This weekend, the Smite World Championships will take place in Atlanta, Georgia. Eight teams will compete for a share of $2.6 million USD, with 1st place claiming a cool $1.3 million USD.
Hi Rez Studios chose to crowdfund the event, much like The International for Dota 2, through a set of in game items found in the Odyssey. The $2.6 million USD raised makes this the third largest prize pool in Esports history.
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