- LA Valient
- LA Gladiators
- SF Shock
I made 4 Teirs, Teir 1,2,3, and 4 for OWL.
Teir 1: 1-4
Teir 2: 5-7
Teir 3: 8-9
Teir 4: 10-12
The top 4 are obvious. London i put above Seoul because of how well GC Busan did.
5-7 i put because they have multiple threats, not just the dps, but the tanks and supports are outstanding, like Boombox, Unkoe, Shaz, Fragi, etc. In combination with great dps players will lead them to the top, this area is pretty competitive. But i need to give Valient the lead because they've been a team for the longest, then Philly because of the pure star power, and Gladiators last because Surefour, in a meta of Tracer specialists who hit 2-3 man pulse bombs, i don't know how highly id rate S4, and Hydration is pretty 1 dementiomal, and they only have 7 players.
I put Houston 1 level under them because while the rest of the team is solid, they don't have a outstanding Tracer specialist and Clockwork was the weakest part of FNRGFE, he may drag the team down, depends all on if Clockwork proforms, if he can bring a Soon/ Snillo level proformance they can break into 5-7 teir. Same situation for Shanghai, they can break into teir 2 if the players perform, i don't follow Chinese esports much, but based on the China-Korea Tournament with LH and C9KD for Korea and MY and that other one that got crushed. Along with world cup performances (ik the visa issues and lack of practice, but still) i don't rate them that highly.
10-12 i put SF because they lack a strong Off tank and Sinatraa and Super can't play yet. I put FL next because they lack a strong Tank/Front line, Logix doesn't show up on LAN at all, and the supports on my honest opinion are meh, no Boombox proformances, just meh over all, plus they don't even have a single sub so they're easy to prep against and if someone gets sick or injured there's no one to take their place, It's a risky move and it makes them one dimentional, especially when we have great players like FCT, Zappis, Adam and Roolf not in OWL. Lastly, Boston, do i need an explanation, every thing about them is just meh, they cleaned up some Support issues, but i don't have faith in them. They look better now then when they got announced, and they may place above SF and FL, but they don't have a chance of getting above 10 in my opinion.