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SMITE World Championship fan nails surprise proposal

Published: 16/Nov/2019 19:38

by Scott Robertson

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At the SMITE World Championships in Atlanta, a couple competed in a little trivia competition in front of the crowd. What the woman didn’t know was that it was a ruse by her partner for him to pop the all-important question.

Hi-Rez Studios are pulling double duty in Atlanta, running the World Championships for their esports titles SMITE and Paladins over the same weekend. Those events are part of the larger DreamHack Atlanta that includes the Chipotle Challenger Series, and the DH Fighting Game Championships.

But while the world’s best SMITE and Paladins players duke it out for the illustrious championship trophies, one SMITE fan has already emerged as a champion.

SK GamingSK and Splyce set to face off in the second game of their series

As SK Gaming and Splyce prepared for the final quarter-finals matchup of the day, Graham ‘Hinduman’ Hadfield hosted a quick guessing game to entertain the audience. Two opponents were challenged to name an in-game sound effect that played over the speakers.

After a quick caster vs caster match where John Finch defeated Ryan ‘Aggro’ Baily 3-0, a couple from the community, Matt and Laura, joined Hinduman on stage to compete themselves. Laura took an early 2-0 lead, but wasn’t at all prepared for the final question.

Instead of a third in-game sound effect, a recording of Matt asking “Laura, will you marry me?” played, much to the shock of the fans and, obviously, Laura. The crowd went wild when she said yes, much to the relief of the host Hinduman.

“She said yeah! Thank God!” he exclaimed above the cheers of the crowd. “This could have been so bad! Congratulations!”

The touching moment even provoked a smile from eUnited’s hinter Emil ‘emilitoo’ Philip Stärnman, who was just a foot away preparing for his own quarter-finals matchup against Renegades.

Unfortunately, the power of love wasn’t enough to fuel emilitoo and eUnited to a championship, which would have been emilitoo’s third, as they fell in that quarterfinals match to Renegades.

SmitePro on TwitterSK celebrate their win, while elsewhere, Matt and Laura celebrate their engagement.

Be sure to follow along with our live coverage from the event floor on Twitter, where we’ll be offering post-match interviews from both SMITE and Paladins.

Keep up with all the Paladins and SMITE World Championships results on our coverage hub.

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Avatar The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra characters coming to SMITE

Published: 22/Jun/2020 23:23

by Bill Cooney

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SMITE will be teaming up with Nickelodeon for the game’s July 2020 Battle Pass that will feature skins of Aang and Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender, along with Korra and Naga from The Legend of Korra.

Avatar and The Legend of Korra are both two of Nickelodeon’s most successful animated series of the last few decades but, apart from an ambitious and impressive fan project, there haven’t really been any recent video games of note featuring characters from either series.

There is relief on the horizon though, as we’ll get to see Aang in action again, along with Zuko and Korra as they head to SMITE as an exclusive in the latest Battle Pass.

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Honestly, this might be the best-looking video game Aang we’ve seen yet.

Sadly, the trio won’t be their own unique characters, instead, they’re being worked in as reskins for three existing SMITE heroes that share a similar move set to each bender.

Aang, for instance, will come in the form of two different skins for The Master Wizard Merlin, one with him rolling around on his air ball, and the other Prestige Track skin in full-on Avatar mode looking ready to kick some Fire Nation butt.

Zuko will be a reskin of the Japanese god Susano, who also prefers to carry a sword, just like the exiled prince himself. As with Aang, he will get two skins – regular and his “Blue Spirit” alias from The Last Airbender as the Prestige Track selection.

Finally, the water tribe Korra will be a reskin for the Norse god Skadi. Her Prestige Track skin along with Aang is also her in the Avatar form. As an added bonus, she has her faithful polar bear dog sidekick Naga fighting alongside her, and even participating in abilities.

“We went overboard with detail, capturing each ​Avatar ​character’s unique personality and referencing fan-favorite moments from the shows,” Travis Brown, Executive Producer of SMITE told IGN​. ​“These are essentially all-new characters that happen to use the same abilities as existing ​SMITE ​Gods ​–​ and we can’t wait for our more than 30 million fans to play with them.”

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Naga is the best part of this skin and you can’t convince us otherwise.

Like we mentioned earlier Aang and friends will be joining SMITE when the next Battle Pass drops sometime in July 2020, but Hi-Rez hasn’t released a more precise date than that yet.

Finally, Avatar fans have some kind of video game content to look forward to, and as a result, SMITE may just find themselves with a few new players once the Battle Pass actually drops.