Hi-Rez Expo 2017: Paladins announces upcoming Season 1 following the Paladins Invitational

The first Paladins e-sports event will kick off today at 12:00 p.m. EST, with the first Paladins Invitational pitting players against one another in a specific tournament bracket. But competition isn't stopping there; Hi-Rez Studios will announce today that Season 1 of competitive play will start after the tournament, even though the game is still in beta. That will mean new heroes and content being introduced along the way, starting with a new fairytale-themed castle being added to the game to coincide with the season start.

Players can also look forward to more customizable skins, starting with Genie Ying and Army Man Viktor; both skins have one body skin and multiple different head accessories and weapons to allow for a custom arrangement. There's also a set of new skins and sprays available for players who aren't able to attend the Hi-Rez Expo personally, and you can link your Twitch account to your Hi-Rez account for a chance at more drops. Check out some screenshots of the new skins and map just below, along with a new trailer for Paladins.

Source: Hi-Rez Studios press release
Disclosure: In accordance with Massively OP's ethics policy, we must disclose that Hi-Rez paid for a MOP writer's trip to and stay at this event as a member of the gaming press. Not this writer. A different writer. This writer stayed home and is currently writing with the assistance of a large tabby cat, for a given definition of "assistance." Hi-Rez has neither requested nor been granted any control or influence over our coverage of the event, and our writers are paid exclusively by Massively OP for their work.
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Valkyriez
Valkyriez

I pkayed almost everyday, got like 5 over level 10 or something. It's a great game for a pvp fix at zero cost. I bought thier ultimate edition at 50% off anyway cause I've got over 100 hours in the game.

Rhime
Rhime

Having fun with Paladins as are my wife, daughter and friends. Great family game!

Ironweakness
Ironweakness

Oh man, that new castle looks amazing! Can't wait for that to be added to the rotation. And I finally got all my heroes to mastery level 4 or more and dipped my toes in the competitive scene just in time for the first season.

The skins look really nice too but I'm not a fan of either hero so that will have to be a pass for me. Over all though these are great new additions for the game.

BritoBruno
BritoBruno

Gotta say, i love playing Paladins: Overwatch of the Free.

Nordavind
Nordavind

Paladins and Marvel Heroes are the only F2P games I spend money on. I like both Hi-Rez and Gaziliion. So I got the HRX pack. And I upgraded my founders pack.

wolfyseyes
wolfyseyes

Not for nothing, but I have a hard time thinking a tabby cat is truly helping out with the writing, given definition or not. <3

wolfyseyes
wolfyseyes

@breetoplay I'm still swooning over having met *Eliot*. I'm not sure my heart could handle extra kitty.