SMITE is going to take a major step into becoming one of the biggest competitive MOBA's in the industry today as Hi-Rez Studios has announced that a $600,000 SMITE World Championship will take place January 9th - 11th, 2015, at the Atlanta Energy Cobb Performing Arts Centre. The championship will feature two top teams from North America, Europe and China, Brazil and South America. The prize pool will start at $600,000 but there will be numerous promotions throughout the rest of the year that can add money to the pool. I am fully expecting the pool to be over $1,000,000 by the time the championships are over.
For all the information, be sure to check out the official press release on their website.
Also starting today and lasting through Sunday, SMITE will hold a special free gem promotion. If you buy gem packs, you will earn bonus gems for free. Here is a rundown of how many free bonus gems you will get with each pack bought.
Finally, from July 4th - 6th all gods will be unlocked so this will be a great chance for new players to be able to check out all the gods currently available in the game.