Champions of the Realm!
It’s that time of year again! In less than a week, thousands of fans and pro players from around the world will converge in Atlanta, GA to celebrate the biggest Hi-Rez event of the year, and hundreds of thousands more will tune in for live coverage, announcements, and tournaments. Whether you’re attending in person or joining the fun online, read on for the complete Hi-Rez Expo Survival Guide!
Coming to Hi-Rez Expo in person? Here’s what you need to know—plus some fun activities to look out for as you explore the expo floor.
- Make sure to wear flat, comfortable shoes – there will be lots to see and do!
- Bring a camera! Tag your pics on Twitter and Instagram with #HiRezExpo and we might share your photo.
- Pack a jacket and bundle up! Atlanta temperatures range from 35 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit in November.
- Drink plenty of water – stay hydrated to get the most out of your weekend!
- Be sure to pack a small bottle of hand sanitizer and lots of Vitamin C!
- Make sure to arrive early on Friday to avoid long lines for Badge pickup!
- Hi-Rez Expo 2019 at DreamHack Atlanta will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center, Hall C (285 Andrew Young Intl Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313) Click here for directions.
Expo Hours and Badge Pickup
- Friday, November 15: 10AM–Midnight
- Saturday, November 16: 10AM–Midnight
- Sunday, November 17: 10AM–8PM
- Badges can be picked up at the DreamHack registration desk.
Hi-Rez Expo Bundle
Already have your tickets for Hi-Rez Expo but want some extra swag? Add the Hi-Rez Expo Bundle to your ticket purchase! Head over to the DreamHack ticket purchase page, click “Bundles”, and select the Hi-Rez Expo 2019 Bundle. You can purchase the bundle before the event for $50. You’ll also be able to purchase the bundle at the event, but the price will increase to $75 so act quick! Here’s what you’ll score in the Hi-Rez Expo Bundle:
- Hi-Rez Expo Shirt
- Hi-Rez Expo Bag
- Priority seating for championship rounds
- Special meet and greet session with devs and pro players
- Admission to Sunday’s Hi-Rez Expo After Party
- Other assorted Hi-Rez swag
- SMITE HRX Digital Loot Pack*
- Paladins Jan 2020 Battle Pass*
- Realm Royale Hi-Rez Expo Digital Loot Pack*
*Codes will be sent out after the content is available in game.
Hi-Rez Presents and Tournament Schedule
- This unforgettable weekend kicks off with Hi-Rez Presents at 10:30AM on Friday, November 15. Get a front-row seat for news and announcements from your favorite games!
- World Championship Quarter-Finals are played all day on Friday, followed by Semi-Finals on Saturday and Finals on Sunday. Don’t miss out on any of the action set–check out hirezexpo.com for the full tournament schedule!
Panels + Meet and Greets
Hi-Rez Expo weekend is jam-packed with community events! Snag autographs and code cards at Meet and Greets, or get a behind-the-scenes look at game development during Panels. There’s something for everyone! Check out the full schedule here.
Hi-Rez Expo 2019 Passport
- Grab a Hi-Rez Expo 2019 Passport and collect stamps throughout your adventure by completing certain activities–then, turn in your completed Passport at the HRX Merch Area to score a unique, game-specific pin! These pins are ONLY available at HRX in limited supplies, so grab one while you can! Trade pins with other HRX attendees throughout the weekend and display your spoils on your lanyard.
- Ready those glue guns, sharpen your scissors, and prepare to compete for a prize pool of $15,000! The 6th Annual Cosplay Contest Pre-Judging begins on Friday at 12pm ET and the live stage walk will be at 5pm ET. Check out our official blog for more details.
- Join us for the Official HRX 2019 After Party at Main Event in Atlanta on Sunday night! Must be 21+ to drink, but everyone is welcome to have fun regardless of age! Main Event features arcade games, bowling, laser tag, billiards, a live DJ, and more! Tickets are included in your purchase of the Hi-Rez Expo Bundle, or can be purchased separately at the Hi-Rez Merch area at DreamHack Atlanta.
Joining the fun from home? Here’s what you need to know about this year’s online HRX experience.
Earn guaranteed SMITE and Paladins in-game loot for watching Hi-Rez Expo on Mixer, Twitch, and Steam!
- Step 1: Link you Hi-Rez and Mixer, Twitch, or Steam account.
- Step 2: Tune in to live broadcasts on the SMITEGame and PaladinsGame Mixer, Twitch, or Steam channels from November 15-17.
- Step 3: Profit!
For more details on what you can earn each hour, check out the Paladins blog post.
Can’t make it to the party in Atlanta, GA? Don’t fret–we’re bringing the party to you! Official HRX Viewing Parties are being hosted around the world. Celebrate with friends, grab some exclusive goodies, and dive into everything the event has to offer! Click here for the full list of viewing party locations.
Hi-Rez Presents and Tournament Schedule
This unforgettable weekend kicks off with the Hi-Rez Presents Pre-Show at 10:30AM on Friday, November 15. Be the first to see news and announcements from your favorite games during the Hi-Rez Presents Keynote starting at 11:00am!
World Championship Semi-Finals are played on Saturday. And don’t forget the finals on Sunday at 12:45PM EST! Don’t miss a set–check out hirezexpo.com for the full tournament schedule!