Friday, January 9, 2015

What I’m Watching this Weekend - Smite World Championships

Roll your eyes: eSports.

I may tune in to see some NLF payoff games this weekend, but outside that, I’ll be polishing of my Most Anticipated Games of 2015 post with background noise provided by the 2015 Smite World Championships running all weekend (9-11 January). Eight teams from around the world will face off to claim a share of the $2.6 million prize pool. Yes, $2.6 for playing a game. The team that takes home first will earn $1.3 million. That $2.6 million dollar pool is the theird largest prize pool in eSports history.

Smite, if you don’t know, is a third person MOBA where teams of five do battle in an arena to destroy one another’s base. It is similar to DOTA 2 and League of Legends in genre but the emphasis on action and skill shots is much higher.

See here for more information on the tournament. Game will be streamed live on Twitch.tv all weekend.

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