Splyce defeat Team RivaL to claim 2019 SMITE World Championship - Final placements and recap - Dexerto
SMITE

Splyce defeat Team RivaL to claim 2019 SMITE World Championship – Final placements and recap

Published: 18/Nov/2018 20:45 Updated: 19/Nov/2018 6:59

by Wyatt Donigan

Share


After both semifinal series of the SMITE World Championship ended up being one-sided 3-0 affairs, Splyce and RivaL gave the world a show with the closest series of the weekend by far.

Both teams came into this series having won five straight games on the first two days of competition, setting the scene for what was sure to be an explosive grand final. 

Advertisement

The teams battled back and forth all season long, but in the end, it was the North American’s of Splyce that stood tall and secure the 2019 SMITE World Championship. 

Team RivaL struck first in this best-of-five, dominating Splyce in a surprising showing of strength. Despite RivaL making it into the World Championship as the sixth seed, they didn’t look intimidated in the least with a brutal 26-to-8 kill win in Game 1. 

Advertisement

Despite the one-sided nature of that first game, though, Splyce didn’t let things get too out of control by keeping the second game much closer. 

This ended up paying off in a big way as Splyce managed to narrowly edge past RivaL in the second game to tie up the series at one game apiece. 

Splyce support Max ‘Aror’ Jackson lets out all his emotions after his team’s huge 3-2 win over Team RivaL.

Game 3 ended up being more of the same as Splyce looked to be in full control by this point, putting themselves on Championship point with another strong win. 

Advertisement

While Splyce came out the gate in Game 4 once again looking dominant, RivaL quickly took the lead and raced out to a massive advantage. Splyce managed to stall as long as possible while being down by over 20,000 gold, but RivaL continued pushing to eventually get the win and force a decisive Game 5. 

Despite the demoralizing loss in the previous game, though, Splyce was aggressive as ever in the final game, never letting RivaL breath for a second. There was simply nothing at all that RivaL could do to stop the onslaught as Splyce marched their way to a 29-minute win to secure the 2019 SMITE World Championship.

Place Team Roster
1 Splyce Divios • Cyno • moswal • CycloneSpin • Aror
2 Team RivaL Deathwalker • iceicebaby • Wlfy • Vote • KaLaS
3/4 Dignitas Variety • QvoFred • Zyrhoes • Arkkyl • Trixtank
3/4 Trifecta ScaryD • sam4soccer2 • Paul • Zapman • NeiruMah
5/8 eUnited Benji • Screammmmm • Baskin • PandaCat • PolarBearMike
5/8 NRG Esports maniaKK • Adapting • Homiefe • emilitoo • EmilZy
5/8 Obey Alliance Xaliea • CaptainTwig • PrettyPi • Arkkyl • Trixtan
5/8 Spacestation Gaming Variety • QvoFred • Zyrhoes • Arkkyl • Trixtank
SMITE

Avatar The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra characters coming to SMITE

Published: 22/Jun/2020 23:23

by Bill Cooney

Share


SMITE will be teaming up with Nickelodeon for the game’s July 2020 Battle Pass that will feature skins of Aang and Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender, along with Korra and Naga from The Legend of Korra.

Avatar and The Legend of Korra are both two of Nickelodeon’s most successful animated series of the last few decades but, apart from an ambitious and impressive fan project, there haven’t really been any recent video games of note featuring characters from either series.

Advertisement

There is relief on the horizon though, as we’ll get to see Aang in action again, along with Zuko and Korra as they head to SMITE as an exclusive in the latest Battle Pass.

Hi-Rez Studios
Honestly, this might be the best-looking video game Aang we’ve seen yet.

Sadly, the trio won’t be their own unique characters, instead, they’re being worked in as reskins for three existing SMITE heroes that share a similar move set to each bender.

Advertisement

Aang, for instance, will come in the form of two different skins for The Master Wizard Merlin, one with him rolling around on his air ball, and the other Prestige Track skin in full-on Avatar mode looking ready to kick some Fire Nation butt.

Zuko will be a reskin of the Japanese god Susano, who also prefers to carry a sword, just like the exiled prince himself. As with Aang, he will get two skins – regular and his “Blue Spirit” alias from The Last Airbender as the Prestige Track selection.

Finally, the water tribe Korra will be a reskin for the Norse god Skadi. Her Prestige Track skin along with Aang is also her in the Avatar form. As an added bonus, she has her faithful polar bear dog sidekick Naga fighting alongside her, and even participating in abilities.

Advertisement

“We went overboard with detail, capturing each ​Avatar ​character’s unique personality and referencing fan-favorite moments from the shows,” Travis Brown, Executive Producer of SMITE told IGN​. ​“These are essentially all-new characters that happen to use the same abilities as existing ​SMITE ​Gods ​–​ and we can’t wait for our more than 30 million fans to play with them.”

Hi-Rez Studios
Naga is the best part of this skin and you can’t convince us otherwise.

Like we mentioned earlier Aang and friends will be joining SMITE when the next Battle Pass drops sometime in July 2020, but Hi-Rez hasn’t released a more precise date than that yet.

Finally, Avatar fans have some kind of video game content to look forward to, and as a result, SMITE may just find themselves with a few new players once the Battle Pass actually drops.

Advertisement