With week 9 coming to an end in RSC, here is your weekly round up.
Volvo V70 (1997) moves further down in the Elite standings. Following those above them with no change in the top 2. Moving down we have Rias Legion moving into 3rd, followed by Nocturne. Bionic Beavers move down this week, moving from 10th to 12th. It goes to show that sometimes momentum can work against you as Fains elite team stumbles back down to bottom.
Otherwise if we look throughout the table not much else has changed. Games are becoming more tense and the stakes are higher. At the close of week 9 we do have a few teams to keep a close eye on. Polaris and Chain-Dash who sit both 8th and 7th respectively, only sit 4 wins away each from that final single elimination position.
WEEK 10 Predictions – Made by Detroit of Inferno:
The Concealed 2-2 Nocturne
Castor 1-3 Polaris
Olympus 0-4 Senpais
Bionic Beavers 1-3 Iovi
Inferno 3-1 Rias Legion
Chain-Dash 2-2 Volvo V70 (1997)
Nocturne 3-1 Castor
The Concealed 2-2 Chain-Dash
Polaris 3-1 Inferno
Senpais 1-3 Rias Legion
Olympus 2-2 Iovi
Bionic Beavers 1-3 Volvo V70 (1997)
Playoff positions are now starting to heat up in the major tier. Blaze this week once again see a movement up the table as they move into 3rd place. The unfortunately means that Otakus move down into 4th, which is the last double elimination position. Android #16 have jumped up to 5th place and are only two games away from a double elimination playoff position. They’ll be hoping they can continue this upward trend, and close down Otakus even further.
With just 16 games left for all teams to play, who will seize the opportunities they are given and who bottle the opportunity of being in contention for a playoff position. Now is more important than ever as time is running out. This is sure to go down to the wire.
WEEK 10 Predictions – Made by FatDylan of The Hidden:
Pollux 1-3 Fusion
Ragnarok 2-2 Otakus
Android #16 3-1 Saturnia
Blaze 2-2 Megumin Cult
Flip-Reset 3-1 Toyota Corolla (1995)
The Hidden 2-2 Rhapsody
Rhapsody 4-0 Pollux
The Hidden 3-1 Flip-Reset
Fusion 1-3 Blaze
Otakus 2-2 Megumin Cult
Ragnarok 2-2 Saturnia
Toyota Corolla (1995) 0-4 Android #16
Erina Tribe are matching their way towards the top of the table. After a positive week 9, they now move themselves into 2nd and only sit 4 games off 1st. However, Concerto are only one game behind Erina Tribe as they currently sit in 3rd.
Ember have moved up in the standings, this time to 8th. They will need to keep this momentum heading into week 10 as they will need to bring in the results now. Doing so is instrumental in any hope of a playoff position. Double-Tap has moved up into 6th replacing Uranum. The question is can they hold on to 6th with only 4 series left?
Any loss of concentration in week 10, could have a massive impact on the playoff positions.
All teams will want to ensure they are pushing up as the middle of the table seem to be bunching up. It’s now truly do or die time, and every game is a must win.
WEEK 10 Predictions – Made by Anschlo of Fiat Multipla (1999):
The Veiled 3 – 1 Concerto
Sirius 1 – 3 Genesis
Valhalla 0 – 4 Weeaboos
Deathlok 2 – 2 Uranum
Double-Tap 1 – 3 Fiat Multipla (1999)
Ember 2 – 2 Erina Tribe
Concerto 3 – 1 Sirius
The Veiled 4 – 0 Double-Tap
Genesis 0 – 4 Ember
Weeaboos 1 – 3 Erina Tribe
Valhalla 2 – 2 Uranum
Fiat Multipla (1999) 4 – 0 Deathlok
The entirety of the challenger division has been completely flipped on its head. To start, The Obscure lose to a sweep by a team down in 7th known as Neptunium. They have now proved to all of us that they are no doubt a legitimate playoff contender as they disassemble such a powerful team like the Obscure – who fall down another position from 3rd to 4th behind Astro.
Speaking of Astro, they had quite a good week that resulted in a boost in position. They had a comfortable 4-0 sweep against Chorus. This could be the new signing made by Astro, Ebo, who made a definite impact in this match and proving to be a valuable asset for Astro as we head into playoffs soon. However, Astro are not invincible, this has been proved by Nezuko Gang who took a considerable 3 -1 win over Astro – still asserting their dominance by taking out those top teams. It really seems like they’re running away with it now as the teams right below them continue to take games off each other as we see Astro and Spark face off next week which is definitely a game to watch as we see 2nd and 3rd duke it out in an ultimate showdown of peak challenger skill.
Going a bit lower down, an intense battle was streamed consisting of Vauxhall Zafira and Chorus facing each other to clench a playoff spot – with Vauxhall Zafira managing to end up on top with a 3 -1 win over the Chorus side, but I wouldn’t put it past Chorus to be out of playoff contention yet as they are tied with Neptunium for that 6th place spot. Vauxhall Zafira are proving to be a tough playoff team with Willz being the MVP of that series.
Going even deeper into the standings there are many teams that have rebuilt and are also hungry for a playoff spot. Imoutos must have quite a good mentality after being the first team to win against The Obscure a week prior. Half-Flip are also in the mix as they finally have an absolutely insane team with Eevee being at the forefront of the roster – but the question is, do they have enough time to catch up?
Overall it was quite an exotic week for challenger with crazy upsets and new signings – Make sure you catch the challenger games on stream as this is clearly the best division.
WEEK 10 Predictions – Made by Marbs of The Obscure:
The Obscure 4-0 Chorus
Regulus 1-3 Astro
Imoutos 3-1 Asgard
Borg 1-3 Neptunium
Spark 2-2 Nezuko Gang – Game to Watch – 2nd vs 1st
Vauxhall Zafira (2000) 2-2 Half-Flip
Chorus 3-1 Regulus
The Obscure 3-1 Half-Flip
Astro 3-1 Spark
Imoutos 1-3 Nezuko Gang
Neptunium 3-1 Asgard
Borg 1-3 Vauxhall Zafira (2000)
The prospect tier will have you on the edge of your seat. My first experience seeing a prospect matchup was when I was casting the battle between Yggdrasil (5th) and Kindling (7th). It was a must-win for Kindling in order to prove that they are worthy of a playoff spot. Fortunately for Kindling, a recent signing known as raultoxy helped secure a 4-0 sweep which really made a statement to the rest of the prospect teams that they mean business. Every game was extremely close so I would not count Yggdrasil out of the race at all especially with a player like ThinkImIndie on your roster.
The big transfer of Potter moving from Aerial (1st) to Terra (2nd) has been quite an interesting topic and left me wondering how it will end up for him and how it will impact both teams. Fortunately Terra had a 3 -1 win against The Masked (9th) but actually drew with Aerial (1st). This shows how influential Potter is as a player, and hopefully he can help close the gap to Aerial even more.
Unfortunately, it does not look likely for any team below 7th can be considered a playoff contender anytime soon with a 6 win gap between Apollo (8th), Arcturus (7th) and Kindling (6th). However, Apollo face off against both Arcturus and Kindling in the Week 10 line up. Two series wins from Apollo would make the last week very interesting.
Prospect is an absolute joy to watch on stream, you never know what crazy plays are going to be hit so be sure to watch Prospect teams play on stream this week!
WEEK 10 Predictions – Made by Pedical Legends of Arcturus:
The Masked 3-1 Prelude
Arcturus 4-0 Apollo
Otoutos 2-2 Yggdrasil
Droid 0-4 Terra
Kindling 2-2 Maika Faction
Ford Mondeo (1994) 3-1 Aerial
Prelude 0-4 Arcturus
The Masked 1-3 Aerial
Apollo 2-2 Kindling
Otoutos 0-4 Maika Faction
Terra 3-1 Yggdrasil
Droid 1-3 Ford Mondeo (1994)