Loss against Oblivion 5-0 (Kalbelgarion, Killjoy D22, Big Al 60, DasJagers)
Some of my questions seemed to be answered in the 1 game that Reflex played against Oblivion on the opening night of AGLA. Although still only the first game of the season, without Taco and against one of the presumed top teams, they at least have some excuses, but they got completely shut out in their opening game, getting 5-0’d without anything to answer back, it’s hard to not say Reflex is a bottom tier team after just the first game. Unfortunately I expected a little more from Killjoy in this game, and as of now the questions on how his performance would be, were answered, yet again they did have a tougher matchup against Oblivion and some of the tankings powers they have, it may be that he’s still a bit rusty so I’m not saying all hope is lost on Killjoy, he could very well make a comeback. Das Jager (Packman1717) making his Halo 5 debut and hopefully has more to show through the season, he’s probably going to be a main part of the roster, and they need as much help as they can get. Big Al and Kal was a very weird duo and I can’t say much for the runner synergy there, but with NukeTaco hopefully coming back next week to make the team stronger and likely more organized and won’t have to start two runners in a game. They could have a chance to show up against another presumed lower tier team Affinity and see if they can make some upsets against Supernova and Legendary, if they managed to make a win against 1 of those 2 teams even though unlikely, that would be a huge boost for Reflex.
Week 1 MVP: Killjoy D22
Predicted Week 2 MVP: Nuclear Taco 42
Loss against Aftershock (5-2) and Legendary (5-1) (Pacfan010, AarrowOM, darkcity6, GankedYoAss)
A rough start to the season for Affinity, losing their top player and losing their draft so now they only have a roster of 4. A really good sign for them though that they were able to get those 4 on for both games, and they weren’t easy games either, Aftershocks and Legendary, two seemingly top teams. Affinity’s gameplay isn’t as bad as expected and showed us a little hope for the rest of the season. Every player especially Aarrow is showing promise and I hope they can pull themselves out of the mess Puppies caused. They do have matchups against Reflex and Bad Intentions that could help measure where they should be placed in the low-mid tier teams, and a matchup against Underrated, if they were able to make an upset on them it would a huge turn in momentum for the Affinity squad.
MVP W1: AarrowOM
MVP W2: AarrowOM
No games played for Eclipse in the first week meaning I still don’t have all too much to say in favor for or against the team. I have a slightly better idea on how Venom and Mungo play, which I have a better impression on than previously had. There’s still many questions to be answered like how the team plays together and how good the other players are as well. I’m thinking that Eclipse will be a more aggressive and possibly pass play/hybrid type gameplay. They’ll have 2 matchups against Oblivion and Bad Intentions, both those teams are in different tiers as of now, so the results of the matchups will have a large impact for me seeing where they actually are going farther into the season.
MVP W2: inMotion Venom
Victory against Affinity 5-2 and Supernova 5-4 (TcT Avenger, Falltiltheend, FadedFLYS, TcT Conviction)
Starting off very strong in the first week 2 – 0, and even without HideYoKiddz, who’d you think is their strongest player, Aftershock still thrived in the two opening games of their season. The Aftershock squad did have a tough game against Supernova, but that’s nothing to be ashamed of considering Supernova showed a very strong performance. So far Aftershock have shown us they have a lot of teamwork, and how the team can make strong energetic plays that some of the teams just can’t answer against whether it’s a strong tank in, to a sly backdoor pass. As some of the teams do become stronger and more aware the backdoor strat will likely become less and less of an easy score and something that can be taken advantage of. Every member that has played showed their strengths as a team during the pre season and the opening week. At least for me, they are a team to beat this season and at least a top 5 team. Next week they could come into some matchups that could prove to be tough games against Eclipse and Underrated.
MVP W1: Falltiltheend
MVP W2: HideYoKiddz
5. Bad Intentions
Yet another 1 of the 2 teams that didn’t have any games this week, it’s still rough to scale the how they compare to some of the other squads. The new blood SKR Grag and especially Cinn is showing a lot of promise for team, and even though there isn’t any dominate tank, they still have good organized gameplay with the help of Revenge directing all of them. There’s still a lot of improvement when it comes to personal skill for the team, and I emphasise the personal skill more on this team rather than any other team is because Revenge is good with helping his players figure out how to get better. Bad Intentions has 3 games in Week 2 against Affinity, Eclipse and Legendary, and it will be interesting to find out how they fair against the variety in skills this week.
MVP W2: TG Revenge 40
Loss against Aftershock 5-4 (Sailor Tuna, Eternaliy, II Panther Lily, xxV erity)
Although their first game was a loss, it was not a loss to be completely disappointed from, Supernova definitely had the chance to take the win against Aftershock, and by showing up in that game, they’ve shown a lot of potential for the team. All of the players that were expected to show up (Tuna, Eternaliy and Panther) ended up playing as you’d expect them and Eternaliy (Vile) ended up doing really good work for the team, Panther putting in some good goals and retrieving ball possession for his team that game. And then getting a fantastic draft pick on Verity, while not completely showing up in that game, in scrims and customs, he’s showing a lot of promise, I’m expecting him to keep get a lot more playtime this season. Going into 3 games against Affinity, Reflex and Underrated, they should come out with at least 2 expected wins and then another good match against Underrated.
MVP W1: Eternaliy
MVP W2: Eternaliy
Loss against Underrated 5-0 (Mr Crobar, SonicNachos, NinjadYoAss, Shadowrain 44)
Victory against Reflex 5-0 (Mr Crobar, SonicNachos, BIGDADDY69x420, Shadowrain44)
Although their loss against Underrated seems like a blowout, it wasn’t really at all, a very close and hard fought game, and all without the BIGDADDY to give them a boost in that matchup, but also an expected blowout against Reflex. Some really reassuring answers for Oblivion came up this week with how everyone on the team was going to perform, but the key factors all showed up, Crobar is still being highly aggressive with the ball (the good kind of aggression) and scoring for his team. SonicNachos showed up huge in his opening games, he taught us that he can really tank in Halo 5 and he just might be, no he is the strongest tank for Oblivion. Shadowrain answering that he’s still good and not a tank to be taken lightly. Bacon is still bad, but even though it was against a weaker team he still played hard and managed to show us he is still good at this game. Only having 1 game this week against Eclipse which Oblivion is going to be the fan favorite for, I really want to see how they do against the other top teams of the season, because I already know they deserve to be a top team.
MVP W1: SonicNachos
MVP W2: SonicNachos
Looks like we have a tie for first place both Underrated (Overrated) and Legendary getting the highest average rank of 2.09 in the votes!
Victory against Oblivion 5-0 (PoisonxPoptart, Godly HCS, Inactive Spoon, MVRetrograder)
Underrated looking a little less underrated with the 5-0 against Oblivion in the opening game of the season, although it was against a non starting lineup for Oblivion and it wasn’t nearly as one sided as the score shows, the Underrated squad showed some both organized patient tank ins, just waiting for the right moment, and a few Godly goals (if you know what I mean). There’s still much to see how Underrated matches up against the other high tier teams and if they’re able to keep their spot here at the #1 position. We should however be able to find those answers out for ourselves this week since they have some key game against Supernova, Legendary and Aftershock and a likely fan favorite win against Affinity, those wins will be some of the most important statement wins from the Underrated goons and it would be huge for them.
MVP W1: Godly HCS
MVP W2: Godly HCS
Victory against Affinity 5-1 (Avaianch812, AK47gen, BROLY THE LEGND, Triupmh Penguin)
Yet another number 1 spot going to Legendary, it’s still not too surprising. Legendary showed us that Broly may not even be the strongest tanking threat on the team, and I’m not saying that in a bad way, but AK47 and Penguin are not just cheap solid pickups, but massive tankings threats for Legendary. Ava doesn’t even need to do all that much for the team other than just hang around with his tanks, as long as Legendary have the ball it should be super dangerous for the defending team. Obviously this is only 1 game to base off of, and a low ranked team on that, but if AK and Penguin can keep up with Broly in other games, tougher games, then that’s going to instantly keep them as a top competitor for me. They will be able to show us if they can do that this week against Bad Intentions, Reflex, Eclipse and most importantly Underrated.
MVP W1: AK47gen
MVP W2: BROLY THE LEGND
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