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Hi-Rez plans SMITE, Paladins Esports events for PAX AUS 2017

Hi-Rez has confirmed it will present both SMITE and Paladins Esports tournaments at this year’s PAX AUS.

The SMITE draw will offer a $35,000 prize pool, with the top four teams in the region battling it out. The winner will represent Oceania at the Hi-Rez Expo in Atlanta over January 2018.

On the Paladins side, the top four Oceanic teams will compete for a piece of a $15,000 prize pool as part of the Paladins Global Series. The winner will also receive a spot at the Hi-Rez Expo tournament.

“We love coming to Australia, and this will be the second time Hi-Rez has been to PAX Australia,” said Hi-Rez’s Steven Cooper.”We’re excited to bring the finals of the SMITE Oceania Pro League and Paladins Global Series Oceania to the fans, and proud to have our finals in the home of sport in Australia, Melbourne.

Matches will take place on Friday, 27 October and Saturday, 28 October. PAX AUS 2017 runs over 27-30 October at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre.

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