The Summer Split has ended for our international teams, but there’s still one phase left in the regular season! The Fall Split of the SMITE Global Series begins later this month, and this blog will outline everything you need to know about the league format, broadcast schedule, and World Championship qualifications for the SGS.
Going forward, ESL will continue handling all international operations for Brazil, Latin America (both North and South), Southeast Asia, and Oceania. ESL is a leader in the gaming industry for esports events, and we’re excited for their continued support on the SMITE Global Series.
However, we will be making some slight adjustments to the format and broadcast schedule for the SGS. Keep reading below for more details!
SMITE Global Series Fall Split Format
Dates: August 27 – October 5
The format of the SGS will be changing slightly for the Fall Split as we move from best-of-three (Bo3) matches to best-of-one (Bo1) matches for our broadcasts.
With that change, the Fall Split format will be as follows:
- Four teams
- Double round-robin format
- Six weeks of online play
- Best-of-one (Bo1) matches
This split will also be the qualifying split for the SMITE World Championships at HRX. More details on that below!
SMITE Global Series World Championship Qualifiers
We have already qualified our Fall Split teams via the SGS relegations that took place earlier this summer. However, the 4 teams who qualified for each region will now have to spend the Fall Split fighting for the single World Championship slot available in each region.
In order for an SGS team to qualify for the SMITE World Championships at DreamHack Atlanta this November, they must place as the #1 seed in their region following the 6 weeks of online play for this split. Whichever team is the top seed in their region will automatically make it to the placement round in our HRX bracket.
SMITE Global Series Fall Split Broadcast Schedule
In addition to the format changes, we’re also making some slight adjustments to the broadcast schedule for the SGS. All games will be broadcast on both the official SmiteGame Mixer channel and the HiRezTV Twitch channel.
Here’s a rundown of when you can tune in to watch your favorite international teams:
- Tuesdays (11:00 AM ET) — Brazil
- Wednesdays (11:00 AM ET) — Southeast Asia
- Thursdays (11:00 AM ET) — Oceania
- Fridays (11:00 AM ET) — Latin America
For more updates and broadcast reminders as we head into the SMITE Global Series Fall Split, follow us on Twitter @SmitePro so you never miss an announcement. We’ll see you on the Battleground!