We’re just a few months away from kicking off the SMITE World Championships as part of Hi-Rez Expo at DreamHack Atlanta! This 3-day live event will be the culmination of Season 5, and our top teams from all over the world will hit the Battleground to fight for glory and more than $1 million in prizing for PC and Console. Many will enter, but only one will walk away as the SMITE Season 5 World Champions.
Below you’ll find all the details you need to know regarding the SMITE World Championships at DreamHack Atlanta — including format, participating teams, and day-by-day schedules. We’ll also go over information regarding the placement rounds for this event, which will happen a week before HRX at DreamHack.
Before our top SMITE teams head to DreamHack Atlanta for the World Championships, they’ll have to fight through our placement round to earn one of the eight available seats in the championship bracket.
There will be a total of 14 teams participating in the Placement Round. While the top 2 NA SPL and top 2 EU SPL teams will automatically get a bye into the World Championship bracket, the rest of our SPL, SGS, and SML teams will have to fight for their spots in a grueling bracket.
Participating teams for the Placement Round are as follows, and are listed in order of seeding.
These 14 teams will make their way through the Placement round using the following format:
The top 4 teams who make it through the bracket will continue on to face off against the top 2 SPL NA and EU teams in the main SMITE World Championship bracket during DreamHack Atlanta.
The SMITE World Championship Placement Round will run from Monday, November 5 until Saturday, November 10. These games will be broadcasted on all our official channels — including Mixer, Twitch, and YouTube. But you can head to our new live.skillshot.com streaming site to watch the tournament feeds from any of the listed platforms!
Here’s a day-by-day breakdown of what matches you can expect to see on each day. Games will begin at 11:00 AM ET each day.
Monday, November 5
Tuesday, November 6
Wednesday, November 7
Thursday, November 8
Friday, November 9
Saturday, November 10
After fighting through the placement round, the 4 teams who earned their qualifying spots will continue on to compete against the 4 teams who earned a bye in the SMITE World Championship during HRX at DreamHack Atlanta. The format for our championship bracket is as follows:
Participating teams will be seeded according to how they finished in the placement rounds, with the 4 SPL teams who received a bye occupying the top slots:
From November 16-18, every game in the SMITE World Championship will be broadcasted on all our official channels — including Mixer, Twitch, and YouTube. But you can head to our new live.skillshot.com streaming site to watch the tournament feeds from the platform of your choosing!
Friday, November 16 (Quarterfinals)
Saturday, November 17 (Semifinals)
Sunday, November 18 (Grand Finals)
That’s all the information we have for now! If you haven’t already, be sure to purchase tickets for HRX 2018 at DreamHack Atlanta so you can watch the SMITE Console Wars LIVE at the World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. And be sure to follow us on Twitter @SmitePro for more updates as we get closer to the event!