Smite World Championships hit Atlanta with a huge $1 million in prizes

The Smite World Championships start today in Atlanta with a $1 million prize pool.

Published Thu, Jan 7 2016 4:17 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

If you're a fan of Smite, you probably already know about the Smite World Championship, which has just kicked off in Atlanta with a $1 million prize pool and a first prize of $500,000.

Smite World Championships hit Atlanta with a huge $1 million in prizes |

There are ten teams from around the world competing in the Smite World Championships, with EU champions Paradigm and US champions Cloud 9 entering the last eight of the contest. The other teams competing are Enemy, Epsilon, Fnatic, Avant Garde, Pain Gaming, Isurus Gaming, Oh My God B and Qiao Gu Reapers.

Hi-Rez, the publisher of Smite, usually makes new announcements for the game at the World Championships, with this year being no different. We have a few changes, including "the introduction of Daily Quests and a a 3v3 Joust League. A new Japanese pantheon of gods has also been unveiled, starting with Amaterasu, the Goddess of the Sun, who is playable starting Jan. 12 on PC and late February on Xbox One", reports Polygon.


Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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