For this season of NACL Pro (XB1) we are rolling out a recurring segment that has been a feature of our ECL Elite coverage for the past two seasons. To put it simply, this weekly article looks to detail the ‘hottest’, ‘coldest’ and… ‘mildest’? teams in Pro over the past week. Each article in this series will be released on Mondays and will thusly be based on the days in between each power ranking iteration. In addition to this it should be noted that each ranking will invariably be in some way biased as it is, at the end of the day, a subjective list. Note: Each article will be based off of results starting from the Monday, all the way up to (& including) Friday. Ergo, any games played over the weekend will generally end up being a week 'late' so to speak.
The logic behind the ranking is admittedly a sort of internal subjective ranking that weighs up results, opposition 'strength' as well as thoughts on the general play during some games. As such a ranking is not 100% quantifiable in nature there will be some bias that creeps in. One thing I would like to make abundantly clear however is that points are not the be all and end all within these rankings; for instance, just because 3 teams have the same record does not mean they won't be ranked wildly differently, as the context behind said results are of great importance and simply cannot be understated.
1. Heroes (6-0-0) [+2]
2. Quality Control (2-0-0) [+8]
3. Code of Conduct (3-1-0) [-2]
4. Problematic Esports (2-2-1) [+4]
5. GT R (3-2-0) [+1]
6. Epicenter (3-1-0) [-4]
7. Complex (2-1-1) [-3]
8. Kangaroo Court (0-2-0) [-1]
9. Chicago Mafia (0-1-0) [+3]
10. Fox Squad (1-6-0) [+4]
11. PREDATOR (0-4-0) [-6]
12. Chaos Esports (0-0-0) [-3]
13. True North (0-0-0) [-2]
Due to a bunch of games being deleted and re-uploaded due to stat errors the timeline of the standings will be postponed until next week's article.
Until next time!