SMITE and Paladins World Championships: How to watch, streams, schedules and more - Dexerto
Esports

SMITE and Paladins World Championships: How to watch, streams, schedules and more

Published: 15/Nov/2018 16:08 Updated: 19/Nov/2018 0:35

by Joe O'Brien

Share


The highlight of the Hi-Rez esports calendar is almost here, with the World Championship for both Smite and Paladins approaching.

On November 16-18, the world elite of both games will descend upon the Georgia World Congress Center to battle for the title of World Champion.

Advertisement

In each, eight teams will fight through a single-elimination bracket. Two teams each have qualified through the EU and NA pro leagues for their respective games, while the final four in each tournament came through international qualifiers.

Both tournaments will see defending World Champions return, with Na’Vi looking to defend their crown in Paladins and eUnited seeking a second SMITE World Championship.

Advertisement

Here’s everything you need to know to keep up with the action in both games.

Recaps and Interviews

Smite

Stream


Schedule

Friday November 16

Advertisement
Match PST EST GMT CET AEDT
Dignitas (2) vs Spacestation Gaming (1) 8:15 AM 11:15 AM 4:15 PM 5:15 PM 3:15 AM
Splyce (2) vs Obey (0) 11 AM 2 PM 7 PM 8 PM 6 AM
eUnited (1) vs Trifecta (2)  1:45 PM 4: 45 PM 9:45 PM 10:45 PM 8:45 AM
NRG Esports (0) vs Team RivaL (2) 4:30 PM 7:30 PM  12:30 AM 1:30 AM 11:30 AM


Saturday November 17

Match PST EST GMT CET AEDT
Dignitas (0) vs Splyce (3) 8:15 AM 11:15 AM 4:15 PM 5:15 PM 3:15 AM
Trifecta (0) vs Team RivaL (3) 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM 9 PM 7 AM


Sunday November 18

Match PST EST GMT CET AEDT
Splyce vs Team RivaL 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM 9 PM 7 AM


Paladins

Stream

Schedule

Friday November 16

Advertisement
 
Match PST EST GMT CET AEDT
Na’Vi (3) vs Virtus Pro (1) 8:15 AM 11:15 AM 4:15 PM 5:15 PM 3:15 AM
G2 Esports (0) vs Fnatic (3) 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM 7 PM 5 AM
Team Envy (3) vs Kanga Esports (0) 11:45 AM 2:45 PM 7:45 PM 8:45 PM 6:45 AM
Ninjas in Pyjamas (1) vs Spacestation Gaming (3) 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 9:30 PM 10:30 PM 8:30 AM


Saturday November 17

 
Match PST EST GMT CET AEDT
Na’Vi (4) vs Fnatic (1) 8:15 AM 11:45 AM 4:15 PM 5:15 PM 3:15 AM
Team Envy (4) vs Spacestation Gaming (3) 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 6:30 PM 7:30 PM 5:30 AM


Sunday November 18

Advertisement
Match PST EST GMT CET AEDT
Na’Vi vs Spacestation Gaming 1 PM 4 PM 9 PM 10 PM 8 AM
Business

Recently-launched esports network VENN raises $26m

Published: 20/Oct/2020 14:33 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 14:44

by Adam Fitch

Share


VENN, a gaming and esports television that launched on August 5, has raised $26 million in investment.

The Series A funding round was led by BITKRAFT Ventures, a venture capital firm founded by ESL and G2 Esports co-founder Jens Hilgers. Television and media company Nexstar Media Group has also invested in the network.

Advertisement

Nexstar Media Group is said to be the largest owner of television stations in the entire United States, which perhaps signals that VENN is prioritizing mainstream adoption instead of building up a major viewership base on platforms such as Twitch and YouTube.

Interestingly, WISE Ventures — the parent company of Call of Duty League franchise Minnesota ROKKR and Rocket League brand Version1 — also participated in the funding.

Advertisement
VENN's The Download show
VENN
The Download is one of VENN’s main content offerings.

With live studios in New York and Los Angeles, the gaming and esports network is looking to become the home of “streamers, casters, content creators, esports athletes” through “engaging and innovative formats.”

In the first month of trying to become the premier destination of content for gamers and esports fans, VENN achieved a peak viewership of 14.2K, according to Esports Charts.

It dropped in the last week of August — reaching an average viewership of 216 people. It’s worth noting that the network also uploads VODs of its content, which includes topical talk shows and a daily news offering.

Advertisement
VENN's co-founders Ariel Horn and Ben Kusin
VENN
VENN’s co-founders Ariel Horn and Ben Kusin are no strangers to gaming and esports.

Another big move for VENN is the appointment of Jeff Jacobs, a former NBC Sports veteran that joins as executive vice president and general manager. He will oversee an expansion for the network in terms of their content and business operations in hopes of making it more prominent among the bustling gaming fan base.

For now, it’s clear that there’s a long road ahead of VENN for it to reach the lofty ambitions of the founders, but raising $26m is certainly a good pot of cash to work with.