The SMITE World Championship, to be held in Atlanta in January, 2015, will include teams from Spanish-speaking Latin America and Brazil.
ATLANTA. JUNE 5, 2014. Hi-Rez Studios, a leading developer of free-to-play online action games, and Level Up, a premiere online game publisher in Brazil and Spanish-speaking Latin America, today announced a strategic partnership to publish SMITE throughout Latin America.
“We are thrilled to bring SMITE’s unique action gameplay to this growing and vibrant market,” said Todd Harris, Chief Operating Officer of Hi-Rez Studios. “And we are especially excited to partner with Level Up, whose local presence and expertise in Latin America allow us to offer the best possible experience to our players in these countries.”
In addition, Hi-Rez and Level Up revealed that the top team from Brazil and the top team from Spanish-speaking Latin America will join teams from Europe, North America and China at the SMITE World Championship. The finals will be held in Atlanta in early January, 2015 and regional qualifiers are set to begin later this year.
Once a localized version of SMITE is released in Latin America and Brazil, SMITE players currently using the North American or European SMITE servers will have an opportunity to transfer their accounts to the Level Up servers, including gods, skins, XP, favor, gems and mastery levels.
“The Latin American players are extremely competitive, and SMITE brings such a thrilling and refined level of competitiveness that fits our tastes. That’s why the game has already proven very popular within our market” said Julio Vieitez, CEO of Level Up. “With local, dedicated servers and support in both Spanish-speaking Latin America and Brazil, we believe SMITE will be a leading game, for professional gamers and casual players both, in Latin America.”
Timelines for the Latin American and Brazilian beta of SMITE will be announced later this year.
To learn more about Level Up, please visit the regional sites http://www.levelup.com.br/ and https://www.juegoslevelup.com/
Further information on the SMITE World Championship and SMITE eSports can be found at esports.smitegame.com.
SMITE is the online Battleground of the Gods, a mythology-themed action game for the PC. Since launching in Europe and North America in March, 2014, the game has quickly established itself as one of the Top 3 games in the rapidly growing MOBA genre, with over 4 million players. Offering a third-person camera and more game modes than any other leading game in its genre, the game provides a unique, action-packed experience that puts the player in the thick of the action.