The Smite World Championships 2016 will comprise of both a PC and Xbox One tournament when it returns to Atlanta’s Cobb Performing Arts Centre on January 7-10 .
Hi-Rez Studios revealed the championships, now renamed Smite World Championship Presented By Xbox One, will test players of the original PC title and the Xbox One version, currently in open beta.
The Smite Xbox One Invitational will bring together four top teams from the game’s emerging Xbox One competitive scene, competing for a total prize pool of $150,000.
“The 2015 SMITE World Championship made SMITE an instant leader in competitive gaming entertainment,” said Todd Harris, co-founder and COO of Hi-Rez Studios. “This year, in collaboration with Microsoft, we are excited to debut the SMITE Xbox One Invitational which marks the arrival of MOBA eSports on console.”
The Atlanta, Georgia company 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 players at events throughout the season.
The company also plans to award well over $2 million in crowd-sourced prizes across the span of this Season in multiple other events.