Pro League Prologue The Fight for the Top

by HiRez ESports | Jul 11, 2014

With the Smite World Championship Regional Qualifiers coming to a close, we're going to go a little more in depth with some possible outcomes for teams battling it out for a spot in our top 4.  Throughout the week we will be breaking down who can potentially earn themselves one of these spots, and how exactly they need to do it.  Fighting for a spot in our Regional LAN, as well as a spot in our upcoming Smite Pro League, there is a lot on the line here and each team will be fighting tooth and nail to earn themselves the position.  Let's get each of these teams up on the chopping block and pick apart where they've come from, and where they may be headed.



North American Standings:
Cognitive Gaming: 640pts
Team Dignitas: 620pts

SNIPE: 385pts
CognitiveRed: 240pts
Five Angry Men: 212pts


                     

                                         Records:

     Week 1 - 3rd Place (40 points)                      Week 1 - 1st Place (100 points)
     Week 2 - 2nd Place (60 points)                      Week 2 - 1st Place (100 points)
     Week 3 - 1st Place (100 points)                     Week 3 - 2nd Place (60 points)
     Week 4 - 1st Place (100 points)                     Week 4 - 2nd Place (60 points)
     Week 5 - 3rd Place (40 points)                      Week 5 - 1st Place (100 points)
     Week 6 - 2nd Place (60 points)                      Week 6 - 1st Place (100 points)
     Week 7 - 3rd Place (40 points)                       Week 7 - 2nd Place (60 points)
     Week 8 - 1st Place (100 points)                      Week 8 - 3rd Place (40 points)
     Week 9 - 1st Place (100 points)                           Week 9 - N/A (0 points)

                          Team Rosters and Positions:
               Captain - Mattypocket                                  Captain - Lassiz

                  Solo - Omegatron                                       Solo - AnatoLiy
                  Mid - MLCst3alth                                         Mid - TheBest 
                 Jungle - andinster                                       Jungle - Lassiz
              Hunter - BaRRaCCuDDa                                Hunter - Zapman
               Guardian - JeffHindla                               Guardian - Shadowq

Cognitive Gaming and Team Dignitas have already locked in a spot in the upcoming pro league.  Where they will stand as 1st and 2nd seed however, will be determined this weekend.  Team Dignitas, who held the number 1 seed for most of the qualifiers will have a chance to regain the throne if one of these scenarios play out.
  • If Dig places 1st.
  • If Dig places 2nd and Cog finishes no higher than 4th.
  • If Dig places 2nd and Cog finish 3rd there will be a tie in seeding points.
  • If Dig places 3rd and Cog is eliminated in the Round of 8.



European Standings:
Cloud9 HyperX: 575pts
Team SoloMid: 520pts

Team Coast Blue: 274pts
SK Gaming: 232pts
IIIII: 217pts
Agilitas: 210pts 


                  

                                         Records:

     Week 1 - 1st Place (100 points)                    Week 1 - 2nd Place (60 points)
     Week 2 - 2nd Place (60 points)                     Week 2 - 1st Place (100 points)
     Week 3 - 4th Place (25 points)                      Week 3 - 1st Place (100 points)
     Week 4 - 2nd Place (60 points)                     Week 4 - 3rd Place (40 points)
     Week 5 - 1st Place (100 points)                  Week 5 - 5th-8th Place (10 points)
     Week 6 - 2nd Place (60 points)                     Week 6 - 3rd Place (40 points)
     Week 7 - 2nd Place (60 points)                  Week 7 - 5th-8th Place (10 points)
   Week 8 - 5th-8th Place (10 points)                 Week 8 - 1st Place (100 points)
     Week 9 - 1st Place (100 points)                    Week 9 - 2nd Place (60 points)

                          Team Rosters and Positions:
                Captain - Psiyo                                     Captain - Lawbster

                  Solo - enQu                                         Solo - Gamehunter
                  Mid - Psiyo                                             Mid - Lawbster 
            Jungle - Suntouch                                      Jungle - QvoFred
           Hunter - YOUNGBAE                                     Hunter - Smek
          Guardian - HalfDevil                                  Guardian - Trixtank
                                                                              Sub - Zimpstar

Cloud9 HyperX and Team SoloMid, two teams who have already secured their spot in our upcoming Smite Pro League, now have one final week to determine whether they will be the first or second seed going into this league.  Cloud9 is currently holding that spot but it is not unsurmountable and if TSM can pull of one of the following.
  • If TSM places 1st and Cloud9 places no higher than 3rd
  • If TSM places 2nd or higher and Cloud9 is eliminated before the Round of 8.


So many possibilities, but only one outcome. Don't forget to catch us on twitter @SmitePro to give us your thoughts, and don't miss all of action this weekend on our Twitch Channel - www.Twitch.tv/SmiteGame - North American tournaments start Saturday at 12:00pm EDT/18:00 CEST European tournaments start Sunday at 9:00am EDT/15:00 CEST.