Marvel Contest of Champions: The Masters of Evil Coming This January

Prepare for the arrival of evil.
Prepare for the arrival of evil. Kabam

It looks like the new year is going to be a bit difficult for the heroes in Marvel Contest of Champions. That's because, this month, the Masters of Evil are set to make their appearance in the game. The Absorbing Man arrives on January 19 while Baron Zemo drops in on January 26.

Before we take a closer look at what these two villains have to offer, let's take a quick preview of what else is happening. For starters, the annual Summoner Choice Champion vote is back due to popular demand and starts this week. There is also the new Haassenstadt arena starting January 19.

The Enforcer

Going back to the two villains, the first one is Carl "Crusher" Creel, who was once an American professional heavyweight boxer that later turned enforcer. While locked up in prison, the trickster god Loki used a special potion and mutated him. This gave him the ability to absorb the properties of those he touches. With this new power, he was able to break out of prison and became a full-fledged villain for hire. He became a member of the Masters of Evil after being recruited by Baron Zemo.

His skills are:

  • Uru Rush
    • He takes on the composition of his ball-and-chain.
    • He then whips the ball-and-chain forward and shoulder checks the opponent.
  • Magma Spin
    • Absorbs the molten underbelly of the Battlerealm.
    • He then slams into his opponent with an explosion of liquid rock.
  • Forbidden Fruit
    • Encases his opponents in a crystal.
    • He then shatters them using his trademark wrecking ball.

Lineage of Evil

Baron Helmut Zemo is the 13th in the Zemo lineage and he's been on the path of evil ever since his father Heinrich perished at the hands of Captain America. Consumed with a need for both revenge and control, he reformed the Masters of Evil to try and take down the Avengers. Later, he also founded the Thunderbolts, a group of villains masquerading as heroes, in another attempt for world domination. Baron Zemo is resourceful, ingenious, and most of all, patient. He knows that victory is simply a matter of time.

The skills he brings to the game are:

  • Duel of Deception
    • His bewildering display of swordsmanship disorients opponents.
    • He then goes for the heart before piercing it for the final strike.
  • Explosive Ensnarement
    • With a flurry of gunfire, he creates space between himself and his opponent.
    • He then uses a custom explosive to seal the trap.
  • Masterstroke
    • Binds his opponent with adhesive X.
    • He then attacks while the opponent is stuck.

Marvel Contest of Champions is available on Android and iOS.

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