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Smite – China players will transfer to global server early next year

Earlier this week, it was announced that the China server of Smite will be merged into the global server on 18 January 2018. Publisher Tencent Games claimed that positive discussions with developer Hi-Rez Studios led to this decision, which will…

Tencent – Game highlights from annual UP press conference

Yesterday, Tencent held its annual press conference, covering several entertainment businesses including comics (or manga), movies, TV shows and of course, games. The biggest IT company in China earned USD 4 billion in profits for 2014, and it is not…

SMITE – Cinematic trailer revealed before World Championship begins

[Register now] SMITE got much bigger last year, not just because of the player base, but also due to the publishing deal with Tencent Games over in China. With the 2 million USD World Championship due to start this week,…

Tencent Games Carnival 2014 – A look at the various game trailers

Tencent held its annual games carnival over the weekend, and other than ArcheAge and Blade & Soul, there are several client games on show as well. For Naruto Online, a new combo trailer was displayed, with the game having entered…

SMITE – Community initiative begins to increase tournament prize pool

[Game website] Developer of SMITE, Hi-Rez Studios, just revealed a new crowd pool initiative to increase the bounty for its upcoming World Championship tournament. Known as The Odyssey, a new item will be sold each week, with each sale contributing…

SMITE – Popular MOBA heading to Microsoft’s Xbox One next year

[Game website] Over at Gamescom 2014, Microsoft and developer Hi-Rez Studios announced the arrival of SMITE on Xbox One in 2015. A very popular alternative to MOBA games such as League of Legends and Dota 2, SMITE is unique given…

Smite – World Championship coming January 2015 with $600,000 prize pool

[Game website] After a successful run since the Open Beta phase over a year ago, developer Hi-Rez Studios announced the first Smite World Championship. Coming this January with a base 600,000 USD prize pool, teams from North America, Asia, Europe and South America will…

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…

SMITE – Rumor points to China server announcement at Gamescom 2013

Tencent is looking to monopolize the MOBA market in China, with League of Legends already in the bag and also a new self-developed MOBA, Battle of the Gods. A teaser website for Tencent’s new game was released earlier, with a…