SMITE World Championship coming January 9th – 15th
Hi-Rez Studios today announced additional details regarding the Smite World Championship (SWC), to be held January 9 – 11, 2015, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA.
The current prize pool for the SWC is over $1.3 million and growing daily through the Odyssey, a special mythology-themed promotion inside of the game. The SWC 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 Latin America.
The prize-pool will be distributed amongst the SWC Participants as follows:
- First place winners will receive 50% of the prize-pool, currently over $650,000
- Second place will receive 20%,
- Third place will receive 15%,
- Fourth place will receive 10%,
- Fifth through eighth place will receive 1.25% of the total prize pool each.
The SWC prize pool increases each time SMITE players purchase special exclusive content from the Odyssey, a special mythology-themed promotion inside the game. Over $700,000 USD in community contributions have been made to the prize pool in 13 weeks. Another 8 weeks remain in the Odyssey before the prize pool amount is finalized. Additional Odyssey items will continue to be revealed weekly until the SMITE World Championship in January.
FINAL ODYSSEY REWARD
For the final reward for the Odyssey, the SMITE community submitted ideas and voted on a custom cosmetic skin for Thanatos, the Greek Hand of Death. The ‘angelic’ theme was the winning concept and will be the final exclusive bonus item of the Odyssey. The skin is progressive and changes and evolves throughout the course of the match, beginning with the first stage (far left), and moving toward the final stage (far right) as the player levels up.
DIGITAL TICKET OPPORTUNITY
Fans who are unable to attend the SMITE World Championship in person will be able to attend digitally by purchasing a SMITE World Championship Digital Ticket. For $24.99, viewers will be able to purchase a digital ticket through the official SMITE Twitch TV channel (twitch.tv/smitegame). Digital ticket holders will receive:
- An ad-free stream
- Access to subscriber-only chat
- Access to exclusive Twitch chat emotes of the teams and SMITE gods
- The 2015 Tyr Convention God Skin.
- The SWC Ares God Skin
- The SWC Ward Skin
The digital rewards will be available to in-person viewers but the SWC ward skin is exclusive to digital ticket purchases.
Regular tickets are now on sale for the World Championship event in January. Digital tickets will be available in early December.
For more, visit http://swc.smitegame.com.