DIVISION A: Week 1 Summary:
About one week of play has finished, and we already have some surprising results! And just like Clan League, we'll focus primarily on 1v1 for the first few weeks.
The first item to discuss today is the Strat ME 1v1 tournament which has finished most games.Strat ME 1v1: RESULTS
Kryzchu (Warsenal WC) (3-0)
master of disaster (Spuds) (3-1)
Master Miyagi (WTF) (2-0)
Verzehrer (Robot Unicorns) (2-2)
smileyleg (Legends of Light) (0-3)
MisterT (Random Players) (0-4)
Out of the starting gate Legends of Light
(Master Turtle - Master Clan) and Random Players
(KKND - Blitz) have stumbled. For Legends of Light (LoL), a clan favoured to win Division A, it is not a good omen. LoL will recover from this as their bench is deep but some may begin to doubt the team's ability to win the division. Merely placing (2nd-5th) in Division A is a pointless exercise. How each team recovers from Week 1 will be an interesting thread to follow.Robot Unicorns
(Kenny * apex - Apex), another team with high expectations to win Division A, faltered this week though ended up with a much better result then LoL. But the majority of completed games for Robot Unicorns have been in Strat ME where Verzhrer has had a middling (2-2) performance and easily could be an outlier when other players also start finishing games.
A clan currently punching higher then expected is Warsenal WC (Tjoex - CORP)
). Kryzchu is the main player driving this team's (4-1) record; whether this week is an outlier or a part of trend for Warsenal will be interesting to watch as this teams lineup doesn't seem to contain quite so many heavyweights as other teams.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Spuds
(hedja - REGL) has been dominant posting an impressive (6-1) record so far. This is mostly due to master of disaster winning 4 games so far but all 1v1 team members have posted at least one win.
And WTF (Platinum - 101st) are the last team I'll mention but there isn't much to report. With only 2 games finished they have been the slowest team so far. With such a small sample of games (yes, all teams have a small sample of games finished but WTF's is minute in comparison) little can be drawn from the competition so far.
The growth of each teams points and win rate will be tracked for both divisions. They are a little lackluster right now, but the more data I get the better they will become. It will be interesting to see a team like LoL climb out of a rough start. Will it be slow and steady towards the top or a dramatic rise, pushing down the currently leaders. One of many items to watch in future updates.