SMITE World Championship schedule and details finalized

Seeding. Brackets. Elimination format. As the date for the SMITE World Championships at DreamHack Atlanta draws near, the details are what die-hard SMITE competitive fans want to know. And now they will know: the official schedule and other pertinent information has been released for the upcoming tournament.

HRX SWC at DreamHack Atlanta

14 teams battle for placement while four wait

SWC starts with the placement matches from November 5-10. The top two teams in North America and Europe are guaranteed their spot in the World Championship bracket, but the rest of the competitors will fight through a “grueling bracket” with the following seeding:

  • SPL EU (#3 seed)
  • SPL NA (#3 seed)
  • SPL EU (#4 seed)
  • SPL NA (#4 seed)
  • SPL EU (#5 seed)
  • SPL NA (#5 seed)
  • SPL EU (#6 seed)
  • SPL NA (#6 seed)
  • SGS LATAM (#1 seed)
  • SGS Brazil (#1 seed)
  • SGS OCE (#1 seed)
  • SGS SEA (#1 seed)
  • SML EU (#1 seed)
  • SML NA (#1 seed)

The placement round uses best-of-three series and a double-elimination bracket. The top four teams from the placement round will earn the right to compete against the four teams — the top two NA and EU seeds — who were already guaranteed their spot in the World Championship bracket.

eUnited SWC 2018 Winners 2
EUnited took it home last year. Can they do it again?

Placement round schedule

Games begin at 11 a.m. ET every day in the following order.

Monday, November 5

  • Match 1: SPL NA 6 vs SGS LATAM
  • Match 2: SPL NA 4 vs SML EU 1
  • Match 3: SPL EU 5 vs SGS SEA
  • Match 4: SPL EU 6 vs SGS Brazil

Tuesday, November 6

  • Match 5: SPL EU 4 vs SML NA 1
  • Match 6: SPL NA 5 vs SGS OCE
  • Match 7: Loser of Match 2 vs Loser of Match 3
  • Match 8: Loser of Match 5 vs Loser of Match 6

Wednesday, November 7

  • Match 9: SPL EU 3 vs Winner of Match 1
  • Match 10: Winner of Match 2 vs Winner of Match 3
  • Match 11: SPL NA 3 vs Winner of Match 4
  • Match 12: Winner of Match 5 vs Winner of Match 6

Thursday, November 8

  • Match 13: Loser of Match 12 vs Loser of Match 1
  • Match 14: Loser of Match 11 vs Winner of Match 7
  • Match 15: Loser of Match 10 vs Loser of Match 4
  • Match 16: Loser of Match 9 vs Winner of Match 8

Friday, November 9

  • Match 17: Winner of Match 9 vs Winner of Match 10
  • Match 18: Winner of Match 11 vs Winner of Match 12
  • Match 19: Winner of Match 13 vs Winner of Match 14
  • Match 20: Winner of Match 15 vs Winner of Match 16

Saturday, November 10

  • Match 21: Winner of Match 17 vs Winner of Match 18
  • Match 22: Loser of Match 17 vs Winner of Match 19
  • Match 23: Loser of Match 18 vs WInner of Match 20
  • Match 24: Winner of Match 22 vs Winner of Match 23
eUnited SWC 2018 Winners
The winners get to wield Thor’s hammer

SMITE World Championships at DreamHack Atlanta

The championship bracket will be single-elimination with best-of-three quarterfinals, best-of-five semifinals and best-of-five grand finals with the following seeding:

  • SPL EU (#1 seed)
  • SPL NA (#1 seed)
  • SPL EU (#2 seed)
  • SPL NA (#2 seed)
  • Placement Round Winner (#1 seed)
  • Placement Round Runner-Up (#2 seed)
  • Placement Round semifinalist (#3 seed)
  • Placement Round semifinalist (#4 seed)

Championship bracket schedule

Friday, November 16 (Quarterfinals)

  • Match 1: SPL EU 1 vs Placement Round 4
  • Match 2: SPL NA 2 vs Placement Round 1
  • Match 3: SPL NA 1 vs Placement Round 3
  • Match 4: SPL EU 2 vs Placement Round 2

Saturday, November 17 (Semifinals)

  • Match 5: Winner of Match 1 vs Winner of Match 2
  • Match 6: Winner of Match 3 vs Winner of Match 4

Sunday, November 18 (Grand Finals)

  • Match 7: Winner of Match 5 vs Winner of Match 6

We have all the information. Now all that’s left to do is wait.

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