Path to $100k Tournament: Week 8 of 8 Recap and Smite Launch Tournament Qualifiers

by HiRez ESports | Feb 27, 2014

So here we are. At the end of the Path to $170K+.

We started the new year off by wiping every teams points to a clean slate and by launching a weekly tournament that allowed teams to qualify for a tournament with a prize pool of $100,000. Thanks to all of you and your support, we were able to bring that prize pool up to $173,425. And counting! I think I speak for everyone here at Hi-Rez Studios when I say you guys rock! We still have another month for this prize pool to reach beyond $200K so let's make this happen! I BELIEVE!

As we finally approach the end of this path, we now know what teams will be flown out to Atlanta, Georgia to compete for this enormous prize pool. These teams will be competing in front of a live audience at Center Stage in a double elimination tournament starting on Friday, March 28, 2014 and ending on Sunday, March 30, 2014. If you're interested in attending the tournament, tickets are still on sale. You can find more information on the tournament and where to buy tickets by going here[1] . These games will also be streamed in front of thousands of viewers on both SmiteGame[2] and SmitePro[3] .

Without any further delay, ladies and gentlemen, I give you your qualifiers for the Smite Launch Tournament:

North America

1st seed: Cognitive Gaming
2nd seed: Team Dignitas
3rd seed: Snipe
4th seed: Denial eSports
 

Europe

1st seed: Team Solomid
2nd seed: Cloud 9 HyperX
3rd seed: SK Gaming
4th seed: Team Coast Blue 

Along with this known information, we can also share with you the first round match ups in this double elimination tournament:

Match A: Cognitive Gaming vs Team Coast Blue

Match B: Cloud 9 HyperX vs Snipe

Match C: Team Solomid vs Denial eSports

Match D: Team Dignitas vs SK Gaming

Congratulations to all these teams for their hard work and dedication to SMITE eSports. You've certainly earned your spots in this tournament series. We'll see you all in Atlanta in a month!

I also want to throw a big shoutout to all the other teams that have competed in these past 8 weeks as well. We saw a big turnout for this tournament series as a whole with new teams signing up each and every week. Thanks to these other teams showing up, we were able to put together a full broadcast every Saturday and Sunday of 2014. We've learned a lot these past few weeks on many fronts and we plan to take all of that knowledge with us and capitalize on it during the Smite Launch Tournament. We are very very excited for this. And we hope you are too!

As always, here is the recap of Week 8 and the overall standings in each region:

 

North America

Placement Team Points Earned
1st Cognitive Gaming NA 100
2nd SNIPE 60
3rd Team Dignitas 40
4th Denial eSports 25
5-8th Asclepius Gaming 10
5-8th Almighty eSports 10
5-8th Humble Bees 10
5-8th Evolution Gaming 10

Overall North American Rankings

Placement Team Total Points Difference
1st Cognitive Gaming NA 800 --
2nd Team Dignitas 400 --
3rd SNIPE 350 --
4th Denial eSports 165 --
5th Clash N Slash 85 --
6th Almighty eSports 60 +1
7th Still Dreaming 50 --
7th Armata Gaming 50 --
7th Evolution Gaming 50 +1

Europe

Placement Team Points Earned
1st Team Solomid 100
2nd SK Gaming 60
3rd Cloud 9 HyperX 40
4th Team Coast 25
5-8th TAW Revenge 10
5-8th Epsilon eSports 10
5-8th TMMFA 10
5-8th You Amaze Me 10

Overall European Rankings

Placement Team Total Points Difference
1st Team Solomid 625 +1
2st Cloud 9 HyperX 560 -1
3rd SK Gaming 330 +1
4th Team Coast 285 -1
5th I I I I I 60 --
6th Epsilon eSports 60 --
7th Gimmie Yo Sandwich 50 -1
7th The Game 40 -1
7th Cognitive Forge/Meta Breakers 40 -1
7th You Amaze Me 40 +1

Queue the weekly plugs:

Visit www.HiRezStudios.com/eSports for all of your SMITE eSports needs.

Follow the official SMITE eSports twitter - @SmitePro. We like to use this during tournament play to interact with the community. You may even see your tweet live on the eSports ticker :)

Catch every tournament LIVE at www.Twitch.tv/SmiteGame every Saturday @ 12pm EST and Sunday @ 9am EST.