SMITE World Championship takes place in Atlanta

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The free-to-play mythology-themed MOBA SMITE is getting more and more attention and the SMITE World Championship is going to be held January 9-11, 2015 at Atlanta’s 2,750-seat Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. The three-day SMITE World Championship has a tempting prize pool of $600,000, an amount that should increase significantly prior to the event, Hi-Rez Studios confirmed.

The SMITE World Championship will feature the top two teams each from North America, Europe and China, joined by the top team from Brazil, and the top team from Spanish-speaking South America.

Hi-Rez also announced the dates and venues for upcoming live eSports events to be held in North American and Europe, on the path to the World Championship.

In Europe:
•A $50,000 LAN Event will be held Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the ESL Studio in Cologne, Germany, featuring the top four teams to emerge from the 10-week EU SWC Online Qualifying Series.
•The SMITE European Championship will be held Saturday and Sunday, November 15 to 16, 2014, at the ESL Studio in Cologne, Germany. This event will feature the top six teams from Europe, with the final two teams continuing on to the World Championship.

In North America:
•A $50,000 LAN Event will be held Saturday, August 9, 2014, at the Kessel D. Stelling Ballroom in Atlanta, within the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Complex, featuring the top four teams from the 10-week NA SWC On-line Qualifying Series.
•The SMITE North American Championship will be held Saturday and Sunday, November 22 to 23, 2014, at Kessel D. Stelling Ballroom in Atlanta, within the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Complex. This event will feature the top six teams from North America, with the final two teams continuing on to the World Championship.

Qualifying dates and venues for the Latin American and Chinese tracks will be announced at a later date.

Further information on SMITE eSports can be found at esports.smitegame.com.

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