Attack of the Fanboy

Watching Hi-Rez Expo 2017 on Twitch Grants You Special Rewards in Games

by William Schwartz


Hi-Rez Studios is hosting their annual Hi-Rez Expo event in Atlanta, Georgia, and what’s a better way to boost viewership of an already strong event? Give away special skins and gifts to users who watch the Expo’s events unfold live through Twitch. The studio has announced that they will be giving Twitch viewers various gifts, ranging from skins for SMITE’s most popular Gods to additional rewards that will be “announced at HRX that will become available later in January.”

One of the examples is Twitch Prime subscribers will be able to enjoy an exclusive JT-6000 skin for Janus, the Roman God. All you have to do is link your Hi-Rez and Twitch accounts through Hi-Rez’s official website. Here is the Expo’s event lineup:

  • WORLD-CLASS ESPORTS: This year’s Hi-Rez Expo rings in the new year with more competitive esports than any previous Hi-Rez event. Twenty-two teams from across the world converge in Atlanta to determine the SMITE PC World Champion, the SMITE Console World Champion and the Paladins $150,000 HRX Invitational winner. Full details for each championship are at and
  • COMMUNITY COSPLAY CONTEST: This year’s annual HRX Cosplay Contest features $15,000 in prizes across multiple categories. Judging occurs on Saturday, Jan. 7, with the winners presented on the main stage between the first and second SMITE PC semifinal.
  • SPECIAL GAME REVEALS: Fans will learn about upcoming new content and events in SMITE, Paladins, and SMITE Tactics, as well as other things coming from Hi-Rez Studios.
  • EXPO HALL: The HRX Expo Hall will feature playable versions of never-before-seen content across Hi-Rez’s games, as well as partner booths, meet-and-greets and more!

Hi-Rez Expo runs from Thursday, January 5 and ends on Sunday, January 8th. Make sure to keep an eye out for special announcements and in-game events from the studio during the event as this is the biggest time of the year for games like SMITE and Paladins.  It’s worth noting that you must be watching without an ad-blocker to earn the rewards. 

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