Set to start on January 9th, the SMITE World Championships (SWC) are just days away. The top 8 teams will square off over a 3 day competition with the winner taking home over $1.2 million of the total $2.5 million prize pool. This prize pool continues to grow with each Odyssey purchase made by players, and eclipses League of Legends’ 2014 World Championship prize pool.

To get players into the SWC action, Hi-Rez Studios has released a brand new cinematic trailer and will even be giving away free gems. Here’s the requirements if you’re looking to cash in on some free gems:

  • 40 gems for every 10,000 Retweets prior to conclusion of the SWC Grand Finals on Sunday, January 11 (up to 400 gems total, which is 100,000 Retweets).
  • You must play one of the gods featured in the trailer between Tuesday, January 6, at 10:00 AM EST and Monday, January 12 at 5:00 AM EST to be eligible for the free gems.
  • Gems will be rewarded after Monday, January 12 at 5:00 AM EST and before Friday, January 16 at Noon EST.
  • Retweets must be genuine from unique Twitter accounts. Multiple RTs from the same account do not count.

  • That type of money makes me really wish I had ANY MOBA talent at all. Good luck to all the teams competing!

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    Mike "Magicman" Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site's current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

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    1. Bic Boi on January 7, 2015

      $1.2 million..just stop and think about that for a sec. Something went wrong in society when we’re giving video game nerds millions of dollars instead of using it to benefit the country itself. But hell, the fu(k do I know..

      • Helvyr on January 7, 2015

        Well, same would go for soccer.. In a bigger extent.

        • Bic Boi on January 8, 2015

          Athletes do get overpaid (I figure) but something seems wrong to me that a guy behind a keyboard playing a videogame gets a large amount of money comparable to people that have to physically train and get in shape. There’s quite a disconnection there.

    2. karnaij on January 6, 2015

      Why no big fenrir =( he shoulda went giant! and explain why would she go in melee combat with a bow….

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