To Celebrate Official Launch, SMITE Announces $200,000 Tournament

SMITE, the newest MOBA from developer Hi-Rez Studios, is now out of its long-running beta and officially a released game. To celebrate, Hi-Rez is holding a huge tournament with a prize of $200,000 going to the winner. In a neat twist, half of the money is coming from consumer purchases of in-game merchandise, and will include the top four teams in Europe and the top four in North America that have qualified from the SMITE Weekly Tournament Series that began on January 4, 2014.

You can check out SMITE‘s cinematic teaser here, and hear our thoughts on the game and the developers diary to get a look behind the scenes. For those interested in how exactly the beta performed, here is an interesting breakdown of some of the stats from the SMITE beta.



For more info on SMITE, head to their official website, and click here to inquire about watching the big tournament. The game is free-to-play, with additional heroes and skins available for purchase, so what are you waiting for?