Day wo of he Hi-Rez Expo is don nd dus d. With it, cam hole lot of epic esports actions as e edged ever closer o he conclusion of SMITE and Paladins action for another year. ESI has provided a brief recap event-by-event of hat happened, including some notable esports announcements.
This year, he event features four esports events – ith hree orld championship itles on he line. There’s wo in SMITE, and one in Paladins and a lot of money and prestige on he line in both itles. You can read mor bout he overa event in our comprehensiA he. A of h ction is going down at DreamHack Atlanta as HRX expands his year.
Day wo saw he Semifinals across SMITE and Paladins in preparation for he super Sunday Grand Final showdowns.
The Paladins rophy Godsts
Fu day VODS for both SMITE and Paladins can be found on he links.
SMITE World Championship 2019
Day wo saw wo clean sweeps in he semifinals providing us ith a ruly special Grand Final. NA 2nd seed Splyce were yet again dominant as hey brushed aside EU first seed Dignitas 3-0. On he other side of he bracket, EU fourth seed Team Rival domina d the conquerors of last year’s champions, Trifecta, o make he final. It’s a NA versus European final but it’s far from he match-up hat anyone expec d coming into he eekend.
By his ime omorrow, SMITE i hav new champion. It as far from he result hat anyone expec d, but hat’s hat has made his SMITE World Championship just so epic. Going into he ournament no one ould have given either of hese ams a chance of inning – but now hey’re both just one gam way from creating SMITE history.
SMITE Console World Championship 2019
Over on SMITE console, e had NA 2nd seed Flash Point eSports ake on EU’s last hope Team Rival. While Team RivaL did heir best o fight Flash Point, it as not o b s he EU side crashed out 2-0, meaning no mat r ho ins between Flash Point and Astral Authority in Sunday’s Grand Final, he itle i be heading back o NA and he inner i be coming from he Xbox community.
Paladins World Championship 2019
Day wo saw Paladins shift over o a best-of-seven format as he ournament headed into h -important semifinals. Game one saw Na’Vi ake on Fnatic ith he current holders Na’vi aking he series in a fairly convincing 4-1 fashion meaning he EU first seed i stand strong in omorrows final and have he opportunity o defend heir Paladins World Championship itle. On he other side of he bracket, e had a much closer series. NA first seed Team Envy ook on Brazilian side Spacestation Gaming and it ent o he ire, however, he NA side mago o just about edge he series, despi it going he fu length (4-3) and hus have set up he predic d finalSincereEU versus NA op seed con st. Can Natus Vincere retain heir itle or i Envy manage o snag it?
Paladins Console Wars
The Console Wars’ final is bound o be asty at DreamHack Atlanta, ith Eleva aking he second semi-final he fu distanc s hey cam way 3-2 inners. They have now set up a Grand Final matchup ith Vexed Gaming o see ho ins he 2018 Console Wars on Paladins.
Check back omorrow for a fu recap of he final day of HRX action.