Hi-Rez Studios announced today that Twitch Prime will be the title sponsor for its upcoming annual event Hi-Rez Expo (HRX) in January 2017.
HRX features live competitive gaming for all of the latest games from the studio such as the SMITE World Championship and the Paladins Invitational. Both tournaments feature the best players from around the world and Twitch Prime members watching live or from home will receive a variety of exclusive benefits.
Todd Harris, Chief Operating Officer of Hi-Rez Studios commented: “We have a long history of working with Twitch to enhance our player experience both in game and out of game. This will be our first year combining two of our major tournaments into one event, and we couldn’t think of a better partner to help us bring Hi-Rez Expo to fans, gamers, and esports enthusiasts across the world.”
Hi-Rez Studios previously partnered with Twitch Prime to bring gamers the exclusive Twitch Boss Ymir Skin in SMITE and the exclusive Twitch Bomb King Weapon Skin in Paladins. Additional Twitch Prime exclusive content for SMITE will be revealed in the days leading up to HRX.
HRX takes place at the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta, Georgia on January 5th-8th and all four days of SMITE and Paladins esports will be broadcast live on Twitch. For more information on HRX visit www.hirezexpo.com , and to sign up for your free Twitch Prime trial visit twitch.amazon.com/prime.
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 www.twitchprime.com .
Esports Insider says: Twitch Prime is Amazon’s best marketing move in esports so far and spreading the word via the sponsorship of events like this one makes a lot of sense, and SMITE and Paladins fans should be responsive to it.