Path to the SMITE World Championship
  • Who is Team Pointless?

    on Feb 25, 2015
    This past weekend Team Pointless outperformed some of Europe's top teams in the Spring Split Qualifiers beating out league veterans TRIG Esports and the very talented London Conspiracy. So we want to know, who are these guys and how did they end up in the finals in Week 2?  We got a hold of the ... Full story
  • Spring Split Qualifiers - Week 3 Details

    on Feb 24, 2015
    This weekend the third and final week of qualifiers for the upcoming Spring Split will be held in both North America and Europe. The top 8 teams, who've accumulated points over the past two weeks, now advance to the group stage where they'll play each team in their group once in a best of one match. F... Full story
  • Spring Split Qualifiers EU Week 2 Recap

    on Feb 24, 2015
    The second week of the SPL Season 2 Qualifiers passed this weekend, and it was host to a very volatile bracket.  Between a few upsets, a DQ, and a drastic week 1 improvement for one team, Week 2 wound up being even more exciting than the first. Trig Esports slipped from their top position, and t... Full story
  • Spring Split Qualifiers NA Week 2 Recap

    on Feb 23, 2015
    Week 2 of the Spring Split Qualifiers was held in the North American and European regions over the weekend and the competition is closer than it's ever been.  It was a weekend full of upsets, comebacks, and everything that keeps us coming back for more each week.   Top seeded compLexity too... Full story
  • Spring Split Qualifiers - Week 2 Brackets

    on Feb 20, 2015
    With one week of SPL Qualifiers in the books, the successful teams can already see the finish line of week 3 in the distance.  Teams that have placed 1st through 4th have solidified their seed placements, based on this points structure: 1st Place: 100 Points 2nd Place: 60 Points 3rd Place: 40 ... Full story
  • Denial Esports Returns Acquiring Five Angr...

    on Feb 19, 2015
    Five Angry Men is a team that has seen some rough times in the past, but in the first week of SPL Qualifiers, it’s clear that they’re not looking anywhere but the future.  With a few roster changes, they’re a force to be reckoned with, and people have noticed.  Denial Espor... Full story
  • Spring Split Qualifiers - Week 2 Details

    on Feb 19, 2015
    As Season 2’s Spring Split looms closer, the tension grows higher, especially for the teams competing for the right to play in the SPL.  There are four spots per region available, and teams have already started jockeying for position.  There are three total weeks of Qualifiers, and ... Full story
  • Five Angry Men - A Fresh Start

    on Feb 18, 2015
    Five Angry Men is a team that has been around for almost the entirety of Season 1. Although many different players have went through what seems like a revolving door, the name has remained unchanged. They had a chance at the World Championships last season before being disqualified in Week 7 of the Ch... Full story
  • Spring Split Qualifiers Week 1 - EU Recap

    on Feb 17, 2015
    The first weekend of Qualifiers were explosive, and left a big question as to who will make it to the SPL.  With old school classics like incredible Lawbster Agni play, and fresh new takes like Snakeskin in the solo lane for London Conspiracy. *Teams placing 17th and higher in Week 1 were awarde... Full story
  • Item Highlight - Bluestone Pendant

    on Feb 16, 2015
    Item Highlight is back, and just in time for the drastically shifting meta here in Season 2. We got a chance to sit down with some of biggest names in Smite eSports to talk about a very popular new starter Item: Bluestone Pendant. We asked them questions on the changing meta and how this item can be b... Full story
  • Spring Split Qualifiers Week 1 - NA Recap

    on Feb 16, 2015
    Over the weekend the first week of our Spring Split Qualifiers was held in both North American and European regions. Teams have started to accumulate points based on their performance and will continue to do so this weekend. The top 8 teams after next week will advance to the 3rd and final week to com... Full story
  • Spring Split Qualifiers - Week 1 Soft Seeds

    on Feb 13, 2015
    The Spring Split Qualifiers start this weekend and recently announced on our Twitch Channel were the top 8 teams selected for soft seeding. These teams will face off against the top 8 from the remaining teams in their run for the Spring Split. Lets take a look at the teams. compLexity Mid Lane: Kikio... Full story
  • Going Pro - Tips with Titan

    on Feb 11, 2015
    This weekend marks the return of Smite eSports with Season 2, and the Spring Split Qualifiers are the first step to take in a team’s path to the World Championships. While the Spring Qualifiers aren’t the only way of advancing, it can be daunting for newer teams entering. When looking for ... Full story
  • Spring Split Qualifiers - Tournament Details

    on Feb 10, 2015
    Season 2 is upon us. This weekend will feature the first qualifying round in a 3 week series. At the end of the 3rd week, the top 4 teams from each region will join the 2 teams that qualified for SWC 2015 in the Spring Split. This is the first step on the road to the Smite World Championship 2016 so ... Full story
  • Smite Welcomes Team Eager

    on Feb 09, 2015
    With Season 2 fast approaching, the former men of Team Dignitas have announced their new gaming organization, Team Eager. This roster of individuals consist of the previous fan favorite Team Dignitas with “Anatoily” returning to the solo lane in place of “Shing” and “Kret... Full story
  • Spring Split Qualifiers - Week 1 Soft Seed...

    on Feb 09, 2015
    **THIS IS NOT A CHECK IN FORM FOR WEEK 1 QUALIFIERS** After an epic conclusion to Season 1, we're making the final preparations to ensure an even bigger and better year for Smite eSports.  Heading into the Qualifiers for our Spring Split we are offering a chance to be soft seeded to our most top ... Full story
  • Season 2 Meta: Pro First Impressions

    on Feb 06, 2015
    The release of Season 2 is right around the corner. The new season brings an entirely new visual styling to the map, brand new items, and plenty of balance changes. We took a moment to ask some of the pros to share their thoughts of the upcoming season. Q: What new items have stood out the most in th... Full story
  • Team Dignitas - New Year New Region

    on Feb 06, 2015
    That’s right folks, Team Dignitas has gone across the pond.  Having been a major figure in North America the past couple years, the UK based organisation has gone back to Europe for Season 2.   Here is the official roster for Team Dignitas SMITE team in 2015. Solo Lane: Harry "Variet... Full story
  • PTS Showdown - Weekend Schedule

    on Feb 06, 2015
    We ran the polls all week to see what matchups you wanted to see on the new Conquest map in this weekends PTS Showdown and the results are in!  Featuring SPL veterans and newcomers alike, let's take a look at this weekends schedule. North America Saturday, February 7th Broadcast starts at 1:00pm... Full story
  • Community Spotlight - Iron Gaming

    on Feb 05, 2015
    As the Smite community continues to grow, more and more players are are breaking through to that next level. And as we get better, we look for more places to test our skills and see what we’re made of.  Our friends over at Iron Gaming are giving us just that place. Recently announcing their... Full story
  • PTS Showdown - Time to Vote

    on Feb 05, 2015
    This weekend we'll get a small glimpse into how Season 2 of Smite eSports is going to look on the new map.  Teams in both the North American and European Regions signed up and now its time for you, the viewer, to vote on what matchups you want to see most.  Vote Now Click on the links below... Full story
  • First Look into Season 2 eSports

    on Feb 05, 2015
    After the SMITE World Championship took the eSports scene by storm in January with a $2.6 Million dollar prize pool, we're ready to go even bigger with Season 2!  Here are the details on the upcoming Season 2 structure, which will culminate in the 2016 SMITE World Championship. Throughout 20... Full story
  • Combine - EU Highlights

    on Feb 04, 2015
    Over the weekend HiRez Studios held its 2nd SMITE Combine, an event designed to help players showcase their talent in front of scouts and coaches in hopes of finding a team before the start of Season 2.  The European side of the combine was held this past Sunday, let's take a look at who stood ou... Full story
  • PTS Showdown - Viewer's Choice

    on Feb 03, 2015
    Description: This weekend will feature the first event where the viewers will choose what games we will stream and broadcast. Both professional and amateur teams will have the opportunity to sign up, but only 8 different teams per region will have the chance to compete. A limited amount of match ups w... Full story
  • Combine - NA Highlights

    on Feb 03, 2015
    Over the weekend HiRez Studios held its 2nd SMITE Combine, an event designed to help players showcase their talent in front of scouts and coaches in hopes of finding a team before the start of Season 2.  North American players had their shot on Saturday, so let's see who made a good impression in... Full story
  • CycloneSpin joins compLexity for Season 2

    on Feb 02, 2015
    Just last November former Fat Chunks solo laner, CycloneSpin, found himself at his 1st ever LAN event for Smite.  There he was met with just as much opposition that he and his team faced throughout Season 1 of the SPL.  Despite always being regarded as a strong individual player, CycloneSpin... Full story
  • 2nd Combine - Scouts and Coaches

    on Jan 30, 2015
    Being a professional gamer is no easy task. Not only must you put in enough time to master your techniques, but you've got to surround yourself with people with similar goals.  That's why Hi Rez Studios will be holding its 2nd combine this weekend, to give players the opportunity to be in the rig... Full story
  • London Conspiracy - Plotting for Season 2

    on Jan 30, 2015
    The Qualifiers for Season 2 draw closer each and every day. With that, teams and organizations alike are batting at the chance to get involved in the rapidly growing competitive Smite scene.  Today we add another organization to our European lineup.  London Conspiracy, a UK based eSports tea... Full story
  • 2nd Combine - Teams and Schedule

    on Jan 30, 2015
    Following a very successful 1st combine, this weekend HiRez Studios will be hosting another.  If you missed the first one, this tournament is designed not only to help players make their way on to a competitive team, but also for existing teams to fill holes in their roster.  We ran sign ups... Full story
  • Cognitive Media Releases Both Smite Teams

    on Jan 28, 2015
    As the dust from the Smite World Championship settled, rumors of a potential sponsorship switch from the Cognitive Media Organization hit the airwaves. Owner of Cognitive Media, David Fry, released a statement addressing the rumor surrounding the sponsorship change. “Yes, Cognitive Media no lon... Full story
  • 2015 Smite Combine - EU Recap

    on Jan 27, 2015
    Over the weekend, the first Smite Combine was held for both North American and European regions.  An event designed for amateur players to showcase their skills and find a competitive team in time for the start of Season 2; as well as to help existing teams find talented people to fill the holes ... Full story
  • The Smite Combine Returns

    on Jan 27, 2015
    The 1st ever SMITE combine was held last weekend, and due to the success we found in identifying new talent for Season 2, HiRez Studios has decided to hold another.  The main purpose of the SMITE Combine is to help players find a team for Season 2, as well as help teams find a needed role for the... Full story
  • Second Combine Announced

    on Jan 26, 2015
    After a successful weekend of identifying new talent for Season 2 in the first ever SMITE Combine, HiRez Studios plans to hold another Combine this coming weekend - January 31st (NA) and February 1st (EU).  Signups will begin on Tuesday, January 27 at 12:00pm EST / ... Full story
  • Cloud9 picks up World Champions Cognitive ...

    on Jan 26, 2015
    With a new season comes new opportunities. The first of which, is the recent acquisition of World Champions: Cognitive Prime.  The Cloud9 organization has announced that they will be sponsoring the Smite veterans during their run in Season 2. Bart Koenigsberg, Smite eSports Evangelist and Commen... Full story
  • 2015 Smite Combine - NA Recap

    on Jan 26, 2015
    Over the weekend, the first Smite Combine was held for both North American and European regions.  An event designed for amateur players to showcase their skills and find a competitive team in time for the start of Season 2; as well as to help existing teams find talented people to fill the holes ... Full story
  • 2015 Smite Combine - Scouts

    on Jan 23, 2015
    Who will rise to the challenge of Smite eSports Season 2? This weekend new and old players alike will gather for the Smite Combine, for their shot to prove that they are worthy of playing alongside the pro's.  Amid the war torn Battleground of the Gods there will be coaches, casters, analysts, c... Full story
  • 2015 SMITE COMBINE - SCHEDULE & TEAMS

    on Jan 23, 2015
    This weekend will mark the first ever Smite Combine. A tournament designed not only to help players make their way on to a competitive team, but also for existing teams to fill holes in their roster.  Sign ups ran for a better part of this past week and we've seen an extraordinary turn out.  ... Full story
  • 1st Ever - Smite Combine 2015

    on Jan 20, 2015
    Welcome to the first ever SMITE Combine. The main purpose of the SMITE Combine is to help players find a team for Season 2 as well as help teams find a needed role for their team. Only players who have obtained a rank of Platinum or higher in Conquest Leagues will be eligible to sign up. Any team owne... Full story
  • SMITE World Championship - The Results are In

    on Jan 14, 2015
    The path to getting to the SMITE World Championship started all the way back in May of 2014. Teams fought vigorously in order to earn their spot at winning a piece of the $2,600,000 prize pool. Once January hit, it was finally time to see what teams were truly the best in the World. The tournament ex... Full story
  • The Path to the SWC - Cognitive Red

    on Jan 08, 2015
    The SMITE World Championship starts tomorrow and from January 9th-11th, eight teams from around the world will meet at the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta, GA to compete for over $2,500,000 and the title of World Champions for Season 1. As the countdown begins, we take a look back at the qualified teams... Full story
  • The Path to the SWC - SK Gaming

    on Jan 07, 2015
    The 8 teams set to compete in the SWC have arrived in Atlanta and are busy cramming in all the last minute practice they can before they hit the stage this Friday. The eight teams from around the world will meet at the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta, GA to compete for over $2,500,000 and the title of W... Full story
  • The Path to the SWC - Cognitive Prime

    on Jan 06, 2015
    On January 9th-11th, eight teams from around the world will meet at the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta, GA to compete for over $2,500,000 and the title of World Champions for Season 1. As the countdown begins, we take a look back at the qualified teams journey to the SWC and what path they took to get ... Full story
  • TRIG esports roster revealed

    on Jan 02, 2015
    After a long 1st season in the SPL, teams that did not make it to the SMITE World Championship have been working hard to find their right fit into season 2. Both Team SoloMid and FNATIC have split from their teams in order to form a new, super team managed by Simon "Zimpstar" Hagert.  Here's the... Full story
  • First Blood - TierMonster 5v5 Conquest

    on Jan 02, 2015
    The new year is upon us, but the tournaments keep on coming! This weekend we have a prize pool $1,500 per day which is a total of $3,000 up for grabs. TierMonster and HiRez Studios present to you - First Blood; a 5v5 Conquest Tournament. TierMonster released the following:   This will be a ... Full story
  • Tiermonster Holiday Code Green - EU Recap

    on Dec 30, 2014
    The Tiermonster crews Holiday cheer was palpable this weekend as they held their Holiday Code Green Conquest Tournaments in both North American and European regions.  Yesterday we took a look at what happened in NA over the weekend and today we'll be featuring all of the holiday madness that happ... Full story
  • TierMonster Holiday Code Green - NA Recap

    on Dec 29, 2014
    There's no better way of celebrating a few days off of school or work than playing videos games! Well thanks to the TierMonster crew, we were able to hold a holiday cup for players to signup on their own behalf and attempt to win a few hundred gems. Here's a run down of the games that were broadcasted... Full story
  • TierMonster Presents Code Green - The Holi...

    on Dec 26, 2014
    Looking to tune up your competitive SMITE skills? Looking to get away from the family after the holiday festivities? Want more SMITE gems to buy the Odyssey items before it's to late?? Well TierMonster has you covered! Tiermonster normally runs a Solo sign up tournament each weekend where you si... Full story
  • Happy Holidays from the SMITE eSports team

    on Dec 24, 2014
    The SMITE eSports crew would like to wish you all a happy holiday and a happy new year! It's been a fun year for all us here at HiRez Studios. We look forward to joining you all in 2015 at the SMITE World Championship along with another full year of tournaments, leagues, championships and LANs. ... Full story
  • Curse Voice Holiday Cup - EU Recap

    on Dec 23, 2014
    Less than 3 weeks remain until we head to the SMITE World Championship and determine what team is the best in the entire world. But before we get there, we were happy to team up with Curse Voice to bring you this past weekends holiday cup! We saw players from all sorts of skill levels participate in t... Full story
  • Curse Voice Holiday Cup - NA Recap

    on Dec 22, 2014
    As we count down to the SMITE World Championships, HiRez partnered with Curse for a $2500 Holiday Cup tournament. Although no full team that qualified for the SWC played this past weekend, we saw loads of talent in the competitive scene come out for a chance to grab some cash, including Complexity and... Full story
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