With the Fall Split in full swing, our SMITE Console League teams are beginning to turn their attention toward the penultimate event of the season — the SMITE Console Wars at HRX. This world championship event is happening at DreamHack Atlanta, and only the best of the best console teams in each region will attend to compete for over $1 million in prizing across PC and console.
Below, you’ll find all the details you need to know about the 2018 SMITE Console Wars championship — 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 two weeks before HRX at DreamHack.
SMITE Console Wars Placement Round
Date: November 3
Before our top console teams head to DreamHack Atlanta for the Console Wars, they’ll have to fight through our placement round to earn one of the four available seats in the championship bracket.
Format & Teams
There will be a total of 4 teams participating in the Placement Round. While the top EU Xbox team and the top NA Xbox team will automatically get a bye into the main Console Wars bracket, our other contending Xbox and PS4 teams in both regions will have to fight their way through a grueling bracket to earn their spots.
Participating teams for the Placement Round are as follows, and are listed in order of their seeding for the bracket:
1. Insomnia (#1 EU PS4)
2. InControl (#1 NA PS4)
3. Flash Point (#2 NA Xbox)
4. Noxious (#2 EU Xbox)
These 4 teams will make their way through the Placement Round using the following format:
- Best-of-three matches
- 2 matches
- The two teams who win the two matches in this bracket will move on to compete against the top-seeded Xbox teams in the main Console Wars bracket.
The SMITE Console Wars Placement Round will only run for one day on Saturday, November 3. Games played on this day will be broadcast on all our official channels — including Mixer, Twitch, and YouTube.
Here’s a day-by-day breakdown of what matches you can expect to see. Games will begin at 11:00 AM ET on the tournament day.
Saturday, November 3
- Match 1: Insomnia vs InControl
- Match 2: Noxious vs Flash Point
There will be no Grand Finals held for the placement round. Instead, the winner of Match 1 and the winner of Match 2 will automatically move on to the main Console Wars bracket.
SMITE Console Wars at DreamHack Atlanta
Dates: November 16-18
After making their way through the placement round, only the top 4 teams will be left standing to compete in the SMITE Console Wars at DreamHack Atlanta — the 2 teams who qualified, and the 2 teams who received a bye. The format for this championship bracket is as follows:
- Single-elimination bracket
- Best-of-three (Bo3) semifinals
- Best-of-five (Bo5) Grand Finals
Participating teams will be seeded according to how they finished in the placement rounds, with the 2 Xbox teams who received a bye occupying the top slots:
1. Team Rival (#1 EU)
2. Astral Authority (#1 NA)
3. Xbox #2 seed (Placement round winner)
4. PS4 #1 seed (Placement round winner)
From November 16-18, every game in the SMITE Console Wars 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 @ 10:15 PM ET
- Semifinals 1: Xbox NA/EU (#1 seed) vs PS4 NA/EU (#4 seed)
Saturday, November 17 @ 6:45 PM ET
- Semifinals 2: Xbox NA/EU (#2 seed) vs Xbox NA/EU (#3 seed)
Sunday, November 18 @ 11:15 AM ET
- Grand Finals: Winner of Match 1 vs Winner of Match 2
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 World Championships 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!