Hey there everyone! Week 4 was an exciting week, playoff seeds are starting to take place, and I got you some of them juicy rankings for the week. If you’re new to this article, every week the community votes for all the teams ranks and I write a little bit about what I think about the team. Hope you enjoy!
One note, I’ve taken Bad Intentions out of the article due to inactivity and have given everyone their forfeit wins against BI.
8. Affinity 3-9
Victory over Supernova 5-2
Loss against Legendary 5-0, Aftershock 5-0 and Eclipse 5-2
Despite the 3 losses Affinity took in Week 4, they still managed to take a surprise victory against Supernova 5-2, now I wanna be fair to Supernova, but I’ll get to that in their section, either way that was a huge win for Affinity, and probably a bug moral boost. Unfortunately moral isn’t what they really need right now as their chances at playoffs are about zero at this point. Affinity is still coming along though, they starting to show up against some of these teams, even took 2 points from Eclipse when not a lot of teams can even say they’ve done that much. It’s great to see the team keep proving. At this point their wins could affect playoffs for other teams, getting wins for them against any of the other teams, especially Reflef, Oblivion, Supernova and Legendary, will weigh heavy on the seeding.
Week 4 MVP: Pacfan010
7. Reflex 3-4
Loss against Eclipse 5-0
Although in a tough position, Reflex could possibly make playoffs at this point, and they’ve impressed me more and more throughout the season. Taco with his great ball control, defense and running, then Killjoy who at first was lack luster but in the later weeks really started to show up. They are in a rough position for playoffs since they dropped 2 games to Legendary earlier in the season and they’re currently the top position for the 4th seed. They do have the advantage of a win against Aftershock that not many other teams have. They’re way into playoffs would require some of the other playoff race teams, especially Legendary, to lose some games, they aren’t out yet, and seeing them pull off a clutch playoff spot like that would be impressive.
MVP: Nuclear Taco 42
6. Oblivion 4-4
Loss against Underrated 5-3 and Aftershock 5-0
Some hard losses against two top of the line teams put Oblivion a little further away from the playoffs then they want to be, regardless off that they are barely in 5th behind Legendary and just barely above Supernova and Reflex. The advantage they have right now is that they’re the only teams in the current 4th seed race who haven’t lost to Legendary yet, they haven’t played them yet so those two matches will be instrumental in getting the 4th spot. Oblivion has been looking pretty strong with the recently picked up John Mo, he fits in with the team and they seem organized with him and he can hold his own. One thing I’d like to see out of Oblivion though is for Crobar to step away from the ball and let John Run, although I think Crobar is a fantastic runner and better than John at it, Crobars tankings has been very strong during this season, and when they don’t have the ball they’re heavily impacted by it, SonicNachos is the only heavy tanking power for the team. If they changed that I think they would be a much stronger team and be a heavy threat to Legendary for a playoff spot and possibly a dangerous dark horse team.
MVP: Mr Crobar
5. Supernova 3-5
Loss against Legendary 5-4 and Affinity 5-2
The losses against Legendary and Affinity heavily hurt their chances for playoffs, even with the constant improvement from the team it didn’t come to show this week. Especially with those losses being against Legendary that was a very important game, and then to really top it off a loss against Affinity that they just shouldn’t have lost, but they replaced Panther Lily for Trespa5s. This is a perfect example of not underestimating your opponent, Affinity has been constantly improving week by week, and even then I’m still surprised Supernova lost just because of the pure force Eternally has, with needed wins like this one, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Even then though, Supernova does have a chance at playoffs, it’s gonna be hard, and they’d have to make some upsets or just have the other teams lose a lot I still think Supernova is a very strong team, and could even come to beat some of the top 3 teams.
4. Legendary 7-3
Victory over Affinity 5-0 and Supernova 5-4
Loss against Underrated 5-3 and 5-0
Legendary is so far in the strong lead for the 4th seed in playoffs, their tanking from every member that’s not runner Ava is very strong, AK47 is very strong with the sword for ball control, Ava is showing to be the epitome of a runner with the highest carrier stats in the league right now, with aggressive punches and a lot of carry time, Broly with some very dangerous tanking and even some aggressive ball plays, and then Triumph doing work with the hammer this season. 4th seed could just not be enough for Legendary though, they still have plenty of chance to chase the higher spots for playoffs. With 2 Games against Aftershock and 1 against Eclipse left those would be the key games to win for them to place higher. On the other hands games like Oblivion would be key in keeping the place they have now.
MVP: Broly The Legend
3. Underrated 9-2
Victory over Legendary Oblivion 5-3 and Legendary 5-3 and 5-0
Loss against Eclipse 5-0
Underrated fall yet again to a top 3 team in a fast fashion, if they really want to win and prove they’re the best team they’ll have to change something very drastically to beat the 1-2 teams Aftershock and Eclipse. On the bright side, Underrated only needs 2 wins to lock in a playoff spot for their season, whether they can place higher than just 3rd is up to if they can figure out how to beat Aftershock and Eclipse, those are the matches that are easily the most important to them.
MVP: Godly HCS
2. Eclipse 9-1
Victory over Underrated 5-0, Reflex 5-0 and Affinity 5-2
Loss against Aftershock 5-4
Finally the last undefeated team, are taken out in a very close game against Aftershock. This is a good chance for Eclipse to take some teams more seriously as they aren’t gonna have and easy breeze through all the teams now. Eclipse needs 2 wins to lock a playoff spot, and are in a very dominant contention for 1rst seed.
MVP: inMotion Venom
1. Aftershock 9-2
Victory over Affinity 5-0, Oblivion 5-0 and Eclipse 5-4
The past week Aftershock has shown more dominant then ever this season, even so strong to be able to take down the previously undefeated team, Eclipse. As the other two previous teams, Aftershock only needs 2 wins to secure playoffs, and Aftershock is looking for the number 1 spot of the season, with the against Eclipse they have a huge wave of momentum, only one more game against another top team who’s they’ve shown they aren’t scared of, should be an easy breeze here on out for them.
Thanks you very much for taking the time to read this weeks rankings, we only have two more weeks of playoffs and things are really starting to take their place for playoffs. Hope you come read next time! Make sure you vote every week! If you have any questions or comments pm on the hub or message me on xbox live! My name is PoisonxPoptart, and I hope you enjoyed!