The first ever Paladins Invitational is going to be bigger than we thought according to an announcement made by Hi-Rez Studios earlier today. The event, which will take place at the Hi-Rez Expo in Atlanta the weekend of January 5-8 2017, was originally known to be open to North American and European teams. However, the tournament is going to have several more regions showing off their pro gaming talent at the event. Teams from Brazil, Latin America, Australia/New Zealand, and China will all be vying for their part of the $150,000 prize.

Hi-Rez’s global partners Level Up, Double Jump, and Tencent will be overseeing the regional tournaments to determine which teams from each area will make it to the Invitational at the Cobb Energy Center in January. The Invitational will feature the top 8 teams in the world fighting it out for the final win and top prize.

Those looking to attend the Paladins Invitational can do so by purchasing a ticket to the Hi-Rez Expo. The tournament will also be able to be viewed live via the Hi-Rez Twitch account.

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  1. ma3adnousa on September 28, 2016

    this community is getting more more toxic & cancerous actually this game according to hundreds of ppl on steam isn’t actually that bad we do know that it’s a ripoff but it’s still it’s own.

    • CLONE on October 1, 2016

      How so? Sure there is a stupid troller around (TRIONISSHIT). Or is it because u cant just accept the truth. I dont mind ur opinion but if u would call us toxic and cancer just cux most of us arent on your side, then u got problems.

  2. NGoHT on September 27, 2016

    Too bad this was announced months before Overwatch. Global Agenda 2.0.
    All those clone comments are funny.
    Get your facts str8 b4 even trying to shame something you r clueless about.
    I dont like neither of these games though. Boring FPS.

    • CLONE on September 27, 2016

      It wasn’t a complete clone earlier. Now they are just turning it into one.

    • ASD on September 27, 2016

      Idk if it was a complete clone earlier but I just watched a video where a guy was comparing both overwatch and paladins since I can’t install paladins myself for somereason and I saw alot of overwatch in paladins it’s clear they are cloning overwatch. And I’ll probably keep overwatch since I’ve just heard all the annoyances paladins has.

    • Jäeger on September 27, 2016

      Overwatch came from a cancelled/recycled MMO far before Paladins was even a thing.

      So yes, get your facts str8, m8.

      • TreadHead on September 28, 2016

        The only things Overwatch took from the cancelled Titan MMO was a setting and some art assets.

        Overwatch is a clear Team Fortress clone, many of the weapons and abilities are directly from TF2 not to mention the entire game-mode of Payload, they didn’t even bother to give it a new name.

        • NGoHT on September 28, 2016

          Thx for saving me the time to explain it to Mr Fanboi, was cba to argue with such ignorant beings.

    • ASD on September 27, 2016

      I never heard of paladins till just like a few weeks ago so I really didn’t know if it was a clone or not. But yeah overwatch came from a MMO that got shutdown then recycled into overwatch. And I agree with everybody who says paladins is a clone of overwatch I can see the resemblance of most of the overwatch themes and characters in paladins.

  3. zabi on September 27, 2016

    since overwatch launched, all they did was turn it into a overwatch clone which apparently is there “original view” for the game. What a shitty excuse. I have lost all interest in this game. Hirez shuld just make a MMORPG.

    • ASD on September 27, 2016

      This is true. I kinda regret making a paladins account but like I said below I just want the experience of playing this game at least once. But overwatch is better then this shitty excuse for a game.

  4. ASD on September 26, 2016

    Wish I can join but since I got overwatch I’ll play that instead and I’ve tried installing paladins but I don’t know why but it won’t launch or work for me I guess my PC isn’t compatible with it 🙁

    • Jafarson on September 26, 2016

      if u play overwatch why u try to play this crap? well i play cause i dont have money for overwatch…. there are tasteless characters i ever seen in games: tree with axe, mexican in futuristic templar suit, WW2 style soldier with futuristic rifle….. if u want to see how fantasy, si fi and other universes are blended in one character then play it

    • ASD on September 26, 2016

      I wanted to try this out to see what this game looked like but I wasn’t really gonna play often like the hardcore players would. I was probably gonna log in like once and play for a while to see what this game was like but yeah overwatch is better from the advertisement I just wanted first hand experience of what this game was like.

    • ASD on September 26, 2016

      But since I haven’t been able to get paladins to work I might just stick to playing overwatch because I’ve looked up walkthrough videos and they looked bad in my opinion. But yeah I mostly wanted the experience of playing this game otherwise overwatch has this game beat by a mile.

      • NGoHT on September 28, 2016

        Both are equally boring to me so ye. Got Overwatch as friend gift, wouldnt have spent a cent on it.

      • ASD on October 2, 2016

        I looked up the walkthrough on paladins and played overwatch. The guy who was doing the walkthrough on paladins that I seen talked about every part of the game and I thought paladins was boring. I’m personally not a fan of shooter games but overwatch is alright and better then paladins in my opinion.