Hi-Rez Studios announced today the official release date for the upcoming 3D MOBA, SMITE. The game is expected to go live on 25 March 2014. To celebrate the launching date, the company is organizing a a $100,000 LAN tournament, that will be held in the following weekend (29-30 March). Hi-Rez Studios unveiled more information about this event:

The $100,000 SMITE Launch Tournament will take place on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 March 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia front of a live audience. The tournament will include the top four teams in Europe and the top four in North America who will have qualified from the SMITE Weekly Tournament Series beginning on 4 January 2014. The event will also be live-streamed worldwide via twitch.tv/smitegame. Further information on SMITE tournaments can be found on esports.smitegame.com.

SMITE is a mythology themed free to play MOBA and it has over 2.500.000 registered players to date. The company ensures that players’ progress during the ongoing open beta will carry on to the release and all those who reach level 30 in the meanwhile, will be able to unlock an exclusive skin, the Cacodemon for the god Ymir.