Hi-Rez studios has announced that they have opened a new office in Brighton, United Kingdom.
Hi-Rez states that they new office was created to expand the reach of the company and so that they could provide better support to its European community. This change comes after the European victory at the 2016 Smite World Championship and it goes to show that the Smite Developer, has a lot of growth coming its way as far as an eSport developer and promoter.
“I am delighted to join the Hi-Rez team to help support and expand our European player base.” Lallier said, “Hi-Rez has a unique and vibrant community in Europe – as evidenced by the European victory at the 2016 Smite World Championship! I look forward to meeting and working with our passionate fan base here in Europe.”
The core development of its games will still take place at the studio’s Atlanta Office, while the Brighton office will focus more on support, management, and localization of the game.
Fueled by the continued rapid growth of SMITE, our European community has expanded tremendously over the past year,” said Todd Harris, COO of Hi-Rez Studios. “Hi-Rez prides itself in being a highly community-oriented company, and this move will allow us to much better serve our European players, across SMITE as well as our other games.”
This shouldn’t come as a surprise to many of us as Smite has been a growing eSport that has a dedicated following. While there is a bit of rivalvry between Dota 2, League Of Legends, and Smite Players all three games are continuing to grow as the MOBA community begins to settle into the game that suits their style the most.
Maybe Smite will take off in Europe where both Dota 2, and League Of Legends don’t seem to fair well at. Regardless, Hi-Rez is listening to its community and is working to accommodate for its growing player base and this is always a good sign from a developer.