SMITE fans and players alike, as well as everyone here at the studio, are beyond excited about the start of the SPL Wednesday, August 27th. We will be driving out as much content as we can to bring you the best pro league experience possible. Based on the talent these teams have shown us in the competitive scene thus far, it's safe to say we're in for a excellent season. Here's a look at what day 1 is going to look like.
The first match of the day features Cloud 9 HyperX pitted against Kickoff LAN winner SK Gaming. Two teams who have been in the scene for a long while, it will be interesting to see how C9's new roster fares against an already very competent SK.
Team SoloMid, another crowd favorite, will be going up against Mortality eSports, the top team from the European Play-ins. Mortality dominated the Play-ins and tomorrow we'll get a little insight on how they stack up against a well established pro team.
The first NA game features Team Dignitas vs Cognitive Red. This game is a rematch of NA Pro League Kickoff LAN finals! Team Dignitas, initiating some roster changes since the LAN have a lot to prove coming into this first game. Cognitive Red, although the 4th team to make the Pro League is looking very strong after their performance at LAN. The question is can they maintain that momentum throughout the SPL?
We finish out day 1 with Cognitive Prime vs Fat Chunk Assemble. Cognitive Prime, one of the scenes premier teams, having dominated most online tournaments so far, takes on the Fat Chunks, the top team from the NA Play-ins. Fat Chunks have their work cut out for them going into this matchup and we're excited to see how it plays out.
We want to thank you all for coming out and supporting SMITE eSports! It's bound to be a wonderful season right from the start. Drop us a line on our Twitter @SmitePro
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