With only a few weeks left in the Summer Split of Season 5, our SMITE pros are eyeing their LAN qualification spots for the 2018 Summer Finals. This live event is the culmination of the Summer Split, where the top 2 teams from each SPL region and one top team from each international region of the SGS will meet at our arena in Atlanta, GA to fight for glory on the Battleground of the Gods!
Below you’ll find all the details on the Summer Finals LAN event — including format, prizing, participating teams, and where to watch! This event will also serve as the Summer Split finals for the SMITE Minor League. More details on that are listed in the SML Finals section.
SMITE Summer Finals Format & Teams
Dates: July 25 – July 29
The SMITE Summer Finals LAN will use the following format throughout the event:
- Double-elimination bracket
- Bracket may feature up to two Grand Finals rounds. If the team from the Winner’s Bracket loses the first Grand Finals set, we will allow them to play a second Grand Finals set in accordance with the double-elimination format.
- Best-of-three (Bo3) matches until Winner Finals and Loser Finals which are Best-of-five (Bo5)
- Grand Finals are best-of-five (Bo5)
- Second Grand Finals round is also best-of-five (Bo5) if applicable
There will be a total of 8 teams (four from SPL and four from SGS) coming to the event. Teams have not yet qualified for this event, but we will update this seeding list as soon as all qualified teams have been locked in.
1. NRG Esports (#1 EU seed)
2. eUnited (#1 NA seed)
3. Team Rival (#2 EU seed)
4. Spacestation Gaming (#2 NA seed)
5. LATAM Representative* (WhySoCereal or Nocturns Gaming)
6. Black Dragons (SGS Brazil)
7. Athletico (SGS OCE)
8. GetOnMyLevel (SGS SEA)
* Note: The LatAm representative for the SMITE Summer Finals will be determined at the event. The top team from LatAm North (WhySoCereal) and the top team from LatAm South (Nocturns Gaming) will both come to the event and play a special match to determine who moves on to the main bracket with the rest of our SPL and SGS representatives.
SMITE Summer Finals Prizing
There will be a total of $65,000 in prizing up for grabs during the SMITE Summer Finals. This prizing will be distributed to the top 4 teams as follows:
- 1st Place: $35,000
- 2nd Place: $20,000
- 3rd Place: $5,000
- 4th Place: $5,000
SMITE Summer Finals Daily Schedule
The SMITE Summer Finals event will run from July 25 through July 29. Each tournament day will begin at 11:00 AM ET. Here’s a day-by-day breakdown of the event:
Wednesday, July 25
- LATAM Representative Match: WhySoCereal vs Nocturns Gaming
- Match 1: NRG Esports vs GetOnMyLevel
- Match 2: Spacestation vs Nocturns Gaming
- Match 3: eUnited vs Athletico
- Match 4: Team Rival vs Black Dragons
Thursday, July 26
- Match 5: GetOnMyLevel vs Nocturns Gaming
- Match 6: Athletico vs Black Dragons
- Match 7: NRG Esports vs Spacestation
- Match 8: eUnited vs Team Rival
Friday, July 27
- Match 9: eUnited vs Nocturns Gaming
- Match 10: Spacestation vs Black Dragons
- Match 11: NRG Esports vs Team Rival
Saturday, July 28
- Match 12: eUnited vs Spacestation
- Match 13: Team Rival vs eUnited
On this day of the event, we’ll also be holding the Summer Split finals for the SMITE Minor League (details below).
Sunday, July 29
- Match 14: NRG Esports vs Team Rival
- Match 15: NRG Esports vs Team Rival
- Note: This match will only be played if the team coming out of the Winner’s Bracket loses the first Grand Finals set.
SML Summer Finals
In addition to the SPL and SGS teams competing in the main bracket, our top SML teams will also be attending the SMITE Summer Finals LAN in order to play their Summer Split Finals. The top NA team and the top EU team will be invited to this event, and we’ll update this post when those teams have been determined.
The finals match for the SML Summer Split will be played on the next-to-last day of the SMITE Summer Finals LAN. Below are the details on the finals format, prizing, and kickoff time.
- Date: Saturday, July 28 (11:00 AM ET)
- Format: Best-of-three (Bo3) single-elimination bracket
There will be a total of $10,000 in prizing for the SMITE Minor League finals.
- 1st Place: $6,000
- 2nd Place: $4,000
These matches will be streamed on all the same platforms as the rest of the SMITE Summer Finals event.
From July 25 – July 29, the SMITE Summer Finals event will be broadcast on ALL our official streaming platforms, including the SmiteGame Mixer channel, the HiRezTV Twitch channel, and SmiteGame YouTube channel. You can also follow us on Twitter @SmitePro to catch highlights and match updates throughout the SMITE Summer Finals!