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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.


SMITE World Championships Placement Round


Dates: November 5 – November 10


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.


Format & Teams


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.

1. Obey Alliance (SPL EU 3)
2. Spacestation (SPL NA 3)
3. Team Rival (SPL EU 4)
4. Trifecta (SPL NA 4)
5. mousesports (SPL EU 5)
6. Counter Logic Gaming (SPL NA 5)
7. SK Gaming (SPL EU 6)
8. Luminosity Gaming (SPL NA 6)
9. SGS LATAM (Winner of Nocturns vs Loto Gaming)
10. No-Ping Esports (SGS Brazil)
11. Athletico Esports (SGS OCE)
12. Get On My Level (SGS SEA)
13. Insignem (SML EU)
14. Armada Esports (SPL NA)

These 14 teams will make their way through the Placement round using the following format:

  • Double-elimination bracket
  • Best-of-three (Bo3) matches

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.


Match Schedule


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.

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

  • Match 1: Luminosity vs SGS LATAM
  • Match 2: Trifecta vs Insignem
  • Match 3: mousesports vs Get On My Level
  • Match 4: SK Gaming vs No-Ping Esports

Tuesday, November 6

  • Match 5: Team Rival vs Armada
  • Match 6: Counter Logic Gaming vs Athletico
  • Match 7: Trifecta vs Get On My Level
  • Match 8: Armada vs Athletico

Wednesday, November 7

  • Match 9: Obey Alliance vs Luminosity
  • Match 10: Insignem  vs mousesports
  • Match 11: Spacestation vs SK Gaming
  • Match 12: Team Rival vs Armada

Thursday, November 8

  • Match 13: Counter Logic Gaming vs Nocturns Gaming
  • Match 14: SK Gaming vs Trifecta
  • Match 15: Insignem vs No-Ping Esports
  • Match 16: Luminosity vs Armada

Friday, November 9

  • Match 17: Obey Alliance vs mousesports
  • Match 18: Spacestation vs Team Rival
  • Match 19: Counter Logic Gaming vs Trifecta
  • Match 20: Insignem vs Armada

Saturday, November 10

  • Match 21: mousesports vs Trifecta
  • Match 22: Spacestation vs Insignem
  • Match 23: Obey Alliance vs Team Rival
  • Match 24: Trifecta vs Spacestation



SMITE World Championships at DreamHack Atlanta


Dates: November 16 – 18


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:

  • Single-elimination bracket
  • Best-of-three (Bo3) quarterfinals
  • Best-of-five (Bo5) semifinals
  • Best-of-five (Bo5) Grand Finals

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:

1. Team Dignitas (#1 EU)
2. eUnited (#1 NA)
3. NRG Esports (#2 EU)
4. Splyce (#2 NA)
5. Obey Alliance (#1 Placement Round)
6. Team Rival (#2 Placement Round)
7. Trifecta (#3 Placement Round)
8. Spacestation (#4 Placement Round)


Match Schedule


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 streaming site to watch the tournament feeds from the platform of your choosing!

Friday, November 16 (Quarterfinals)

  • Match 1: Team Dignitas vs Spacestation
  • Match 2: Splyce vs Obey Alliance
  • Match 3: eUnited vs Trifecta
  • Match 4: NRG Esports vs Team Rival

Saturday, November 17 (Semifinals)

  • Match 5: Dignitas vs Splyce
  • Match 6: Trifecta vs Rival

Sunday, November 18 (Grand Finals)

  • Match 7: Splyce vs Team Rival



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!