Paladins Beta hits 5 million players, Hi-Rez Expo tournament announced

Posted on December 9, 2016

Team based shooter Paladins has reached over 5 million players worldwide. The game entered open beta in September this year, and has held its spot of one of the most played games on Steam ever since.

“The early success of Paladins is a result of a passionate community that helped us through months of Closed Beta testing,” said Todd Harris, Chief Operating Officer of Hi-Rez Studios. “It is great to see such a strong early response, and what we have now is only the beginning as the dev team is releasing a significant new update every two weeks”.

With this success in mind, Hi-Rez studious are focusing on the competitive side of the game, with the introduction of the Paladins Invitational Tournament at Hi-Rez Expo. 8 teams from around the world will meet in Atlanta Georgia and will be competing for the right to call themselves the best Paladins players in the world and to take home the winning share of $150,000.

The action kicks off  January 5 at 12:00 noon EST when the 8 teams will be placed into 2 groups for group play. A second day of group play will follow at 12 noon EST January 6.  The top 2 teams from each group will advance to the Semi-Finals on the 7th with the Grand Finals starting at 10 a.m. EST on Sunday, January 8.

All of the tournament matches can be watched online at and

New players looking to join the Paladins community can download the game for free from the official website or Steam. Players interested in Paladins on consoles can sign up now for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 closed beta. New players can also watch this beginners guide to Paladins below!