UGC Gold Season 20 – Week 1 Matchups

September 23rd, 2016

UGC Gold Highlander Season 20

Week 1 Matchups

by whymeo


The matchups are now out and the first games of the season will be taking place on Monday. Of course, the season isn’t even looking to be the same as it was just a week ago, with a couple teams dying and Fast Forward being moved up to plat to fill the gap left by the death of $$. We also have two teams that have been moved up into Gold from Silver to help get the division a bit more healthy player wise: Tune Squad and Girls in Dresses. Girls in Dresses’ roster is still largely up in the air, but Tune Squad is more or less ready to go.

With Fast Forward moving up to Plat, the season has become even more interesting than it already was. I’d guess that while previously Door and FF would be shoe-ins for placement, with FF’s departure there’s now two spots in the top three left open for contention. Seeing who will claim these two spots (and hopefully move up to Plat after that…please guys?) will definitely make the season an exciting one. However, I’m getting ahead of myself. For now, let’s focus on week one:

 

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UGC Platinum HL Season 20 Power Rankings and Week 1 Matchups

Welcome to Season 20. I’ll be your host, VoxDei.

I had a lot of questions regarding when this article would be released. Well, now that there are 8 teams in Plat, it seems that now is the time. (Not to mention the team death and move up that happened literal minutes before the publish button was hit)

For the uninitiated, let’s do a quick wrap-up of last season and the off-season happenings.

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UGC Gold Season 20 – Pre-Season Power Rankings

September 17th, 2016

UGC Gold Highlander Season 20

Pre-Season Power Rankings

by whymeo


Thanks to Gabe for his S20 Gold teams spreadsheet, which I used to review rosters for this season.

Well, another season of highlander is almost upon us. Sadly it may be one of the last, as the highlander player base continues to dwindle. Still, despite these troubles, we have what looks to be another interesting season of Gold coming up. There’s a good mix of established talent, such as Dedoris, Fast Forward and Suicide Watch as well as teams coming up from Silver that are looking quite strong as well such as Shooting Blanks and The Slammin’ Jammers. All of these teams, and more, are all contenders for placement this season and it will be exciting seeing which ones come out on top in the end. For now, here’s a ranking of the teams based on tier. Just to be 100% clear order within tiers is purely alphabetical. It would be impossible to do a complete ranking before even a single match has happened, so this is just a rough tier list of the teams. Anyway, onto the rankings:

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UGC Plat Highlander Season 19 – Grand Finals Pt. 2

August 31st, 2016

UGC Plat Highlander Season 19

Grand Finals

by VoxDei


A double dose of Grand Finals action is headed our way with .knd coming from the Lower Brackets to thwart dK in their initial attempt to bring the first, 1st place medal home to the long-standing roster. Just to note, there’s nothing about the second BO3 yet because dK and .knd have not been able to amicably set up a time to play. I wanted to release this half to lighten my workload and say somethings that I’ve written regarding this debacle, found underneath last week’s wrapup.

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UGC Plat Highlander Season 19: Playoffs Week 3.5

August 24th(ish), 2016

UGC Plat Highlander Season 19

Playoffs Week 3.5

by VoxDei


Ladies and gentlemen, we have our Top 3 for Season 19. Not much to anyone’s surprise, the top 3 end up as dK, .knd, and bote. The latter two will be duking it out for the chance to get some revenge on the team who sent them to the Lower Bracket and a guaranteed 2nd place minimum. The other will be reserved to 3rd place honors.

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UGC Plat Highlander Season 19 – Playoffs Week 3

August 21th, 2016

UGC Plat Highlander Season 19

Playoffs Week 3

by VoxDei


Only 4 teams remain in playoffs for Plat and the race to the finish is on. We’re gonna see some awesome matchups this week which we’ll get to at the bottom of the article.

This will be a relatively short article because of the amount of matches, but I’ve put a lot of detail into each of the match previews.

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ESEA-O 6’s – S22 Playoffs Round 2

August 11th, 2016

ESEA-O 6v6 S22

Playoffs Round 2 Predictions

by whymeo

Round 1 of playoffs passed without a ton of excitement and Hurricane Watch beating milters was the only real upset. Round 2 is looking like an entirely different beast, with three out of the four matchups seeming like they could go either way. A ton of exciting matches to watch tonight and good luck to everyone on all the teams. Now onto the predictions:

 

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