The SMITE World Championship 2016 begins in Atlanta, USA this week and Australian SMITE team – Avant Garde will kick off their campaign against some of the world’s best from Friday.

After defeating Dire Wolves and taking home $25,000 at the Regional Finals hosted at PAX Australia 2015 in Melbourne, Australia, the team will be facing against North American runner up, Enemy in their first match.

Each match will be played in a ‘Best of One’ format and the team will need to make their way through the brackets and avoid elimination in the placement rounds.

Their match against Enemy will be streamed live from 5AM ADST January 8th, 2016 on – learn more about the SMITE World Championship here.