We are pleased to announce that the Oceania Region and its Pro League will return to compete in SMITE Season 3. The Oceania Championships feature live competitive gaming including the SMITE Oceania Championships and Paladins Invitational Final with a $65,000 AUD prize pool and the chance to qualify for international competition at Hi-Rez Expo in January 2017.
As the leading gaming monitor brand in ANZ, AOC is honoured to be the official Platinum Sponsor ofthe Hi-Rez Oceania Championships in 2016. AOC AGON monitors will be used at Hi-Rez Oceania Championships, chosen for their performance in the highly competitive world of eSports.
President of Hi-Rez Studios, Stew Chisam, welcomed AOC as the title sponsor: “We’re excited by the growth in support in the Oceania region for SMITE, and the addition of Paladins to the Hi-Rez Oceania Championshipswill be huge. Alongside our partners at AOC, we’re proud to help bring a major eSports event to our Aussie fans, players and community this November.”
In addition to the Hi-Rez Oceania Championships 2016, AOC will also be sponsoring the final split of SMITE Oceania Pro League, and the Paladins Oceania Invitational League, each broadcast live weekly.
AOC has a history of supporting eSports, including partnerships with leading team organizations and leagues globally, and has recently launched the specialised gaming brand AGON, offering premium display performance to gamers and eSports enthusiasts.
AOC ANZ regional head, Debra Chien, echoed support for the upcoming Hi-Rez Oceania Championships, saying, “Partnering with leading eSports events and leagues helps continue to grow the competitive scene in Oceania. We’re proud to support the Hi-Rez Oceania Championships. We offer the eSports community the competitive edge through premium gaming monitors, engineered exclusively to enhance gameplay, giving users the best possible experience, whether at home or in competition.”
The Hi-Rez Oceania Championships will be held at ESL Studios in Sydney on 26 and 27 November 2016 in front of a live audience, broadcast live on Twitch at www.twitch.tv/hireztv.
The monitors being used will be the AOC AGON AG271QX Quad-HD Gaming Series, allowing players to frag at 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms screen response, for instant action with pin-point detail. Read more:
About AOC Monitors
AOC is a global brand in providing the best display technology. With over 49 years of experience in serving consumers and understanding their needs, AOC has become a market leader in electronic displays. By listening to the heart of consumers, AOC designs products that address rising technological trends, and creates monitors that fit different purposes for different consumers. AOC was an early adopter of environmental technologies, like mercury-free LED display panels, and achieving Energy Star recognition for low power consumption. This year, AOC designed new monitors with Adaptive-Sync technology specifically for gamers, and took innovative steps to create curved monitors for an even more immersive user experience.
To reflect AOC’s relentless pursuit of ever-improving visual quality for users, and to emphasize AOC’s commitment to its vision, AOC has created the slogan: ‘Vision at Heart’. At AOC, we’ve kept the hearts of our users in our vision, and we’ve kept their vision in our hearts.
About Hi-Rez Studios
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 games include the squad-based shooter Global Agenda, the critically acclaimed Tribes: Ascend and SMITE, the Battleground of the Gods. Hi-Rez Studios recently launched its first mobile game Jetpack Fighter, a swipe-to-attack high speed platformer with gear progression; and is currently developing Paladins, a fantasy FPS with progression using collectible cards.
About Hi-Rez Oceania Championship 2016
The event takes place on November 26-27 at ESL Studios, Sydney. Featuring the Top 4 SMITE teams in Semifinals and Grand Finals, and top 2 Paladins teams in Grand Finals.
About SMITE and Paladins Oceania eSports
The SMITE Pro League in Australia and New Zealand is part of the SMITE global eSports Season 3. Teams are competing over three splits of competition for a total season prize pool of $100,000. With the standard of professional play ever increasing, the competition is intense and very close. The finals event determining which team attends SMITE World Championship 2017 will be one for the ages.
League Info| Watch Live Weekly 6pm AEDT Saturdays and Sundays www.twitch.tv/cgtv_smite
Paladins Invitational League showcases the very best of the first wave of Paladins teams. The top two teams will showcase their skills at Hi-Rez Oceania Championships and one team will represent Oceania.
League Info| Watch Live Weekly 7pm AEDT Mondays www.twitch.tv/PaladinsGame