Hi-Rez Studios and Iron Gaming Partner to Create Amateur Tournament Circuit for SMITE

by HiRez Sock | Jun 10, 2014

ATLANTA, JUNE 10, 2014.  Hi­-Rez Studios, makers of the popular mythology themed third-person MOBA SMITE, and Iron Gaming, a new eSports events organization, have teamed up to create a unique tournament circuit for amateur gamers.  The Iron Games will be a series of online and LAN events leading up to a grand final at the Rooster Teeth Expo (RTX) in Austin, TX July 4th - ­ 6th 2014.  

Amateur SMITE teams will have the opportunity to compete online to win up to $250 in cash and passes to the LAN events held each month.  Teams will also compete at the monthly LAN events to win up to $2000 and their way into the grand finals at RTX.  The grand finals at RTX will allow amateur players to play like the pros on a massive main stage surrounded by 40,000 attendees at the event.  The grand finals winner will receive $10,000 in cash with second place taking home $2,500 and third­-fourth place winners taking home $500 each.   

Teams wishing to compete can visit www.irongames.org and sign up to play.

For more information, and to play SMITE for free, go to www.smitegame.com. Tutorials, gameplay videos, and more community content can also be found at www.youtube.com/smitegame.

Further information on SMITE eSports can be found at esports.smitegame.com.

About Iron Gaming

Iron Gaming has created a content network that will allow players and spectators find new content and watch live events like never before. Using our platform for ranking and scoring, competitive gamers worldwide will finally be able to know who the best gamer in the world really is. We will set the stage for competitive gaming and give players their chance to stand in the limelight. For more info visit us at www.irongames.org at info@irongaming.tv

About SMITE

SMITE is the online Battleground of the Gods, a mythology-themed action game for the PC. Since launching in Europe and North America in March, 2014, the game has quickly established itself as one of the Top 3 games in the rapidly growing MOBA genre, with over 4 million players.  Offering a third-person camera and more game modes than any other leading game in its genre, the game provides a unique, action-packed experience that puts the player in the thick of the action.

About Hi-Rez Studios

Atlanta-based Hi-Rez Studios was established in 2005 to create exceptional online interactive entertainment, and is now one of the largest video game studios in the Southeast United States. Its games include the squad-based shooter Global Agenda, the critically acclaimed Tribes: Ascend, and SMITE, the Battleground of the Gods.

For more information, visit www.hirezstudios.com or contact press@hirezstudios.com.

Schedule of Events:

Week 1 Online Qualifier June 8th 4PM

1st Place $250* + LAN Team Pass
2nd Place $100* + LAN Team Pass
3rd Place LAN Team Pass
4th Place LAN Team Pass

Week 3 Online Qualifier June 22nd 4PM

1st Place $250* + LAN Team Pass
2nd Place $100* + LAN Team Pass
3rd Place LAN Team Pass
4th Place LAN Team Pass

Iron Games Chattanooga June 27th ­ 29th  

1st Place $2,000* + RTX Package**
2nd Place $500* + RTX Package**
3rd Place RTX Package**
4th Place RTX Package**

Iron Games at Rooster Teeth Expo July 4th ­ 6th

1st Place $10,000
2nd Place $2,500
3rd Place $500
4th Place $500

*Note: In an effort to prevent “LAN Dodging” we will pay winners 50% of their prize money immediately after the online qualifier and the remainder at the LAN event.  This prevents teams from just playing to win money online and gives teams that might not have the means to attend a LAN the means to travel.  LAN winners will also only receive 50% of their prize money at the LAN event, but Iron Gaming will make the remainder of the funds available to book hotel rooms and travel arrangements for the teams up to $1000.   

**Note: RTX package includes a team pass for the game you won at a LAN event and 5 RTX 3­day passes.

Event Structure:

All Iron Games Smite tournaments are double elimination best of one for all matches until the finals.  Best of  One (1) matches will be played using the Conquest game type.

Best of Three (3) matches will be played using:

Match 1 ­ Conquest
Match 2 ­ Arena
Match 3 ­ Conquest*

*We reserve the right to add the Siege game type as the third match type when it becomes available for custom matches.