Hi-Rez Studios today announced the eight teams that have secured a spot to compete in the SMITE Launch Tournament in Atlanta, Georgia.
Teams from North America and Europe have been participating in weekly qualification tournaments since January 4th of this year. After this weekend, the final teams have been selected and seeded as follows:
The SMITE Launch Tournament will take place from March 28-30th at Center Stage Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. This tournament will mark the first time the best NA teams compete against the best EU teams in a LAN environment for prizing. The tournament prize pool began at $100,000 and community contributions through in-game purchases have increased the prizing to over $175,000 as of today.
Hi-Rez Studios also announced additional details about the SMITE Launch Tournament venue and schedule as posted here.
SMITE is a free-to-play, mythology-themed 3D action MOBA game for the PC, which officially releases on March 25, 2014.
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 3D MOBA game SMITE. For more information, visit www.hirezstudios.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.