NA Regional Qualifier Week 2 - Recap

by HiRez ESports | May 13, 2014
North American Week 2 Top 8

1st: Dignitas
2nd: Cognitive Gaming
3rd: Snipe
4th The Game Changers
5-8th Five Angry Men
5-8th Critasaurus
5-8th Pizzalot
5-8th Victorious Secret

Week 2 of the Smite World Championship Regional Qualifiers has concluded, but not much changed in the North American scene. Once again we see teams settle into a distinct placement of 1st through 4th with little wiggle room. Dignitas powered themselves through a 31 team tournament, proving themselves as the team to beat, taking 1st in a 2-0 sweep of the finals. Cognitive Gaming took a step forward, defeating the up and coming Victorious Secrets, and Snipe in a grudge match from last weekends semi-finals. Meanwhile, The Game Changers sit at a solid 4th place in the overall standings, taking it over from the now defunct Denial eSports.

The really interesting part of the tournaments are the 5th-8th seeds. A lot of amateur teams are improving every week and even giving the top 4 a run for their money. Critasaurus and Victorious Secret once again return along with Pizzalot and Five Angry Men, both composed of players who were once on top teams. Tocketty and Weak3n, remnants of Reason Gaming, are looking to stamp their name as contenders this season with their newly formed team Pizzalot. Five Angry Men are the team to watch out for though! Now Ponpon and Hindla-less, the former Denial eSports are looking to snatch their LAN slot back from The Game Changers. 

Will Five Angry Men claim their top 4 spot again? Can Dignitas hold off Cognitive Gaming and Snipe? Will ANOTHER unseeded team come out and upset everyone? Expect to see a lot of contention in the North American Tournaments as we inch closer and closer to the Smite World Championship $50k Regional LAN!