Hi-Rez's shooter Paladins recently entered open beta and it was a pretty big hit on Steam as over 100,000 new accounts were made in the first 24 hours and made it into Steam's Top 10 games by player count. Due to the success of the open beta launch on Steam, Hi-Rez COO Todd Harris says that they would be expanding the Paladins Invitational... "We’ve also seen a very strong interest in Paladins from competitive players and esports organizations worldwide and are therefore extending the Paladins Invitational to include more regions and more teams”
The first even Paladins invitational will take place January 5th - 8th at the Hi-Rez Expo where the SMITE World Championships will also take place. The Paladins invitational will feature teams from North America, Europe, Brazil, Latin America, Australia/New Zealand and China and they will battle it out for $150,000.
For more info about Hi Rez Expo including how to get tickets, be sure to check out their official website. If you can't make it to the event, it will be streamed live on Hi Rez's official Twitch channel as well.