Paladins: Champions of the Realm has rocketed into Steam’s Top 10 Games by player count within the first week of Early Access.

“The Paladins Open Beta had an explosive first weekend with well over 100,000 new accounts created in the first 24 hours,” stated Todd Harris, Hi-Rez Studios co-founder and COO. “We’ve also seen a very strong interest in Paladins from competitive players and esports organizations worldwide and are therefore extending the Paladins Invitational to include more regions and more teams.”

Along with the announcement of how well their game is doing on Steam, Hi-Rez Studios also announced that the first ever Invitational for their title will include not only teams from North America and Europe, but also teams from Brazil, Latin America, Australia/New Zealand, and China. Hi-Rez’s global partners Level Up, Double Jump, and Tencent will be overseeing the regional tournaments in Brazil/Latin America, Australia/New Zealand, and China in order to determine who will be able to make their way to the $150,000 Invitational. The opening matches of the tournament will feature 8 teams battling it out to see who will eventually make it to the finals and the ultimate crowning of the best team in the world.

Paladins: Champions of the Realm is currently available on Steam through Early Access.

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