Become a SMITE Caster and Win $10,000

Hi-Rez Studios, the makers of esports titles SMITE and Paladins, are looking for some new faces to put in front of the camera, and they’re reaching out to the fans for help.  The company is holding auditions via an open casting competition with a new job and $10,000 on the line.

Via a Hi-Rez press release:

Do you have what it takes to be the next great esports announcer? Amateur and professional esports announcers are invited to audition for The Caster, an upcoming reality show produced by Hi-Rez Studios. The show will pit casters head-to-head in an esports casting competition. The winner will walk away with a $10,000 cash prize and a chance to be behind the mic at Hi-Rez Expo 2018, the annual esports world finals for SMITE and Paladins.
Submissions for the show are now open and will close on April 10. Audition videos will be carefully reviewed by Hi-Rez staff and the top 10 contestants will be invited to Alpharetta, GA to compete in person. A good caster will have the ability to analyze a game, but also the enthusiasm and conversation skills to entertain the audience.
The competition is open to anyone with a passion for video games and esports announcing, and amateurs are encouraged to apply. Hi-Rez Studios casters represent all games created by Hi-Rez Studios, including SMITE, Paladins, and SMITE Tactics. Anyone interested in competing can go to TheCaster.TV to apply.

Sounds easy, right?   We wanted to find out what it really takes to be a good caster, so we browsed the tweets of prominent professional esports commentators to find out how they do their jobs.

Goldenboy (multiple esports commentator):


Endurance is key-

Welcome constructive criticism-

Stay loyal-

Hinduman (SMITE commentator):


Don’t let your dreams be dreams-

Follow Hinduman on Twitter for best results-

Adanas (SMITE/SMITE Tactics commentator):


One word: synergy-

“We’ll do it live!”-

He actually wrote a Reddit post about it, so that may be the best help-

(CS:GO caster):


Learn to sift through the comments-

Find motivation where ever you can-

Again, shake off the awful comments-

Machine (multiple esports caster)


Wear the blazer anyway-

Let some secrets stay buried-

Learn how to apply at, and send in your submissions by April 10th, 2017.

We’re giving away some codes to commemorate the casting competition!  Sign up below to enter to win a code to unlock Fafnir and his Dreadlord skin!  Codes unlock on PC/Xbox1/PS4.

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