Phase 1 of Season 6 is coming to an end, but there’s plenty more LAN action on the horizon! Immediately after we host our Mid-Season Invitational event, we’re putting on a second live event for our esports fans: the Splyce Invitational. This event will see four SCL captains draft a mix of SML and SPL players to create an all-star team. Then those four teams will hit the Battleground for a one-day showdown.
The Splyce Invitational will be hosted at the Skillshot Media studio. Keep reading for a breakdown of the format for this event, how teams will be drafted, and when you can watch the action unfold!
Splyce Invitational Draft Show
Date: July 11 (immediately after MSI)
Right after we wrap the final day of our Mid-Season Invitational broadcast, teams who competed in the event will stick around for the all-star draft show! On July 11, the four SCL captains whose teams qualified for MSI will choose four other teammates from a pool of the other SPL and SML players who competed in that event. The captains and the teams they’re drafting for are as follows:
- Juggernauts (Captain: Layers Slays)
- Manticores (Captain: DineOhSaw)
- Titans (Captain: MattKoiz)
- Minotaurs (Captain: JustLion823)
When these captains look to draft their teams, they’ll have to follow a few key rules to make this a true all-star event:
- Snake style draft
- Captains must select one SML player for their team
- Captains must select one of the four Splyce players who competed in the SMITE World Championship at DreamHack Atlanta
- Captains must select two SPL players
- Captains cannot select more than one SPL player from the same team
Once all teams are drafted and each captain has a star-studded roster locked in, they’ll be seeded into a single-elimination playoff bracket!
Splyce Invitational Format & Broadcast Schedule
Date: July 12
The Splyce Invitational will be a single-day event that takes place the day after we wrap up MSI. Here’s a look at the format for this tournament:
- Single-elimination format
- Best-of-three (Bo3) matches
The tournament will begin at 11:00 AM ET on Friday, July 12. Games will be played in the following order:
- Match 1: Juggernauts vs Titans
- Match 2: Minotaurs vs Manticores
- Match 3: Winner of Match 1 vs Winner of Match 2
For more updates on the Splyce Invitational all-star event, including team drafts and broadcast reminders, be sure to follow us on Twitter @SmitePro so you don’t miss any of the action!