Only four teams are left playing for the SMITE Oceania Pro League (OPL) Split 2 crown, as well as the lion’s share of a $25,000 prize pool at the Oceania Esports Masters event this weekend. Starting on Saturday, Sydney’s Australia Technology Park will be acting as the battlegrounds for the finale of a ten-week league where we will see who will come out victorious between Legacy Esports, Incite, Team Pandamonium and Avant Garde.
The action begins tomorrow with two semi-finals, the first being between the dominate first seed, Legacy Esports, when they clash with fourth seed, Avant Garde. Legacy is undoubtedly the favoured team, due to their impressive 8-1-1 record*, which earned them the number one spot. Avant Garde as the lowest seed has to fight an uphill battle since they have yet to find a convincing win against teams above them — other than their then one tied-up set against Incite during the regular season.
Following that matchup is a more contentious matchup of the second and third seeded teams, Incite and Team Pandamonium respectively. Incite is known for their well-crafted draft phase and more cerebral approach to the game. Pandamonium, the defending champions of the OPL, on the other hand, will be relying on their late-game tactics and map movements to outwit their opponents.