SMITE – Publisher for China server officially announced for 3D MOBA

As teased a few days back, China’s biggest online gaming company, Tencent Games, has been confirmed as the China publisher for Hi-Rez Studios’ runaway hit, SMITE. Powered by Unreal Engine 3, this 3rd person MOBA wil be entering beta this October.

 

Tencent is definitely looking to monopolize the e-Sports scene in the world’s largest gaming market, having already bought over Riot Games, developer of League of Legends. Perfect World China will be launching Dota 2 soon, but I feel Tencent has the edge given its established e-Sports platform.