As you should know, AGLA is about to start its bidding process. This article will be my opinion, and based off past and present relationships I will attempt to guess which teams the players will end up on including their credit values. If done correctly I’m hoping that this article will get every player closer to their true value and could even help as a scouting tool. Keep in mind the following: The average CCV is 100 credits and I didn’t consider availability. Please enjoy!Notorious Major Silva (c) – 140
Starting with the captain, with an above average CCV, Silva will play in every game and will surely be in the MVP discussion come seasons end. It’s no secret that AJ DaJuiceMayne is currently playing at a extremely high level, so these credits are well spent. This will form one of the best duos in the league and this team will make playoffs yet again just because of that. Silva started out this team by adding his long time friend Tuna. Tuna is a great supplementary player and will start most games this season which makes her way under valued. Active and ouglaf will battle for playing time until the core starting unit is found.Uplifted Melvin in Bloom (c) – 30
With the lowest CCV, Melvin takes over this team as a first time pro captain in the bid league. Some might call it questionable, but I think Melvin will do fine because he has the ability and know how to be a great captain. First, he went all in on Sab, making him the highest priced player in the pool. The question is, will the talent be there to give Sab the support he needs? Landing SlimJim will certainly help by adding goals, experience, and chemistry to this team. Chicken is known as one of the best EU tanks and will get his time to shine. Poptart has been working on his game over the past few months and has improved enough to warrant this spot. Losing just one too many close games will push this team out of postseason contention and could possibly force Sab into being a captain again as soon as next season.Legitimate Strategy DCleak (c) – 70
Some say this team is cursed because of past seasons outcomes. I don’t believe in that, but for those of you that do there is lots of optimism that DCleak will be the captain to change that. Most would say that his CCV is too low which only puts him in a great position to succeed. I have mixed feelings about spending all those credits on Solace; not only do I question his motivation, but since MCC launched, the few games I’ve seen him play, I’ve seen good and bad stats. He has been a great player over the past year (hence the high price tag), but he will need to show up in order for this team to be top rated. about73puppies adds a very good player, but he doesn’t come cheap. Newcomer Venom and a past stud RizingStar round out the team. The two biggest questions are: 1. Can Vemon keep improving? and 2. Will Star stick around? A lot of question marks on this team so its hard to project where they would finish, playoff or bust.Impulse Perfect Demise (c) – 60
Perfect Demise returns as the captain and has to sit out the first three games. PD is one player that has worked extremely hard to boost his skill level, or connection if you will. Based off last seasons late run, Ezy and got3nks return to this team. Ezy is no question worth the large price tag, by being one of the most feared runners and defenders in the game. Gotenks compliments this duo very well because of his adaptability and play making, which means at 20 credits he is way undervalued. The team is filled by some savvy talent in NecessaryEvil and Routine Ritual, both whom are capable of filling in as needed. If their fourth can step up, this team would be looking at a early playoff exit, but I think they fall just short in back to back seasons.Hybrid Theory ixGingy (c) – 160
This team starts and is lead by Captain ixGingy. Tied for the highest CCV in the league, he is known to be one of the best tanks in all of grifball. Gingy is one of the captains that doesn’t understand what this next guy does to this team, but he will find out soon enough. Almighty Tycoon comes home which will ruin this team’s chances of wining a championship. Of course Killerz is going be on this team and for yet another season undervalued. Taylor returns for a consecutive season because his value is too low for the captain to resist. Filling out this roster is piIVIpinthacrib. If he sticks around this season he will fill in as needed and could end up being the starting runner come playoff time.First Strike Nikodemons (c) – 50
Niko makes his captain debut and has come along way since he started playing in the league and this will be the chance to show exactly what he can do. He wins NOPLEX early but at a steep price. Next, Niko won Gambit for cheap so this allowed him to also get Kev at a value. Gambit will be a good tank for this team and I’d like to see him do well. Kev will fill in by doing whatever this team needs. Late in bidding this team landed star player, Mango. He got caught up in the last minute inflation so his value is quite high, but he will be the sole reason this team wins more than a few games.One Hit Wonders Shadow S16 (c) – 140
Making his triumphant return to the captain position is Shadow. Coming off of two championship titles as a player, now looking to do things that never have been accomplished in the bid league: being a three-peat title winner and by captaining the title team. This team clearly went old school by bringing back past members in Rage and Bourbon. Rage at 270 credits is a great pick up and that value is way too low. Filling out the roster is two great fits Bourbon and DRAGON. Bourbon and Dragon will need to shake off the rust, but this team has the know how and the talent to be a contender come seasons end. The real MVP of this team could be halfbreed, this guy was a top tier talent a few season ago and could make a huge impact.Next Dimension NetsPride15 (c) – 140
Nets has lead this team to two straight championships, can he do the unthinkable and make it three? By spending a lot of his credits on Infektion, this will put him in a good position. From the stat lines I have seen he does exactly what he is know for. Al and Metta both are good players that actually mirror the core duo on this team. This is a very formidable starting group that will certainly make some noise in the post-season. Finishing off the team is Sackett. If he can make some plays then he could play in some serious games, but until then he will just be in a fill in roll.Vital Signs InfiniteReignX (c) – 140
Another higher than average CCV for Rain is well deserved because season after season he is near the top when it comes to tanking. By adding his close friends Rose and Winter, he forms a very strong tanking line that has some great chemistry. Then he lands a strong hybrid in Martin and again adds more great chemistry to the team. Finishing it off with a legendary runner in Priest will certainly make this a playoff team. Not only breaking the playoff drought but earning a top seed is in their future.Retroactive TheAlphaTurtle (c) – 60
Alpha, with a below average CCV brings back some familiar teammates. Yet again by going all in on Ace, it leaves little room for error to bring in surrounding talent. Quack becomes the third non-US player to enter the league. Bear and Goat bring different talents to this team but both could help in big ways. I personally haven’t seen either on MCC but I hear good things about Goat. Ace’s back is literally getting weaker each season and since Turtle continues to ride him this team is destined to fail.Pro Run DLGITAL PAIN (c) – 160
Tied for the highest CCV, and arguably should be higher, Digital makes his return as captain. Yes, the duo that everyone thinks will happen ends up happening. All the captains let this happen so the duo will need to show up big. Fortunately, some great and cheap value was found early in the draft. Kirsty becomes the fourth and final non-US player to be drafted and she is very familiar to the pro circuit. Puppies and Pinnhead could both have breakout seasons. Puppies should fit the core duo very well and he should be valued higher. After keeping the division lead most of the season, they give it up in the end and could miss playoffs all together because of it.Bomb Squad four to oh (c) – 50
Yes this is my team which is why it looks so darn good. Letting me get this team makes me very happy and there is no doubt we will win the championship. Based off skills, my CCV is too low, so a special thanks to the committee. By landing three great players in Canon, Cut, and SilentS, this is easily the most feared lineup at season’s start. Also Reactive Fear is a beast and will be my cheap player, so please don’t steal him.
Again, this is all “what ifs” and I think most are either strong possibilities or would be great fits. As a captain reading this, feel free to take the free advice, or if you see something that you don’t like make sure it don’t happen during bidding. Shoutout to some of the players that I left out of the article because they are strong candidates for Ammy captains – you know who you are. Also I’ll apologize in advance for leaving you out, if you feel you should have been included. There were a few boarder line players that will for sure go on to be top Ammy talent but remember, it’s not always about who has the most skill. This is the most balanced season to date, so get ready for a great one. Also please excuse my bad English, grammar, spelling, slang, or whatever else you folks call it. I hope you enjoyed reading and good luck this season.