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NACE and Hi-Rez Studios Announce 2018 NACE College National Championships for Smite and Paladins

$100,000 in scholarship prizes will be awarded

ATLANTA -- July 19th -- The National Association of College Esports (NACE) and publisher Hi-Rez Studios will host college national championships for both Smite and Paladins beginning this fall. The joint announcement was made today at the NACE Convention in Atlanta, Ga.

The NACE-sanctioned, college competitions for Smite and Paladins will begin this September and be open to both varsity and club-level university teams. Both national championships will take place on November 17 at Dreamhack Atlanta 2018 and will be broadcast to live-streaming platforms. Each national championship will have $50,000 in scholarship prizes to be awarded to championship winners ...

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