Hi-Rez Studios has announced its MOBA game, SMITE, will officially launch in Europe and North America on March 25. In addition, a $100,000 LAN Tournament to celebrate the release will be held the following weekend.
The game has so far accrued over 2.5 million registered players to date through its extended Open Beta phase. All player progress in SMITE's Open Beta will carry over to the game's general release, and all Beta players who reach level 30 before the launch date will unlock the Cacodemon skin for the playable god Ymir.
The $100,000 SMITE Launch Tournament will take place on Saturday, March 29, and Sunday, March 30, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia in front of a live audience.
The tournament will include the top four teams in Europe and the top four in North America who will have qualified from the SMITE Weekly Tournament Series beginning on January 4, 2014.
The event will also be live-streamed worldwide via Twitch.