EU Regional Qualifiers Week 10 - Recap

by HiRez ESports | Jul 14, 2014
The storm is over and the dust is settling from our last week of the Smite World Championship Regional Qualifiers, and what a journey it's been here on the European side of things.  Eleven weeks ago we started this trip, a trip that results in the top 4 teams moving on to our upcoming Smite Pro League and a spot at our Pro League Kickoff LAN where these teams will compete for $50,000 in front of a live audience.  These teams have come so far, and still have a ways to go. Let's take a look at the results from week 10 and the conclusion of the Regional Qualifiers.

           
    Team SoloMid    Cloud9 HyperX  Team Coast Blue
             1st                               2nd                         3rd

Team SoloMid are your week 10 Champions, after very strong wins over Exposed Secrets in the quarterfinals and Team Coast Blue in the semi's, TSM went on to face top seed Cloud9 HyperX in the Grand Finals.  Taking the first game and losing the second, TSM held out long enough in game 3 to take home first place this week.  With this win, TSM clinched the number 2 seed going into the Smite Pro League as well as the Smite Pro League Kickoff LAN.

Cloud9 HyperX, the number 1 seed heading into the pro league and LAN, took second place this week.  Beating out I I I I I in the semis, they just couldn't secure game 3 of the finals against Team SoloMid.  3rd place this week goes to Team Coast Blue with a very strong win over I I I I I in the bronze match.  Team Coast blue also secure their spot in the pro league and LAN with their victory this week, going in as the 3rd seed. 

Our 4th and final spot for the upcoming pro league and LAN was the most delicate of all.  So delicate that after 10 weeks of qualifiers it came down to a tie in seeding points between SK Gaming and I I I I I with 242 points each.  I I I I I defeated SK Gaming this week in the Round of 8 and to secure their spot in the pro league they had to either beat Cloud9 in the semis, or beat Team Coast Blue in the bronze match.  After fighting very hard and failing to do so, I I I I I was forced to play a tiebreak after the Grand Finals against the team they beat earlier in the day, SK Gaming.  With everything that has happened in the European qualifiers, this tiebreak may have taken the cake.  SK Gaming with another shot to take down I I I I I, seized the opportunity, beating them out and earning themselves the number 4 seed going into the Smite Pro League  and the Smite Pro League Kickoff LAN.  

Here are your European top 4:


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