1. NSG Black
NSG Black this week stands at the top of the group coming in at first place. The reason they are first is not so much how they played, but the fact that Oasis ended up losing to Arcanists and the fact NSG Black did win. However, they were contested in three games against one of the worst teams in this group which raises flags for me. Maybe NSG Black was just trolling around or are Crimson Dolphins starting to find their mojo?
Player to Watch: Grandfayte
Grandfayte is going to be my player to watch
for NSG Black this week. He seems that this
player heavily favors the likes of Swain and these
supports that you can 1v2 lane with. We’ll see if he
still continues to do well on these and if teams
possibly ban it away from him.
Arcanists slot in as the number two team in this division for this week, beating Oasis Octane two to one. I think Arcanists have a huge upside and that they can really be a top contender in this group. The fact that they are 2-0 after having a bye week is huge, it shows that they didn’t start off slow at all. I will want to see Arcanists against NSG Black because honestly that’s going to be the matchup of this group for who takes first in which I think that NSG Black and Arcanists are the top two teams in this group by far.
Player to Watch: Nessahpoo
This week I’m going to give player to watch
to the support, because I think overall supports
don’t get enough love. Nessahpoo played well
this week on tanks, but didn’t fare so well on
casters. I think stick this man on hard engage
tanks and he’s going to look fantastic.
3) Oasis Octane
Oasis Octane will slide down to third this week, still staying in a playoff spot. The reason I put this team so far low is because they did lose to the Arcanists which they should’ve beat them. It seemed like their Game 2 was an absolute stomp and it makes me question how consistent is this team? However, you shouldn’t ring alarm bells yet, because this team is still sitting at third at the moment.
Player to Watch: Sharpotter6
Sticking with the current theme so far, Sharpotter6 is going to be my player to watch
this week. Having played with Sharp for a split,
he has really developed into an amazing support
in the gold leagues, now looking to move onto
platinum. We’ll see how his leadership and
shotcalling can do for his team in the upcoming
4) Chubby Babies Cinder
Chubby Babies Cinder, the 400th Chubby Babies team in the league slot in at fourth place in the group. This team had a bye week so they really don’t have much to talk about. I hope to see how they’re going to do in the upcoming weeks.
Player to Watch: None
Bye week for the team, no player to watch.
5) Primal Gaming
Primal Gaming stay in their spot at the fifth place in this group. Primal Gaming got their first win of the split, which means they are ready for the undefeated run, right?! Eh.. I wouldn’t say that yet. This team barely managed to beat EOU Midnight who I have slotted in at last in the group and they’re going to need to beat all these teams ahead of them to contest for that playoff spot. However, you do have to start somewhere and a win is a win as they look to continue the streak this week.
Player to Watch: The entire Primal Gaming roster
I usually do this for teams lacking an identity
or for teams that are just blowing up, this is
basically what’s happening. This team needs
to find a solid core roster that they can have
every single week, otherwise they’re going to
rely on skill checking every single team in the
group, which won’t work out well for them.
6) Crimson Dolphins
Crimson Dolphins, yes you’re not last, slot in as sixth place in this group. Excuse my language but holy sh-- this team picked up a win. Not only am I super happy for this team to finally win this split, but it came at a great time, against the top team in the group. What better of a statement is there then to take a game off the first place team in your group! Congrats Dolphins, but you’re going to need some more miracles to go your way if you want to contest for a playoff spot, so good luck.
Player to Watch: Fantastic Daisy
Finally a player that I can somewhat praise
on this team! Fantastic Daisy lived up to his
name looking fantastic in the first game of this
series, showing some bright spot. They played
Kayle and the clock was ticking until she hit sixteen
and just took over the game. Hopefully they can
find a way to do this game in and game out and they
could steal some games off of teams.
7) EOU Midnight
EOU Midnight is going to be last in this group for this week's rankings. I don’t actually think this team played that bad, as they did slap Primal Gaming in a game. However, Crimson Dolphins had a miracle and won a game against the first place team so sadly, this team is last. EOU Midnight are at least not winless on the season, but they need to be able to win somewhere else besides the top lane.
Player to Watch: Anyone that’s not named Bananajetski
Seriously, it’s starting to get old. Someone
else besides him really needs to step up
otherwise this team is just going to be the Jetski Show.