HI-Rez announces their plans for SMITE eSports for the rest of the year

by: Nathan -

The big $200,000 launch tournament for SMITE came to an end last weekend but that doesn't mean that the fun is going to stop anytime soon. Throughout the rest of the year, SMITE will play a big part in eSports and will host a number of tournaments and qualifiers throughout the year. 

Hi-Rez gave us the run down on what is currently planned for the rest of the year in a recent blog post on their website. 

  • April 2014: Partner Tournaments
    One-off, partner sponsored tournaments will be played for the remainder of the month of April.
  • May - July 2014: Qualifiers
    Qualifier weekend tournaments (NA on Saturdays, EU on Sundays) allow teams to earn points toward the invite-only regional LANs
  • August 2014: Regionals
    Regional LAN tournaments with sizeable prize pools will be played - One in North America and one in Europe. Four teams will be invited per region from the qualifier weekly tournaments. The top 2 finishers of each Regional LAN will qualify for the Playoff events in November.
  • Late Fall: Wildcard Qualifiers
    Other teams will still have an opportunity to get to Playoffs through Wildcard Qualifiers in late fall.
  • November: Playoffs
    And Then
    ....Playoffs determine entry for an even larger event, our largest event to date, in early 2015.

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