Presenting the Team Dignitas Smite Open Cup - Sponsored by Alienware and Hi-Rez Studios
The second edition of the Team Dignitas SMITE Open Cup is open for signups!
In July 2013, Team Dignitas hosted a first SMITE tournament in cooperation with Alienware and Hi-Rez Studios. We saw several top teams and upcoming challengers fight for a £1000 cash prize, with Hi-Rez Bart covering every round of the tournament. We're happy to announce that the second edition of the Team Dignitas SMITE Open Cup will be taking place this weekend, March 8-9th. This time we're putting forward a $2000 cash prize, divided amongst the best 8 out of 32 teams.
This is an open cup, meaning all teams from all regions are allowed to sign up and we hope to see all slots being taken. However, there are only 32 spots, so hurry up and get signed up! The signups open as of today, Monday March 3rd, and end on Friday March 7th.
Teams can sign up by creating a comment on the announcement newspost and you are expected to be on the mIRC cup channel (#dignitas.cup @ Quakenet) 30 minutes before the start of each match day to confirm your participation. We will be streaming all rounds so make sure you tune in on twitch.tv/SmiteGame.
Please note: this tournament is hosted in Europe. All games will be played on a European server with the exception of NA v NA. 8 positions will be held for qualifying LAN teams (4 from each region). These spots will be forfeited to back up teams at tournament time if not filled.
Update: please join the cup chat (#dignitas.cup on Quakenet) at 17:00 CET on Saturday to confirm your participation. The first 32 teams to do this will be entered in the tournament.
This tournament is sponsored by
Game: SMITE 5vs5 Conquest
Signups Open: Monday March 3rd
Signups Close: Friday March 7th
Stream: Hi-Rez Bart will be streaming over on twitch.tv/Smitegame
IRC: #dignitas.cup (Webchat)
1st place: $1000
2nd place: $500
3rd place: $300
4th place: $200
5-8th place: 3000 gems per team
Saturday March 8th
Round of 32: 18:00 CET (BO1) - 1 featured game on stream
Round of 16: 19:00 CET (BO1) - 1 featured game on stream
Quarter Finals: 20:00 CET (BO1) - 2 featured games on stream
Sunday March 9th
Semi Final 1: 15:00 CET (BO1) - featured on stream
Semi Final 2: 16:30 CET (BO1) - featured on stream
Grand Final: 18:00 CET (BO3) - featured on stream
How to sign up
You can sign up by leaving a comment on the announcement newspost, mention your team name, nation and lineup. You are expected to idle #dignitas.cup on Quakenet (Use the webchat if you don't have IRC) 1 hour before the cup starts on each day.
Contact: YOURNAME @ #dignitas.cup (IRC contact is mandatory)
Lineup: Player 1, Player 2, Player 3
How to check-in
Just send a message to the tournament admin on #dignitas.cup @ Quakenet and let him know that your team is ready to participate in the cup. Make sure your team is marked as 'checked-in' on the teams list which will be posted by the tournament admin.
- We will use the SMITE Tournament Series Rules for all matters related to cup matches with the exception that we will NOT be requiring teams to be in the same clan to participate, however, it is highly encouraged.
- Only official streams approved by admins are allowed to stream this cup.
- Teams/players are not allowed to stream their own games. You should disable spectators if your game is not streamed by the official tournament casters.
- All teams are expected to wait for the tournament streamers when requested to wait.
- Teams must be able to provide the Match ID at all times incase of conflicts.
- Team Dignitas has the right to penalize teams/players who do not follow above rules or incase of any missconduct.
- Team Dignitas has the right to make case by case decisions that may deviate from these rules.
- EU vs EU: European server
- NA vs EU: European server
- NA vs NA: American server
The same applies to all other non-European teams, not only to North America.
Teams/players need to send their payment information to the tournament admin within one week after the cup took place to claim their prize.