Update: May 24

Unfortunately, we now know why the broadcasts were cancelled, and I’m sure all of us would have preferred it to have been some major technical issues. As revealed on the SmitePro twitter account yesterday, Smite tournament caster John Finch passed away on Thursday.

Finch, 28, was first introduced to Hi-Rez fans via The Caster, Hi-Rez’s reality show created to find new caster talent. He’d been a member of the team since. Over the weekend, members of the Hi-Rez team posted various statements and videos in honor of Finch. All of which can be found via the SmitePro Twitter account.

For those wondering when the SPL broadcasts will resume, announcements will be made at a later time.

Original Post: May 21

Smite esports fans who were looking forward to some of the streams this weekend now need to make other plans, as all SCC and SPL broadcasts have been postponed. Hi-Rez announced the postponement a few hours ago via the SmitePro Twitter account, stating that they’re unable to offer any details, but they’ll update everyone as soon as they can.

This announcement came a little less than 24 hours after yesterday’s SPL cast was cancelled, “Due to unforseen circumstances.” As of this writing, there have been no additional updates. Although, Smite fans on Twitter and Reddit have been busy speculating and generally agree that the problem must be something other than technical, as Hi-Rez would have just explained that.

Hopefully, whatever the problem is doesn’t involve someone having been injured or something equally bad.

QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community. For the past five years she's been a writer at Gamebreaker TV.

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