ATLANTA. October 24, 2012. Hi-Rez Studios, independent developer of AAA free-to-play online games, today announced that French will be the first additional language for their MOBA SMITE.
French players will be able to get a first glimpse at an alpha version at Paris Games from October 31st to November 4th 2012. "We have a lot of French players on our SMITE servers and we can't wait to meet them in Paris to get first feedback", says Bart Koenigsberg, eSports Manager of Hi-Rez studios who will be travelling to Paris for the show.
A French version of Tribes: Ascend will also be playable at Paris Games Week as a preview of the upcoming official release. Both games will be available in partnership with the Electronic Sports League (ESL) at the ESL booth (Hall 1).
Fans of eSports can witness the first cash prize SMITE tournament as the new Action MOBA will featured on the ESL stage. In addition, Tribes: Ascend, the world’s fastest online multiplayer shooter, will also be featured on the stage in tournament form. After an online qualification in both games, four top teams for each game will compete for a total prize pool of 10,000 Euro. Both the online qualifier and LAN tournaments will be broadcast at www.esl.tv.
Visitors to the ESL booth who play SMITE and Tribes can also receive exclusive content from Hi-Rez Studios including:
- Beta Key to SMITE
- SMITE Artemis Skin Exclusive to 2012 Shows
- Tribes Gold
Further information about SMITE and Tribes: Ascend is available at:
Tribes: Ascend: http://www.tribesascend.com
About Hi-Rez Studios
Hi-Rez Studios was established in 2005 to create exceptional, interactive online entertainment. In 2010 the company released their first title, the squad-based shooter MMO Global Agenda. In April 2012 the company released the critically acclaimed Tribes: Ascend, billed as the World’s Fastest Shooter. Hi-Rez Studios is now developing the upcoming action MOBA game SMITE and a sequel for Global Agenda. For more information, visit www.hirezstudios.com.