This week, Hi-Rez games payed tribute to a beloved member of the SMITE community — both in game and out. David Hance — better known as “Allied” — passed away on May 3rd after a lengthy battle with cancer. A dedicated member of the SMITE community, Hance was a professional player and caster and is felt by many in the SMITE community to have been an integral part of SMITE’s growth.

Hi-Rez’s tribute to Allied comes in two parts. The first is the video seen above, which highlights his accomplishments as a player and community member. The second tribute can currently be found in SMITE’s Conquest Map on the PTS. It’s nothing too flashy — and as some on Reddit pointed out is very likely what Allied would have wanted as it’s simple and classy.

Smite Marketing Producer Jess posted a few in-editor screen shots of the memorial earlier today on Twitter. You can check these out below.

QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community. For the past five years she's been a writer at Gamebreaker TV.

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