Path to the SMITE World Championship
Exposed Secrets
2 Mortality
3 Team SoloMid
4 Cloud 9 HyperX
5 Aquila
6 SK Gaming
Cognitive Red
2 Cognitive Gaming
3 SNIPE
4 Team Dignitas
5 Fat Chunks
6 The Rambozos
  • Chinese SMITE eSports Highlight

    on Nov 25, 2014
    The Chinese SMITE scene is still relatively new but despite that, the competition is as intense as any other region. Four teams qualified for a regional championship but only two would go to Worlds. These four teams were: DB, OMGA, OMGB, and DiD. DB had by far the best record going into the LAN, and ... Full story
  • North American Championship - Recap

    on Nov 24, 2014
    This past weekend at the Cobb Energy Center was the stage for the 2014 Smite North American Regional Championships.  Six teams gathered in Atlanta, Georgia to compete for their shot at over a million dollars in January. Only two teams could qualify for Worlds, so emotions and adrenaline were runn... Full story
  • NA Championship 1st Seed - Cognitive Red

    on Nov 20, 2014
    Cognitive Red Solo: Divios Jungle: DaGarz Mid: TheBoosh Hunter: Snoopy (C) Support: Eonic Team Backstory: Forming just before the SWC qualifiers as ‘The GameChangers’, the team quickly became the solidified 4th seed before being recognized by the Cognitive Organization. During the 1... Full story
  • NA Championship 2nd Seed - Cognitive Prime

    on Nov 19, 2014
    Cognitive Prime Solo: Omegatron Jungle: Andinster (C) Mid: MLCst3alth Hunter: BaRRaCCuDDa Support: JeffHindla Team Backstory: Cognitive Gaming first made its appearance in Smite when they picked up second seeded Snipe heading into Pax Prime. The team saw some success, but after placing 3rd and ... Full story
  • North American Championship - Tournament D...

    on Nov 18, 2014
    The NA Championship, held at the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta, Georgia, is the last big tournament for North America teams before the SMITE World Championship in January. The teams invited are the top 4 from Season 1 of the NA SMITE Pro League as well as the top 2 teams from the NA Wildcard. The... Full story
  • NA Championship 3rd Seed - compLexity

    on Nov 18, 2014
    compLexity Solo: KikiOrNah Jungle: Weak3n Mid: Jerbie Hunter: Allied Support: Incontinentia (C) Team Backstory: Recently picked up by Complexity, Snipe has had a long history in the Smite scene. Founded by Allied and Shing after they split ways with ROOT, the team was a consistent top contender... Full story
  • EU Championship - Recap

    on Nov 17, 2014
    The European Championships were in full swing this weekend, at ESL Studios in Cologne, Germany.  Six teams came out and competed for the $50,000 prize pool, but the real battle was in the semi finals, not the finals.  Two teams would come out of this gauntlet: the two finalist teams would ... Full story
  • EU Championship - A Closer Look

    on Nov 14, 2014
    Ten weeks of Qualifiers, seven weeks of SPL, two weeks of Wildcards, and we're finally here at the last stop before the SMITE World Championship in January: the Regional Championships. At least one team in each region has made it out of the Challenger Cup and into the top 6 who were invited to the Cha... Full story
  • ESL Fantasy - Regional Championships

    on Nov 13, 2014
    Our good friends over at ESL, who held a Fantasy League for Season 1 of the SMITE Pro League, are going to be running a similar league for the European and North American Championships!  Be sure to sign up for a chance to win an XBox One, loads of Gems, and ESL store vouchers! You can find all of... Full story
  • EU Championship 1st Seed - Fnatic

    on Nov 13, 2014
    Fnatic Solo: Xaliea Jungle: Frostiak Mid: ShadowNightmare Hunter: Funballer (C) Support: HalfDevil Team Backstory: The roster recently acquired by Fnatic has gone by a few names. The team was originally formed by ShadowNightmare and FrostiaK as Team Kicked and comprising of 4 players dropped fr... Full story
  • What Does a Manager Do?

    on Nov 12, 2014
    We all know about the big names in SMITE eSports. From [TSM]Gamehunter's Pentakill at the Launch Tournament, to [DiG]Zapman's hyper-aggressive playstyle. What we don't see very much is what these teams managers do in preparation for the next big matchup. Until now.  While preparing for the Europe... Full story
  • EU Championship 2nd Seed - Mortality eSports

    on Nov 12, 2014
    Mortality eSports Solo: Psiyo Jungle: iRaffer Mid: Fexez Hunter: m0eX Support: dFrezzyy (C) Team Backstory: Mortality eSports was one of the two teams to join the SPL through the Play-Ins. They went into the round robin as an upgraded BloodyTech, having recently picked up iRaffer in the jungle.... Full story
  • European Championship - Tournament Details

    on Nov 12, 2014
    The EU Championship, held at ESL Studios in Cologne, Germany‚Äč, is the last stop for European teams before the SMITE World Championship in January. The teams invited are the top 4 from Season 1 of the EU SMITE Pro League as well as the top 2 teams from the EU Regional Wildcard. The EU Championship... Full story
  • EU Regional Championship 3rd Seed - Team S...

    on Nov 11, 2014
    Team SoloMid Solo: Gamehunter Jungle: QvoFred Mid: Lawbster (C) Hunter: Zimpstar Support: TrixTank Team Backstory: Team SoloMid is a big name in esports and a big name in smite. Soon after Azzur was acquired by Cloud 9, the team Amaranthine appeared to contest them in the European weekly t... Full story
  • 5v5 Conquest Tournaments - Weekend Recap

    on Nov 11, 2014
    With one week before Regional Championships, us here at HiRez decided to turn back the clock (again!) and have some fun before all of the eSports got important and every game meant something.  What does that mean? Good ol’ fashioned weekly, of course! This weekend was an open bracket tour... Full story
  • Exposed Secrets gets Aquired by Fnatic

    on Nov 08, 2014
    We are happy to welcome Fnatic to the family of SMITE esports. Fnatic has acquired the top seed in Europe, Exposed Secrets. Fnatic is a tenured esports organization holding top teams in CS:GO, League of Legends, and DOTA2 among others. Over the past season, Exposed Secrets has been at the forefront of... Full story
  • Item Highlight - Qin's Sais

    on Nov 08, 2014
    Item Highlight is back! This time around we asked some of the biggest names in SMITE about Qin's Sais. This item has seen a recent increase in price, but still holds a place in todays meta. Take a look, and take some notes as the pros discuss this popular item. Qin's Sais Cost:  3050 Gold ... Full story
  • 11/8 & 11/9 - Open 5v5 Conquest Tournaments

    on Nov 06, 2014
    This weekend is the final weekend before teams head off to the Regional Championships. To celebrate that, HiRez is going to host a good old fashioned $1,000 weekly tournament! Watch these teams duke it out one last time before LAN season (ontwitch.tv/smitegame), and sign up yoursel... Full story
  • NA Regional Championship 4th Seed - Team D...

    on Nov 06, 2014
    Team Dignitas Solo: Shing Jungle: Lassiz (C) Mid: Gnaw Hunter: Zapman Support: DaretoCare Team Backstory: Team Dignitas has been a consistent and dominating force in North American Smite for over a year. There were two teams that ran the competitive scene since tournaments started; Curse and Ju... Full story
  • EU Regional Championship 4th Seed - Cloud ...

    on Nov 06, 2014
    Cloud 9 HyperX Solo: emilitoo Jungle: NinjaBobat Mid: Optixx Hunter: YOUNGBAE (C) Support: Hyrrok Team Backstory: Cloud 9 was originally formed from a roster of SK gaming but the current incarnation is entirely different. YOUNGBAE joined the team after winning the launch tournament with Team So... Full story
  • NA Regional Championship 5th Seed - Fat Ch...

    on Nov 04, 2014
    Fat Chunks Solo: CycloneSpin Jungle: Ukneek Mid: Hurriwind Hunter: SamshrewOrNah Support: Aror (C) Team Backstory: Fat Chunks were formed to compete in the Play In’s after the Kick Off LANs had secured 4/6 of the SPL teams. Aror found a few players who had dabbled in competitive before, C... Full story
  • EU Regional Championpship 5th Seed - Aquila

    on Nov 04, 2014
    Aquila Solo: Confrey Jungle: repikas Mid: PrettyPriMe Hunter: Ataraxia (C) Support: KanyeLife Team Backstory: Aquila is a team recently picked up by a sponsor. They’re a Cognitive Gaming team, though not directly branded as such. The team formerly known as Agilitas is not an old team within th... Full story
  • Divine Intervention II - Recap

    on Nov 03, 2014
    Pros Players, Community Representatives, and HiRez employees all came together to support Child's Play through Tiermonster’s Divine Intervention II. Last year over $7,000 was raised, and this year the Smite community blew that number out of the water. The original goal was only $5,000, but at ... Full story
  • SNIPE gets acquired by compLexity Gaming

    on Oct 31, 2014
    compLexity Gaming has just announced their recent acquisition of a SMITE team with the following release: "Today compLexity Gaming is proud to announce the opening of a new division, and the acquisition of a new team - coL.SMITE! The popular third person action MOBA has recently seen huge growth as... Full story
  • NA Regional Championship 6th Seed - The Ra...

    on Oct 31, 2014
    The Rambozos Solo: Meerkat(C) Jungle: Grishank Mid: ADUR0 Hunter: TheParadoxx Support: ChrisPocket Team Backstory: The Rambozos formed just before the Challengers Cup as a collection of high level ranked players looking to break into the competitive scene. They started off strong, holding 2nd seed fo... Full story
  • Divine Intervention Captain Highlight

    on Oct 30, 2014
    Divine Intervention Team Highlight With Divine Intervention right around the corner we want to take a moment to speculate on a few of the teams and the captains backing their efforts. Team Hinduman: Hinduman’s stream focuses on gaining more knowledge about Smite and the competitive scene. He k... Full story
  • EU Regional Championship 6th Seed - SK Gaming

    on Oct 29, 2014
    SK Gaming Solo: Maniakk Jungle: Zyrhoes Mid: CaptainTwig Hunter: Realzx(C) Support: Badgah Team Backstory: SK Gaming as an organization has a long history with Smite, but after their original roster left to become Azzur and eventually Cloud 9 SK was without a team. During the path to Smite Launch t... Full story
  • Divine Intervention II - Child's Play ProA...

    on Oct 28, 2014
    Last year, Tiermonster ran an event called Divine Intervention that raised money for the Child's Play Charity. Pro Players & Community Representatives would act as Team Captains and people who donated were given the opportunity to play on their team in a single elimination tournament. It was so su... Full story
  • European Wildcards - Week 2 Recap

    on Oct 27, 2014
    The EU Wildcards drew to a close over the weekend, and with that, the top two teams from each region have established themselves as the 5th and 6th seeds heading into the Regional Championship LAN's in November.  In Europe, SPL's SK Gaming and Challenger Cup's Aquila, emerged on top.  While ... Full story
  • North American Wildcards - Week 2 Recap

    on Oct 27, 2014
    The Regional Wildcards drew to a close over the weekend, and with that, the top two teams from each region have established themselves as the 5th and 6th seed heading into the Regional Championship LAN's in November.  In North America, SPL's Fat Chunks and Challenger Cup's The Rambozos emerged on... Full story
  • EU Wildcards Week 2 - What to Expect

    on Oct 24, 2014
    The first Sunday has come and gone, and the stats have been recorded.  The series has gone as the majority of fans might have expected so far: SK was predicted to look dominant, and they are certainly living up to the hype.  Boasting a 3-0 record, the Germany based team is expected to keep t... Full story
  • Wildcard Predictions: Week 2

    on Oct 24, 2014
    The Regional Wildcards are the last chance for the bottom 2 SPL and top 2 Challenger Cup teams to secure a spot in the upcoming Regional Championships.  With so much on the line expect every team to bring their best as we head into Week 2.  We've looked over each teams performance up to this... Full story
  • Details on Regional Championship LAN's

    on Oct 23, 2014
    With 4 of the teams already qualified for the Regional Championships for both regions, we await until the completion of this weekend to find the final 2. Until then, tickets are on sale and details are announced on each LAN. European Regional Championship Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014 at... Full story
  • EU Team Highlight - Aquila (Formerly Agili...

    on Oct 23, 2014
    Coming off of a 2-1 record in week 1 and a close game against the 3-0 SK Gaming, Cognitive Aquila is in high spirits going forward into the second week of the wildcards. The team’s first match of the day was against SK gaming and in the early game PrettyPriMe and Repikas were looking really good... Full story
  • Week 2 North American Wildcards: What to E...

    on Oct 23, 2014
    With one week already in the books, it’s time to look forward to the final weekend of Wildcard contention.  As it stands now, Fat Chunks Assemble are leading the charge with a 2-0 record, while The Rambozos claim the middle ground with a record of 1-1. Thurst rounds out the bottom with 0 wi... Full story
  • Regional Championships - Theory Crafting

    on Oct 22, 2014
    After the Wildcard finishes up, the top two teams from each region will be heading to their respective Playoff LAN events. With week 1 over, there are a few clear contenders for each region. In the first few matches of the tournament the 3rd SPL seed will be playing against the 2nd Wildcard seed, and ... Full story
  • Competitive Team Infraction Issued: Five A...

    on Oct 21, 2014
    Organization: Five Angry Men, Acceleration Player: Clow (Manager), DrEl0 (Captain) Region: North America Date of Ruling: 10/21/2014 Subject: Violation of Competition Rules - Cheating Information: The Hi-Rez Admin team received several messages from concerned members of the eSports community in regar... Full story
  • European Week 1 Wildcards - Recap

    on Oct 21, 2014
    This past Sunday was overflowing with esports content, starting with some pinpoint predictions from Kelly in the pre-game show and ending with a 3-0 SK Gaming. SK Gaming was definitely one of the favored teams going into the Wildcard, but their position was still in question. Things looked bad as Ag... Full story
  • North American Week 1 Wildcards - Recap

    on Oct 20, 2014
    It’s been an exciting weekend for Smite in North America. We’ve had four teams face off in six matches and with no ties, there are high stakes going into week 2. Five Angry Men’s dominant first match performance against Thurst set the tone for the day in which the second seed out o... Full story
  • Agilitas gets acquired by Aquila!

    on Oct 20, 2014
    Aquila, a Cognitive team. [Aq] Introduction: The gentlemen of Agilitas have signed their contracts and are happy to announce their new sponsorship - Aquila, a Cognitive Team. After their tough road through the SMITE Pro League Qualifiers and very successful path through the Challenger Cup, Agilitas gr... Full story
  • Wildcard Predictions: Week 1

    on Oct 17, 2014
    The Regional Wildcards are the last chance for the bottom 2 SPL and top 2 Challenger Cup teams to secure a spot in the upcoming Regional Championships.  With so much on the line expect every team to bring their best as we head into Week 1.  We've looked over each teams performance up to this... Full story
  • Wildcard Predictions: Thurst and The Rambozos

    on Oct 17, 2014
    The Regional Wildcards kick off tomorrow and each and every game is very crucial for a team to advance further into the SMITE World Championship series. The last two teams we'll take a look at are the #6 seed from the NA SPL, Thurst and the #1 seed from the NA Challenger Cup, The Rambozos. Thurs... Full story
  • Wildcard Predictions: Team Coast and Agilitas

    on Oct 17, 2014
    With the start of the Regional Wildcards around the corner, we're back with more predictions as he head into Week 1. Each and every game is very crucial for a team to advance further into the SMITE World Championship series. Today we'll look into the #6 seed from the EU SPL, Team Coast and the #1... Full story
  • Wildcard Predictions: Fat Chunks and Five ...

    on Oct 16, 2014
    We're back with more predictions to prepare you for the upcoming Wildcards this weekend. Each and every game is very crucial for a team to advance further into the SMITE World Championship series. Today we'll look into the #5 seed from the NA SPL, Fat Chunks and the #2 seed from the NA Challenger... Full story
  • Wildcard Schedule

    on Oct 16, 2014
    The Regional Wildcards will be played between 2 weekends: October 18 - 19 and October 25 - 26. North American games will be played on Saturday and European games will be played on Sunday. 6 games will be played each day. Teams will play against each other once both weekends in Best of 1 series. This ... Full story
  • Wildcard Predictions: SK Gaming and Potato...

    on Oct 15, 2014
    To predict the wildcards we must first look at the teams and what they have to offer. Each and every game is very crucial for a team to advance further into the SMITE World Championship series. Today we'll look into the #5 seed from the SPL, SK Gaming and  the #2 seed from the Challenger Cup, Pot... Full story
  • Regional Championships - Who Has Qualified?

    on Oct 15, 2014
    At the completion of the SMITE Pro League, teams accumulated a Win/Loss record. The 4 teams with the best Win/Loss record automatically qualified for the Regional Championship. Along with that, their placement in the top 4 act as their seed in the tournament bracket. Who Qualified? North America 1s... Full story
  • What are the Wildcards?

    on Oct 14, 2014
    With the SMITE Pro League and Challenger Cup coming to an end, a lot of you may be asking - What comes next? Well that would be the Regional Wildcards. Allow us to break this down to you as simple as possible. General Description: The Regional Wildcards is a 2 weekend competition that consists o... Full story
  • Players of the Week - Week 7

    on Oct 14, 2014
      NA SPL Player of the Week In-game name: Allied Team: SNIPE Position: Hunter Country: USA Age: 23 We want to highlight an MVP for Week 7 of the North American Smite Pro League. That honor goes to Allied, the Hunter player from Snipe. Allied has been a shining light for Snipe throughout th... Full story
  • Challenger Cup - Final Results

    on Oct 13, 2014
    The Challenger Cup has just finished, and after 7 weeks of play, 4 teams will move on to play in the upcoming Wildcards.  With 2 teams advancing from each region, they will compete with the 2 lowest placed teams in their respective region's Pro League for a chance to advance to the Regional LAN. ... Full story
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