Hi-Rez Studios’ 3rd-person MOBA Smite has been having its world championship all weekend over in Atlanta, Georgia. With a prize pool in the $2 million range and a supportive player base, plenty of people have been hyped for the final few matches on Sunday. If you’re not familiar with Smite, it’s a lot like your traditional MOBA except for its third-person perspective. The competitive teams play on a 5v5 map with the traditional dual-lane, two solo-lane, and jungler setup. 8 regions are participating in the World Championship for the $1.3 million grand prize. Here’s a roundup of tweets and reactions to the final matches of the championship.
If there’s one thing plenty of people agree on (our staff included), it’s how fun Smite is
This is how smite is supposed to be, just pure fun. Great thing to see today #SWC
— Hellgrade (@Hellgradedos) January 11, 2015
Zap’s Apollo play was insane
Even in a show match, @DignitasZap is one of the most fun players to watch #SWC
— F. (@fdotny) January 11, 2015
The anticipation is palpable
— Travis Gafford (@SotLTravis) January 10, 2015
Some of these games have been extremely one-sided
These stomps are hard to watch #swc
— Hafu (@itshafu) January 9, 2015
He’s been smiling the whole time
— Cody (@lilcodeman) January 11, 2015
That spiffy OMG jacket is definitely worth the effort
— ПЕСЯО Lyca (@LycaNinja) January 11, 2015
They’ve definitely been keeping it interesting!
— McBeardson (@TAW_McBeardson) January 11, 2015
… And Apollo ALWAYS goes HAM
What have we learned so far from #SWC … Herc and Nox are OP
— Thorrobster (@thyrobster) January 11, 2015
Hopefully an infinite amount
The production has been awesome!
The production of the #SWC has been so good, I've been really impressed. Super entertained, this is super epic!
— Mitch Reid (@MitchReidOnline) January 11, 2015
Basically sums everything up
THIS IS SO HYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYPE #SWC
— TotallyNormalGuy (@TNGInterwebz) January 11, 2015
So there you have it folks! The Smite World Championship has done a lot to advance another eSport a midst the League of Legends and Dotas of the world. What are your thoughts on Hi-Rez Studios’ MOBA? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!