Hi-Rez Studios and Level Up partner to bring SMITE to Latin America

by HiRez Sock | Jun 05, 2014


The SMITE World Championship, to be held in Atlanta in January, 2015, will include teams from Spanish-speaking Latin America and Brazil.
     

ATLANTA. JUNE 5, 2014. Hi-Rez Studios, a leading developer of free-to-play online action games, and Level Up, a premiere online game publisher in Brazil and Spanish-speaking Latin America, today announced a strategic partnership to publish SMITE throughout Latin America.  

“We are thrilled to bring SMITE’s unique action gameplay to this growing and vibrant market,” said Todd Harris,  Chief Operating Officer of Hi-Rez Studios. “And we are especially excited to partner with Level Up, whose local presence and expertise in Latin America allow us to offer the best possible experience to our players in these countries.”

In addition, Hi-Rez and Level Up revealed that the top team from Brazil and the top team from Spanish-speaking Latin America will join teams from Europe, North America and China at the SMITE World Championship. The finals will be held in Atlanta in early January, 2015 and regional qualifiers are set to begin later this year.

Once a localized version of SMITE is released in Latin America and Brazil, SMITE players currently using the North American or European SMITE servers will have an opportunity to transfer their accounts to the Level Up servers, including gods, skins, XP, favor, gems and mastery levels.

“The Latin American players are extremely competitive, and SMITE brings such a thrilling and refined level of competitiveness that fits our tastes. That’s why the game has already proven very popular within our market” said Julio Vieitez, CEO of Level Up. “With local, dedicated servers and support in both Spanish-speaking Latin America and Brazil, we believe SMITE will be a leading game, for professional gamers and casual players both, in Latin America.”

Timelines for the Latin American and Brazilian beta of SMITE will be announced later this year.

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.

To learn more about Level Up, please visit the regional sites http://www.levelup.com.br/ and https://www.juegoslevelup.com/. Fans may also like https://www.facebook.com/SmiteLU and https://www.facebook.com/smitehispanoamerica on Facebook to receive updates on SMITE in Latin America from Level Up.

Further information on the SMITE World Championship and SMITE eSports can be found at esports.smitegame.com.

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.

About Level Up

Level Up is the pioneering MMO publisher of Brazil and Spanish-speaking Latin America. Level Up has been bringing innovative content from Asia, Europe and the US to these emerging markets since 2002 and has an ever growing portfolio of content partners including Gravity, Nexon, Perfect World and Crytek. They are a strong proponent of eSports and hold some of the biggest online and live competitive gaming events in their regions. For more info, visit http://www.levelup.com.br/ or https://www.juegoslevelup.com/.