Line up: Pain, San, Bloed, Disgo, Flits, Fragius, Gili, K0en, Klaas, McCoy, Mekke, Nnoitra, Noviso, nrg, R0uy, Infector, Tjirlie, XeonN
What to expect? Several things have changed since last CPS. IGN wont participate with two teams anymore, now they have one team. Last season we had Xeonn and Troll to carry us through, but Troll left after CPS 10. Since then Pain has really stepped up his game and is kind of replacing his role. This season we have some unavailable players: Wotre due to exams, Infector still struggling with his broken hand and some others who don't have much time due to exams. However, we have several great guest players who will cover this for us (hopefully). With Klaas and Noviso we have two players who can drive division 1 for sure. And then ofcourse we have Fragius, Gili, K0en and Flits of who we all know what they are capable of. We should be amongst the best teams in this division (last year, competition was a bit better), but that's what we thought at the beginning of last season as well.
Line up: Nrjz, Lateralus, Troll, 4-Ever, Air, Raso, Airman, Arola, eXe, Gurren, Gabbo, Jorik, Killzone, Mathics, Thommy, TNT4blast, Zycsel
What to expect? THC is a fairly new team when it comes to competition. To be honest I didn't expect much of them. But in recent tournaments XTA and TMM they have proven they can do well on 40 second maps, curious if they will maintain their motivation on the longer ESL maps. With Troll they have a great driver in their ranks, but the rest is kind of hard to tell right now. We have seen 4-Ever driving very well in XTA. With Air, Raso, Zycsel and Arola they have some good recruits, let's wait if they will hurt us. Not to be underestimated at all.
Line up: McFly, Dr.NoRage, IrondL, GeoFraii, Alexis, Bodox, Cobrask, Dav, Fabulous, Farcry69, Glaudryk, Jerozor, Math, Spiin, Theo, Virus, Wax
What to expect? An opponent from last year. The result was a draw back then. They have several strong drivers and that can result in good matches, because in ESL individuals are important with the 1v1, 2v2 and 3v3. Their line up is somewhere the same as last year with some small changes. Theo seemed to transfer to 711 (that was the case during TMM), but now it seems he has returned. Virus and Cobrask have been recruited from Insight. So in theory, they have become a bit stronger. They have about the same level of us.
Line up: Slash, Despe, Doro, Doumey, Gusbi, kaiory, Nameless, Nektar, Orhime, Phil622, Sayel, Scream, Spirit, Titgus, Trashouz, Voodoo, Zatox
What to expect? Some new names, but I don't know any of them. With Despe, Trashouz and Scream they have three players who can hurt us. They have hurt us last year as well, but they didn't have their best day back then and we won 6-0. I don't expect anything less this season. With Sprinter, who comes from Acorn, they have done a good recruit.
Line up: Remito, TvhHouse, Jahtouk, akti, Alino, Boby, Coco, Cruor, Greatadi, MBK, Nika, Silver, Skillet, Sky, Viince, X-plows, Zadja
What to expect? Very hard to say what to expect here. I'd say they are the worst team in this division but I should be very careful with that, because I simply don't know them. Last year they were in 5th division and they have won 6-0 of our second team. This second team drove with xxrider, infector, disgo, speedster etc so they were not weak at all. Let's be careful with them and not underestimate them like every other team.
Line up: Paxmower, Annilein, Bananaking, Banane, Bigley, Burning, Darkbringer, Eraser, Mickel, Nerox, Red, Scary, Smart, Smog, Speed_u_need
What to expect? They are the favourite of this division for sure. They have several great drivers: Darkbringer, Nerox, Scary, Speed_u_need... We see them often in dedimania. Also last TMM we saw a great performance of them reaching 1/16th finals vs 3DMAX. Let's give everything here and let's hope this is the match for place 1 (which would mean we have won everything else :p).
Line up: Narko, Elixir, Arthur, Bunny, Dany, Ervis, Fluid, Grav, Hubert, Jerem, Manu, Maranello, Meerica, Nicoche, Nor, Seb, Teddy, Wawa
What to expect? We know this team pretty well. No need to say that this will be a heavy match since our last two confrontations. Last season our second team lost vs them (became then a draw after accountmistakes from both sides) and past TMM we have smashed them down after a weird start of the match. They think of us as an unfair team and we are probably their arch enemies, so they will be very motivated! Narko is of course their best player but after him they have a wide line up of active and decent players. With Meerica, Seb and Hubert as their guests (or new players, don't know) they have got some nice potential.
The guess of Wotre
It's actually really hard to say who will end up where because all teams are really tight to each other. It will all depend on how motivated everyone is and how trained they are. And of course a bit of luck in the matches. This is my guess, maybe it's more how I hope it to be, I don't know. Can't wait to find out!
GOOD LUCK & HAVE FUN ALL