Are you feeling a bit short of cash after getting Christmas presents for all your extended family, including those cousins you only see on Christmas? There may be a solution for you, if you have some gaming skill. As recently announced by Hi-Rez Studios, their MOBA, SMITE, has topped a prize pool of $2 million dollars for their SMITE World Championship competition.
They have managed to reach this amazing figure through their in-game promotion, called Odyssey. This promotions sells exclusive content to players, which then contributes directly to the prize pool. The prize money will be up for grabs in early January and will be contested by eight teams from around the globe. The competition will be played out before live and online audiences at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta.
This competition is a great example of e-sports providing a serious career option for elite gamers. That prize kitty will be sure to buy its winners a lot of suite gear, plus some other non gaming luxuries, I guess.