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BOL Plat Breakdown Week 2

Hello again to everyone in Blue Otter League platinum. I hope everyone had a great week 1! This week I am going to be doing more of what is a typical article for me. So the basic format of this article and those moving forward is that I am going to do a prediction on the upcoming matches of the week. I will put who I think is going to win each matchup and why, a letter grade on how well I thought they drafted last week as well as what lane I think will be the most impactful next week. I have included the draftlol links so that you can more easily follow along my train of thought. Having to add over 20 images to a post simply took way too much time to format. New this year to my articles I have an interview section. With 16 teams in the league it is going to be next to impossible for me to coordinate with individual players so I am using google forms. Hopefully you enjoy them and it sparks some discussion within the league. Thank you so much to all 22 players who took some time to fill it out.


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GE Emerald VS MasterMcNasty

Prediction 2-1 for Master McNasty

Lane to Watch: Top Lane


The first matchup of Shurima features 2 teams that are coming off of a rough week 1. Both GEE and MMN were unable to find a win in their 1st series. On the bright side for both of these teams they were playing 2 teams I am confident will be top 4 within this group. When looking at overall team stats GEE had an abysmal showing in week 1 they only got 1 tower a game and had the lowest CS and kills a game out of every team in Shurmia. MMN had slightly better team stats getting a respectable 4.5 towers a game and a baron. I have predicted Master McNasty to win this series 2-1 and I hope for their sake that they can pull off a 2-0. BOL has a short regular season and every week counts towards playoffs. In week 1 MMN showed they understood draft concepts and played as a team with a cohesive team composition. Top lane is my lane to watch for this series as Papa Cooks have shown they have some very unique counter picks in draft and I still worry about 2006HondaInsight’s champion pool.


In Week 1 I give GEE a C+ from me from a draft perspective. Your draft in game 1 was way better than your game 2 draft. In game 1 you matched lanes properly and grabbed things that you wanted comfort wise. Unfortunately you picked 0 winning lanes in game 1 and had no real way to start a fight. An under level Rakkan trying to start a fight into Lux Varus Maokai sounds like a dead Rakkan. Game 2 you tried to fix that having Sion to start fights and a couple of even lanes. But as blue side you guys had some really strange prick prio if I am being honest. I get you really want the Morde but are you scared OBER is taking it from you immediately? Lilia was a counter to the Sej I get but like why take it now? You can just build your bot lane to beat a lux pick. Sion was also odd in round 2, not the pick itself. I respect Sion Mid. I have played a lot of Sion Mid and uh it's not really blind pickable in comp. In solo que it works blind great as no mage player ever expects you to be mid and then you shove them in and scale as they waste mana trying to kill you. This game it was pretty easy to see where it is and OER took the Azir counter which makes you want to FF as sion. If you guys just sit back and think about the overall direction of draft I think you guys got it.


Week 1 in draft decisions MMN gets a B+ from me. Game 1 I really like what your team comp is built to do and how it functions. You fumbled the ball a bit in terms of pick order and your round 2 bans. Taking your support 1st pick is a little strange but sure why not. I think jungle is probably the best blue side 1st pick. Your bans in round 2 should have been focused either way more on supports to counter Naut Samira(like Taric Rakkan the Braum that was picked) or you should have gone after Syndra counter picks if you knew that you were blind picking that mid lane. Otherwise your draft is solid in its simplicity just ult Kai”sa and kill her every fight and let your tanks peel Samira once Kai’Sa is dead. Your game 2 draft again is quite good. I think the Jayce pick was a little too early. Jayce is incredible the higher ELO you go but were platinum players. He's not pick ban for us. I think again you take Naut here instead of the Jayce as it's good into Annie support and you are picking an aggressive marksman anyway. I like most or less all of the rest of this draft.


TA Capybara VS Oblivion Esports Ruby

Prediction 2-1 for Oblivion

Lane to Watch: Bot Lane

So despite OER taking a dominant 2-0 Victory in week 1 over GEE and TAC failing to win their series against SHZ I think that this should be a close match. A stomp that hard means I have rated one of the two teams of OER or GEE completely wrong. With more games being played tonight we will have more of a clear idea did I seriously underrate OER? I think that TAC are a decent team and I am excited to see if they can show up and bounce back from a series loss. Neither of these 2 teams focused very much on Hearld and were much more focused towards dragons so expect a lot more teamfights and less side lane threats. As far as individual stats go Ravensman for OER was the standout player of everyone in week 1 and his support KneoStorm was also in the top 5. I expect these numbers to go way down this game as they are simply unsustainable. So bot lane I think becomes the lane to watch to see if OER can continue their domination down there and prove me wrong.


Draft in week 1 I give OER an A. So in game 1 the whole point of this draft for both teams is top side for both teams scale and early game is all about bot lane. You have the much stronger bot lane early and the much stronger side as the game goes late so you did really well for yourself. Couple of things I think you could have waited on the A sol pick. Lux is a flex pick kind of. You could take a jungle here and mid is much safer later. Like GEE could have locked early pressure with like Vi, Yone or something to that effect where you are just praying you do not get dove on repeat. Otherwise great draft. Game 2 draft was great again. Sivir pick I guess was taken for the option to kite away with Sivir instead of going forward so I get it.

Draft for TAC gets a C. Things started off good with some minor problems and drafts just started getting worse and worse as your series continued. Game 1 draft I think is way too hard to play If I am being honest. It looks easy but your entire team's damage is just from Viktor and Varus. Normally thats fine but those 2 are immobile. They have like 7 key things they need to dodge and keep track of every fight. So things to watch out for: Rakkan Engage, Wukong Flanks, Xayah Feathers, GP Barrels, Talyiah combo, Talyiah wall to block escape. Game 2 draft on both sides is a mess and you won the game convincingly so I guess good job but I just have so many questions. The Jayce pick as flex was the best pick of this entire series. I would not want to be playing Jayce in a plat league but that's your choice. So Shadowz is playing a full run into you team comp and you're playing some sort of anti engage kite back poke comp? Why pick Rakkan? Xayah is banned and if you need to engage onto Sivir lots of better stuff like Alistar. My main question is why is your team playing Vlad? Fights in this game are all going to be over in like 5 seconds and you already have a side laner in Jayce. Vlad is best when he gets to combo off multiple times and sort of drain tank. IDK you won this game so hard? Was it just mid gap? Game 3 draft just gets stranger. Both teams in round 1 take like the most powerful possible AOE team fights and then in round 2 play absolutely wack counters to those things. Why are we going for Olaf mid into Viktor? Why not just play a normal mid here man. If you want that aggressive run it down kill him play Diana its good into Viktor and lets you combo off your engagement. I mean you are getting outscaled in this game for sure. Seraphine support when ROA that's how much scaling that team has and we got Vlad again. I think as TAC you need to keep in mind you need winning lanes for your jungle. Not every lane needs to but you need some or the pressure will just mount until it breaks you.


New World Esports Orion VS First Class STREAMED Games

Prediction 2-1 for Orion

Lane to Watch:Mid

I think that these 2 teams are easily going to be top 3 within Shurmia so I think that this series will be very close. I feel this is a playoff preview more than a regular season match. I favor NWEO in this series for a couple of reasons: Most of these players have played together before and developed synergy with one another longer than FC has, they showed more variety within draft in week 1, have a cap exception player and I think they are more active with the amateur community playing in more leagues and thus are better practiced. Both these teams had nearly identical stats in week 1. NWEO has much higher KDA, slightly higher stats across the board simply because they did not lose a game. FC interestingly enough did not take herald once in any of their 3 games and looked like they needed multiple barons to end a game. Mid lane I believe will be the series with the most impact this week. Last series for FC they put a lot of emphasis on early picking their mid every game in draft and FC solem was the best play on the team across the series rewarding that early draft focus. Eazy the mid for NWEO has better numbers across the board for their 1st series and drafted for counter pick. Who is going to come out on top between the two?


Orion got an A- for me for week 1 for drafting. In game 1 Orion plays a bit of an odd comp and I think they probably would have lost if they were not clearly the better players and team. You have 2 dedicated side laners with Kassadin and Camille, and the rest of this team is trying to avoid being engaged on. Master was playing a ton on engage. I'm surprised you went with Kassadin last pick. Kai’Sa & Braum were crazy value for this team as the bot did not get 1 shot. Nunu and Maplhite were really behind the entire gold lead in game 1 was in these 2. Game 2 you play much more of a standard team fight comp and I liked your draft better. Keeping the Annie as a flex in round 1 paid off and let you play Annie into Jayce which is a very winning matchup for Annie. I don't know what else to say this team had clear engage options with Zac, there was follow up CC. Peel was there for your hyper carry via Lulu.


First Class drafting gets a B- for me for week 1 for drafting. Game 1 and game 2 both teams more or less draft the same comp. First Class takes a run at you comp and TEA played to peel. I just don't get the 1st pick Syndra. Why? Lots of things up that are flex picks for traditional teams. Lots of ADCs that are quite strong. Syndra is pretty vulnerable early and that's the major gripe I have with the game 1 draft. You won this draft more for the fact that TEA screwed up than for doing something smart. Game 2 draft is more or less the salty runback. The only thing that changed this game was that TEA played a real peel tool in the jungle and you guys went for Rengar into 3 squishy ADCs. The major problem with both game 1 and game 2 drafts is that you have no front line whatsoever. Like Xin can create a frontline with ult up or if hes fed like in game 1. In game 2 you guys can sprint full on into Sej, Trist, Varus,Ashe all you want your just not killing them fast enough. In game 3 both teams changed it up a lot. FC ends up playing a pick comp with a Yone on the side and TEA is playing for full teamfight. I like taking the Vi 1st pick. It sets you up for a lot of things and gives strong early fights. She does get outscaled but pick comp does anyway point is to end the game by 3rd items. I have 0 idea how you guys were able to counter pick on blue side both solo lanes but you did good job.


ShadowZ Plat VS TE ABYSS

Prediction 2-1 for TE Abyss

Lane to Watch: Top

I think that Abyss, despite losing their 1st set of games, will be able to take this series over SHZ. It should be very close however. The reason I favor TEA as a team have a higher KDA overall and got 2 rift heralds every game. This tells me that TEA has a clear macro game plan in the early game. With both teams having low dragon counts this can be a huge spike of power and shows that K7 can play for himself even when put on tank duty. Both teams went to 3 games last week and both teams had 1 game where they fumbled in draft. Top lane is the lane to watch this series. Yung Rat on the side of SHZ has started to play lots of powerful strong side picks like Aatrox and GP. It will be interesting to see if K7 Showoff will decide to stick with his K’sante or go for a more aggressive, less safe laner like I thought they would in my pre rankings.


For SHZ I have been very critical of their drafts in other leagues that I am writing for. This week I think they have majorly improved on draft and I give SHZ a B+. I like your draft a lot in game 1 and mentioned it earlier in the article but TAC has only 2 threats that are immobile. The team you play has tons of flank options and is slippery enough to avoid engage. When you do want to pull the trigger there are plenty of tools to do so. Great game 1 draft. Game 2 I think your draft makes very little sense. Overall you have 3 people who want to sprint with Sivir Ult and go in and 2 flank assassins. I recognize Eve is a personal preference pick and something you have confidence on but this was not the point to take it. I believe that Eve needs to be picked more in round 2 than in round 1 you need at least 2 high value targets, maybe even 3.Picking Olaf into J4 is also quite questionable in this draft. For game 3 you guys brought it back nice job. You had clear initiation, follow up, side lane threats and winning lanes.


Ok so TEA you guys get a B for draft for this week from me. Game 1 you guys play a teamfight comp relying on Ashe to start fights for you. It’s not a bad draft. I like taking your flex picks and trying it out but they seemed like obvious call outs to me. My issues with draft in game 1 are as follows: Trist pick was way too early taken should be taken at round 3 in the draft, I know they 1st picked mid so you can match it and trist is a “flex” but I think it's fairly obvious that is going mid. Sylas jungle pick I was also not a fan of at all. There are very few good ults to steal from FC and none of your lanes are like guaranteed kills that Sylas needs to snowball. You never really fixed your engagement problem. Ashe ult is great to start fights but the only person you want to hit is Syndra. Rakkan can always jump from it, Sivir can spell shield, engaging onto a xin sounds bad and camille can dodge it. Game 2 you guys fixed the major issues in running it back that game 1 draft had. You had a much easier engage option with Sejuani, better ganks(Sej Kstante early is too much CC and generally gets a kill) and FC had no real way to interact with your deathball; they are entirely reliant on flanks and split push. Game 3 you guys played a teamfight deathball comp and screwed up the draft pick order I am sorry to say. Sej and your mid is fairly questionable as it's not melee synergy round 1. I would have taken the Sivir as a take away instead of the Viktor. You guys picked Aatrox on 4 why? Just take Lulu and give yourself at least 1 counterpick and make sure you have a winning top side of the map. All the bans in this game are focused here, just give counter and get ahead so your teamfight can win.


 

GP Oranges VS CB Rangers

Prediction 2-1 for Gp Orange

Lane to Watch: Mid

Both CBR and GPO confirmed my worries and initial predictions with their week 1 results. Both teams were unable to pick up a win in their 1st series the same as in Shurmia. This series just looking at the stat sheet should be incredibly close. Both teams across stats are very close to one another having rather abysmal stats. Team wise KDA for CBR was a 1.07 and it was fractionally better for GPO with a 1.13. Both teams averaged 1 herald and dragon. GPO only got 1 tower on average whereas CBR at least got 2 on average. Obviously these teams are both going to have to increase all of these stats across the board to become competitive within BOL. Playing each other someone's stats will dramatically improve and they need to take that momentum with them into their next series. With such a short season and only playing every team once games matter like this a lot. This series can be the difference between qualifying for a wild card spot and not making playoffs, getting a 2-0 and securing that extra point could be a huge difference.I am giving the edge to GPO just due to my initial rankings on these 2 teams. Most of CBR problems last week came from just not being able to go into the game at even footing. At least in game 1 for GPO they had a real game and made it to 32 minutes. Mid lane this series is the one to watch. Bruh Rock in mid for CBR was their worst player in week 1 whereas ImJustinAGame was one of the better performing players on the side of GPO. Both mids played different styles in between the games and flexibility is a huge importance for their lane.



So for GPO you guys get a C for me for draft in week 1. The drafts are okay but there are some missing concepts. Game 1 the draft is solid. You take some really great teamfight tools in round 1 and some solid counter picks. It’s teamfight with a split top. So why did you get blasted so hard? The easy answer is that where are your winning lanes? Your bot lane does not have push as Seraphine has enormous CDs early, Viktor cannot play too aggressive mid as he is much more vulnerable to ganks and top lane it is a winning matchup but it's completely skill dependent. It’s not like Jax just takes over the game if he gets ahead slightly like a Darius or Aatrox can. Jax needs items and time to scale; he does not get to dive Camille on repeat or anything. The other major issue is that you have very little synergy picks. Stuff that flows together like the Vi, Galio. Your entire team is supposed to kite back and avoid the omega hard engage. How on earth can you do that Vi ult is going to follow through. So game 2 this draft is again 4 man teamfight and top lane is the island of split pushing fighters. You guys did not get any winning lanes again? Again I see very few pairings on this team as well. Jax vs Darius is another complete skill match; on average they are within 100 gold of each other at 15 minutes. They go completely even in lane vs each other. Barum completely nullified your MFs potential early aggression and you took cassiopeia blind and got punished with range. So just to bring up the no synergy things again Cait Seraphine is not a real lane. Karma Sivir you played into was. MF Thresh is also not a real lane. If you swapped those into Cait Thresh and Mf Sera there is some really strong synergy. You also want that out of your 2v2 duos. Sej Viktor not a lot of kill pressure or anything. Sejuani wants you to play with melee characters on your team to stack her passive. Sej Sylas is a lethal combo. Viktor wants his jungle to have early physical damage and a knockup to combo with his gravity field and burst stuff like J4, Xin or RekSai.


Ok CBR you guys get a C for draft in week 1 same as GPO. So game 1 you're drafting a team that wants to go as late as possible. You have 3 hyper scalers and AOE jungle who is weak early. So this was kind of disrespectful of you not going to lie. Your team has like nothing early game going for you whatsoever. You have 0 winning lanes. A Sol is new and crazy powerful yes. He also is not a real champion until he gets to 2 items and his stardust breakpoints. Your team has almost 0 answer to getting dove when you are behind which is a major worry you are playing 3 lanes for scaling. Your enemy realizes this and took Alistar Ornn and dove you a lot. Things that should help: stop taking your support in round 2 and get counter picks. Make sure that your bot lane is playing a real duo not just 2 things(why are we playing all in fight to the death with a Sivir Rell against Tristana, Alistar game 2?), have lanes that win so you have time to play the game and not be under enormous pressure from the get go. Game 2 this draft is about going as hard as possible and fighting every minute someone is on the screen about the opposite of what you did in game 1. I hate just about every aspect of this draft. I mentioned before that the Sivir Rell is not good. Amumu Kled also sounds absolutely miserable to play as a 2v2. I mean if Kled is able to push vs Viktor then by all means I am wrong and this could work but does Viktor not just take Aery and Q auto you 24/7? And if you go in he just gravity fields himself sorta like the Fizz matchup. Morde is a very odd 3rd choice as well, especially when you do not ban his counters out to ensure he has a good lane to play into. Morde is about taking things out of a fight. Why are we taking people out of our stellar AOE engagements where they cannot move?


Degenerates Exiles VS Dorado Gaming SIGMA

Prediction 2-0 for Sigma

Lane to Watch: Mid

Listen, I might have underestimated Sigma in my power rankings. I think both Dorado Gaming rosters admitted this split are very strong rosters. Sigma was able to take a clean 2-0 over their sister team and come into this matchup against Degens who also won 2-0. Degens had a very quick series with an average game time of only 25 minutes whereas the Dorado gaming clash was much longer with an average game time of almost 40 minutes. I am favoring Sigma for several reasons. Number 1 is that I feel confident that Sigma is a good team. For DEG you played against CBR who I would rank easily a bottom 3 team in all of BOL you won those games hard sure but like I feel most teams are going to do that. You guys need to prove yourselves to me. Make me eat my words. Number 2 is champion pools. I like the fact that DEG has lots of unique picks in their rosters. I think that's a strength. You guys did not play any of the things I thought you would and instead played safer picks. Sigma at least played some interesting team comps and showed off their champion flexibility playing Yone top week 1 and swapping players in between mid and top. Mid lane will be the lane to watch this series. For DEG you guys had a pop off performance by Coalbox in game 2 and a great series overall only dying the 1 time. On the side of Sigma its really interesting Nuffies and Slooter are flexing their matchups the most and swap in between games depending on matchups. Coalbox is really going to have to adapt this series and be ready for just about anything pick ban wise.


For sigma I liked your drafts a lot in week 1 you guys get an A. Just great stuff and nice to see something different from the somewhat solved pro meta that has been established this patch. Game 1 you got yourself a very strong bot lane early and made sure to play things that could threaten dives and roam towards the bot side of the map to support it. Cho does beat Jax in isolation but who cares as long as Jax plays safe he still gets to scale. Taking Gragas as the jungle mid flex in pick 3 on blue was super smart. Sej ended up having great lanes to gank for and you had winning lanes across the board. I wish you could have ended this game before the monstrous A sol came online and made this game 1 close. The game 2 draft was a little odd but it worked well. Your enemy is trying to tank stack and kill your threats and you played for too many threats to handle with lots of supportive picks. I think the Ori with all the ball delivery and shielding targets was great here.


For DEGEN I am not sure what letter grade to give you. CBR played some wack stuff in your 1st series and you just kinda went old reliable on them. Like in game 1 you get to counter pick mid in 1st rotation, jungle counter pick in 2nd and get top counter pick as well. I mean awesome good job your team makes sense but this seemed really easy. Taking Karthus was really smart last pick of Red. Most teams would go oh lets go super all in with Elise or Vi but you just take the fastest clearing jungle who scales like a monster. It’s awesome to see that you drafted enough dive threat but I am not sure against better players that you can pick counter top like that and have the lane go that well. Game 2 I mean good job securing counter picks. Darius into Morde was awesome. Securing yet another strong early jungler of Graves into Amumu is nice to see shows that you are willing to look at jungle matchups. I mean this team had almost 0 ways to start a fight but CBR solved that for you by diving into you.


XG Lightning VS Elysium Blaze

Prediction 2-1 for XG

Lane to Watch: Bot


So I think that this should be the other series that teams that are scouting pay attention to. This should be an incredible series and probably something that is going to be a bit of a playoff preview. Both XGL and ELY are coming off really dominant 2-0 weeks. Currently ELY have better stats across the board because they took 4 minutes longer to win on average so they got to kill more people and do more damage. Both teams had incredible high neutral objectives killed and buildings destroyed but XGL have a slight lead in the stats. Bot lane is the place to be in this series as both Idrees(ADC for ELY) and JuiiceBoxx(ADC FOR XGL) are top 10 players according to stats and the eye test. Both have just ridiculous stats right now and both played 2 very different styles of ADCs in their victories showing they are flexible in draft as well.


For XGL your drafts were really interesting and you dominated so you get an A. I have no real right to criticize them as your team went 2-0 and won both games pre 25 mins but I will do it anyway. So Zeri is a champion for pro/organized play a lot of people sleep on and I am glad to see you take it round 1. Zeri is one of those hyper carries who just warps the game around themselves. She is just too mobile and breaks almost every rule of being an ADC. I hate her as a tank player with every fiber of my being. Paired with the Karma and getting a matchup for Bel’Veth where she can scale I think this draft was awesome. Ornn and Ahri as your last couple of picks makes complete sense making sure that your team has very few gankable lanes and allowing your team to scale where you always win. Game 2 I have no idea how you won this game so hard. After checking matchups it appears that Mystic Cats do not have a winning lane to play for so maybe that's it? I can also see them running into you, the teams trading 2 for 2 and Akshan just sits there in stealth and revives 2 people turning the fight into a winning one. Anyway, good job drafting counter picks.


For ELY I think you guys had the best drafts out of every team in week 1 so you get an A+. So in game 1 you guys played a run at them team comp that was not shown to be that until your final couple of picks so your opponent could not stack anti engage. I think Vi is probably the best jungler this patch for comp she is just really strong. Stacking AH build going around just lets you ult people every fight and you do a lot of damage and have good ganks. Love that 1st pick. After that you grab a winning bot lane in response to GPO picks. In round 2 you ban some problematic top laners and go with an awesome dive in Galio and Camile. You now have 2 flank threats in the Camille and Vi and the combo wombo is all there and ready. Sivir and Karma ensure this team can engage at a moments notice. Draft in game 2 is all about out range and poke and again your team does not look like that until it's too late. A poke comp with just 2 poke champs really is all you need. Ezreal and Ziggs just take over game 2 completely. Both poke out their lanes and call Zac/Braum when it's time to dive . Braum as the last pick for game 3 was really nice to stop the Sej ult and MF Ult. You also have a really intense skill matchup top and both Zac and Ziggs have 1st move in order to help the Jax out and get them ahead.


Mystic Cats Black VS Doardo Gaming NU

Prediction 2-1 for Nu

Lane to Watch: Bot

So Mystic Cats Black(CATS) got blasted in their last series and I have the johns listed out already .Cornstar is the best player on this CATS roster and they did not play last week. They also had someone who does not play top lane sub in for them. Playing with their full roster I expect a lot more out of the CATS and I expect them to at least take a game off NU. Also coming off a tough loss Dorado Gaming Nu I had rated higher than their sister team Sigma and they lost 0-2. But I still have them to win the series against the CATS. The reason for that is swbf at ADC for NU played like a beast last series. If Cornstar is back we should have 2 of the top 5 adcs in my opinion this year in BOL playing against one another and it should be a thrill to watch.


Dorado Gaming Nu despite getting 2-0d had some close games with their sister organization in week 1. For the draft overall I am giving Nu a B. Your comp in game 1 is really good TBH. You match the push in bot and have a way to fight. Mid lane you take your scaling and protect it with bans. I think the Hecraim picks stands out as something that might want to be something else. It's hard though you cannot take something that just runs in as Cait Lux Gragas and you need engage. Hecarim needs a dive buddy or he just gets smoked. I like WuKong or J4 here(OH ITS BANNED LOL) for the flanks maybe or Zac? Udyr could work but it's really tough I think. Also hearth steel was not it for Cho. It's great for short trades. Past 2 items Jax is never short trading with you he's all inning you play for JakSho. Game 2 you guys simply do not draft enough damage. Taking sion early is fine if you are worried about the round 2 bans but with Udyr sion Cait your team needs some sort of control mage mid for damage and an enchanter. 3 tanks is way too many. Udyr going demonic and R max is great for when you need a frontline but sucks balls for damage after the nerfs. If you guys had Kai’sa instead of Cait and picked Lulu as the last blue pick maybe this game works out.

Mystic cats Black get a B- for draft me for week 1. So game 1 you don't have that much of a team comp? You have pieces. You have teamfight in the Amumu Anivia, Pick with Elise Xayah and then split with a Fiora. I guess this team is just looking to leverage their split push and wave clear? IDK comp is not that good. Your team needed dependable CC in the form of a point and click like Nautilus or Vi or something just so you can ensure that you can burst Zeri or Bel’Veth as they dash around. Game 2 you guys played a much better comp. It's the Sivir special run at them and kill them good to see a plan overall. Without watching this game I am really unsure why it was such a stomp. Everything makes sense. You sit on top of Akshan with Galio for ganks with J4. Sivir just pushes 24/7 and Lulu deep wards to ensure Vi does not kill you. Aatrox pick was probably a mistake? It makes sense in your comp but Gragas top loses hardest to tanks who just don't care about his chip damage. Aatrox actually has to interact with champions to heal and Gragas just decides if that happens or not.


 

Interviews

Hey everyone so these are the 12 questions that I asked every team this week. Thank you to all 22 of you who filled this out! First Class was the team that had the most responses for this with 4/5 players answering. So I am going to answer every question and explain why I chose them. Feel free to skip ahead to the teams if you do not want to read my ramblings.


Who are you? What team do you play for and what lane are you on that team?


So this question is obviously just to keep things organized for myself. My name is CTRL ULT ELITE I am the top laner for Basement Dwellers Esports and we are playing in Titan’s plat league this split.


Do you think where I ranked you in the power rankings pre week 1 was fair? Where would you rank your team yourself?

I like asking this question as it encourages teams to actually look at the other teams in their division and try and start deciding things for themselves. Like if you are an S tier team you look who is in A tier that we might need to actually spend some draft time looking at.


In titan were a B tier team were well poised to make playoffs but lost to the top 2 teams in our group. We took a game off both of them at least.


What is going to be your end of the season record for you team? (7-0 would be a perfect record, 4-3 should make playoffs)


Again let teams build themselves up a narrative. Predict yourself 7-0 and get blown out of the water? Maybe that team you played was really good. Lets me know what you think of other teams.


Our season is 7 weeks long and I think we should end the season at 5-2? Maybe 4-3 if things go wrong with needing subs.


How long has your roster been together? Has anyone played in previous seasons together of other leagues?


Just a good getting to know your team question. Also generally helps rank teams as teams that have played together longer do well as they communicate better and have more clear ideas on how to play as a team.


About 8 months? I have played league with my friend Nak in mid for several years but about 8 months for everyone else.



As far as shot calling goes who is the primary voice on your team?


Just a good getting to know your team question. Knowing who the primary voice gives me a better idea of the lanes I should be focusing on in writing articles. Jungle talk the most? Probably a team that plays for aggressive invades and objective control. Mid laner shot calls? You go for lots of roam plays etc.


Our jungle calls out most of our plays. I focus on the macro and what we should be doing and he translates that into the moment stuff.



What is the series score going to be for your next set of matches? Any thoughts on the team that you play?


Again trying to get teams to look at their opponents and get some trash talk in. This question hard core failed TBH. I need to find a new way to ask this. Almost every response was we 2-0 them.




Is there any team this season you really want to beat?


Let me know if there is any beef or rivalries that are not totally obvious. Beef makes for interesting content and lets me ask some pointed questions.


What was the most surprising thing about the team you played in week 1? Was it a pick they pulled in the draft? Someone popping off that you did not expect to? An epic throw?

Getting teams to talk is the point of these articles and get you guys to interact with one another to build a sense of community. It's a lot more fun and interesting when teams have rivals.



Who on your team is going to end the year with the highest rating on the BOL stat sheet?

I like this question as it lets you poke fun at your own teammates and it lets me know where I should be looking at on your team.

In Titan Battle Gnome is probably going to have the best stats for us as we play a lot of carry junglers that allow us as a team to force teams to fight us.



If you are going on a roadtrip and are handed the AUX for a banger whats the song that you are throwing on? Drop the youtube link. Will make a playlist of these and see how it compares to the CCS list.


Silly Questions are great. I have to interview a lot of people for my job(if people offer you a job Leading projects RUN) and these Silly questions are honestly the ones that tell me the most about someone. It's easy to memorize an answer to what's my biggest weakness that sounds good. Me asking you for your fav song and why it's a banger and gets the people going makes me see your thought process. I also always listen to music as I work so it lets me find lots of cool new stuff I otherwise would never hear.


My Personal Banger is [LYRICS] LVTHER - Some Kind Of Magic (ft. MYZICA). It just makes me feel like summer is coming and makes me happy. Its light and fun makes you want to dance and bob along.



You have offended a witch and she has cast a spell on you turning you into an inanimate, non-electronic object for a year in a walmart. To be changed back into human form before the year is up, you need to be able to get at least a hundred people to touch you. What inanimate non electric object would you choose to be?


Lots of people seemed very confused by this question. This is like my number 1 interview question. It does a lot of things. Number 1 almost no one has ever asked you this before in your life so it forces you to think in the moment. It focuses on specific things, makes people pay attention to detail(the non-electronic thing screws people up as those are the easy answers) and shows me your problem solving skills. I always get people after they give me an answer to then talk me through how long before they are back to being human. That shows me their skills at estimating timelines and frequency of use.



What is the strangest animal you have eaten?


IDK I’m curious. I like to eat and try new stuff. I have not eaten the following that was mentioned on here: Shark, Human, Cat, Dog, crocodile (I have done alligator fried weirdly dry chicken that has some of that game funk to it wonder if crocodile tastes the same).


Master McNasty

Who are you? What team do you play for and what lane are you on that team?


Bongo Bong, Master McNasty



Do you think where I ranked you in the power rankings pre week 1 was fair? Where would you rank your team yourself?


Very fair. We’ve got a lot of potential, but as a new team full of players new to comp, we need to get some experience under our belt before we can truly pop off.



What is going to be your end of the season record for you team? (7-0 would be a perfect record, 4-3 should make playoffs)


5-2



How long has your roster been together? Has anyone played in previous seasons together of other leagues?


Most of us have been playing together for years, full roster has only come together over the past month or two. This is the first comp experience for all of us.


As far as shot calling goes who is the primary voice on your team?


Still figuring it out. Usually our support Nick (nyseahawk. you can call him Nick no need to bully him for his god awful, useless, throw up inducing excuse for an ign).



What is the series score going to be for your next set of matches? Any thoughts on the team that you play?


2-1s. Gotta give them 1 so they don’t feel bad.


Is there any team this season you really want to beat?


NWE Orion. They drew first blood, we hope to show them who’s boss in playoffs. Also, I need to farm some more solo kills off of Eazy (is there a stat for that?)

What was the most suprising thing about the team you played in week 1? Was it a pick they pulled in the draft? Someone popping off that you did not expect to? An epic throw?


It was our first game, so we didn’t know what to expect, and we were a little sloppy. Even though we fell behind in both games, we were surprised at how close we made them in the end, especially against the highest ranked team in our division.


Who on your team is going to end the year with the highest rating on the BOL stat sheet?


Me.



If you are going on a roadtrip and are handed the AUX for a banger whats the song that you are throwing on? Drop the youtube link. Will make a playlist of these and see how it compares to the CCS list.



You have offended a witch and she has cast a spell on you turning you into an inanimate, non-electronic object for a year in a walmart. To be changed back into human form before the year is up, you need to be able to get at least a hundred people to touch you. What inanimate non electric object would you choose to be?

Bathroom door handle.


What is the strangest animal you have eaten?


Horse.


Oblivion Esports Ruby No answers

NWE Orion


Who are you? What team do you play for and what lane are you on that team?


ziyk for Orion New Worlds

Eazy Mid for NWE Orion



Do you think where I ranked you in the power rankings pre week 1 was fair? Where would you rank your team yourself?


Very fair. We’ve got a lot of potential, but as a new team full of players new to comp, we need to get some experience under our belt before we can truly pop off.


A or B seems fair


What is going to be your end of the season record for you team? (7-0 would be a perfect record, 4-3 should make playoffs)


5-2 is most reasonable. 7-0 is the goal.

5-2



How long has your roster been together? Has anyone played in previous seasons together of other leagues?


For a few months now but only once a week practices, others have played in other leagues, but this is my first year playing in like discord leagues in general.


A month? Denali and I (Eazy) have played together since 2018/2019


As far as shot calling goes who is the primary voice on your team?


Easy, our mid.


Usually me or we bounce ideas around as 5


What is the series score going to be for your next set of matches? Any thoughts on the team that you play?


I know 4 members on the other team, hopefully a 2-0 but excited to play against them again.


Our top Ziyk said he thinks First Class had a bad mid or when he played them they were bad. So I think a 2-0 or 2-1 is in order.


Is there any team this season you really want to beat?


Shadowz and First Class as I know some of the people there.

ShadowZ Plat. I play for them in CCS.

What was the most suprising thing about the team you played in week 1? Was it a pick they pulled in the draft? Someone popping off that you did not expect to? An epic throw?


Um... nothing really suprised me, but I didn't expect to pop off so ME..

They didn't give up



Who on your team is going to end the year with the highest rating on the BOL stat sheet?


Our jger probably.

Denali the King


If you are going on a roadtrip and are handed the AUX for a banger whats the song that you are throwing on? Drop the youtube link. Will make a playlist of these and see how it compares to the CCS list.


2013-2017 Pop songs lol. My personal playlist, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDu-YhHBNp0854rY3n0gJOy_B-kxuQgMZ

I am only putting the 1st song from this list into the playlist BTW




You have offended a witch and she has cast a spell on you turning you into an inanimate, non-electronic object for a year in a walmart. To be changed back into human form before the year is up, you need to be able to get at least a hundred people to touch you. What inanimate non electric object would you choose to be?

LOL what are these questions, I would be a pencil or pen ez dubs.

Basket ball or some sort of sports ball


What is the strangest animal you have eaten?


You if u let me, smiley face ;)

Chicken heart

TA Capybara

Who are you? What team do you play for and what lane are you on that team?


SomethingKorny - Jungler for TA Capybara


masoof top for TA Capybara


Do you think where I ranked you in the power rankings pre week 1 was fair? Where would you rank your team yourself?


Yes. I can see us being bottom of C with this roster.


I think I would rank us at the top of C. I think the team has a lot of potential to improve though.



What is going to be your end of the season record for you team? (7-0 would be a perfect record, 4-3 should make playoffs)


4-3

4-3


How long has your roster been together? Has anyone played in previous seasons together of other leagues?


Roster has been together about a month. Our Bot Lane has played together a bit, and I played with our ADC for a bit.


Mid/JG and Bot/Sup have played one split with each other I think? Could be inaccurate


As far as shot calling goes who is the primary voice on your team?


Don't really have one honestly.

Definitely me


What is the series score going to be for your next set of matches? Any thoughts on the team that you play?


2-1. I think OER is pretty good, but beatable.

Hopefully 2-0. I played OER in VRS and they didn't seem that good but they've had a lot of roster changes since then so I guess we'll see. They also played well in week one.


Is there any team this season you really want to beat?


I really want to beat both Dorado teams, but they're both in the other group so we'd have to wait until playoffs.

Even though they're in the other group I really want to beat XG. I played against Kartanah (their top laner) in VRS fall and he was the only laner that was actually decent the entire split.

What was the most suprising thing about the team you played in week 1? Was it a pick they pulled in the draft? Someone popping off that you did not expect to? An epic throw?


The prio on Wukong was what threw us off the most. Didn't think that champion would be so high on their pick list.

The most surprising thing to me was that they beat us (jk). But seriously, I was really expecting us to win that series. Besides that I think it would be the pressure they put on mid all 3 games.


Who on your team is going to end the year with the highest rating on the BOL stat sheet?


I think either Mason or Me.

I'm going to say me because I want to be confident in myself.



If you are going on a roadtrip and are handed the AUX for a banger whats the song that you are throwing on? Drop the youtube link. Will make a playlist of these and see how it compares to the CCS list.




You have offended a witch and she has cast a spell on you turning you into an inanimate, non-electronic object for a year in a walmart. To be changed back into human form before the year is up, you need to be able to get at least a hundred people to touch you. What inanimate non electric object would you choose to be?

a cart at the front of the racking.

The floor


What is the strangest animal you have eaten?


random street meat in Thailand.honestly unsure of what exactly it was, but my friends believe it was Cat

alligator (fried, tasted like chicken)


ShadowZ Plat

Who are you? What team do you play for and what lane are you on that team?


Archêrs eKitten (was Lose in Peace) Support for ShadowZ Play


Do you think where I ranked you in the power rankings pre week 1 was fair? Where would you rank your team yourself?


No because you didn’t know I was on the team. I think we’re easily an A team on a good day and a B- team on our worst day


What is going to be your end of the season record for you team? (7-0 would be a perfect record, 4-3 should make playoffs)


5-2


How long has your roster been together? Has anyone played in previous seasons together of other leagues?


Been playing with Archer for a few years and known Natz for just as long


As far as shot calling goes who is the primary voice on your team?


I am the main voice of macro for most games as I tend to play engage/have good instincts for it


What is the series score going to be for your next set of matches? Any thoughts on the team that you play?


Tbh I know nobody besides the TA team we just played


Is there any team this season you really want to beat?


Everyone… chip or nothing

What was the most suprising thing about the team you played in week 1? Was it a pick they pulled in the draft? Someone popping off that you did not expect to? An epic throw?


Yeah they left my seraQUEEN up 😈


Who on your team is going to end the year with the highest rating on the BOL stat sheet?


Probably Archer since we feed him well



If you are going on a roadtrip and are handed the AUX for a banger whats the song that you are throwing on? Drop the youtube link. Will make a playlist of these and see how it compares to the CCS list.


Moshpit by Baby Keem MOSHPIT


You have offended a witch and she has cast a spell on you turning you into an inanimate, non-electronic object for a year in a walmart. To be changed back into human form before the year is up, you need to be able to get at least a hundred people to touch you. What inanimate non electric object would you choose to be?

An iPhone


What is the strangest animal you have eaten?


Swordfish


GE Emerald

Who are you? What team do you play for and what lane are you on that team?


Snakevenom645 Jungler for GE Emerald



Do you think where I ranked you in the power rankings pre week 1 was fair? Where would you rank your team yourself?


Yes, C



What is going to be your end of the season record for you team? (7-0 would be a perfect record, 4-3 should make playoffs)


4-3/3-4



How long has your roster been together? Has anyone played in previous seasons together of other leagues?


1 Month


As far as shot calling goes who is the primary voice on your team?


Me or 2006HondaInsight



What is the series score going to be for your next set of matches? Any thoughts on the team that you play?


2-1 is probably the best outcome we can hope for


Is there any team this season you really want to beat?


NWE Orion would be the upset of the century

What was the most suprising thing about the team you played in week 1? Was it a pick they pulled in the draft? Someone popping off that you did not expect to? An epic throw?


Their ability to counter in champ select


Who on your team is going to end the year with the highest rating on the BOL stat sheet?


Not to be egotistical but it might be me



If you are going on a roadtrip and are handed the AUX for a banger whats the song that you are throwing on? Drop the youtube link. Will make a playlist of these and see how it compares to the CCS list.


Echo by STARSET goes hard STARSET - ECHO (Official Music Video)


You have offended a witch and she has cast a spell on you turning you into an inanimate, non-electronic object for a year in a walmart. To be changed back into human form before the year is up, you need to be able to get at least a hundred people to touch you. What inanimate non electric object would you choose to be?

A statue of a dog, no one could resist.



What is the strangest animal you have eaten?


Snake meat


TE Abyss

Who are you? What team do you play for and what lane are you on that team?


TE Abyss playing Mid Lane



Do you think where I ranked you in the power rankings pre week 1 was fair? Where would you rank your team yourself?


It's hard to say. I think the ability of our team stems from our individual play. I think if we create a chemical reaction between our players, we will be unmatched, but it's about whether or not we can create that reaction consistently.



What is going to be your end of the season record for you team? (7-0 would be a perfect record, 4-3 should make playoffs)


I think 5-2, I have a feeling we're picking momentum.



How long has your roster been together? Has anyone played in previous seasons together of other leagues?


I'm the new guy to our team, no idea the history


As far as shot calling goes who is the primary voice on your team?


Our Jungle



What is the series score going to be for your next set of matches? Any thoughts on the team that you play?


We're facing ShadowZ. I think this will be the series where I can shine. I think of the mid laners, I'm the strongest individual player, and I just need to be placed in a scenario where I can showcase my abilities. It'll be a 2-0 sweep in our favor with me carrying both games.


Is there any team this season you really want to beat?


All of them. I'll be the best.

What was the most suprising thing about the team you played in week 1? Was it a pick they pulled in the draft? Someone popping off that you did not expect to? An epic throw?


Nothing really. Actually, I'm a little disappointed really. The team was arguably the top #1 or #2 team in the League from what I've heard, but TE Abyss lost from our own mistakes. We held the reins most the series and if we didn't make those mistakes, we'd just win.


Who on your team is going to end the year with the highest rating on the BOL stat sheet?



No idea how stat sheet works.


If you are going on a roadtrip and are handed the AUX for a banger whats the song that you are throwing on? Drop the youtube link. Will make a playlist of these and see how it compares to the CCS list.


Warrior of the Mind


You have offended a witch and she has cast a spell on you turning you into an inanimate, non-electronic object for a year in a walmart. To be changed back into human form before the year is up, you need to be able to get at least a hundred people to touch you. What inanimate non electric object would you choose to be?

A shopping cart.



What is the strangest animal you have eaten?


I'm basic. :(


First Class

CTRL Note: I think it's funny that this team has different answers for everything game related. From next week score to overall score everyone did something different

Who are you? What team do you play for and what lane are you on that team?


FC truest Bro please add the team name at least man

Piece Pipe 13 for First Class

FC SOlem Mid laner for First Class

FC bruiser2012 toplaner for First Class


Do you think where I ranked you in the power rankings pre week 1 was fair? Where would you rank your team yourself?


I think it was mostly fair, although I am biased towards saying we are an S team.

I like the ranking. I would put our team at the front of A tier.

I believe our team is rank fair but we will be the only team ranked S by the next power ranking

I think its pretty accurate. Not sure how good these other teams are but just by looking at our team we are one of the best


What is going to be your end of the season record for you team? (7-0 would be a perfect record, 4-3 should make playoffs)


6-1

7-0

5-2

6-1


How long has your roster been together? Has anyone played in previous seasons together of other leagues?


I have been apart of this for 3-4 months. We are also in another league together.

I just joined the team so I don't know how long my team has been together, but I have played with Truest and Peptic in another league

Me and Top are friends who wanted a competitive team so we slowly found members.

Prim and I have played 2 splits together and the rest of the team has played together before but we are 2 new additions


As far as shot calling goes who is the primary voice on your team?


Me

Fc Truest

Jungle is our primary shotcaller

Fenixflare/Improvise



What is the series score going to be for your next set of matches? Any thoughts on the team that you play?


I don't really put much thought into the next match, just figuring which champs we should ban is the most.

2-0

2-1. No comments

2-0


Is there any team this season you really want to beat?


Not really.

N/A

No

anyone who stands in the way of the cup


What was the most suprising thing about the team you played in week 1? Was it a pick they pulled in the draft? Someone popping off that you did not expect to? An epic throw?


The insistence that varus ashe was a good lane.

I honestly forgot about the games I don't vod review so I don't know what caught my eye

No

How easy the games were


Who on your team is going to end the year with the highest rating on the BOL stat sheet?


either me or my top laner FC brusier

Me or Truest

Fc bruiser2012 <3

Me


If you are going on a roadtrip and are handed the AUX for a banger whats the song that you are throwing on? Drop the youtube link. Will make a playlist of these and see how it compares to the CCS list.


I am not linking every song by this team, it's all modern rap in the playlist.


You have offended a witch and she has cast a spell on you turning you into an inanimate, non-electronic object for a year in a walmart. To be changed back into human form before the year is up, you need to be able to get at least a hundred people to touch you. What inanimate non electric object would you choose to be?

A school light switch.

A box, because mostly every item is in a box

Box of frosted flakes

Condoms



What is the strangest animal you have eaten?


Frog

Deer

Human

Kangaroo


Gp Oranges No answer


CB Rangers No answer


Mystic Cats Black

Who are you? What team do you play for and what lane are you on that team?


Tambö Mystic Cats Black



Do you think where I ranked you in the power rankings pre week 1 was fair? Where would you rank your team yourself?


I think we’re at least B tier. We may have some regular season struggles, but the only team to ever beat us come playoff time is CB Rush, and they’re not playing this split.



What is going to be your end of the season record for you team? (7-0 would be a perfect record, 4-3 should make playoffs)


5-2



How long has your roster been together? Has anyone played in previous seasons together of other leagues?


At least a year. It’s hard to remember the exact length. We play in a fraternity league with other people from our gold and IBS rosters. I’ve been playing with these guys for years, but for this current roster I think it’s a year.y


As far as shot calling goes who is the primary voice on your team?


It’s very much a collaborative process. We all have our roles in communication, but our lead voices on the team would have to be CornStar and Shovy



What is the series score going to be for your next set of matches? Any thoughts on the team that you play?


2-0 EZ clap we got our top laner back this week


Is there any team this season you really want to beat?


Not in particular. We don’t hold grudges here at Mystic Cats. Just here to play some fun and competitive league games four our level of play.

What was the most suprising thing about the team you played in week 1? Was it a pick they pulled in the draft? Someone popping off that you did not expect to? An epic throw?


The amount of trash they talked afterwards 😂 those guys think really highly of themselves.


Who on your team is going to end the year with the highest rating on the BOL stat sheet?



Fwesh or CornStar


If you are going on a roadtrip and are handed the AUX for a banger whats the song that you are throwing on? Drop the youtube link. Will make a playlist of these and see how it compares to the CCS list.


youtube.com/watch?v=wwN2FICO2SY&ab_channel=Hiromi-Topic


One of my favorite jazz trios. All of their songs are bangers


You have offended a witch and she has cast a spell on you turning you into an inanimate, non-electronic object for a year in a walmart. To be changed back into human form before the year is up, you need to be able to get at least a hundred people to touch you. What inanimate non electric object would you choose to be?

Probably a bathroom door. Hopefully there are 100 people that aren’t scared of the Walmart bathroom in a years time.



What is the strangest animal you have eaten?


Gator


Dorado Gaming Nu

Who are you? What team do you play for and what lane are you on that team?


swbf for Dorado Gaming Nu





Do you think where I ranked you in the power rankings pre week 1 was fair? Where would you rank your team yourself?


I'm a little surprised we got placed A-tier but I don't know much about other teams. I probably would've put us in the B-tier until I got more info.




What is going to be your end of the season record for you team? (7-0 would be a perfect record, 4-3 should make playoffs)


I'd say 5-2.




How long has your roster been together? Has anyone played in previous seasons together of other leagues?


We've been playing together for a few months. I know SLEEPCALL NOW and Eqq are playing in APL & Metashift together.

.


As far as shot calling goes who is the primary voice on your team?


I'd say Eqq is the voice of reason and SLEEPCALL NOW (i.e. JC) is the loudest of the bunch.




What is the series score going to be for your next set of matches? Any thoughts on the team that you play?


I say Nu wins 2-1. MysticCats lost convincingly to Exalted Gaming and I think we're much better prepared after our week 1. I think we lose a game because it's the Dorado special.



Is there any team this season you really want to beat?


I want to get revenge on Dorado Gaming Sigma.


What was the most suprising thing about the team you played in week 1? Was it a pick they pulled in the draft? Someone popping off that you did not expect to? An epic throw?


I guess just the fact they had subs in 2 roles. I don't think anything was particularly surprising.



Who on your team is going to end the year with the highest rating on the BOL stat sheet?



I suppose SLEEPCALL NOW.



If you are going on a roadtrip and are handed the AUX for a banger whats the song that you are throwing on? Drop the youtube link. Will make a playlist of these and see how it compares to the CCS list.


Nirvana "You're know you're right"


You have offended a witch and she has cast a spell on you turning you into an inanimate, non-electronic object for a year in a walmart. To be changed back into human form before the year is up, you need to be able to get at least a hundred people to touch you. What inanimate non electric object would you choose to be?

Candy Bar in the checkout aisle.




What is the strangest animal you have eaten?


Squid I suppose?



Dorado Gaming Sigma

Who are you? What team do you play for and what lane are you on that team?


NuFFies (Dorado Gaming Sigma)



Do you think where I ranked you in the power rankings pre week 1 was fair? Where would you rank your team yourself?


S with no team in high A or Z with no team in S. I think that every single player except griffun is a multi chip winner. It seems like there couldve been more research on the players themselves or a collaboration of minds

CTRLl ULT NOTE: Hey if anyone wants to do this HMU. I am more then down to collab or have your input. I had less than an ideal amount of time to write and research and seeing other people's perspective is always nice. I have only been a part of the ameur scene for a year now So I do not know most of the history of the orgs.



What is going to be your end of the season record for you team? (7-0 would be a perfect record, 4-3 should make playoffs)


7-0



How long has your roster been together? Has anyone played in previous seasons together of other leagues?


roster was made to win this chip, a collective membership of people designed to win. (Jungle and ad play on multiple teams together. Me (mid) and support play on another roster together)


As far as shot calling goes who is the primary voice on your team?


We are a collective calling. Mid Support Jungle all big voices



What is the series score going to be for your next set of matches? Any thoughts on the team that you play?


2-0 Otto is gonna be salty or bm after series if he even takes a game off of us. They look very whatever. Hopefully their racist sub doesnt play i dont like that guy.


Is there any team this season you really want to beat?


XG because i have no clue why 5 no names are ranked at S tier. (they also banter and i like that)

What was the most suprising thing about the team you played in week 1? Was it a pick they pulled in the draft? Someone popping off that you did not expect to? An epic throw?


I guess i didnt expect mr slooty to go so crazy on our sister team. They played a bit disorganized in fights which was suprising.


Who on your team is going to end the year with the highest rating on the BOL stat sheet?



Yea me.


If you are going on a roadtrip and are handed the AUX for a banger whats the song that you are throwing on? Drop the youtube link. Will make a playlist of these and see how it compares to the CCS list.




You have offended a witch and she has cast a spell on you turning you into an inanimate, non-electronic object for a year in a walmart. To be changed back into human form before the year is up, you need to be able to get at least a hundred people to touch you. What inanimate non electric object would you choose to be?

A 2 foot dildo cause i know a bunch of goofy mfs gonna pretend its them or girls are gonna meme with it.


What is the strangest animal you have eaten?


Shark ( not that strange tho)


Degenerates Exiles

Who are you? What team do you play for and what lane are you on that team?


EQ Otto, Support for DEG Exiles



Do you think where I ranked you in the power rankings pre week 1 was fair? Where would you rank your team yourself?


Probably mid-B tier, XG, New World, and FC are all looking strong, the other teams all look like they could trade games between each other. Obviously the goal is always to win but being realistic in the current meta I don't see us taking everything. However, if a carry jungle meta forms then we're probably going to be sitting mid to high A tier.



What is going to be your end of the season record for you team? (7-0 would be a perfect record, 4-3 should make playoffs)


4-3



How long has your roster been together? Has anyone played in previous seasons together of other leagues?


The AD Carry and I have played together in quite a few tournaments, when I swapped to jungle last year I had joined Degenerates and played a tournament with our top laner which is how we confirmed him for this roster when I moved back to my main role. Me and the AD knew the jungler from the sister team when we used to play on a separate org and brought him on since he wanted to get back into playing the game, and our mid was kind of a wild situation. We had multiple mid prospects try out, but none really ended up panning out except for a guy called Saeruman -- but unfortunately life got in the way just before the tournament started and so we had to promote one of our substitutes a week before the first match.


As far as shot calling goes who is the primary voice on your team?


"Primary voice" doesn't really exist on the team, while our jungler is the one we listen to with macro the most everyone pitches in. With the exception of our AD carry who sometimes just decides he doesn't want to talk and we have to beat the information out of him.



What is the series score going to be for your next set of matches? Any thoughts on the team that you play?


It'll probably be 2-1 either way, Dorado always has strong rosters and we're still ramping up. It would feel good to take them down a peg though since they have massive egos in every tournament that I've seen, especially Nuffies. If he keeps it up I could see him taking the ego throne from my ADC.


Is there any team this season you really want to beat?


None that stick out to me, when you've played competitive for a while it isn't really about beating a specific team until you get trash talked -- then it feels really good to beat someone.

What was the most suprising thing about the team you played in week 1? Was it a pick they pulled in the draft? Someone popping off that you did not expect to? An epic throw?


They kind of played to our expectations, you can tell they have a lot of time to grow and adjust so we probably won't see them advance too far. Their co-ordination is nice but their fundamentals just aren't ready for a plat tournament yet. I think we'll probably see the players slowly get better with things like laning and pathing throughout the season and CB Rangers could be a middle of the pack team in the next tournament, but right now I'm expecting them to be playing for upsets mainly.


Who on your team is going to end the year with the highest rating on the BOL stat sheet?



CoalBox or Shado probably


If you are going on a roadtrip and are handed the AUX for a banger whats the song that you are throwing on? Drop the youtube link. Will make a playlist of these and see how it compares to the CCS list.




You have offended a witch and she has cast a spell on you turning you into an inanimate, non-electronic object for a year in a walmart. To be changed back into human form before the year is up, you need to be able to get at least a hundred people to touch you. What inanimate non electric object would you choose to be?

The self check-out machine



What is the strangest animal you have eaten?


Dude I don't know what you want here, I don't want to start another global pandemic


Xg Lightning

Who are you? What team do you play for and what lane are you on that team?


Prim/Uomo Morto for XG Lightning

XG lightning ADC

Improvise Support for Exalted Gaming



Do you think where I ranked you in the power rankings pre week 1 was fair? Where would you rank your team yourself?


Im cool with S we saw the stream

Yes top of the leader board as it should be

I don't really think it's that fair to the other teams to place us so highly. It really hurt dorados feelings that they weren't up there with us. I also think it'd be more fair to create a z tier and put us in it with no one in S tier below since we're way better than all the other teams.



What is going to be your end of the season record for you team? (7-0 would be a perfect record, 4-3 should make playoffs)


personal goal is undefeated so i will do everything in my power to make it a reality

we want the 7-0 but id be happy with 5-2 or better

7-0



How long has your roster been together? Has anyone played in previous seasons together of other leagues?


about 1 1/2 months swapped mid/adc because i grief on adc

Prim and I have played 2 splits together and the rest of the team has played together before but we are 2 new additions

2 months. Kart and Fenix have played in Vicoris before while Juice and Prim were Metashift champions. I've won a few splits with Fenix in an old league called ESDL.


As far as shot calling goes who is the primary voice on your team?


Improvise or Me or Fenix we bounce ideas

Fenixflare/Improvise

God, we listen to only the lord and savior



What is the series score going to be for your next set of matches? Any thoughts on the team that you play?


2-0 and no

2-0


Is there any team this season you really want to beat?


no idea, people are hyping dorado up though so maybe them.

anyone who stands in the way of the cup

No teams are really that interesting but considering that I'm a big fan of Kaiten, I'd really like to play vs him.

What was the most suprising thing about the team you played in week 1? Was it a pick they pulled in the draft? Someone popping off that you did not expect to? An epic throw?


I kind of think we just hard stomped because they were a super reactive team and they kind of let us do what we wanted to do.

How easy the games were

Nothing really surprised us in game. Bol chat is a bit surprising considering how much attention older orgs are giving us.


Who on your team is going to end the year with the highest rating on the BOL stat sheet?



ME or juice

Me

We don't really care for stat sheets tbh. No one pays attention to those on our team.


If you are going on a roadtrip and are handed the AUX for a banger whats the song that you are throwing on? Drop the youtube link. Will make a playlist of these and see how it compares to the CCS list.


I don't listen to music because god says no(support)

I got you and put in Jesus Walks


You have offended a witch and she has cast a spell on you turning you into an inanimate, non-electronic object for a year in a walmart. To be changed back into human form before the year is up, you need to be able to get at least a hundred people to touch you. What inanimate non electric object would you choose to be?

Microwave cause im heating up

Condoms

The floor



What is the strangest animal you have eaten?


Crocodile

Kangaroo

Dog


Elysium Blaze

Who are you? What team do you play for and what lane are you on that team?


idrees adc elysium blaze

OPKillswitch ely blaze



Do you think where I ranked you in the power rankings pre week 1 was fair? Where would you rank your team yourself?


Sure I guess personally I rank us number 1 havent lost a series since our first (due to rust) were only getting better

Fair



What is going to be your end of the season record for you team? (7-0 would be a perfect record, 4-3 should make playoffs)


7-0 maybe 6-1 who knows

5-2



How long has your roster been together? Has anyone played in previous seasons together of other leagues?


This 5, 3-4 weeks. I've been on blaze since December and we had this top and jg, got our mid in late January and support a month ago

3 months support and mid have played together for 18 months+


As far as shot calling goes who is the primary voice on your team?


Myself (idrees), mid and jg opkillswitch ely chihuahua

Mid/jg



What is the series score going to be for your next set of matches? Any thoughts on the team that you play?


2-0 xg doesn't seem good but not the worst maybe we drop a game but I think 2-0.

2-1 unsure high rank but never heard of most the players


Is there any team this season you really want to beat?


Whoever thinks they can beat us. Nwe orion could be fun. Same to Dorado sigma

N

What was the most suprising thing about the team you played in week 1? Was it a pick they pulled in the draft? Someone popping off that you did not expect to? An epic throw?


Surprising to draft seraphine with caitlyn that was a stupid thing to do

Nothing too interesting


Who on your team is going to end the year with the highest rating on the BOL stat sheet?



Opkillswitch I'm a bit of a inter so my kda will be tanked by for fun deaths

Mid


If you are going on a roadtrip and are handed the AUX for a banger whats the song that you are throwing on? Drop the youtube link. Will make a playlist of these and see how it compares to the CCS list.


God's menu stray kids

Hips don't lie shakira


You have offended a witch and she has cast a spell on you turning you into an inanimate, non-electronic object for a year in a walmart. To be changed back into human form before the year is up, you need to be able to get at least a hundred people to touch you. What inanimate non electric object would you choose to be?

Couch at costco

Doorknob



What is the strangest animal you have eaten?


Frog nothing too crazy. Maybe bugs but I wouldn't count it not actually a meal

Alligator


 

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