Paladins and SMITE World Championships 2019 – Final Placements
Here are the final results for the world championships for both of Hi-Rez’s esports titles.
Paladins World Champions: Ninjas in Pyjamas
After a full season of the Paladins Premier League, the best Paladins teams in the world competed in an eight-team single elimination bracket for a chance at the World Championship.
Na’Vi, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Virtus.pro, and Envy all finished top four of PPL Phase 2 to earn their spot in the playoffs. Spacestation Gaming, Pittsburgh Knights, Renegades, and Kanga Esports all qualified through the World Championship qualifier.
Pittsburgh Knights started off with a shocking upset over the higher-seeded Natus Vincere, and carried that momentum into a semfinals win over Envy in series that went to all seven games. However, despite getting out to an early 2-0 lead over NiP in the grand finals, it appears NiP magic is not exclusive to CSGO, as the Ninjas responded with four straight games to win the World Championship.
NiP’s Dylan ‘DiGeDoG’ Chainski was named the finals MVP.
Final Placements – Paladins World Championships
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SMITE World Champions: SK Gaming
The road to the SMITE World Championship is very unique, as their placement tournament gives opportunities to teams from the Pro League, from the North American and European minor leagues, and even to console teams.
The top six teams from the Pro League went straight to the main event, meaning Team RivaL, Splyce, Renegades, Dignitas, Pittsburgh Knights, and eUnited had already qualified for Atlanta. Via the Placement tournament, SK Gaming and minor league team Sanguine Esports qualified for the final two spots.
Number one seed Team RivaL snuffed out the hopes of Sanguine and Dignitas with sweeps, while SK Gaming stunned Splyce and Renegades in series that went to maximum games to earn their grand finals spot. SK Gaming defeated RivaL 3-1 to claim the championship hammer.
SK Gaming’s sam4soccer2 took home the MVP honors.
Final Placements – SMITE World Championships
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