Hi-Rez Studios Announces SMITE LAN Tournaments at gamescom and PAX Prime

ATLANTA, 15 July 2013. Hi-Rez Studios today announced the next two scheduled LAN event tournaments for SMITE.  

The first will take place at the gamescom ESL stage on Friday, 23 August with four invited European teams competing for a prize pool of €15,000. gamescom is the world’s largest gaming event and is hosted in Cologne, Germany.

The next North American event tournament will take place at PAX Prime in Seattle between 30 August and 2 September with four invited North American teams competing for a prize pool of $20,000. PAX Prime is one of the largest gaming events in North America and is hosted by Seattle, Washington.

Both events will be played via LAN, viewed by a live audience of thousands, and broadcast to the world via TwitchTV.

Participating teams will be selected and invited based upon their performance in the SMITE Tournament Series. The SMITE Tournament Series is a weekly online competition between the best professional SMITE Teams. North American weekly tournaments occur every Saturday at 5pm GMT/6pm CET and the European weekly tournaments occur every Sunday at 2pm GMT/3pm CET. These tournaments are live-streamed and can be viewed at www.twitch.tv/smitegame.

Further details about the SMITE Tournament Series can be found at:   esports.smitegame.com.

SMITE is a free-to-play game that is currently in open beta.  It can be downloaded and played for free at www.smitegame.com.

About Hi-Rez Studios

Hi-Rez Studios was established in 2005 to create exceptional online interactive entertainment. In 2010 the company released their first title, the squad-based shooter MMO Global Agenda.  In April 2012 the company released the critically acclaimed Tribes: Ascend, billed as the World’s Fastest Shooter. Hi-Rez Studios is now developing the upcoming action MOBA game SMITE.  For more info visit www.hirezstudios.com or contact press@hirezstudios.com.


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