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SMITE's Esports Broadcasts Have Been Canceled This Weekend At The Last Minute, No Reason Given By Hi-Rez

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Hi-Rez's SMITE was slated to take the stage this weekend in its pro esports competitions, however the studio announced today that the broadcasts would be "postponed," without expressly stating why.

The announcement comes on Twitter (via MassivelyOP), and it's not a whole lot of information from the company as to why the entire slate of competition has been shuttered at the last minute.

"All SCC and SPL broadcasts originally schedueld for this weekend have been postponed," the statement on Twitter reads. "We know this is disappointing to our players and fans, and we are deeply sorry. We're unable to provide any further information right now, but will share updates as soon as we can. In the meantime, we thank you all for your continued support and understanding. We look forward to resuming games soon."

The last part of the statement itself has brought speculation from fans about what could be serious enough to shutter the entire weekend's events all of a sudden. While the Hi-Rez team does state they will update fans as more info can be shared, there really isn't a timetable for when that will be. Any earlier tweet sent out by the SMITE Pro team indicated that games would be played at a later day, though it also indicated that gameplay would be happening this weekend in its sound off. However, we now know that won't be happening. 


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore