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How to watch the Paladins and SMITE World Championships – schedule, results

Published: 16/Nov/2019 0:18 Updated: 17/Nov/2019 20:17

by Michael Gwilliam

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DreamHack Atlanta 2019 is hosting the Hi-Rez Expo, home of both the Paladins and SMITE World Championships with a ton of prize money on the line. Here’s how you can catch all the action.

It all comes down to this for the two esports titles in Hi-Rez Entertainment’s lineup, as teams have battled it out all year long to make it to this point.

SMITE schedule and stream

Top SMITE teams from around the world will be battling it out with various gods, goddesses, and/or mythical creatures at DreamHack Atlanta 2019 for their share of the $1,000,000 prize pool in the World Championships.

Action kicks off at 12 PM ET on Friday November 15 with Quarterfinal matchups and the Semifinals begin on Saturday, Nov 16 at 3:30 PM ET.

The SMITE World Championship Finals will wrap up the weekend on Sunday, Nov 17, starting at 3:15 PM ET.

Round Match EST PST
Quarterfinal 1 Team RivaL 2-0 Sanguine Esports 12 PM 9 AM
Quarterfinal 2 Dignitas 2-1 Pittsburgh Knights 2:30 PM 11:30 AM
Quarterfinal 3 Splyce 1-2 SK Gaming 5:30 PM 2:30 PM
Quarterfinal 4 Renegades 2-1 EUnited 8:00 PM 5:00 PM
Semifinals 1 Team RivaL 3-0 Dignitas 3:30 PM 12:30 PM
Semifinals 2 SK Gaming 3-2 Renegades 7:00 PM 4:00 PM
Grand Finals Team Rival vs SK Gaming 3:15 PM 12:15 PM

There are three English language streams covering all the action on Twitch, Mixer, and YouTube throughout the tournament.

Interviews from the SMITE World Championship

Paladins schedule and stream

The best Paladins players around will also be competing for $300,000 in prize money at DreamHack Atlanta over the weekend.

The Paladins semi-finals begin on Saturday, November 16 at 10:30 AM ET, 7:30 AM PT. The Grand Finals are set for Sunday, November 17 at 12:45 PM ET or 9:45 AM PT on the west coast. All matches are best of seven, or first to four wins.

Round Match EST PST
Semi-final 1 Pittsburgh Knights 4-3 Team Envy 10:30 AM 7:30 AM
Semi-final 2 NiP 4-2 Virtus.pro 12:30 PM 9:30 AM
Grand Finals NiP 4-2 Pittsburgh Knights 12:45 PM 9:45 AM

There will be three English language streams covering the event on Twitch, YouTube and Mixer.

Be sure to follow along with our live coverage from the event floor on Twitter @Dexerto, where we’ll be offering post-match interviews from both SMITE and Paladins.

Interviews from the Paladins World Championship

Pittsburgh Knights pro Kus talks about their epic comeback to reach the Grand Final.

NiP’s bonkar predicts the outcome of their Grand Final match against Pittsburgh Knights.

NiP, of course, ended up beating Knights 4-2 and taking home the 2019 Paladins World Championship trophy.

Paladins

NiP Paladins champion isbittenner on emotional grand finals win

Published: 18/Nov/2019 1:36 Updated: 22/Nov/2019 21:53

by Scott Robertson

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Ninjas in Pyjamas claimed the Paladins World Championship over the Pittsburgh Knights in a near reverse sweep. After the finals, NiP player and Paladins champion Leander ‘isbittenner’ Aspestrand spoke to Melissa ‘TheBestTaco’ Posada and Dexerto on the Ninjas’ emotional win, and how they bounced back from a mid-season slump and two-game deficit in the finals.

Before the SMITE finals, the two best teams in Paladins squared off on Championship Sunday at Hi-Rez Expo. A dominant contender in Ninjas in Pyjamas met an underdog Pittsburgh Knights squad that had taken the long road through the lower bracket of the PWC qualifier.

But despite grabbing a 2-0 lead, the Knights couldn’t hold on as their adversaries borrowed some NiP magic from their CSGO division to win fourth straight games to raise the championship trophy.

Following the raising of the trophy, the young NiP damage star from Norway, isbittenner, could barely keep his emotions in check, telling TheBestTaco and Dexerto that he “would just go up in tears” when he’d try and think back on the hard-fought series.

NiP were forced to climb out of a 2-0 hole in the grand finals, but isbittener said that the roster was no stranger to having to reverse their fortunes themselves. They had a very strong Phase 1 of Paladins Premier League, but started off slow in Phase 2 with a collection of tough losses.

Isbittenner said he was really happy that the team was able to pull themselves out of that slump, and make their way to the championship finals. One of those tough losses during the PPL season was to Pittsburgh Knights, who they would meet in the grand finals.

When asked if they expected to meet the Knights again in the championship series, he responded,

“If you asked me two months ago? Never. But now? For sure, they’ve become a lot better.” He also said later in the interview that he expects the Knights roster to improve even more.

The NiP star praised the Knights’ ability to outdraft them, but credited the words of his coach and the energy of the crowd as being instrumental to gaining back momentum.

As the secondary drafter, isbittener said his leadership strength emerges pre-game, but his ability to be a playmaker during matches was instrumental to the Ninjas’ success as well.

As for the champion, he says that the immediate plan is for the team to go get “a nice dinner” and then go out and have fun to celebrate the title. As for next season, he says that NiP will take their time to “relax and re-group” after the long campaign, and come back strong for next season.