Hi-Rez Studios has announced that it is running Smite and Paladins tournaments at PAX Australia this year.

At the PAX Arena stage, the top four Smite teams in the Oceania region – including mid year champs Legacy Esports – will compete for a share in AU$35,000 and the right to represent the region at Hi-Rez Expo (HRX) in Atlanta this coming January.

Meanwhile, Paladins will be at PAX Aus for the first time, with the top four Oceania teams from Phase 2 of the Paladins Global Series competing for AU$15,000 and a spot at HRX.

Matches will be held on the PAX Arena booth Friday afternoon and all day Saturday, featuring the top OCE players and casters.

There will also be opportunities for free play hands-on with Hi-Rez Studios titles including the brand new digital card and strategy game, Hand of the Gods: Smite Tactics.