The divisions for both the Amateur and Pro leagues have been assembled, which means the Spring league is now upon us. Games will begin this Monday, April 6th.
Though I have no concrete information to pass along, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see one more bum rush tournament before Monday to officially kick things off.
By the way, in case you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard, the Legacy and Rookie leagues were combined to form the Amateur league and the proposed Elite league was renamed to become the Pro league.
You may be thinking the poor rookies are going to get stomped on now that they’re mixed in with the legacy teams, but I have to say I think the league admins did a great job of balancing things out, so there aren’t too may legacy teams in any one division. You can take a look at the Hammer and Sword divisions over at Grifball.com.
As for the Pro league, well, it’s going to be a challenging season for everyone involved. The league features 16 teams full of extremely talented grifball veterans. A look at the schedule reveals plenty of interesting and rather tough matchups. Let’s face it, the outcome of many games will likely boil down to which teams have host, or which teams play well off host and have strategies in place to overcome it. If I had to pick two teams right now whom I believe have the ability to win against the majority of the teams in the Pro league regardless of host, I’d have to say Strictly Business and Qu09.
Here’s a look at the rest of the team’s in this season’s Pro league.