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SMITE’s World Championship Prize Pool Surpasses $2.1 Million

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Despite the obvious dominance of Riot Games’ League of Legends, Hi-Rez Studios today announced that the SMITE World Championships are well on the way to competing with a staggering $2.1M prize pool – surpassing that of any prior League of Legends event.

The huge prize pool for the January World Championship event was raised directly by the SMITE community itself, through the in-game purchasing of unique skins, exclusive wards and other in-game items tied to the hugely popular Odyssey

[quote style=’1′ cite=’Smite’ title=”]Each microtransaction generated by the Odyssey contributes directly to the overall jackpot that eight teams from around the world will battle for in front of a live auditorium and online audience next month. The Odyssey will continue to add to the final payout of the SWC in the coming weeks. The final sum – which is still growing – will be awarded in front of the world at the conclusion of the SWC, January 9 – 11, 2015 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta.[/quote]
Source: Press Release

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