The sold-out HRX 2017 is happening this weekend! The complete list of events can be found at and you can tune into the broadcast  on ​ starting tomorrow at 10:30 AM.

Information on linking your Twitch account and complete details can be found in the press release below:

Twitch Prime gives SMITE and Paladins fans a new reason to watch HRX

January 4, 2017 - Alpharetta, GA - ​Hi-Rez Expo (HRX), presented by Twitch Prime, opens its doors Thursday morning at the sold-out Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA.  

Fans worldwide can watch live on Twitch at ​​ from Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 5-8, 2017. The full schedule of events and broadcast times, as well as additional details on special Twitch Prime rewards, can be found at ​​.  
Hi-Rez Expo (HRX) is an annual gaming and esports festival celebrating the fan communities of Hi-Rez Studios, the makers of SMITE and Paladins.  

EXCLUSIVE TWITCH PRIME SUBSCRIBER REWARDS​: Twitch Prime subscribers will be eligible to claim the ​exclusive JT-6000 skin for Janus​, plus additional rewards to be announced at HRX that will become available later in January. For a full breakdown of the linking process and the exclusive in-game rewards, visit ​​.  

REWARDS FOR TWITCH VIEWERS​: HRX Viewers who have linked their Hi-Rez and Twitch accounts at​ are eligible to receive special loot drops during the broadcast. For more information on how to link your Twitch account and earn rewards, check out the ​Twitch account linking video​. 

COCA-COLA SMITE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (SWC) FINALS VIEWING PARTY​: On Sunday, Jan. 8, Coca-Cola will be hosting viewing parties for the Grand Finals of the SMITE PC World Championship at select Cinemark Theatres across North America, beginning at 5:00 PM EST.  Check out the list of showings at ​​ to find the closest viewing party near you. 

WORLD-CLASS ESPORTS​: This year’s Hi-Rez Expo rings in the new year with more competitive esports than any previous Hi-Rez event. Twenty-two teams from across the world converge in Atlanta to determine the SMITE PC World Champion, the SMITE Console World Champion and the Paladins $150,000 HRX Invitational winner. Full details for each championship are at and  

COMMUNITY COSPLAY CONTEST:  ​This year’s annual HRX Cosplay Contest features $15,000 in prizes across multiple categories. Judging occurs on Saturday, Jan. 7th, with the winners presented on the main stage between the first and second SMITE PC semifinal. 

SPECIAL GAME REVEALS​: Fans will learn about upcoming new content and events in SMITE, Paladins, and SMITE Tactics, as well as other things coming from Hi-Rez Studios.  

EXPO HALL​: The HRX Expo Hall will feature playable versions of never-before-seen content across Hi-Rez’s games, as well as partner booths, meet-and-greets and more!  
Twitch Prime is a new set of Amazon Prime benefits created for gamers and users of Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers. It features a rotating selection of free digital games and in-game loot, a premium experience on Twitch that includes ad-free viewing, and a free Twitch channel subscription every 30 days, ​plus discounts on pre-order and new-release physical games on Amazon​. Gamers and Twitch fans can get all the benefits of Twitch Prime by starting an Amazon Prime free 30-day trial, and Amazon Prime members can unlock their Twitch Prime benefits by linking their Prime accounts to Twitch, all at 

SMITE is the online Battleground of the Gods, a mythology-themed action game for PC and consoles. Since launching in Europe and North America in March 2014, SMITE has quickly established itself as one of the Top 3 games in the rapidly growing MOBA genre, with over 20 million players. Themed around gods of mythology and offering a third-person camera and more game modes than any other leading game in its genre, the game provides a unique, action-packed experience that puts the player in the thick of the action. SMITE is free-to-play on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Mac. 

Paladins is a team-based shooter with strategy elements and deep character customization through its unique use of collectible cards. These cards amplify and augment a character’s core set of abilities in many interesting ways. Paladins is  free-to-play for PC and current-generation consoles and is currently in Beta. 

SMITE Tactics is a turn-based, one-vs-one strategy game set in the same mythological universe as the hit MOBA, SMITE.  Players build decks of cards that spawn units onto a fully rendered 3D battlefield. Card decks are themed from each of SMITE’S mythological pantheons and led by a god from that respective pantheon. Sign up for the beta at ​​. 


Atlanta-based Hi-Rez Studios was established in 2005 to create exceptional online interactive entertainment, and is now one of the largest video game studios in the Southeast United States. Its latest games include SMITE, the Battleground of the Gods, Paladins a fantasy FPS with progression using collectible cards, and the recently announced turn based strategy game SMITE Tactics.


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Last Updated: Jan 04, 2017

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