The SMITE World Championship at HRX 2018 is shaping up to be the sort of tournament that keeps fans on the edges of their seats from start to finish. With elite SPL and SCL teams coming together from all over the globe to test their mettle on the Battleground of the Gods, SMITE fans have an action-packed weekend to look forward to when HRX gets underway from January 4-7.
To make sure you don’t miss a second of the action, we’re going to break down the full streaming schedules for both the SMITE World Championship and the SMITE Console Championship at this year’s HRX showcase.
If you want more info about the teams who will be competing, the format of the tournament, or the bracket matchups, we’ve compiled all you need to know into a short guide on the format, brackets, and teams for SMITE at HRX 2018.
SMITE World Championship Streaming Schedule
Although the doors to HRX won’t open until Thursday morning on January 4, a few preliminary placement matches will be happening behind the scenes on Wednesday, January 3. Once teams have battled it out for their spots in either the quarterfinals or knockout rounds, we’ll head into the thick of the action from Thursday through the rest of the weekend. Here’s how it all breaks down:
Wednesday, January 3 (Placement Matches – Bo1)
- 2:30 PM EST – Luminosity vs. Scylla Esports
- 3:45 PM EST – NRG vs. Nocturns Gaming
- 5:00 PM EST – Obey vs. Entity
- 6:15 PM EST – Elevate vs. Black Dragons
Thursday, January 4 (Knockout Round – Bo3)
- 11:15 AM EST – Match 3 Loser vs. Match 4 Loser
- 2:00 PM EST – Match 1 Loser vs. Match 2 Loser
Friday, January 5 (Quarterfinals – Bo3)
- 9:30 AM EST – Rival vs. Match 6 Winner
- 12:15 PM EST – Match 1 Winner vs. Match 2 Winner
- 3:00 PM EST – eUnited vs. Match 5 Winner
- 5:45 PM EST – Match 3 Winner vs. Match 4 Winner
Saturday, January 6 (Semifinals – Bo5)
- 9:30 AM EST – Match 7 Winner vs. Match 9 Winner
- 2:00 PM EST – Match 8 WInner vs. Match 10 Winner
Sunday, January 7 (Finals – Bo5)
- 3:00 PM EST – Match 11 Winner vs. Match 12 Winner
SMITE Console Championship Streaming Schedule
Because there are only 4 teams taking the worlds stage for the SMITE Console Championship, the streaming schedule for this tournament is considerably shorter than its PC counterpart. We’ll be kicking things off Thursday afternoon with the first few matches, then wrap it all up on Saturday with the final sets of the event.
Thursday, January 4 (Semifinals – Bo3)
- 4:45 PM EST – Myth Gaming vs. Strictly Business
- 7:30 PM EST – Obey Alliance vs. Astral Authority
Saturday, January 6 (Finals – Bo5)
- 6:30 PM EST – Match 1 Winner vs. Match 2 Winner
How to Watch
This is sure to be an action-packed weekend, and you don’t want to miss a minute. We’ll be streaming all these matches on the official HiRezTV Twitch channel throughout HRX — and anyone who tunes in will have a shot at some sweet loot drops in chat. You can also keep up with the action by following @SmitePro on Twitter to get game updates, match results, and even more chances at landing some exclusive rewards.
Whether you join us in person, at a participating Coke Theater, or via Twitch for the SMITE World Championship, we look forward to seeing you at HRX 2018!