With Ragnaros League Season 8 right around the corner, we have just enough time for one very special look back at the season past: to look at the season's top performers, and to award those we see fit with bountiful praise and adoration. HockeyBoyz3 and RidiculousHat take us through the Ragnaros League Season 7 Awards, the first of which at this point needs no introduction:
Season 7 Champions: Texas Stubbies
Runner up: Dirty Mike and the Boys
Sirlos has been a consistent player for two consecutive Ragnaros seasons, and this season was his best yet. He lost in Week 1, decided he didn’t like losing, and won from that point onwards, further cementing DMB as a serious playoff contender in the process. He won 75% of his games, which is frankly just absurd.
RogueJT proved that the Hombres were more than just a meme, and spent his time between Hero League games absolutely crushing the 5 seed. Winning 63% of his games and only dropping one match all season, Rogue continued his exceptional run in THL. Now if only he could stop feeding bottom lane…
It deserves noting that Seohyun had a phenomenal season when he made it to his matches, and only dropped 5 games the entire season with an 81% winrate. However, we calculated DQ losses as match losses, and as such he dropped out of the running for MVP.
The comeback player award goes to the player that improved the most from the last season to this one. Both of these players struggled to find their footing last season and both managed to hit a positive winrate this time around, congrats to Twizz for narrowly edging out TomLocke!
Rookie of the Season:
We talked about Seohyun already, but holy cow did he have a good season. It was one of the best THL has ever seen, with only 5 games dropped in 7 played matches.
Stephieee (I hope that’s the right number of e’s) did fantastically well in her first season in THL as the 1 seed on Philly Hearth: she was a remarkably consistent player and pulled off a great win-rate at the top of her team. Props!
All three of JRJuggernaut, YellowDart and Earl have had incredible seasons. These three carried their teams. and all three climbed from the 3 seed up to the 1 seed by the end of the season. An honourable mention goes to Durtymike who also climbed up three seeds from the 4 seed to the 2 seed.
Switters brought a brand new team with 5 brand new players to THL and brought them all the way to the semifinals. Along the way, he had ZERO DQs for the entire season, despite needing a substitute on his team the first two weeks of playing! His involvement with the community was immediately successful and the team culture seemed very strong judging by what we heard from player feedback.
Speaking of team culture, Ericokey sure has a lot of it with the boys and with Dirty Mike himself. Oh, and by the way, he referred MrMandingo to the league, who brought a little old team in this season called the Texas Stubbies. To bring his own team to the finals twice and to bring in so many players along the way, while also curtailing DQs, deserves a round of applause.
If you’re in THL, especially on the streams or in Discord, you know these guys. MMI has been a fixture of streams, Facebook, and Discord for as long as he’s been around, no matter which username he’s rocking today. As for bluesombrero, not only is he a Twitch chat fixture, but he graced us with two of the most important words this season: Wappa Wappa.
Best New Team:
C’mon now. One team won the Championship, and another team rocked their way to the Semi-Finals. Fantastic performances by both teams.
Big Game Hunter:
We had many notable cases of people punching above their weight this season, but there is no better tale than that of TokuNJT, the permanent sixth man, perennial substitute, Lauren Conrad GIF hoarder, and all around hype man. Toku subbed into the two seed of the Pod People for Zerotio and promptly beat league veteran Joe with a near-250 point PR deficit.
Best Content Producer:
If you watched Thomas Frankly, you know why he is getting this award. If you didn’t, you need to stop what you’re doing and go and watch his videos right now. There has never been a funnier two minutes a week in THL history.
Chiggmo and Skritch put together a new show from Skratch (God damnit Hat) and managed to help fill out the THL content schedule, while inciting some good natured (mostly) arguments in the meantime.
Best Production Crew:
If you were involved in any aspect of FNF this season, you knew how reliable and organized it was from start to finish. Inposition took ownership and needed no overseeing to keep things running; every week, he organized matches to stream, ensured stream quality, had quality casters ready to go, and just overall added immense value to the league. He also brought on plenty of new faces that hadn’t been involved in THL content production before, one of whom is now the THL Content Manager. Talk about your career development skill!
Brasky is a unique case that didn’t necessarily take complete top-to-bottom ownership of any one thing this season. Instead, everything he touched just got a little bit better. His graphical and audio experience translated incredibly well to increasing league-wide production values on everything he was a part of... and did you see that dope-ass ticker on Salty Saturday?? 100% Brasky.
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