Hi-Rez Studios announces: The Super Regionals

| Announcement | September 14th, 2015

On Sunday, October 25th the Fall Split will end. Teams have gone through three different splits, 2 sets of relegations, and 2 major LAN events to get to this moment. They all have one goal in common – to raise Thor’s Hammer at the SMITE World Championships in January 2016.  To get there, the teams have one final task to prove their worth: The Super Regionals.

But what makes this Regionals any different from the others? Let’s take a look at the details surrounding The Super Regionals.

The Super Regionals are a single elimination bracket tournament over six days of competition held at Hi-Rez Studios. On November 17th – November 22nd, 6 teams from North America will face off in their own bracket, and the same for 6 teams in Europe. The LAN will be used to determine what teams out of North America and Europe will be heading to the SMITE World Championships in January. Only 5 of the 12 teams will move on to the SWC while the rest will wait for next season to begin.

The representatives from each region, specifically from this LAN, will look like this:

  • North America – 2 Teams
  • Europe – 2 teams
  • Wildcard – 1 European OR 1 North American team

Brackets

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Schedule


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North America:

Tuesday, November 17th

  • North American Quarter Finals – There will be two Best of 5 sets played with the 2 losing teams being eliminated from SWC contention. The 2 winners will move on to the North American Semi Finals.

Thursday, November 19th

  • North American 5th Place Match – The 2 losing teams from Tuesday will face off in a Best of 1 set to determine the 5th place team at LAN.
  • North American Semi Finals – The 2 winning teams from Tuesday will face off in a Best of 5 set against the Top 2 seeds in North America. The 2 winning teams from the Semi Finals will automatically earn a spot in the SWC.

Saturday, November 21st

  • North American Wildcard – The 2 losing teams from Thursday’s Semi Finals will face off in a Best of 3 set to determine not only 3rd place at the LAN, but also who earns a International Wildcard spot. The winner will advance to take on the European 3rd place winner in a Best of 3 set for the 5th and final spot in the SWC.

Sunday, November 22nd

  • North American Finals – The 2 winners of the Semi Finals on Thursday will face off in a Best of 5 set to determine not only who is the best team in North America, but the winning team will also receive a BYE round in the SWC, bypassing the placement round!

Europe:

Wednesday, November 18th

  • European Quarter Finals – There will be two Best of 5 sets played with the 2 losing teams being eliminated from SWC contention. The 2 winners will move on to the European Semi Finals.

Friday, November 20th

  • European 5th Place Match – The 2 losing teams from Wednesday will face off in a Best of 1 set to determine the 5th place team at LAN.
  • European Semi Finals – The 2 winning teams from Wednesday will face off in a Best of 5 set against the Top 2 seeds in Europe. The 2 winning teams from the Semi Finals will automatically earn a spot in the SWC.

Saturday, November 21st

  • European Wildcard – The 2 losing teams from Friday’s Semi Finals will face off in a Best of 3 set to determine not only 3rd place at the LAN, but also who earns a International Wildcard spot. The winner will advance to take on the North American 3rd place winner in a Best of 3 set for the 5th and final spot in the SWC.

Sunday, November 22nd

  • European Finals – The 2 winners of the Semi Finals on Friday will face off in a Best of 5 set to determine not only who is the best team in Europe, but the winning team will also receive a BYE round in the SWC, bypassing the placement round!

 

Prizing


 

Each region will have their own prize pool for The Super Regionals. The following is whats on the line for the 12 teams attending:

1st Place – $70,000

2nd Place – $55,000

3rd Place – $40,000

4th Place – $32,500

5th Place – $25,000

6th Place – $24,000

Total Prize Pool per Region – $246,500

Combined Total Prize Pool – $493,000

The teams from each region who do not make it to the LAN due to their placement at the bottom of the SPL will earn the following:

7th Place SPL – $23,000

8th Place SPL – $20,000

Total Prize Pool per Region – $43,000

Combined Total Prizing – $86,000

SMITE World Championships

Qualification


To recap what this event means for the SMITE World Championships:

  • Top 2 NA Teams advance to the SWC. The top seeded team from the Super Regionals bypasses the placement round and gets the top seed in a 8 team bracket. The 2nd seed will enter the placement round.
  • Top 2 EU Teams advance to the SWC. The top seeded team from the Super Regionals bypasses the placement round and gets the top seed in a 8 team bracket. The 2nd seed will enter the placement round.
  • Winner of the International Wildcard spot advances to the SWC placement round.

A bracket as well as more details surrounding the SWC will be released at a later date.

 

How can I be a part of

The Super Regionals?


While the event will not be open to the public, there is a variety of ways you can still be in the middle of the action!

First, be sure to watch the Super Regionals starting on November 17th with LIVE coverage on twitch.tv/smitegame. Also be sure to follow @SmitePro for live tweeting during the games and updates regarding SMITE esports.

Use the #SuperRegionals and #SWC to join the discussion!

Every game matters at The Super Regionals and the teams know it. The stakes are the highest they have ever been in SMITE esports. With an entire week of LAN, the 12 teams will be put through a LAN like they have never experienced. At the end of the weekend, SMITE will have 5 of its 10 World Championship teams qualified, and will look on to see who will take 1st place at the $1,000,000 SWC.

  • Greedocity

    mmmmmm

  • Danneh

    Can we get AFK vs Epsilon showmatch?

  • Jaden Gibson

    cant wait for the game tonight!

  • StaR CompoundFish43

    How can ones team try to join in??

    • gane5ha

      You have to place in the first 6 ranks of each region’s spl.

  • Dmitriy Markin

    Are players able to get FP on the season ticket from these matches?

  • OmegaShadow

    very nice