One of the most anticipated StarCraft 2 tournaments is just around the corner, with the world's best players getting ready to fight for their share of $500,000 in prize money.
A legendary esports event, the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Katowice is a CS:GO tournament held in Poland. In this guide, we'll go over all the participating teams, details about the schedule, as well as everything you need to know about IEM CS:GO betting!
The Dota Pro Circuit is in full flow. The next big tournament in this seasonal circuit is the PGL Arlington Major. Texas is the location, Esports Stadium Arlington is the venue of choice, and seventeen brilliant Dota 2 teams will be eyeing their chances here.
The LEC (League of Legends European Championship) is entering a new decade starting with the inaugural Winter split. From team rosters to an all-new tournament format, the league will be seeing much more competition.
Smite is a popular MOBA esports game with more than 120 characters and a unique approach to the MOBA genre. For starters, it is played in third-person view and in the traditional isometric bird’s eye view that is seen in League of Legends, Dota 2, and other MOBA games. In this guide, we’ll take a look at all the Smite characters and their abilities, as well as which characters are currently the strongest and most popular.
The player-controlled characters in Smite are actually Gods from a wide range of historical Pantheons. This is one of the main appeals of Smite as a game; technically, not a single character is a work of fiction, which is almost always the case in esports games.
The Gods are divided into 16 Pantheons from various cultures and countries, and each has its own set of unique abilities, strengths, and weaknesses. The Gods themselves are further organised into five primary archetypes: Guardians (tanks, melee supports, and initiators), Hunters (fighters and ranged carries), Assassins (gankers and melee junglers), Warriors (melee bruisers), and Mages (ranged ability users and ranged supports).
The main premise of the game is fairly similar to how other MOBAs play, but there are certain intricacies that you can only learn by playing it yourself or watching live streams of esports tournaments.
As of November 2022, there are currently 123 Smite characters in the game. The developers release around six new characters each year, so by the end of 2023, the game will most likely have 129 playable characters. It’s worth noting that this frequency of releasing new characters is on par with what we see in other MOBAs and esports games.
Below, we provide the full breakdown of which characters belong to which Pantheons and the names of their abilities.
*If you want to learn more about these characters, visit the official Smite website for more information.
**Some characters can switch between stances or switch their current active skillset. These characters have more than 5 abilities. We’ve described these as A1a, A1b, A1c (as an example).
While these metrics can often get skewed once the developers release a new character, they still show which characters are popular at the moment. Here are the top 10 most popular Smite characters in patch 9.10 (results based on the analysis of 62,335 normal conquest matches from Data sourced from CasualSmite.com):
There are three primary methods of unlocking Smite characters:
The newest character has just recently been released (Maui) so we don’t really have a lot of information on how the characters compare against each other at the moment. On top of that, quite a lot of changes were introduced in patch 9.10 that will definitely shake up the strength of most of the characters.
Still, the following Reddit thread does give important insight into what the community thinks, even if it’s for the last patch. If you’re planning on betting on Smite, then it’s best to wait and see how the newest patch changes things because your bets might be based on expired information – plus, you wouldn’t want to waste your betting bonus by rushing your bets!
At the time of writing, Smite has 123 characters, with more on the way.
Characters get released every 2-3 months on a yearly basis, so we usually have around 5-6 new characters each year.
There are 16 Pantheons in which the Gods are sorted.
The newest Smite characters is Maui; the second character to be added to the Polynesian Pantheon.
Yes, you can bet on Smite esports tournaments. Simply find a bookie you like, create an account, connect your payment method, and begin your Smite betting adventure!
Through our in-depth guides and reviews, we are focused on providing the best insights into esports betting.