‘Marvel Contest Of Champions’ Celebrates Pride And ‘Ms. Marvel’

by Gary Catig

Last month, Marvel Contest of Champions added Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness content to the award-winning mobile fighter. For June, the game is celebrating Pride month with two new champions and other exciting things.

The title has partnered with comic artist, Derek Charm. He illustrated custom wallpaper inspired by fan-favorite LGBTQ+ Marvel Super Heroes including America Chavez and teased a future Champion coming to the game, Valkyrie.

In addition, to promote the new Disney+ series, Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan) will join all rosters of new and existing Summoners free for players who download and log in beginning June 8 and concluding on July 20. See what’s in store this month in the description below.

“America Chavez has some new friends arriving in The Contest and she wants to make sure that the Summoner is up to the challenge of showing off what The Battlerealm has to offer! Each week you’ll be able to fight alongside WICCAN and HULKLING as they add some power to your fights as STRIKERS! Take advantage of your new friends’ powers as they offer a helping hand in all the challenges you’ll face. Show you have what it takes to become AMERICA’S ALL STARS!”

Keeping with the Pride theme, the two latest characters coming to the game are Hulkling and Wiccan. The former will arrive in-game June 16 and while the latter becomes available on June 30. New and existing players will be given the opportunity to add either Hulkling or Wiccan to their roster for free beginning June 8th and concluding on July 6th. Learn more about the characters from their in-game bios.

Wiccan: William “Billy” Kaplan is the reincarnated son of Scarlet Witch that had been magically created through Chaos Magic but later dispelled. Not long after Billy discovered his powers he was recruited into the New Avengers. Initially he had chosen to name himself after Thor and adopted the super hero identity of the Asgardian, but as he matured as a hero and developed more as his own person, he changed his code-name to Wiccan.

Hulkling: Growing up, Theodore “Teddy” Altman thought he was simply a mutant with shapeshifting and super-strength. Then one day he was hunted down by Super-Skrull and informed that not only was he actually a hybrid of the Kree and Skrull races, he was also a member of the Skrull royal family. As time passed, Teddy claimed his role as the once and future King of Space, emperor of the united Kree/Skrull alliance, and wielder of the mythical star-sword, Excelsior.

Marvel Contest of Champions is currently available for download.

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