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Attention college students! We are very excited to bring you yet another collegiate SMITE esports opportunity this Fall — AVGL is coming back to the Battleground!

We’re proud to be supporting the AVGL SMITE Collegiate Championship. This tournament circuit will be open to any university-level team, and boasts a 200,000 gem prize pool.

Registration is now open. Keep reading for more details on the AVGL SMITE Collegiate Championship and how you can sign up to participate!


AVGL SMITE Collegiate Championship 2019 Format & Prizing


The 2019 AVGL SMITE Collegiate Championship will be split into two stages, including a group stage that’s followed by a playoff stage. The format for both stages is as follows:

  • Round robin format
  • Best-of-three (Bo3) matches
  • Eight groups of four teams (32 teams total)

After several weeks of play, the top 2 teams from each group in this stage (16 teams total) will move on to the playoffs. The format for playoffs is as follows:

  • Single-elimination format
  • Best-of-three (Bo3) matches
  • Best-of-five (Bo5) semifinals & finals

Once the top 16 teams have battled it out through the playoffs bracket, the top eight teams will be awarded the following gem prizing:

  • 1st Place: 16,000 gems per player
  • 2nd Place: 8,000 gems per player
  • 3rd-4th Place: 4,000 gems per player
  • 5th-8th Place: 2,000 gems per player


AVGL SMITE Collegiate Championship 2019: Participation Requirements


In order to participate in the AVGL Collegiate Championship for SMITE, your team must meet the following requirements:

  • Roster must have 5 players, all of whom are currently college students
  • All players on a team must attend the same college/university (with some exceptions made for small schools)
  • Must be able to register with a valid .edu email address

There are no entry fees for registering. If you and your teammates meet the requirements we’ve listed above, jump to the next section for instructions on how to sign up for this tournament series!


How to Participate in the 2019 AVGL SMITE Collegiate Championship


Ready to register for the tournament? Great! Here’s how you can do that.

***PLEASE NOTE: Only the first 32 teams to register for the tournament are guaranteed a spot. Additional teams will be placed on a waiting list.

  1. Create an account on the AVGL website with a .edu email address. This is only the first step! Once you have an account you still need to register for the Collegiate Championship itself.
  2. Register your team for the tournament. Visit the SMITE Collegiate Championship registration page on the AVGL website to sign your team up for the tournament.
  3. Make sure your teammates sign up too! Your team will not be fully registered until there are at least 5 confirmed players and the team page indicates a green “ready” symbol.
  4. Have your team captain join the AVGL Discord. This will allow your team captain to communicate with tournament organizers and get essential information about the championship and when your games will be played.
  5. Wait for game day! Once your whole team is registered and you’ve been approved to join the bracket, all that’s left to do is wait for your match day. On a scheduled match day, the standard start time for games is 7:00 PM ET — but there are some flexible scheduling options outlined in the AVGL rules. Check the schedule below for a full list of tournament dates!
Match Date Start Time Week Number
October 19, 2019 7:00 PM ET Group Stage (Week 1)
October 22, 2019 7:00 PM ET Group Stage (Week 2)
October 29, 2019 7:00 PM ET Group Stage (Week 3)
November 2, 2019 7:00 PM ET Group Stage (Week 4)
November 5, 2019 7:00 PM ET Group Stage (Week 5)


After the group stages are complete, the playoffs will happen according to the following schedule:

Match Date Start Time Week Number
November 12, 2019 7:00 PM ET Playoffs (Week 1)
November 19, 2019 7:00 PM ET Playoffs (Quarterfinals)
November 23, 2019 7:00 PM ET Playoffs (Semifinals)
December 5, 2019 7:00 PM ET Playoffs (Grand Finals)



That’s everything you need to know to get involved with the 2019 AVGL SMITE Collegiate Championship! For further announcements and registration reminders, follow us (@SmitePro) or AVGL (@AVGLOfficial) on Twitter!