Yeah Tier 2,3,4,5 such as Liquid, Avangar, QBF, are going to have more orgs and sponsors while Tier 1 teams are gonna have a tough time trying to be relevant like Virtus Pro, Nip, Astralis, G2 which doesn't give a shit anymore since they have long standing contracts
Nice bait. Sk is top 1. And ntc will be atleast top 3
I think rogue and torqued are very interesting teams to look out for. Rogue has sick cadian and Hiko, very good building pieces. Plus torqued are a pretty big wildcard. Plus optic could be fun to watch, lots of potential in those teams
not much will change, NA will still be top 1
Liquid/SK(MIBR)/FaZe/Mouse/G2 top 5 first half of the year, Fnatic/VP/Gambit RIP, Heroic > North, C9/Nip/Astralis/Navi will do fine, maybe Torqued/Avangar/LG/ENVYUS/OPTIC can rise?
SK gaming(NTC) will rule the last half of the year, then FNX will bang twins mother(4Head) and retire?
even less viewers this year
Sk is the new Fnatic. (i hope not because i like them)
I would consider Mouz as "elite" team (as you wrote) even in this moment .. they are playing very well against t1 teams since Mykonos, even with some ups and downs. Problem is the inconsistency.
Not sure about liquid yet, but if liquid will be playing like this for a while, they will be definitely a scary opponents.
G2 is not playing well for a long time, their good result in group stages were not against some strong opponents, i suppose they will have some roster change in close future, but we'll see.