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
  • 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
  • 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
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