On January 9-11th in Atlanta Georgia, eight teams from around the world will battle it out in the SMITE World Championship. The big news from this week is that now they will be battling for over $1,000,000. This will make the SMITE WC one of the biggest events ever for a single franchise and will become the biggest gaming event ever to be held in Atlanta.
Over $400,000 of that prize pool money has come from the community via Odyssey items. Players can buy certain items in game and a portion of that money will go to the prize pool. The Odyssey ends right at the SMITE WC event in January so that prize pool will continue to grow over the next few months as more Odyssey items are revealed.
It's been amazing watching SMITE grow over the last year or so and it's great to see SMITE on this level of serious competition. I cannot wait for January to see what the final number for that prize pool will be.
For more information, be sure to check out the official website for the SMITE World Championship. Passes are currently on sale for the event if you want to check out all the action in person.
Be sure to also check back this weekend for more SMITE news as the newest patch notes for SMITE will be revealed tomorrow.