Gamer Sensei Adds Hi-Rez Studios’ Smite and Paladins to its Esports Coaching Platform

Personalized 1:1 Coaching Now Available for Fifteen of the Most Popular Competitive Online Games

BOSTON, July 2, 2018Gamer Sensei, the largest curated collection of the best esports coaches in the world, today announced that both Smite and Paladins from Hi-Rez Studios are the latest games to join its esports coaching platform. Gamer Sensei offers one-on-one personalized lessons for today’s most popular competitive games, matching players with their ideal coaches no matter their skill level. With this new partnership, gamers can now connect directly with professional Smite and Paladins coaches to improve their gameplay. These two new games come on the heels of other recent additions to the Gamer Sensei platform, including Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

“As we continue to expand our coaching services we couldn’t be happier to work with Hi-Rez,” said Jim Drewry, CEO of Gamer Sensei. “We are huge fans of both games and are excited to be able to help other fans and players improve their skills. If you are a competitive gamer and haven’t yet tried our coaching platform, now there is even more of a reason to give it a shot. With our money-back satisfaction guarantee, there’s nothing to lose.”

Played by over 25 million people, Smite is a third-person multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game for PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. In the game, players control a god, goddess, or over 90 other mythological icons and take part in team-based combat against others in the Battleground of the Gods. Paladins: Champions of the Realm is a fantasy team-based first-person shooter sensation, in which players wield weapons and magic as a legendary Champion of the Realm.

“With the growth of professional esports leagues for both Smite and Paladins on PC, and on both consoles, and the first official college national championships upcoming for both titles, we’ve seen an increased player appetite for coaching services”, said Todd Harris, COO of Hi-Rez Studios.  “We are excited to work with Gamer Sensei as they are are the premier esports coaching service and their platform delivers deeply talented coaches and a great user experience.”

About Gamer Sensei
Gamer Sensei is the world’s most popular competitive coaching platform for players who want to win more in their favorite games. Gamer Sensei coaches are among the best esports players in the world, all vetted through a rigorous, multi-step application process. Players are connected to a Sensei based on a variety of preferences and, once a match is made, students receive personalized one-on-one lessons via custom coaching software. Coaching is available for over a dozen of today’s most popular games, including Fortnite, Smite, DOTA 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Paladins, and League of Legends.

Based in Boston, Gamer Sensei was founded in 2016 and is backed by Accomplice, Boston Seed, Advancit Capital, Origin Ventures, CRCM Ventures, and Kiwi Ventures, among other partners. It was named a “Top 50 Start-Up to Watch” in 2017 by BuiltInBoston.com, as well as a 2017 “Inno Blazer” winner from BostInno.com.

About Hi-Rez Studios
Atlanta-based Hi-Rez Studios was established in 2005 to create exceptional online interactive entertainment, and is now one of the largest video game studios in the Southeast United States. Its latest games include Paladins: Champions of the Realm, a highly-customizable fantasy team-based shooter; SMITE: Battleground of the Gods; and “Realm Royale,” a class-based battle royale game. More at www.hirezstudios.com.

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