SMITE Pro League/Season 2/Oceania

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Overview

Format

  • The Oceania Pro League season will be divided into two splits.
    • Split One: March-June 2015. Play In leading to a Pro League Qualifier.
    • Split Two: July-Nov 2015. Pro League and Challengers Cup leading to Oceania Championship.
  • Within each split there will be three paths:
    • A closed online ladder for top teams
    • An open online ladder for all other teams
    • A LAN stream for participating LAN centers and LAN events.
  • Teams will be able to join at any point until midway through Split Two.

Split One

This first split is the “Play In” period, focused on finding the best teams to form the Oceania Pro League. There will be three streams leading to a Pro League Qualifier Tournament. The four ways to participate in Split One are:

Open Ladder

Starts March 30th. An open online ladder run in partnership with CyberGamer. Any team can join at any time! Every team will fight it out for top ladder positions over the course of this first ladder season. The best teams will gain entry into the Pro League Qualifier Tournament. This is the place for new teams to form and evolve without being dominated by the established leaders of the pack.

Invitational Ladder

Starts April 19th. A restricted online ladder run in partnership with CyberGamer. The top eight teams who have proven themselves the early leaders of the competition so far will play in a round robin best of three league. To determine the invites, four teams qualify from the Finals of the Open Ladder which had run on CyberGamer from December. The remaining four teams will qualify in a last chance One Day Tournament on April 12th. The top four teams from this Invitational Ladder will qualify directly into Pro League for Split Two. The bottom four teams will get a second chance with entry into the Pro League Qualifier Tournament.

LAN Centers and LAN events

A series of tournaments at LAN events and LAN centers. Participating LAN events and LAN Centers will host tournaments to find local champions. These teams will qualify for an online one day Lan Winners Qualifier Tournament to fight exclusively against each other. The top two teams from this tournament, will gain spots in the Pro League Qualifier Tournament.

Pro League Qualifier Tournament

Online tournament to determine which teams will be promoted to the Pro League in Split Two. Teams will converge from Open and Invitational Ladders as well as the LAN Center and LAN Event Qualifier Tournament. The top teams will earn a place in the Oceania Pro League.

Split Two

The Oceania SPL Format

Split Two will mirror the structure of Split One, but the stakes are raised! Teams will be fighting to secure a spot in the Oceanic Regional Championship at PAX. Again, there are four ways to participate…

Pro League

Restricted online ladder. The top teams from Split One will play against each other in an online ladder league in a fight to win direct placement into the Oceanic Regional Championship at PAX. Pro League will be between 8 and 16 teams. (Pending those who don’t make the cut will have to fight for their place against new teams in the Challenger Cup.)

Challengers Open Ladder

Open online ladder. As in Split One, any teams can join this ladder up until roughly the mid way point. This will allow for new teams to form and evolve. Teams will play off in this series against other teams to climb to the top of the ladder. The best teams will gain entry into the Challengers Cup.

LAN Centers and LAN Events

A series of tournaments at LAN events and LAN centers. A second run of LAN Event and Center tournament winners will first play off amongst themselves, with only the very best making it to face the Challengers Cup.

Challengers Cup

An online tournament to determine which teams will make it through to the Oceania Championship. The bottom teams of the Pro League, the top teams of the Challengers Open Ladder and the top two teams from the LAN Center and Event stream will come together to fight it out for the final spots in the Oceania Championship at PAX Australia.

Oceania Regional Championships

PAX Australia, Oct 28-Nov 1, 2015

Ending the first Oceanic season with a huge tournament. Not only will there be a major prize pool up for grabs, but we will crown the first Oceania Champions. The Champions will be sent to Atlanta, Georgia in 2016 to represent the region against the best teams in the world in the SMITE World Championship 2016.

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