As a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game with a twist, SMITE features similar laning-style gameplay to League of Legends and Dota 2, but instead of an isometric, zoomed-out camera angle, the game places the player behind the shoulder of their champion in a third-person perspective.
This gives the game a more action feel, and has set the game apart from the competition. In recent years the competitive SMITE scene has taken off, with a dedicated, passionate player base.
SMITE won the AMD esports Audience Award at the video game BAFTAs in 2016.
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4
Typical game length: 30mins
Price: Free (with optional in-game microtransactions)
Publisher: Hi-Rez Studios
Notable tournaments: SMITE World Championship, SMITE Pro League
Popularity: 20m+ player accounts
Twitch: 2.4m hours viewed on Twitch as of October 2016 across all viewers
Launched: March 2014
Pegi age rating: 12
Other Pegi info: Non realistic looking violence towards human characters