SMITE has been one of the emerging new games in the world of professional gaming. The third person multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game has been widely successful across the masses and the game’s style has earned it a place in the world of eSports as well. The developer for the game, Hi-Res studios, has been hosting SMITE’s eSports tournaments and after a successful run in 2015, the company has announced yet another season for SMITE eSports.
According to recent reports, SMITE’s eSports Season 3 is set to kick off later on this month and is going to feature a massive prize pool of 100,000 Australian Dollars. The developer announced that they are overwhelmed by the competition’s response in the AU/NZ region and have committed for the third season of the game. They said that they are very excited to see the response and the growth in the quality and the competitiveness of SMITE’s eSports scene.
Termed the Oceania Pro League, the event is going to have its very own calendar with the prize money being spread across “a season of three splits each”, the end result of which would be to create a sustainable eSports scene in Australia. There are not many details revealed for the event right now apart from a few sparse details.
The initial qualifiers for the game are going to kick off February 27, 2016 and are going to be hosted online in collaboration with CyberGamer. The opening Prize pool in the first split of the three is going to be around 10,000 Australian Dollars and is going to be shared among the six teams from the Pro League. The top two of these six are going to be invited to attend the LAN finals at the CGPL Autumn LAN event on April 16 and 17 with all of their expenses covered. There, the reams are going to fight for the ultimate prize money and the winner takes it all.
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