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Smite release date announced

$100k tournament revealed.

Free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena game Smite launches on 25th March 2014, developer Hi-Rez Studios has announced.

Just after the game launches, Hi-Rez, maker of free-to-play shooter Tribes Ascend, will launch a $100,000 Smite tournament in the studio's home town of Atlanta, Georgia, which will invite the top four European and top four US teams.

Smite has secured 2.5 million registered players to date through its open beta. All Smite players' progress in the open beta will carry over to the game's general release. All beta players who reach level 30 before the launch date unlock the Cacodemon skin for the playable god Ymir.

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