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Today’s European tournament solidified my statements from yesterdays North American round up. When I took a look at the tournament brackets, I saw new teams, more than a few. Some teams showed how green they are in the competitive scene—and like RIP Midas Boots, some showed they want to get right in the action. I couldn’t be happier at the pace that new teams are showing up and giving competitive Smite a try.
The first round went as it usually does, with most of the newer teams losing to their more seasoned counterparts—or with the top teams having a bye bracket, automatically moving them on to the second round. The match from the first round that was streamed on Smitegame, was a very good choice. It was a competitive match that saw two newer teams battling it out to move on to the next round. We have heard a bit about VexEU in the recent weeks, but we haven’t heard much about xCeed, so it was good to give everyone an opportunity to see who they are and how well they can play.
It wasn’t until the second round that the tournament picked up the pace. A match between eLEMON and PIZZA Gaming showcased a great comeback. Both teams played very well, the match showed how map objectives and strategic team fights can really turn a match around. If you want to watch one of the most exciting matches of the day, I definitely recommend you watch this one.
The match between BLG EU and eLEMON was one that I was very much looking forward to. With former Copenhagen Wolves team members Youngbae and Badgah now with eLEMON—as well as the new addition to BLG EU with Sprayarn. Also with Suntouch subbing for Qvofred, it was bound to be one of the best matches of the day. With the new changes and additions to their teams, both were dealing with synergy issues. It is tough to get into a groove with team members until you have played with them on a regular basis, it was interesting to see how both of them handled the situation.
Finally, as always the finals were as exciting as ever. eLEMON has only been in the scene for two weeks, yet already they have made a name for themselves and reached the finals to face off against the powerhouse SK Gaming. During the first match, we got to see Fenrir in action—Xaliea showed that this God is viable if played the right way. The second match SK decided to go with a healing based composition—a few active items could have helped eLEMON alleviate some of that healing, but we didn’t see those actives picked up to their advantage. Both matches were well played and it was nice seeing such a new team make it so far, showing all of the other new teams that they can make it too, with practice, determination and fun.
Match start times and Match ID’s are down below. VexEU vs. xCeed - 0:23:00
Pizza Gaming vs The God Slayers - Forefit by TGS SK Gaming Bye BLG.eu Bye Quake vs Raven Tail Match ID: 14142858 elemon vs aluma Match ID: 14142385 Vell vs Broken legs Match ID: 14142742 Feeder EU vs Taunt Match ID: 14142415 xCeed Gaming vs Vexx Gaming Match ID: 14143521
2nd round: BLG.eu vs Feeder EU Match ID: 14146954 xCeed vs VELL: Match ID 14147278 SK Gaming wins over quake match id: 14147710 eLEMON vs Pizza Gaming Match ID: 14147798
Semi Finals: eLEMON vs BLG.eu Match ID: 14156216 SK vs xCeed Match ID: 14152382
3rd Place: blg.eu vs xceed Match ID: 14162975
Finals: Sk vs eLEMON: Game 1: SK Wins Match ID: 14166489 Game 2: SK wins Match ID: 14171915
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