Hi-Rez Studios today announced that its free-to-play MOBA SMITE, the mythology-themed third-person action game, has officially launched on Xbox One. During the game’s alpha and beta testing SMITE amassed over 1 million unique players. Newcomers can now access the complete SMITE experience directly via Xbox Live.
Additionally, SMITE will hold its first Xbox One tournament at the Major League Gaming World Finals from Oct. 16-18 in New Orleans, USA. Teams will compete for a spot in the MLG Pro League, as well as a $25,000 prize. The MLG Pro League consists of 6-8 teams, one of which will qualify for the SMITE World Championship from Jan. 7-10 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Ga. The SWC 2016, which will conclude Season 2 of SMITE for both Xbox One and PC, has already surpassed its $1,000,000 prize pool through season ticket sales. All further proceeds will go toward funding additional SMITE tournament prize pools throughout the season.