Smite Celebrates One Year Of Official Existence

Today millions of players around the world celebrate the first birthday of mythological MOBA Smite, the first game Hi-Rez Studios has been able to keep players interested in for an entire year. » 3/25/15 10:04am 3/25/15 10:04am

Sparring With Smite's Latest God Of War

This morning Hi-Rez Studios added another deity to MOBA Smite's ever-growing stable. God of war Bellona might not be the most recognizable name in the Roman pantheon, but that's okay—she prefers to let kicking everybody's ass speak for her. » 2/25/15 3:15pm 2/25/15 3:15pm

Smite Season Two Gives Players A Lovely New Place To Kill Each Other

Free-to-play third-person MOBA Smite is entertaining enough to watch, but when all the competition is focused around a single map, the scenery can get old pretty quick. With today's launch of the Season Two update, players have a much prettier place to die. » 2/11/15 12:00pm 2/11/15 12:00pm

The Saturday Stream Attempts To Play Smite (All Done)

Having spent last weekend at the Smite World Championships here in Atlanta, I am now a certified expert in all things related to Hi-Rez Studios' third-person action MOBA, with the possible exception of playing it. » 1/17/15 2:30pm 1/17/15 2:30pm

We Might Be Looking At The First Great Console MOBA

Despite some valiant (and not-so-valiant) attempts to bring the multiplayer online battle arena genre to consoles, the wildly popular PC genre has failed to gain a foothold on gaming consoles. Thanks to one big difference, the Xbox One version of Smite might be the MOBA's best hope. » 1/12/15 6:00pm 1/12/15 6:00pm

Watch The Million Dollar Smite Final Between Two Unlikely Competitors

The Grand Finals of the Smite World Championships kicks off at 2:30 PM Eastern time today, as a U.S. team expected to be knocked out by its sister squad and a European open invitational underdog that made it to the competition by the skin of their teeth battle for a $1.3 million grand prize. » 1/11/15 2:00pm 1/11/15 2:00pm

Watch the First-Ever Smite Tournament Right Here, Live

2.5 million dollars is on the line this weekend, as players from all over the world face off against each other in Hi-Rez's online arena game Smite. You can watch the god battles go down in real time. » 1/10/15 4:00pm 1/10/15 4:00pm

How A First-Year eSports Championship Got A $2 Million Prize Pool

Early next month the top eight Smite teams in the world will converge on Atlanta to battle it out over a massive $2 million prize pool. How did a first-year MOBA get a pot so big? The same way DOTA 2 did it — crowdfunding. » 12/20/14 2:00pm 12/20/14 2:00pm

Aw, Hel — Hi-Rez Studios' Smite is officially releasing on March. Having accrued some 2.5 million worshippers during open beta, the god-on-god MOBA will undergo a baptism-by-fire following its March 25 release, with a $100,000 launch tournament held in scenic Atlanta, Georgia. Still waiting for them to add Jesus. » 11/26/13 10:40am 11/26/13 10:40am

Smite Is Like League Of Legends For People Who Like Shooters and Thor

Over the past few weeks, I've had a mission: to find the best MOBA video games can offer. I've tried a healthy variety—Infinite Crisis, Dawngate, DOTA 2, Prime Worlds—and while they all have their own redeeming qualities, none have hooked me quite like Smite. » 8/07/13 6:15pm 8/07/13 6:15pm

Hindu Group Wants Religious Arena Combat Game Pulled From QuakeCon

QuakeCon 2012 is coming up in just a few days. It's a huge LAN party, featuring well-known speakers and panelists, and sprawling over Dallas. The roster of games, of course, features Quake tournaments but other games make a showing as well. This year, the online battle arena game Smite is one of a handful of… » 7/31/12 6:00pm 7/31/12 6:00pm

Smite's Latest Playable Hindu Deity is Decidedly Unsexy

Despite mild controversy surrounding the upcoming free-to-play online battle arena game's depiction of Hindu gods, Smite isn't quite done yet. The latest deity to join the online god battle is Bakasura, and he's pretty damn creepy. » 7/20/12 8:30am 7/20/12 8:30am

The Gods Must Be Defending The Ancients In Hi-Rez's Smite

Who would win in a fight, Zeus or Anubis? Hi-Rez Studios, the creators of Global Agenda and the upcoming Tribes: Ascend are taking a divine stab at the defense of the ancients genre with Smite, full-on arena battles between mythical gods. » 4/21/11 1:20pm 4/21/11 1:20pm