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by SmiteGuru on 2015-02-20 20:49:57



PlegPlayer is back and covering the latest Smite patch.

Realtime Search is now live for Season 2!

by Markillion on 2015-02-11 22:47:28

You can now select realtime from the search bar. If a player is loading into game or ingame you will be taken to a match page so you can view the League: Conquest stats for each player in the game.

We currently only support League: Conquest due to limitations in the API, but we hope to expand on this page more in the future.

Good luck in Season 2! We look forward to adding a lot more to the site this season!

Our Overwolf application will implement realtime searches soon, so you can it check out on the OverWolf App store.
For more information and a visual guide on how to use the application, take a look at PlegPlayer's demonstrative video below.



The SmiteGuru App can be downloaded over at Overwolf by following this link.

SmiteGuru Overwolf App is Here!

by Sillinde on 2015-02-04 00:00:33

Ever wanted to quickly look up your opponents statistics but were worried you'd miss when the game finally loaded? That is no longer an issue. With SmiteGuru's new application you can quickly and easily access their statistics directly from the in-game loading screen.

The SmiteGuru application uses the Overwolf overlay that is user-friendly and non-intrusive. The application has many awesome features that will make your Smite game play more enjoyable. With an integrated Teamspeak, Facebook chat, and web browser you're sure to get plenty of use out of our application. In the near future it will also support real-time searches that we plan on implementing to SmiteGuru very soon.

For more information and a visual guide on how to use the application, take a look at PlegPlayer's demonstrative video below.



The SmiteGuru App can be downloaded over at Overwolf by following this link.

A massive thank you to our partner Overwolf, we are very excited for the applications we plan to make with them in the future.

Anubis Bans and Rubber Arrows

by SmiteGuru on 2015-01-14 16:12:56



PlegPlayer is back and covering the latest Smite patch.

Make sure to check out our SWC Coverage if you missed it, complete with post game interviews:
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

We are also giving away some SWC loot. Check out this tweet to be entered to win.

Smite World Championship: Day 3

by Ninmengi on 2015-01-11 17:19:44

Live Updates from the SWC!
We are in Atlanta covering the SWC! We will be updating this article throughout the day with the latest information and reactions with players and community members. Make sure to check back frequently and follow us on Twitter and Youtube for the latest!

Watch the event live from home:
You can catch the event live on the official stream at http://twitch.tv/SmiteGame

Watch the event on your phone:
Our friends at ZAM have created Observer for Smite a mobile app just for the SWC! Check it out for complete coverage on the go. It includes a schedule of events and even gives you push notifications when the games start! You can find it on the Apple App Store and on the Google store as well. The links are below make sure to check it out:
Google: Download Here!
Apple: Download Here!

Consolation Match: SK vs COGR [COGR wins 2-0]



Quick and Dirty:
SK’s drafting issues once again seemed to hamstring the team. COGR showed why they were the most dominant NA team this SPL, latching onto leads and farming the map at peak efficiency in both games. SK showed a little life for about the first 15 minutes of the first game, but after that their play was simply uninspired.

Player:
This series was the Divios Show. Divios faced down one of Europe’s top solo and jousters in Maniakk and showed no fear, managing to get solo kills in both games. On his now signature Hercules, Divios made his presence known all over the map once he got ahead. In the second game especially, Divios’ lead forced Maniakk into a defensive build, which allowed COGR to essentially ignore the Chaac during later teamfights.

Big Play:
Twelve and a half minutes into the second match Divios was zoning out SK from the rest of COGR who were attacking the Gold Fury. Suddenly he unleashed a Driving Strike and hit Maniakk, Zyrhoes, and CaptainTwig. He followed up with an immediate boulder, which managed to finish off Aphrodite. The rest of COGR piled in and finished off the other two SK members.

Was Over When:
In the second match four of COGR members were posturing for Fire Giant while Snoopy was pushing down the towers in the duo lane. Realzx could do nothing but stand outside of Snoopy’s range and watch his towers fall.

What’s Next:
COGR goes home with a third place finish, taking $390 thousand with them. SK takes 4th overall and $261 thousand.

Championship Match: COGP vs Titan [COGP wins 3-2]






Quick and Dirty:

COGP came out looking exceptionally dominant in the first two games, crushing Titan with their signature safe and map-control playstyle. However, Titan is the king of comebacks and managed to fix their pick/ban stage in order to get Ares onto Kanyelife. This allowed them to pull out close victories in games 3 and 4, sending the series into a decisive fifth game. This time it was COGP that reworked their own bans, managing to get the elusive Ao Kuang and Jeff”TheSex”Hindla’s stellar Sylvanus. Titan managed to take some early fights and build a small lead, but then Andinster’s Ao Kuang came online. Falling back into their old ways, COGP swept the map of all its objectives and took the series.

Player:
Although MLCSt3alth had probably the overall best performance for the entire tournament, this particular series was won and lost on the back of Andinster in the Jungle. It was his Thor ganks in the first two games that set up COGP for victory and it was his mastery of Ao Kuang that allowed his team to overcome Titan in game five.

Big Play:
As seems to be tradition for me, the big play actually came from the losing team. Seeing an opportunity to extend his team’s lead in game three, Kanyelife blinked in with Ares and ulted on four members of COGP near the Chaos side of the Gold Fury. This resulted in the death of three of COGP, including BaRRaCCuDDa. Titan turned for the Gold Fury, then cleaned up MLCSt3alth’s Scylla when he tried to defend. This was what finally gave Titan a significant lead and would propel them to win the next two games.

Was Over When:
Fighting for their tournamen lives, Titan moved three to contest COGP’s Fire Giant. They arrived too late and a three man Driving Strike from Omegatron set up MLCSt3alth’s Scylla ult. Resulted in a Deicide and COGP marched down the midlane unopposd for the win.

What’s Next:
Titan goes home defeated but still loved, taking a rough second place and about $500,000. The home-town favorite, COGP takes home the championship and over $1.3 million in prize money.

Smite World Championship: Day 2

by Ninmengi on 2015-01-10 17:15:21

Live Updates from the SWC!
We are in Atlanta covering the SWC! We will be updating this article throughout the day with the latest information and reactions with players and community members. Make sure to check back frequently and follow us on Twitter and Youtube for the latest!

Watch the event live from home:
You can catch the event live on the official stream at http://twitch.tv/SmiteGame

Watch the event on your phone:
Our friends at ZAM have created Observer for Smite a mobile app just for the SWC! Check it out for complete coverage on the go. It includes a schedule of events and even gives you push notifications when the games start! You can find it on the Apple App Store and on the Google store as well. The links are below make sure to check it out:
Google: Download Here!
Apple: Download Here!

Titan vs WL8 [Titan Wins 2-0]




Quick and Dirty:

The first game was an exciting back and forth affair with a ton of skirmishes. Titan slowly built up a lead and eventually were able to take out the Fire Giant and then march to the Titan. In their second outing WL8 doubled down and picked an Odin Zeus duo lane. However, right off the bat Kanyelife caught an out of position Qe3q. It was a steam roll from there, the Odin Zeus wombo combo never quite working.

Player:
I’m going on a limb here and giving it to KanyeLife for his absolutely spot-on Ares and Ymir play. His Ares’ Chains almost never missed, setting up several kills in the duo and mid lane. And it was his Ymir blink freezes that made it possible for his team to crush in the second match.

Big Play:
In the first game Repikas would attempt his second gank on the solo lane at 15 minutes. OReiTroll falls, but manages to put down the cripple from his ultimate before he dies. This causes Repikas to miss his Thor teleport. Suzuki and Nann swoop in and clean up both Repikas and Confrey.

Was Over When:
The second game was never close, but at 11 minutes Suzuki and Qe3q tried to pull their ultimate combo on Repikas and Kanyelife. Ao Kuang blinked out and Ymri just absorbed all the damage. The following teamfight was a wipe in favor of Titan, who then secured the Gold Fury and never looked back.

What’s Next:
WL8 goes home with a 5/6th place standing. Titan advances to face their European kin, SK in the Semifinals. Titan beat SK in their last meeting 2-0 at the EU Regionals.

COGR vs OMG [COGR wins 2-0]



Quick and Dirty
A dominant performance from COGR in both games, giving up under 15 deaths combined. OMG looked simply outmatched. COGR picked up the Fire Giant in under 17 minutes in each game.

Player:
There’s a reason DaGarz is also known as ThorGarz. OMG allowed him to pick his signature god in both games, and he capitalized with a vengeance. In the first match, DaGarz went 10/1/15, involved in all but 3 of COGR’s kills. His only death occurred during the final push under the Titan.

Big Play:
At the very beginning of the first game, OMG showed they weren’t afraid by invading and taking both of COGR’s blue buffs. However, COGR was unphased. DaGarz went straight to midlane and helped TheBoosh get first blood on an out of position NeverAns. He proceeded to head to the duo lane where he helped Snoopy and Eonic clean up the duo lane. Eonic pulled off one of the most beautiful pulls with Sylvanus to ensure the final kill. Riding the momentum, DaGarz revisited midlane and got another kill on Hel. To wrap it up he ulted into the solo lane and picked up a kill on Enjing’s Chaac. This all happened before 2 minutes into the match.

Was Over When:
Neither match was ever very close, but everything was clearly over when OMG sent FightingJ, Enjing, and Nifeng to kill off a half-health Divios. Even after using all three of their ultimates, Divios’ Hercules escaped, almost with more health than he started.

What’s Next:
OMG will have to head back to China with a 5th/6th finish. COGR advances to face their sister team COGP. COGP was one of only two teams able to take matches from COGR during the entire season of NA SPL. The winner will advance to the Grand Finals.

Titan vs SK [Titan wins 2-0]





Quick and Dirty:

What a series! The first game started very slow, with no first blood until 16 minutes in. Zyrhoes continually pressured solo lane, but Repikas was there almost every time to bail out Confrey. Titan were able to consistently find Zyrhoes’ Kali, hamstringing SK’s ability to teamfight. Still, CaptainTwig’s Agni stuns and Realzx’ Rama were on point for defense, trying to delay for Kali’s late game. It wasn’t enough. The second match was a simlar story, although this time it was a lot of pressure from Repikas on Thor. Pretty Prime showed he knew how to duel with the first Nox of the tourney.

Player:
Repikas once again carries his team to victory. He showed great god pool dviersity, bringing out the jungle Athena and Thor to shut down Zyrhoes’ Kali, who hadn’t died in the tournament up to that point. His pressure on the map was everywhere, even while he bailed out Confrey consistently in the solo lane.

Big Play:
Although they didn’t win, the biggest play this series was by SK in the first game. Shortly after getting the first Fire Giant, Titan tried to pressure SK’s left phoenix. SK made a valiant defense, while they lost 4, they took out three of Titan’s players and kept their phoenix standing.

Was Over When:
The whole series was very close. The match was probably over at 27 minutes in the second match when Titan was able to take out Badgah and Realzx in the right lane, then secure their second Fire Giant.

What’s Next:
SK falls to the consolation match. Titan advances to face the winner of the COGP and COGR games.

COGP vs COGR





Quick and Dirty:

In what was the most back and forth series of the tournament so far, COGP manages to outlast COGR and come back from a first game deficit. The first game was extremely close, with lots of fights all over the map. Finally, COGR managed to deicide COGP and rush for the Titan win. The second game was more in Prime's control, but a clutch base defense extended the game to be the longest one we've seen so far here. The final match started once again with a first blood for COGR, but Andinster took over the game as Serqet. DaGarz had what might have been the worst performance he's ever had on Thor.

Player:
This series was full of amazing plays and players, but MLCSt3alth takes the cake. Although his play in the first game was less than stellar, he turned it around with Nox in game 2 and dominated Boosh in lane. Then he had a second chance with Scyla in the third game and smashed it. He hit nearly every ultimate, and managed to stay alive for the entire match.

Big Play:
Despite COGR winning, once again the play of the series came from a losing team on a base defense. With a phoenix down and all four of his teammates dead, Eonic had little hope of extending the game for his team. However, he dashed in as Athena as COGP attacked the Titan, taunted, and began to body block with precision. His teammates respawned just in time to clean up three kills and take the Fire Giant, nearly turning the whole game around.

Was Over When:
Toward the end of the third match with a lead, COGP started the Fire Giant. The attempt went completely uncontested by COGR, the team clearly out of sorts. After this, the result was elementary.

What's Next:
COGP advances to a rematch with Titan in the Grand Finals for a chance to win the $1.3 million prize pool. COGR falls to the consolation match where they will have to once again face off against SK for a chance at third place.

Smite World Championship: Day 1

by Ninmengi on 2015-01-09 19:30:43

Live Updates from the SWC!
We are in Atlanta covering the SWC! We will be updating this article throughout the day with the latest information and reactions with players and community members. Make sure to check back frequently and follow us on Twitter and Youtube for the latest!

Watch the event live from home:
You can catch the event live on the official stream at http://twitch.tv/SmiteGame

Watch the event on your phone:
Our friends at ZAM have created Observer for Smite a mobile app just for the SWC! Check it out for complete coverage on the go. It includes a schedule of events and even gives you push notifications when the games start! You can find it on the Apple App Store and on the Google store as well. The links are below make sure to check it out:
Google: Download Here!
Apple: Download Here!

DID vs COGR
The Quick and Dirty:
DID drafted a bruiser squad looking for an early advantage in the duo lane. COGR weathered the aggression and exerted their superior map control, getting all but one mid Harpie. DID surrendered at 15 minutes after getting wiped in their right side jungle.

Standout Player:
Divios once again put on a clinic in the solo lane. Even in a disadvantaged matchup against Apollo, Divios showed masterful control of Fenrir, often baiting out poorly timed serenades. Even after Snoopy gave up First-Blood, Divios remained calm and in control.

The Big Play:
After DID attempted to interrupt a Gold Fury, COGR turned and gave chase. A nice Cabraken ult should have cut COGR’s chase short, but TheBoosh lined it up and let his ultimate rip through two opponents, finishing off a triple kill.

It Was Over When:
At the nine-minute mark DID pulled out all the stops and made a large rotation to the solo lane to shut down a deeply-extended Divios. However, the Fenrir escaped and COGR’s own rotation to the duo lane

What’s Next:
COGR advances to the semifinal play-in match against the winner of SK and WL8. Meanwhile, DID will fight for their tournament lives against the loser of the same match.

SK vs WL8



Quick and Dirty:
played a by-the-book starvation game, shutting WL8 out of farm and experience. SK picked up nearly every Speed Buff. Several clutch Aegis plays almost saved WL8, but in the end it wasn’t enough.

Player:
As much as I want to give ManiaKK MVP honors for his excellent early-lane play, I think Zyrhoes definitely deserves the award this match. His Ao Kuang was everywhere. Even with his ultimate being blocked occassionally, no one could stop Zyrhoes from getting his kills.

Big Play:
aggressed on the WL8 duo lane. As Badgah was channeling his ultimate, Realzx dashed in and Serenaded Qe3q to keep him in range for the Ymir ultimate. Zyrhoes swoops in and finishes off both the Anhur and Sylvanus.

Was Over When:
picked up a fire giant without even a hint of contention from WL8 around the 20 minute mark. From there it was simply academic deconstruction.

Next:
advances to challenge COGR for automatic seeding into the Semifinals. WL8 will take on DID to hold on to their tournament hopes.

Titan vs OMG



Quick and Dirty:
OMG tripled down on the early game gods to attempt to end it before Titan's comp could ever come online. They displayed masterful control of the jungle, grabbing every Gold Fury in the match. Unfortunately for them, they did not push down the structures fast enough. An ill-fated teamfight shortly after the last Gold Fury brought Titan back into the game, and the boys in blue ran away with it from there.

Player:
Confrey once again worked miracles on Aphrodite. His target healing was on point and instrumental in surviving the early OMG onslaught. Repikas may have had the fancy kill line, but it was Confrey that kept the Kali alive long enough to get those kills.

Big Play:
There were SO MANY big plays this match, it's hard to pick just one. Ultimately I'll have to say the midlane fight around 22 minutes that saw OMG finally starting to push structures. Titan stood their ground and while they gave up their tier 1 tower, they won the ensuing team fight with a 3-2 kill advantage, showing that OMG's early game dominance was over.

Was Over When:
After the final Gold Fury, Repikas jumped in and started laying waste to his target. OMG's peel didn't hit its mark. Titan proceeded to smash everyone but Chaac, then rotated for a well-deserved Fire Giant. No fight was close after that.

Next:
gets a chance to go straight to the Semi-finals if they can beat the winner of COGP and Name Not Found. OMG unfortunately will have to struggle for their survival against that game's loser.

COG Prime vs. 404 Name not Found




Quick and Dirty:

Experience was King for Cog. Each player’s knowledge of their god and team proved to be dominant in this match up.

Player:
I’m going to give this to Omegatron. For the simple fact of not only getting First Blood, but continuing to own his entire side of the map, jungle and lane.

Big Play:
The Osiris first blood onto Zhong Kui set the pace for this game, hands down
Being down early is not fun and really hard to come back from.

Was Over When:
Andister cleans up three quick kills after a failed Gold Fury defense from 404. After watching each teams positioning and engagement you knew this game was over. No chance of a team fight existed after the Gold and XP lead that COG Prime sealed in that fight.

Next:
COG Prime moves forward to face off against Titan. After this dominant performance they look really hard to stop, a force to be reckoned with for sure. 404 falls to face OMG to keep their hopes alive.

DID vs WL8



Quick and Dirty:
DID drafted a high-damage composition, bringing out the famed Chinese Anubis. aBing bullied qe3q early in the duo lane with some excellent synergy between his Bakasura and IF’s Ares. WL8 survived the early game and their more traditional team composition won the day.

Player:
OReiTroll was the sole bright spot for WL8’s early game, pressuring DID’s Zhong Kui and even getting a solo kill. When he finally started rotating out of the lane he made his presence known, securing kills and setting up others.

Big Play:
Suzuki blinked from behind DID’s speed buff and found two unsuspecting opponents with his Sylvanus ultimate. WL8 followed it up with a couple kills and an easy Gold Fury.

Was Over When:
As both teams postured for Fire Giant, IF was caught out near the midcamps as Ares. With their teamfight setup gone, DID fell apart and slapped with a Deicide. WL8 ran down the midlane and finished off the Titan.

What’s Next:
Unfortunately, DID now exits the tournament in 7th/8th place. WL8’s tournament hopes are still alive, and they will play the loser of Titan and COGP.

OMG vs 404
Quick and Dirty:
Jungle Buff Invades was the name of the game for OMG today. 404 wasn’t able to get a handle on their Speed or Blue buff until very late in the game. There were several back and forth fights, where OMG would overextend into 404’s Jungle, but slowly OMG built up their lead and knocked down the Titan.

Player:
MingZhiYu had an excellent Anhur game. He freed up his team to aggress elsewhere on the map by consistently solo killing 404’s carry, Oxiledeon. Later his Desert Furies would always be on target, often hitting more than one opponent.

Big Play:
During one of OMG’s buff invades on the solo side, they stayed a little too long, baited by a low-health Chronos. They grouped up just enough for Agni bombs to deal maximum damage, and 404 picked up three kills.

Was Over When:
A fight broke out a little after 20 minutes in the duo lane. At first it looked like MingZhiYu had overextended, but it quickly became a rout with three 404 members falling. OMG rotated quickly to Fire Giant, picked it up, and killed off the two remaining 404 players.

What’s Next:
404 is out of the tournament. OMG advances to play the loser of SK and COGR.

COGR vs SK




Quick and Dirty:

An excellent show of European and North American power teams. A slow start for both teams, the first tower didn't fall until 16 minutes in. SK won several important teamfights and exerted excellent Gold Fury control. COGR put up an valiant defense despite being almost 20k behind, but in the end the lead was too much for them.

Player:
Zyrhoes put on a show with Ao Kuang. He consistently out-rotated DaGarz's Mercury, and on two occasions used his Ultimate to great effect, getting out of sticky situations while also getting a kill.

Big Play:
Snoopy tried to sneak behind SK, but missed his Earthshaker. SK turns on him, and it looks like he's about to escape but Realxz chased him down, hitting every single in hand attack to bring down the unconventional ADC. It was a beautiful execution from a top-notch hunter.

It Was Over When:
This game never really felt over, but it was certainly the beginning of the end when SK wiped 4 of COGR and picked up the fire giant at around the 20 minute mark.

What's Next:
COGR falls to the Quarterfinals match against OMG. SK advances straight to the Semifinals where they'll face the winner of the other Quarterfinals match.

COGP vs Titan



Quick and Dirty:
Titan picked their tried and true Protect the Kali composition, but COGP looked ready for it and itemized into a lot of anti-healing to shut down Repikas on the Kali. There weren't a ton of fights, but the ones that did happen were explosive. Thor dunks into Athena taunts into Scylla ults blew up Titan's backline over and over again. COGP pushed the towers early and often.

Player:
MLCSt3alth put on a highlight-reel of Scylla plays this match. Finishing with a 11 KDA, he consistently landed Crushes on the squishy Titan carries.

Big Play:
At 13 minutes a fight broke out near the left mid Harpies. JeffHindla landed an amazing double taunt which set up a stun from Andister. MLCSt3alth finished off an escaping PrettyPrime to wrap up the double kill.

Was Over When:
Confrey was forced to waste his ultimate early after getting chunked near the right mid harpies. COGP smelled blood and swooped in to kill off Ataraxia, Repikas, and Confrey. This allowed Omegatron to finish pushing down the solo lane second tier tower and the rest of his team to secure Fire Giant.

What's Next:
COGP advances straight to the semifinals where they face the winner of tomorrow's match between COGR and OMG. Titan falls to the opposite Quarterfinal where they take on WL8 to fight for their tournament lives.

Smite World Championship Instant Reaction: Titan vs OMG

by Ninmengi on 2015-01-09 19:11:49

[size=2]Quick and Dirty:[/size]
[size=2]OMG tripled down on the early game gods to attempt to end it before Titan's comp could ever come online. They displayed masterful control of the jungle, grabbing every Gold Fury in the match. Unfortunately for them, they did not push down the structures fast enough. An ill-fated teamfight shortly after the last Gold Fury brought Titan back into the game, and the boys in blue ran away with it from there.[/size]

[size=2]Player:[/size]
[size=2]Confrey once again worked miracles on Aphrodite. His target healing was on point and instrumental in surviving the early OMG onslaught. Repikas may have had the fancy kill line, but it was Confrey that kept the Kali alive long enough to get those kills.[/size]

[size=2]Big Play:[/size]
[size=2]There were SO MANY big plays this match, it's hard to pick just one. Ultimately I'll have to say the midlane fight around 22 minutes that saw OMG finally starting to push structures. Titan stood their ground and while they gave up their tier 1 tower, they won the ensuing team fight with a 3-2 kill advantage, showing that OMG's early game dominance was over. [/size]

[size=2]Was Over When:[/size]
[size=2]After the final Gold Fury, Repikas jumped in and started laying waste to his target. OMG's peel didn't hit its mark. Titan proceeded to smash everyone but Chaac, then rotated for a well-deserved Fire Giant. No fight was close after that.[/size]

[size=2]Next:[/size]
[size=2]gets a chance to go straight to the Semi-finals if they can beat the winner of COGP and Name Not Found. OMG unfortunately will have to struggle for their survival against that game's loser.[/size]

Smite World Championship Instant Reaction: SK vs WL8

by Ninmengi on 2015-01-09 18:15:34

[size=2]Quick and Dirty:[/size][size=2]
[size=2]played a by-the-book starvation game, shutting WL8 out of farm and experience. SK picked up nearly every Speed Buff. Several clutch Aegis plays almost saved WL8, but in the end it wasn’t enough.[/size][/size]
[size=2]

[size=2]Player:[/size]
[size=2]As much as I want to give ManiaKK MVP honors for his excellent early-lane play, I think Zyrhoes definitely deserves the award this match. His Ao Kuang was everywhere. Even with his ultimate being blocked occassionally, no one could stop Zyrhoes from getting his kills.[/size]

[size=2]Big Play:[/size][size=2]
[size=2]aggressed on the WL8 duo lane. As Badgah was channeling his ultimate, Realzx dashed in and Serenaded Qe3q to keep him in range for the Ymir ultimate. Zyrhoes swoops in and finishes off both the Anhur and Sylvanus.[/size][/size]
[size=2]

[size=2]Was Over When:[/size][size=2]
[size=2]picked up a fire giant without even a hint of contention from WL8 around the 20 minute mark. From there it was simply academic deconstruction.[/size][/size]
[size=2]

[size=2]Next:[/size]
[size=2]advances to challenge COGR for automatic seeding into the Semifinals. WL8 will take on DID to hold on to their tournament hopes.[/size][/size][/size][/size]

Smite World Championship Instant Reaction: DID vs COGR

by Ninmengi on 2015-01-09 17:31:28

The Quick and Dirty:
DID drafted a bruiser squad looking for an early advantage in the duo lane. COGR weathered the aggression and exerted their superior map control, getting all but one mid Harpie. DID surrendered at 15 minutes after getting wiped in their right side jungle.

Standout Player:
Divios once again put on a clinic in the solo lane. Even in a disadvantaged matchup against Apollo, Divios showed masterful control of Fenrir, often baiting out poorly timed serenades. Even after Snoopy gave up First-Blood, Divios remained calm and in control.

The Big Play:
After DID attempted to interrupt a Gold Fury, COGR turned and gave chase. A nice Cabraken ult should have cut COGR’s chase short, but TheBoosh lined it up and let his ultimate rip through two opponents, finishing off a triple kill.

It Was Over When:
At the nine-minute mark DID pulled out all the stops and made a large rotation to the solo lane to shut down a deeply-extended Divios. However, the Fenrir escaped and COGR’s own rotation to the duo lane

What’s Next:
COGR advances to the semifinal play-in match against the winner of SK and WL8. Meanwhile, DID will fight for their tournament lives against the loser of the same match.

Media room and SWC intro

by SmiteGuru on 2015-01-09 14:40:21



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Covering the SWC from Atlanta!

by SmiteGuru on 2015-01-09 01:49:24



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2015 Smite World Championship Coverage

by SmiteGuru on 2015-01-05 18:08:09

We are now less than a week away from the 2015 Smite World Championships. This is the first of what fans are hoping will be many tournaments with players from all over the world fighting to claim their spot as #1 on the Battleground Of The Gods. If HiRez plays their cards right, this could be the door that opens up the professional gaming industry to one of the newest and fastest growing Esports since the beginning of competitive gaming itself. For everyone here at SmiteGuru, I cannot tell you how excited we are to be able to attend the event and from there bring the action to people who may not be able to attend themselves. With that being said, we want to give you an idea of what you can expect from us during our time at the SWC.

Equipment:
Everyone member of the Guru team have smart phones we will be using to post information live from the floor of the Cobb Energy Center . Be sure to click on the “News” button at the top of the page during the event in order to see older posts throughout the weekend. We have a 50,000 maH battery which will keep our electronics charged for multiple days and a special microphone and tripods, which will allow us to record and update from almost any location. We are also bringing some great cameras, so you will have galleries of images to view at the end of each day to keep up with everything happening.

Content:
There are several different types of content we plan to bring to you during the SWC, and first among them are video logs from the floor of the event. We will be talking with as many people as we can right after the games for everyone’s first reactions. From HiRez staff, to players, to analysts, to spectators, we want to bring you the best and most diverse content possible and as much of it as we can. Our goal is to give you the experience of being at the event and getting to hear from people yourself. If you have anyone you would like us to talk to, or any questions you have for any of the players let us know @Smite_Guru

Viewing:
Everything we produce on the website at Smite.Guru under the “News” section. Please be sure to follow us on twitter @Smite_Guru as we will post links to everything there. If you want to be notified of every post so that you can get up to date content you can turn on tweet notifications for our account and you will be alerted via your mobile app or text message. You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel to get the most recent videos on your own feed.

Attending?
If you are going to the SWC let us know! Shoot us a message on twitter, or tweet at those of us who will be at the SWC (@W0lfpack89 @jhunsber @scotch737) and we will try and meet up with you. At least one of us will be wearing our SmiteGuru polo shirts, so just look out for the logo and come talk to us, maybe we’ll throw you into a video!

-Wolfpack89
VCJ

League Conquest 101 with PlegPlayer

by SmiteGuru on 2014-12-28 07:22:22



PlegPlayer walks you through some basics you should know before queuing League Conquest.

Pro Players Patch Perspective #1

by SmiteGuru on 2014-12-24 14:13:22

Another week, another patch, and there is always something good, something bad, and something we wish we could have seen and are hoping to see in the future, but what about the pro players? How do they feel about the patch? After each new patch, we’ll bring you the pro players perspective (one from each of the major scenes right now) on the changes to the game. So without any further ado, let’s get started.

Patch Overview
This latest patch saw a new god, and a few nerfs that weren’t really expected. The warriors got a hit and so did Vulcan. Ao Kuang doesn’t seem to be anywhere near as over powered, and Nox has been given some significant buffs, so we’ll see if she can make it in the rough and tumble world of competitive play in January. What do the pros think of these changes, and what are they looking for going forward? We got to talk a little with Psiyo of Mortality eSports and BaRRaCCuDDa of Cognitive Gaming to get their take. Both players ranked the patch rather high, BaRRaCCuDDa giving it an 8 and Psiyo a 7 (with 1 being horridly, gamebreakingly, please-revert-back-now bad, and 10 being amazingly awesome, please don’t change anything else ever again) so it is clear the patch has the favor of these two players.

The new God-First Impressions
Awilix, Mayan goddess of the moon and of the night, is essentially a Mayan version of Nox, just without all the children everywhere. Depending on the stories you read, she has associations with death and sickness too, but HiRez has stayed away from that and let her background rely on her more pleasant facets. In a few smaller circles she actually ties into Xbalanque’s story of the Hero Twins as well, but, again, that’s depending on who you talk to. Now, on to what the players had to say.

BaRRaCCuDDa is looking forward to seeing Awilix in conquest, and says, “A lot of her kit is sneaking into fights and catching people in the jungle, and in all the other game modes you can’t do that, but in conquest she seems really strong. She has burst and a lot of mobility.” Clearly, this sneaking around and ability to move through the jungle quickly will make her a strong god in conquest, but this also makes me wonder if she’s not also a good candidate for siege as the map is almost entirely jungle. However, conquest is where the majority of focus lies as we all know.

Psiyo had a similar perspective when it came to Awilix. The man with the famous mustache hasn’t played her much, and at this point had only really encountered her in arena, but still commented, “I have to say that her team fighting is very poor. I can see that her laning phase and her jungle have great potential throughout the whole early til early late game, and the newly added mechanic of interfering with jumps/knock-ups adds another layer of complexity to the game, which I really like.” We will just have to wait and see if such a situational ultimate can come into play in the competitive and ranked scenes.

The Best and the Worst
We all have things we like, and things we dislike. The same is true when it comes to the patch, and both players had the same positives. They both liked the buffs to the goddess of the night: Nox. (Although barra made a comment about the skins and how could you not, have you SEEN Archon Thanatos?) Here is what Psiyo had to say about Nox: “She feels stronger in team fights, and still has a very good one-on-one potential due to hitting multiple targets with the ult and not having to stay within close range in order for the ultimate to be effective. As well as her shield gaining a massive buff, this makes her a strong team fight and laning god.”

Of course we can’t get away from the things we don’t like and we made sure to get their perspective. For Psiyo, it’s Sylvanus- he did not like that they did not nerf his early game lane pressure and push which is pretty much unparalleled by any other Guardian. For BaRRaCCuDDa it was a bit more personal. For someone looking to play in the third largest prize pool in the history of Esports (up to this point) he is having a few problems practicing. “Ranked is still not working for me to get into the big boy games. It's super frustrating for me because worlds is in three weeks and my only good practice is scrimms.” We all know the ranked struggle, and hopefully it gets fixed soon; which takes us into…

Hopes for the Future
BaRRaCCuDDa asked for one thing and one thing only for Christmas this year: “The only thing I want right now is for Ranked to be fixed so the games at the top elo are good again instead of putting me with 4 players separated between the lower divisions.” Is this how the ranked system will be when it’s all said and done? Who knows, but maybe by the end of the World Championship we can fulfill one boys hope.

Psiyo is looking ahead to next SPL season, and it’s obvious. He’s asked for more complexity in the game. An updated last hit mechanic, or a rune system similar to what League of Legends has. Psiyo said he’s hoping to see “generally anything that could create a significant skill gap between casual and competitive players, as I feel that the current meta of solely using AOE abilities to push the wave, gaining exp and gold regardless of last hits doesn't really need any deep thought or practice.”

That’s it for this weeks Player Patch Perspective. Next time we will grab two other players, and see what they have to say about changes in Smite. Until then I’m Wolfpack89.

-VCJ

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