Last week Epic Games pulled the plug on their MOBA Paragon. The community had a mixed response. Some are attempting to “save” the game, so weren’t shocked and some people chose to take the low road. Hi-Rez Studios; the company behind Smite and Paladins is one of those groups of people who took the low road.
Everyone is welcome in our community. We wanted to offer a warm welcome with some Hi-Rez humor, but we missed the mark on the video. We’re sorry that we caused offense.
We hope to see you on the Battleground of the Gods.
– Isiah and Brett https://t.co/6DlQIVSi92
— SMITE (@SMITEGame) January 30, 2018
They created a video attempting to recruit Paragon players over to Smite in celebration of their fifth season of Smite. The problem is they were mad extra about the whole situation. Hi-Rez caught a lot of flack for this video and rightfully so. They’re kicking a man when he’s already down. It was so much heat on their ass that Hi-Rez removed the video from their channel & they issued an apology.
But this is the internet. You know how the internet works! You upload something, then it remains on the internet. You can find a clip of the video below. Do you think they deserved the heat they got or is the internet being sensitive again? Let us know in the comments below.
My take? Paragon was a true threat to Smite’s position in the MOBA world. Right now I’d say LOL is number one, DOTA is two and Smite is three. Before v42 Paragon had the potential to shake up the big three and they knew it. So now they want to kick Epic while they’re down and it’s just corny.