including rules and how to participate, visit


For the latest updates on Marvel Contest of Champions, visit or Facebook at Also, follow Marvel Contest of Champions on Twitter and Instagram at @MarvelChampions



Kabam is a world leader of developing entertaining, immersive, and highly social multiplayer games for mobile devices. They merge consumer behavior with the art of game design to create experiences that are enjoyed by millions of players across the globe. Each game has raised the benchmark in mobile gaming, bringing high-quality graphics, next-generation technology and revolutionary gameplay to the console in every player’s pocket.


Kabam has collaborated with leading entertainment brands like Disney, Hasbro and Universal to create mobile games based on some of the world’s most iconic franchises.


Kabam’s games have generated hundreds of millions of downloads including Fast & Furious 6: The Game, Fast & Furious: Legacy, Marvel Contest of Champions, Transformers: Forged to Fight and Shop Titans. These games have also received multiple awards such as Apple’s Editors’ Choice and Google Play’s Best Game of the Year.


Founded in 2006, Kabam has studios and offices in Vancouver, Montreal, Charlottetown, San Francisco and Austin, Texas. Kabam is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Netmarble.


About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.
For more information visit © 2020 MARVEL



About Netmarble Corporation

Established in Korea in 2000, Netmarble Corporation is a top developer and publisher pushing the boundaries of the mobile gaming experience with highly innovative games including Lineage 2: Revolution, The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross, Blade&Soul Revolution and MARVEL Future Fight. As a parent company of Kabam, and a major shareholder of Jam City and Big Hit Entertainment, Netmarble strives to entertain audiences around the world with a variety of mobile games based on its powerful franchises and collaborations with IP holders worldwide. More information can be found at