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MANGACHU ORIGIN STORY
It will be Sunday afternoon in Korea I guess... It would make more sense to flip the games if they're going for a Korean/Chinese friendly time though.
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Agreed. The race for the top 12 will be intense!
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RARE SCOTTISH FLAG SPOTTED
oh shit you all are right i'll fix the headline
help i'm being trolled (again)
Washington actually haven't gone 0-7 yet, they've gone 1-6 twice. The teams to go 0-7 so far are the Valiant, Outlaws, and Mayhem.
I personally would like to see team logos rather than flags since the flags of origin don't mean much for OWL teams. However, I am not sure how good or distinguishable they would look if scaled down to the size of flags nor am I sure how much others want that change. Discussion about this is good though, and I'm curious to see what everyone thinks about this topic!
I was personally in fear of writing his name in the article.
While it's possible, I have my doubts. I don't see a reason Immortals would want to spend cash improving a team they're about to sell and will likely be priced based on fandom as opposed to quality of team.
Thanks, I love this! I almost added a separate section where I did just this, but decided against it as I thought the article was getting bloated. You wrote this well and I'm regretting leaving this out now. Excellent work!
To be fair, they have tried to address it. They're just very bad at doing so.
I count 12:
FU, NV, ATL Academy, Glad Legion, BH, Montreal, UA, XL2, Gen.G, LGE.Huya, Bilibili, Team CC
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btw thanks to sgbros for the screenshot and the idea with the fusion
I addressed the Spitfire's weak schedule in the rankings themselves, but I always get messages about ranking the Fusion too high so I'll address both here.
There are only four teams that are convincingly good so far, and only the Reign have a win off of any one of them this stage. What that means is that everyone is beating "bad teams" because no one is beating the good teams.
I can see an argument for Dynasty over Spitfire, but the Spitfire couldn't possibly go any lower than 6th because no one else is looking good enough to warrant being ahead of them (despite their SoS).
The Fusion are in a similar boat. Sure, they don't look good. I recognize that. Neither does anyone else. I don't see the Fuel staying ahead of them after an 0-8 week that included one team that's supposed to be about their level. I don't see putting the Dragons ahead of them because like the Fusion and Spitfire, they have beat weaker teams (except their overall record is worse). The Hunters aren't ahead of them because they're on a losing streak in which they look pretty bad.
Yes, these teams have pretty weak arguments for 5th and 7th rankings, but everyone below them has even weaker arguments. Even if you do lower where they're ranked, you can only lower their ranking so far before you're lifting up even less deserving teams. That's why the Spitfire and Fusion are where they are.
It was for National Pet Day
I believe Hooey is an NA resident.
UPDATE: The story has been updated to say Mineral and yeah have left the Mayhem. Originally, the article says they were released. Assistant coach yeah has disputed that he was released and instead states that he left of his own accord.
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It probably has less to do with talking to Harsha and more to do with the fact that they're currently living in the United States and it would be helpful.
Them learning English would make it easier for him for sure, but that's likely not the main reason when he's actively learning Korean.
Hey everyone, Dogman is heading off now and the AMA is over! Thanks to everyone who participated!
I'm going to cheat and ask a second question.
What do you think you and your teammates need to do better in Stage 2?
Thread is live!
What was your reaction when the team told you they wanted to promote you from academy to OWL?
The largest chain of arenas I know is literally "Esports Arena" https://www.esportsarena.com/.
If I remember correctly, the Valiant are the only other team that have a guaranteed set venue at this point in time (the Microsoft Theater as you pointed out). However, I am pretty sure the Gladiators will play in a facility that is part of the complex the new Los Angeles Rams stadium will be on.
The Fuel are hosting matches this year but I don't know if that site will be their permanent home. The Reign are scheduled to play matches this year but have not announced where it will be.
The Montreal Rebellion will play Contenders in an arena, although they don't own the arena itself.
I don't think any sites have been announced for teams outside of North America either.
Thanks! I was looking for that information and couldn't find it. I've updated the story to reflect that.
NYXL will likely still be 2 unless Shock make a run and win the stage playoff.
Dynasty will be higher, how much higher tbd
I think that's fair and you're probably right. I've been placing the Defiant too low for the whole season and while I was attempting to correct it this week I'm still selling them too short.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this article incorrectly listed MirroR as part of the team's roster.
Some of the teams move more as a result of the movement of other teams than their own performance. For example, there was no way I wasn't dropping the Spark and Valiant below the Reign and Dynasty this week, so both teams start with a minimum of a two spot increase as a result. You could argue that Reign may only move up one spot if you let the Dynasty jump over them after that, however, the Dynasty played an opponent that is likely weaker than the one the Reign beat, and therefore it's tough to argue against moving the Reign up higher than one spot with the strength of schedule argument. I think keeping the Gladiators above the two teams is a fair call to make.
I probably would have given the Uprising more of a break for roster issues if I had known their issues were temporary when I finalized the rankings earlier this week. I want to be consistent and lock my rankings in at the same time every week regardless of when I have time to finish the article, so the rankings get completed before the article is published. At the time I dropped the Uprising down six spots, it was known Fusions was ineligible to play and it was assumed he would continue to be. They would probably remain above the Outlaws and Mayhem if I had ranked under the assumption that Fusions would return this week.
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