SMITE Oceania Pro League Split 3 details

The final split of the year for the SMITE Oceania Pro League builds upon the excitement of the previous two splits with $35,000 as well as a trip to the SMITE World Championship at Hi-Rez Expo as the Oceania representative team on the line.

Kicking off on August 5th with relegations and the OPL proper on August 19th, 6 teams will play each other once in 2 game series.
The top 3 teams at the end of the regular split will earn their place at the regional finals, whilst the remaining 3 and the top Challenger's Cup team will battle it out in Gauntlet for the vital 4th spot.

The winner of the regional finals will go on to represent Oceania at the SMITE World Championship!

To learn more about the OPL Split 3, check out the full post here.

To learn more about Split 3 relegations, click here.

PRIZE POOL: $35,000 is up for grabs between the OPL and Challenger's Cup teams as shown below.

Previous Splt
Congratulations to Legacy eSports who took out the Split 2 finals.

SMITE Oceania Pro League Split 2 details

The next split of SMITE Oceania Pro League will offer a prize pool of $25,000 and is kicking off with a bang at IEM Sydney on May 7th! The first matches of IEM will count towards the league season while also acting as a $10,000 exhibition event.

Following that, the 6 pro teams will play off through May and June, for qualification into a LAN final at CyberGamer Studio on June 24-25.

For each team, placing highly enough to qualify into the 3rd and final split is imperative, as the chance to go to SMITE World Championships at the 2018 Hi-Rez Expo depends on it.

Breakdown of Gauntlet Format

Understanding the importance of growing the community from the grassroots level, in parallel to the OPL, an open Challenger’s Cup season will run to find the top amateur teams. For three weeks, the ladder will be open, allowing new players to enjoy both social and competitive play to find their feet, followed by a group stage of the highest rank teams. For the first time, Challenger’s Cup will have a cash prize for its grand finals.

In a new format for the league, these open qualifier teams can then fight through a Gauntlet bracket against Pro teams with the opportunity to go all the way, and join the LAN finals. After five weeks of OPL the top 3 teams qualify directly into the finals, while the bottom three will face the Gauntlet. There, the best Challenger Cup team will round out a single elimination knockout bracket of four teams.
The last Gauntlet team standing will also join the LAN finals. As with every split, the top four team organisations hold their spot over into the next split of competition.

Gauntlet consists of: top of Challenger Cup (CC) + 4th, 5th, 6th OPL (more incentive for CC teams)
Single elimination Gauntlet will play out with byes granted to higher seeded teams, matches will run from bottom to top:
Match 1 CC team vs 6th OPL.
Match 2 Winner Match 1 vs 5th Place OPL
Match 3 Winner Match 2 vs 4th Place OPL > (Winner to LAN)

The Teams:

SMITE Season 4 - Split 1 Info

SMITE in Season 4 is looking to expand and include the international regions beyond North America and Europe and the 1st split of the year falls in line with this thinking. Not only will the split be run in the same period as the SPL, it will also be broadcast on HiRezTV to show the region to the world. Furthermore, the top Oceanic team at the end of the split will be competing in the SMITE masters tournament in Atlanta, Georgia this April. Official info at Hi-Rez SMITE Esports

Competitive SMITE will begin on February 11 with open bracket double elimnation Qualifiers followed by 7 weeks of Pro League competition from February 18th for 6 teams, including 2016 Champions and world finalists, LG Dire Wolves. Each team will play each other twice.

Key Info

- Open Bracket Qualifiers on 11th of February
- 6 Team Pro League commencing 18th of February
- $10,000 AUD Split One prize pool
- The top team will go to Atlanta, Georgia to compete at the SMITE MASTERS event alongside teams from around the globe on April 28th - 30th.
- SMITE Masters will feature a total prize pool of $120,000 USD
- SMITE Oceania Pro League to be broadcast live on Twitch every Saturday and Sunday from 7pm AEST on the official channel

The SMITE OPL and Challenger's Cup league page can be found here

Important Guidelines for Players on League Rules and Expectations

Prize Pool

1st Trip to SMITE Masters and minimum $5,000 USD
2nd $3,000 AUD
3rd $1,000 AUD
4th $500 AUD
5th $250 AUD
6th $250 AUD

Challenger's Cup

The Challenger's Cup League last year saw the best level of semi-pro SMITE in Oceania to date. Building from that, the Challenger's Cup League will continue in 2017 with the 6 teams below those that qualify for the OPL gaining entry into the Challenger's League. So even if you think you aren't quite at the OPL level yet, it is still important to sign up for the qualifying tournament! Aside from the consistent practice against similarly skilled opponents, teams have the chance to win gem prizes as well as a spot in relegations for Split 2.

Key Dates

Qualifier - 11th Feb 12pm

All times AEDT
Week One (Super Week) - 18th Feb 5PM, 19th Feb 6pm
Week Two - 25th Feb 6PM
Week Three - 4th March 6PM
Week Four (Super Week) - 11th March 5PM, 12th March 6pm
Week Five - 18th March 6PM
Week Six - 25th March 6PM
Week Seven - 1st April 6PM

Specific Schedule TBA
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