Tencent Games Arena Showmatch 2014

by HiRez Sock | Jun 20, 2014

On June 8, 2014, Team Dignitas and Team SoloMid traveled across the world to put on a showmatch against World Elite (WE) at the Tencent Games Arena (TGA).

The showmatch started off with Team Dignitas and Team SoloMid facing off against each other in a rematch of the grand finals from the SMITE Launch Tournament. These teams played in a Best of 3 series at which Team Dignitas was able to claim victory this time around in 2 convincing games. Though Team SoloMid did not have their complete roster from the launch tournament, they put up a solid fight and more importantly, a great show the the Chinese market.

After the grudge match, Team SoloMid had the opportunity to play against the first established pro team in SMITE from China. Though Team SoloMid came out with a victory over WE, WE showed that in only a couple of months of playing the game, they have a solid understanding of the game and we expect to see this team grow to be a very competent team in the SMITE eSports scene.



 Before and after the showmatches, these teams were taken throughout the city of Shanghai for video shooting and picture opportunities. Along with this blog post, we've added a slideshow of some images taken throughout their stay in Shanghai, China. We wanted to share the players experience with everyone and we look forward to the next time our western teams get to participate in another event in China.