About the SMITE Pro League
The SMITE Pro League is our elite competitive circuit on the Battleground of the Gods. It features eight of the top-performing professional teams in the world, and showcases the absolute best mechanical talent that SMITE has to offer.
Each of these SPL teams has relocated to Georgia for Season 7 so they can live together, scrim together, and play their weekly matches live on LAN from the Hi-Rez Productions studio in Alpharetta, GA. With the added stability of year-long salaries and guaranteed housing, the leading career SMITE players from all over the globe can focus on their year-round fight for gain and glory on the Battleground of the Gods.
At the end of the year, their SPL journey will culminate in one ultimate battle at the SMITE World Championship. Several teams will enter, but only one will emerge victorious and lift the coveted hammer as the true gods of SMITE.
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The SMITE Pro League season is broken into two phases, with a playoff event at the end of each phase. At the end of the seasons, teams will also compete in a qualifier round for a seat in the pinnacle event of the year -- the SMITE World Championship at Hi-Rez Expo.
In Season 7, the SPL will follow a points-based system that will award teams points based on where they placed in the standings after the playoffs for each phase. At the end of the season, the total points a team has will determine their seeding in the SMITE World Championship qualifier round.Phase 1 & Phase 1 Playoffs
Phase 1 of the SPL will run from March 2020 until June 2020. The regular phase will use a double round robin format with best-of-three (Bo3) matches. This phase will last for 10 weeks, and will culminate in the Phase 1 Playoffs.
The Phase 1 Playoffs will be a three-day LAN event featuring the top six SPL teams from Phase 1. These teams will compete for a $100,000 prize pool in a fierce single-elimination bracket with best-of-five (Bo5) matches all the way through.
Teams will earn SPL points and prizing based on their final placement in the Phase 1 Playoffs.Phase 2 & Phase 2 Playoffs
Phase 2 of the SPL will run from July 2020 until November 2020. The regular phase will use a triple round robin format with best-of-three (Bo3) matches. This phase will last for 14 weeks, and will culminate in the Phase 2 Playoffs.
The Phase 2 Playoffs will be a three-day LAN event featuring the top six SPL teams from Phase 2. These teams will compete for a $100,000 prize pool in a grueling single-elimination bracket with best-of-five (Bo5) matches all the way through.
Teams will earn SPL points and prizing based on their final placement in the Phase 2 Playoffs. This event will be followed immediately by the SMITE World Championship qualifier event.SMITE World Championship Qualifiers
While the top two teams in the SPL will automatically qualify for the SMITE World Championship, the rest of our teams will have to compete in a qualifier bracket to secure their seat on the championship stage.
We will announce the format for the SMITE World Championship Qualifiers event later in the season.SMITE World Championship
This is the pinnacle event of the SMITE Pro League. This year’s SMITE World Championship will be held January 8-10, 2021 at Hi-Rez Expo in Atlanta, GA.
In this three-day event, the best of the best SMITE Pro League teams will meet on the World Championship stage to fight for the right to lift the Hammer trophy -- the highest honor on the Battleground.
We will announce the format for the SMITE World Championship later in the season.
We are thrilled to be working with eight premiere partner organizations for this season of the SMITE Pro League.