If you are an eSport fan, especially if you are a fan of the God battling SMITE from Hi-Rez Studios, you might want to clear your calendar and plan your Christmas gifts carefully. The SMITE World Championships have a date.
Taking place from January 7th to the 10th at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, we’ll get to see the newly named SMITE World Championship Presented By Xbox One.
This will cover not one but two tournaments, the SMITE PC World Championship and the SMITE Xbox One Invitational. Some choice exerpts from the press release point out both the presence of teams from Oceania (wrap up warm folks, it’ll be Winter up in this hemisphere) and of course the prize pools at stake.
From Jan. 7 to Jan. 10, 2016, teams from North America, Europe, Brazil, Latin America, China, and, for the first time, Oceania (including Australia and New Zealand) will compete for the grand prize and the title of SMITE World Champions at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Ga. The 2016 SWC will feature two thrilling tournaments: the SMITE PC World Championship and the SMITE Xbox One Invitational.
Hi-Rez Studios recently revealed it will cap the SMITE PC World Championship prize pool at $1 million in an effort to distribute winnings to a greater share of SMITE players at events throughout the season. The company plans to award well over $2 million in crowd-sourced prizes across the span of this Season, thanks in part to community initiatives like the SMITE 2015 Season Ticket and individual team-branded Treasure Chests.
The SMITE Xbox One Invitational will bring together four top teams from SMITE’s emerging new Xbox One competitive scene, competing for a total prize pool of $150,000.
So if you are heading out for the party or just plan to watch at home, now you have the dates to mark down in your calendar. May the best Gods win. (Clearly this one)
Source: Press ReleaseRelated: eSports, News, SMITE, SMITE World Championship