SMITE Championships Begins Today With A $2.6M Prize Pool

Wondering where our managing editor, Daniel Bischoff, might be? Well, he's in Atlanta!

The SMITE World Championship, based on the mythological-based MOBA which already has over 6 million players, begins today at Atlanta's Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. The entire prize pool of $2.6 million will award $1.3 million to the first-place team, a total which will only grow as players purchase in-game Odyssey items in SMITE.

The three-day event, which will streamed live on the game's official Twitch channel (embedded above), will end on Sunday with the best-of-five grand finals. The game is currently free on PC, but an announcement of the Xbox One port will be announcement later on today at 11:45 AM PST. Registration for the Xbox One beta can be found here.