We're coming close to the end of the year, which if you haven't heard the news yet, means that we'll be resetting the points and hosting a big weekend tournament for the top 2 teams of each region. There will be an increased price pool for that particular weekend. Following that weekend, we'll be starting a new season where teams will all start fresh with points and will be trying to earn their spot in the 100k tournament! Wait, you didn't hear that news either? Go learn more here
But for now, let's talk about the North American scene and how teams performed last weekend in Week 30. Coming out on top we saw Team Dignitas take down Exertus eSports for 1st place before they left for their trip to China for the Tencent Games Festival
. These two teams hold the top two spots in the team rankings with only 35 points separating the two. Coming close to these two is Denial eSports, where they currently hold 570 points after their victory in the consolation match against COG Gaming NA.
You may be familiar with the name COG Gaming NA, but it's not the same roster that you've been accustom to. The past team decided to split up and go their own ways. Some went to another team, some decided to take a break from the competitive scene, but 1 still remains and his name is Shing. He still wants to carry the COGnitive Gaming name through the North American scene. He will have to start fresh in the team rankings, but seeing their performance this past week, they certainly have what it takes to get COG Gaming back to where they were.
Now over to Europe! For the Bronze matchup, we saw COGnitive EU and yet again, the Fan Boys duking it out for a piece of the cash prize pool. It was The Fanboys who came out on top again for 3rd place, leaving COGnitive EU in 4th before their departure to Shanghai, China. This is the 3rd week in a row where The Fanboys came in 3rd, so it's only a matter of time before we see this team make their way into the finals.
For 1st place, we saw one team who is a veteran now in the finals, but we also so a new contender - MyRevenge EU. MyRevenge EU is not new to the SMITE Weekly Series; however, this is their first time since Week 23 that they've reached it this far. They fought hard, but in the end, it was Mortality eSports holding the gold medal as they take 1st place.
Well played to both regions this past weekend. We'll be taking next weekend off due to the holiday break in North America and the event being held in China. But don't you worry, we'll be back the weekend of December 7th with more SMITE tournament action. And as we get closer to the end of the year, these points become more and more important. So we suggestion our teams to take this weekend break off to strategize and practice up for the following weekend!