Fans of eSports competitions will also get the chance to help out a worthy cause on October 4-5 when they buy tickets to watch the top two SMITE pro teams in North America: Team Dignitas and Denial eSports. The “SMITE Challenge for Charity,” as announced by Hi-Rez Studios, is a 24-hour live stream of the online game SMITE, and all ticket proceeds go to the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to help the non-profit charity, Child’s Play. The live-stream takes place at the Atlanta Marriott NW in Atlanta, Georgia during the Southern Interactive Entertainment and Game Expo (SIEGE). It will conclude with the competition between the two teams.
“Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is honored to be selected as the beneficiary for the SMITE Challenge for Charity,” said Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Development Officer Melisa Morrow. “As one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country, we service over 800,000 patient visits every year. Many of these patients just need a distraction or a little bit of normalcy added back into their routine which is where an item like a Wii or Nintendo DS help to ease a sick child’s nerves or pass the time when sitting through a chemo treatment. Your support means so much to the patients and families at Children’s.”
SMITEis a free-to-play online game developed by Hi-Rez Studios that features mythical gods, such as Zeus or Thor, as the player characters.
Spectators who can’t make the event have the option of viewing the live-stream event online that starts at 8 p.m. October 4th. The competition begins October 5th at 8 p.m. and both events can be viewed for free here. Online spectators are also encouraged to donate to support the Child’s Play cause and can visit smite.eventbrite.com to find out how to donate or purchase tickets.
Gaming group The Creatures will provide YouTube coverage of the “SMITE Challenge for Charity,” as well.
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