Hi-Rez Studios, like yours truly, hails from the Southern US State of Georgia. Known for the popular MOBA Smite and the best hero shooter on the market: Paladins, Hi-Rez has produced several large Esports events and leagues for both games over the years.
Looking to create a company purely focused on the Esports production side of their marketing, Hi-Rez has announced Skillshot Media.
Skillshot’s main focus under it’s President Todd Harris (Co-founder of Hi-Rez) will be creating bigger and better leagues and events for Smite and Paladins but they aren’t ruling out doing work for other developers looking to execute Esports programs.
Speaking to The Esports Observer, Todd Harris made the following statement:
“We believe both Smite and Paladins esports will benefit from dedicated resources and leadership and growing both these leagues was the primary reason for creating a new entity. As we continue to invest in our esports capabilities, other publishers have also been reaching out to us and this structure allows us to pursue those opportunities in the future.”
We’re looking forward to seeing more from Skillshot.
Skillshot Media is a 35-person esports tournament operator and production company based in Alpharetta, GA. We’re a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hi-Rez Studios, the developer of online multiplayer games SMITE and Paladins. We operate multiple esports leagues for both SMITE and Paladins, as well as games from other publishers.
Our recently opened production studio features 16,000 square feet of cutting-edge production technology, soundproof player booths for live events, and custom show stages designed for an immersive broadcast experience. With our experienced staff and a studio space tailored to competitive gaming, we’re hoping to take community-driven esports to the next level, expand opportunities for our current leagues, and explore partnerships with new games and developers that are looking to create their own esports leagues.
Hi-Rez co-founder Todd Harris is leading this new venture as our President, while Nabil Ismail acts as our Vice President of Operations. Both executives and the rest of our staff are excited about what the future holds.
PRESIDENT OF SKILLSHOT