The gods are truly returning to Earth this time, as Hi-Rez Studio’s third-person MOBA SMITE has finally been unshackled from its beta bindings and released to players in both North America and Europe who are eager to pick their favorite Pantheon.

Boasting 3 million registered players and 51 gods across 7 pantheons, SMITE has enjoyed a surprising amount of popularity over its long beta period. According to an info-graph on the official release announcement, SMITE players enjoyed over 74 million hours played racking up a billion player kills. While not on the same level as other more established MOBAs, SMITE’s early financial success can be seen with Hi-Rez’s upcoming $200,000 launch tournament where half of the prize pool was generated from player purchases in-game.

Of course, no MOBA release is complete without a cinematic trailer depicting action which never occurs as it appears in-game, and Hi-Rez wasn’t one to disappoint.

For more details regarding the launch tournament which is scheduled to begin this Friday, March 28th, be sure to check out the full release announcement here.

Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009. In addition to contributing First Look videos and news articles, Michael also serves as the Community Manager for the upcoming MMORPG, Skyforge.


  1. I didnt think I would like this game, but needed something to do until ESO release, found this game, and love it. Very fun game other than the azzhat elitists. They yell at ya because your new, and dont understand your god yet. But its hella fun game.


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