Path to the SMITE World Championship
  • 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
  • Aquila gets acquired by Titan

    on Dec 19, 2014
    We are proud to announce that recent European Champions, Aquila, has been acquired by the organization Titan. Titan looks forward to extending their reach into SMITE eSports with the start of the SMITE World Championship and Season 2 early next year.  The following is an excerpt from the official... Full story
  • Curse Voice Holiday Cup

    on Dec 17, 2014
    In the mix of all of the SMITE World Championship preparations our good friends over at Curse have organized a 5v5 Open Bracket Tournament for the Holidays! Featuring a bit more cash than our normal participants are used to, the event is likely to attract faces new and old this weekend.  A total ... Full story
  • Item Highlight - Witchblade

    on Dec 16, 2014
    Season 1 is drawing to a close and with Season 2 just around the corner, everyone will want to be playing to the best of their ability. Not only to earn Season 1 rewards and formulate new competitive teams but for those competing in the SWC - win what may be over $1,000,000.  In this Item Highlig... Full story
  • The Final Weekly - Tournament Recap

    on Dec 15, 2014
    As the Smite World Championship grows closer, the will to compete for teams and players has been as strong as ever.  With that in mind, Hi Rez Studios hosted another $1,000 weekly tournament.  It was open bracket format, so quite literally anyone with a team could (and did!) sign up.  W... Full story
  • The Final Weekly

    on Dec 11, 2014
    Just a few weeks remain until the top teams face off at the SWC.  To get there, teams have had to play in a number of tournaments and matches.  Whether it’s SPL matches during the week, or the classic weekly tournament system for the weekends, there’s always been a lot of smite t... Full story
  • Brazilian Championship - Recap

    on Dec 09, 2014
    As we inch closer to the SMITE World Championship, there was still one slot to fill. The top four Brazilian teams, We Love Bacon, Phalanx, EternalRally, and Ragnarok, came together on the Battleground Of The Gods to fight for the last spot in Atlanta. Our first matchup pit the top seeded We Love Ba... Full story
  • Hi-Rez Conquest Tournaments - Weekend Recap

    on Dec 09, 2014
    As we approach the final stretch to the SMITE World Championship, teams are looking for methods to sharpen their skills in preparation for the big event. We held a $1000 Conquest Tournament for both North America and Europe on Saturday and Sunday and saw plenty of big names come out to compete, includ... Full story
  • SMITE World Championship - Digital Tickets

    on Dec 05, 2014
    Fans who are unable to attend the SMITE World Championship in person will be able to attend digitally by purchasing a SMITE World Championship Digital Ticket. For $24.99, viewers will be able to purchase a digital ticket through the official SMITE Twitch TV channel - Twitch.tv/SmiteGame! What you get... Full story
  • Hi-Rez Conquest Tournaments

    on Dec 04, 2014
    This weekend is the exact one month mark before teams head off to the Smite World Championship. With some teams competing for the big prize pool, and others looking forward to next season, it just makes sense that we keep the SMITE train going! This weekend Hi-Rez Studios will be hosting an open brack... Full story
  • SWC - Qualified Teams Thus Far

    on Dec 03, 2014
    We are weeks away from the SMITE World Championship and all but one region has finalized who will be representing them in the biggest tournament SMITE eSports has ever seen. With the Latin American Championships having concluded this past weekend we'll be looking to Brazil next to see who will fit the... Full story
  • Latin American Championship - Recap

    on Dec 02, 2014
    With the European, North American, and Chinese representatives for the Smite World Championship secured, eyes turned to Latin America to fill one of the few remaining spots. Live Gaming, 404 Name Not Found, Isurus Gaming, and Frikingos were invited to LevelUp Studios in Buenos Aires, Argentina to comp... Full story
  • Smite Adviser - Weekend Recap

    on Dec 01, 2014
    This weekend saw the 2nd Smite Adviser tournament where players could compete for a total prize pool of 30 thousand gems per region! NA RECAP As the tournament was soft seeded, it opened the tournament up to literally everyone at getting a shot at claiming some of the gems on offer! In the early roun... Full story
  • Smite Adviser - 30,000 Gem Conquest Tourna...

    on Nov 28, 2014
    Our friends over at Smite Adviser are hosting a 5v5 Conquest tournament this weekend for both the NA and EU Regions.  We've supplied 30,000 gems for each region to be distributed to the top 3 teams.  Casted by Hinduman, Deamonmachine, and Libertyjorj the North American tournament will be hel... Full story
  • Happy Thanksgiving from SMITE eSports

    on Nov 27, 2014
    We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the growing success of SMITE eSports!  From all of the pro players around the globe, to the growing fan base, all of us here at HiRez Studios attribute the massive success of Season 1 to your amazing support! As we draw closer t... Full story
  • 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
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