What up, THL? Mainge here and I’m back with MVParker and Cassity14 to bring you Week 2 power rankings.
1. Team Rank 5 (=)
After last weeks 5-0 sweep, Team Rank 5 found themselves coming down to the wire as both MVParker and Loadedlux found themselves on the wrong end of a 5 game series. However, the duo of former MVPs in Slimsch and JesusC pulled out a pair of brooms to lock the series up and secure a 2-0 start for Team Rank 5.
2. Aeon (+1)
Week 2 was host to one of the best early series of the season as Aeon squared off against Entropy. Much has been made of the 1-2-3 punch at the top of Aeon’s lineup but it was the 4-seed RaginRhin0 and sub 5-seed Odeffen that proved to be the difference. Rhin0 is now 2-0 himself and if he is able to maintain this success, Aeon becomes incredibly scary.
3. Entropy (-1)
As mentioned above, Entropy ended up falling to Aeon, as only Dlineman was able to grab a win that wasn’t a DQ. Surprising that ArcaneTHL and TheAnarchist went a combined 1-6, as they are thought to be the strength of the team. The encouraging news is that Dlineman is now 2-0 and Entropy has a chance to make up the points with Team Golden Wisp on deck for Week 3.
4. The Hairy Generals (+1)
If Entropy - Aeon was the best matchup of the week, then The Hairy Generals and the Yogg Champs were second. The Generals needed a win after falling to NWA week 1 and they managed to scrape one out. B0rck and Dag Randolph both continued their hot starts with 3-0 sweeps while PokeHer got off the ground with a sweep of his own. It is perhaps slightly concerning that Markshire and JediNinja are winless but their track records tell us that they should be fine.
5. NWA (+1)
NWA faced off against Netherstorm and again they walked away as winners. Drudded got his first win of the season with a 3-1 advantage over Gemini, while Craeon also took a 3-1 victory against SuperExplosiveSheep. If you go back to the start of Season Two, Craeon is a ridiculous 18-4, proving himself to be a premier player in this league. NWA is looking dominant once again.
6. Yogg Champs (-2)
After a big victory in week 1, the Yogg Champs took on the Generals and played them tight before ultimately coming up short. Dunamis was able to top Markshire 3-2, while Adidasa5482 swept JediNinja. Unfortunately they couldn’t close it out as everyone else on the Champs got swept. Week 3 will see them take on Netherstorm as they try to keep pace in Red.
7. Team Avatar (+1)
If you were in discord Sunday night then you would have thought it was all over. Avatar went into Sunday night up 2 series to 1 against Defias Brotherhood. Gnetz had reversed swept Hambowen, Zagber picked up a DQ win, and Leumer got crushed by Aroy for the second straight season. It was up to Brunson and PumbaasBFF to win one match between them. Brunson lost and the familiar noise of discord dinged as he popped in to give the news. The Avatar teammates in discord lashed out at one another and it seemed that they were coming apart at the seams. In the end, however, Pumbaas squeaked out the victory and things calmed again. For now. Avatar seems to be in a fragile mental state and Brunson isn’t one to tread lightly.
8. Danger Zone (+1)
Another week and another giant win for Danger Zone. 1-Seed Yallow lost for the second straight week and is still looking for her first THL victory, but the rest of Danger Zone showed up big against The Damaged Ones and when the dust had settled, Danger Zone took it home 19-8. This week Danger Zone takes on the Defias Brotherhood.
9. Defias Brotherhood (-2)
Speak of the devil, seems like most of the matchups this week were close in proximity on this list and Defias - Avatar was no exception. As mentioned above, Avatar won a tight one but Captain C0mp somehow managed to survive Brunson’s memes with a 3-1 victory. Aroy also swept Leumer. Unfortunately 5-seed Vedney ended up DQing to give Zagber the win, a result that ended up being the difference in the series. At the time of this writing, Captain C0mp has replaced Vedney with Asuna in an attempt to reliably complete matches.
10. Team 1600 Dust (+6!)
We said last week that 1600 Dust had no where to go but up, and up they went. A week after only scoring 3 points, Team 1600 Dust came out firing with 4 out of 5 players winning their match. Most impressive was RidiculousHat taking down RayC in a 3-0 sweep while RockBass did the same against Josh Sampson. Are they for real? Not sure yet but we’ll find out more when they take on The Damaged Ones this week.
11. Temporal Legends (+4)
Early last week HectorHowl went on vacation, leaving his team to fend for themselves. The Temporal Legends responded by promptly winning their first series of the season. Also worth noting that Hector’s impressive streak is over, as he is now 5-1 in THL play. But the Legends played well otherwise as FezSama and Phoebus both took down wins while Chiggmo received a DQ win.
12. Netherstorm (-1)
Netherstorm went into week 2 really needing to score some points after only scoring 4 during the season opener. They managed to put up 11, but still weren’t able to walk away with the win. Cheesee10 earned his first win of the season with a 3-1 victory over TonyMontana, while SwankyTiger did the same against PinkSamus. Unfortunately the rest of the team fell 1-3 each.
13. The Damaged Ones (-1)
The Damaged Ones followed up last week's victory over Team Avatar with a lopsided loss this week vs Danger Zone. Only Bytes was able to meme supreme as he swept Yallow to put him at 2-0 on the season. Despite the unfortunate loss, Defias Brotherhood losing has allowed The Damaged Ones to stay within striking of 2nd place in Orange
14. Xnergy (=)
Xnergy squared off against Team Rank 5 for their week 2 match and held up quite well. Zab managed to take down MVParker 3-2, while RedMarsh went the distance with Loadedlux before pulling out a 3-2 win himself. Unfortunately they weren’t able to see if they could complete the upset as Daydr3am was a no show for the second straight week. It looks Xnergy captain Dexter will step in and take his place. Maybe this is the spark this team needs to jump start their season.
15. Noob Central (-5)
Going into the season most people thought Noob Central would be a very strong team but they have looked anything but. Captain Nade stepped in for Kuthroat and promptly got rocked while RayC, Josh Sampson, and Ham all took it on the chin as well with an 0-3 for each of them. The lone bright spot was ThorSmash who picked up his first THL victory. We think they’re much better than this but they have to prove it, or risk falling out of the race for Orange entirely.
16. Team Golden Wisp (=)
Rounding out our power rankings for this week will be the infinite value podcast team in Team Golden Wisps, who took on the Temporal Legends. Wwlos continued his winning ways as he erased HectorHowls win streak and handed him his first loss of his THL career. Team captain Alec also beat LochnessH on Sally Saturday’s text adventure cast, securing a 3-0 win. Unfortunately with the match all tied up at 2 apiece, 2-seed Hupnar no-showed, blowing Team Golden Wisps’ chance to win their first match of the season
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