Smite developers Hi-Rez Studios have launched a new, comical web series called Minion has Spawned about a new intern at the company. On Terry’s first day, something terrible happens. All of the Smite videos on YouTube become unavailable due to a copyright debacle. How topical!

The first episode also digs at Riot Games’ League of Legends contract with players that previously prohibited them from streaming competing titles. That has since been revised after feedback from contracted streamers and eSports competitors.

If you’re not familiar with Smite, it’s a MOBA that puts the players closer to the action with a third-person camera. Each of the characters is based on a deity from a variety of cultures.


Our Take
I’m not a MOBA player, and I don’t know much about Smite. I do know, however, that Hi-Rez Studios has a great sense of humor and this is well delivered. By the way, in case you are wondering if Hi-Rez allows streaming and monetizing, the studio definitely does.