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We’re just a couple months away from kicking off the Paladins World Championship as part of Hi-Rez Expo at DreamHack Atlanta! This massive event will be the conclusion of Paladins’ second season, with the best teams joining us from around the world to compete for over $300,000 in prizing across PC and console. 15 teams will enter as competitors, but only one will be crowned the Champion of the Realm!

In this post you’ll find everything you need to know about the Paladins World Championship at DreamHack Atlanta – including our format, participating teams, and day-by-day schedules. We’ll also be covering information regarding the placement rounds for this event, which is taking place a week before HRX at DreamHack.

Paladins World Championship Placement Round

Dates: November 5 – November 10

Before our best Paladins teams head to DreamHack Atlanta for the World Championship, they’ll have to battle through our placement round to earn one of 8 available spots in the championship bracket.

Format and Teams

There will be a total of 15 teams participating in the Placement Round. The top 2 EU and top 2 NA PPL teams will automatically receive a bye into the Paladins World Championship bracket, the rest of our PPL and PGS teams will be fighting for a spot through an extremely arduous bracket.

Participating teams for the Placement Round are as follows, listed in order of seeding.

  1. FNATIC
  2. Renegades
  3. ZAGA Talent Gaming
  4. Virtus Pro
  5. Splyce
  6. Team CryptiK
  7. mousesports
  8. SK Gaming
  9. Kanga Esports
  10. Spacestation Gaming
  11. Armada
  12. Team Ryder
  13. Sanguine
  14. Sour Team
  15. Big Egos

These 15 teams will make their way through the Placement Round using the following format:

  • Double elimination bracket
  • Best-of-three (Bo3) matches

The top 4 teams in the Placement Round bracket will punch their ticket to battle against the top 2 PPL EU and NA teams in the main Paladins World Championship bracket during DreamHack Atlanta.

Match Schedule

The Paladins World Championship Placement Round will run from Monday, November 5 until Saturday, November 10. Every game will be available across all our official channels – Mixer, Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook.

Broadcasts will begin at 11:00am ET with 4-5 matches played per day. Here’s a quick breakdown of which matches you can expect to see each day:

Monday, November 5

  • Match 1: SK Gaming vs. Kanga Esports
  • Match 2: Virtus Pro vs. Sanguine
  • Match 3: Splyce vs. Team Ryder
  • Match 4: Renegades vs. Big Egos

Tuesday, November 6

  • Match 5: mousesports vs. Spacestation Gaming
  • Match 6: ZAGA Talent Gaming vs. Sour Team
  • Match 7: Team CryptiK vs. Armada
  • Match 8: Sanguine vs. Team Ryder

Wednesday, November 7

  • Match 9: Renegades vs. mousesports
  • Match 10: ZAGA Talent Gaming vs. Team CryptiK
  • Match 11: FNATIC vs. Kanga Esports
  • Match 12: Virtus Pro vs. Splyce

Thursday, November 8

  • Match 13: Big Egos vs. Spacestation Gaming
  • Match 14: Sour Team vs. Armada
  • Match 15: Loser of Match 14 vs. SK Gaming
  • Match 16: Loser of Match 13 vs. Sanguine

Friday, November 9

  • Match 17: Loser of Match 12 vs. Winner of Match 9
  • Match 18: Loser of Match 11 vs. Winner of Match 10
  • Match 19: Winner of Match 11 vs. Winner of Match 12
  • Match 20: Winner of Match 13 vs. Winner of Match 14
  • Match 21: Winner of Match 15 vs. Winner of Match 16

Saturday, November 10

  • Match 22: Winner of Match 17 vs. Winner of Match 18
  • Match 23: Winner of Match 19 vs. Winner of Match 21
  • Match 24: Loser of Match 20 vs. Winner of Match 22
  • Match 25: Winner of Match 19 vs. Winner of Match 20
  • Match 26: Winner of Match 23 vs. Winner of Match 24.

Paladins World Championship

Dates: November 16 – November 18.

Once they’ve fought through the Placement Round, the top 4 teams will continue on to compete against the top 2 EU and NA PPL teams in the main Paladins World Championship. The format for our championship bracket is as follows:

 

  • Single-elimination bracket
  • Best-of-five (Bo5) quarterfinals
  • Best-of-seven (Bo7) semifinals
  • Best-of-seven (Bo7) Grand Finals

 

Participating teams will be seeded based on how they finished during the Placement Round, with the top 4 PPL (2 EU, 2 NA) teams who received a BYE holding the top slots:

  1. Natus Vincere
  2. Team Envy
  3. Ninjas in Pyjamas
  4. G2 Esports
  5. Placement Round winner (#1 seed)
  6. Placement Round runner-up (#2 seed)
  7. Placement Round semifinalist (#3 seed)
  8. Placement Round semifinalist (#4 seed)

Match Schedule

The Paladins World Championship will run from November 16-18, with every game available on our official Mixer, Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook channels. Pick your favorite platform to watch the broadcast and experience our interactive content while you watch!

Here’s a look at the full schedule, along with the matches being played each day:

Friday, November 16 (Quarterfinals)

  • Match 1: Natus Vincere vs. Placement Round 4
  • Match 2: G2 Esports vs. Placement Round 1
  • Match 3: Team Envy vs. Placement Round 3
  • Match 4: Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. Placement Round 2

Saturday, November 17 (Semifinals)

  • Match 5: Winner of Match 1 vs. Winner of Match 2
  • Match 6: Winner of Match 3 vs. Winner of Match 4

Sunday, November 18 (Grand Finals)

  • Match 7: Winner of Match 5 vs. Winner of Match 6

That’s all the information we have for you at this time! If you haven’t already, make sure to purchase tickets for HRX 2018 at DreamHack Atlanta so you can catch the Paladins World Championship LIVE at the World Congress Center in Georgia. And, as always, be sure to follow us on Twitter @PaladinsPro to keep up with future updates as we close in on the event!