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Posts tagged “SWC”

Feature: Deity dust-ups

Smite World Championships 2016: Grand Finals Day

It's the grand finals of the Smite World Championship 2016 later today. Half a million dollars is on the line for the winning team (plus you get a massive trophy with a detachable hammer) and, as of yesterday's semi-finals, the matches just got a lot more tense and interesting. Before the final kicks off let's take a look at the mindgames and the comebacks which…

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Feature: It's EU vs NA all the way

Smite World Championships 2016: Semifinals Day

The Smite World Championship 2016 contenders have been whittled down to four teams. So far the tournament has involved possibly the fewest upsets of any esports event I've attended (precisely zero). But today is where the uncertainty starts to kick in as the final four bring highly skilled players with very different team personalities to the world stage. Here's the story so far [with proper…

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Feature: The competition heats up

Smite World Championship 2016: Day 2

With the placement round out of the way eight teams remain in the running for the Smite World Championship 2016 crown. Now it's time for some meatier matches in the form of the quarterfinals best-of-3s. To get you up to speed let's take a look at the story so far and THEN what's on the cards for today's teams:

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Feature: Return to Atlanta

Smite World Championships: Day 1 Preview

The Smite World Championship for 2016 kicks off today at the Cobb Energy Centre in Georgia. I've already written a guide to explain what the event itself is but there are a lot of matches happening on day one thanks to the tournament's double elimination format. I'll be going along to watch and report back (after I've opened my birthday cards - IT IS MY…

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Feature: Mo money mo [pro gaming] problems

Dote Night: Smite’s $1m Prize Pool Cap And What It Means For The Pro Scene

Earlier today game developers Hi-Rez announced that they would be capping the prize pool for their Smite World Championships at $1m. Smite [official site] is an over-the shoulder MOBA whose character roster is populated by the gods of various religions. Its inaugural World Championship took place earlier this year in Atlanta, Georgia with a total prize pool of $2.6m, the majority of which was crowdfunded.…

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Smite Crowns First World Champions

The Smite World Championship is an eSports event taking place in Atlanta, Georgia. The prize pool is just over $2.6 million making it the third biggest in eSports history. Pip is out there writing daily reports, exploring the event and putting cans of Red Bull in her handbag (just in case). Day three of the Smite World Championships and SK Gaming squared off against Cognitive…

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Smite World Championships: Day 1 Roundup

The Smite World Championship is an eSports event taking place in Atlanta, Georgia. The prize pool is just over $2.6 million making it the third biggest in eSports history. Pip is out there writing daily reports, exploring the event and putting PayDay bars in her handbag (just in case). Day one of the Smite World Championships opened with North American favourites Cognitive Red taking on…

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Feature: Need To Know

Smite World Championships Cheat Sheet

Here's a brief fact dump of Smite facts because the first Smite World Championship is taking place this weekend and it has the third largest prize in eSports history. Smite. Smite. Smite. (I have typed that word too many times and now it looks unfamiliar and strange). Let's talk $2.6 million prize pools instead of typing single words repeatedly.

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