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ESEA Open S31 Happenings/Discussion
721
#721
12 Frags +

ESEA Open Power Rankings S31: Vol. 6 of 7, 6/17/19
Final Monday update. Posting later than usual, but it's still Monday as promised right?

Writing about the same teams can get pretty repetitive over 7 weeks unless some interesting upsets happen. Luckily, there were a couple this week. Anyway, we're now approaching the finish line, and for better or worse, about to leave ESEA behind. The top 8 or so teams have basically sealed their playoff spot, but for the rest, a post-season spot is still up for grabs.
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#1 TheMedicAcademy (14-0)

Going into the final week, it looks like a clean shot to a 16-0 season finish for The Medic Academy. Free Mr. U and Good Damage 3 probably won't offer any challenges they haven't seen before.

#2 The Perfect Sip (12-1)

What I said last week still applies. It looks like a 15-1 finish for The [almost] Perfect Sip barring something special happening in one of their last matches.

#3 nice guys (formerly Goys R Us) (10-3) [+1]

This week, the Nice Guys successfully defended their spot from Rats on Acid in a close 5-3 win. That was their only match, so there's not much else worth mentioning for the re-branded Goys R Us. Even though they lost to Late To Mid recently, I moved them above Late To Mid since Late To Mid faultered against Good Damage 3. Still, overall, I think both teams are fairly close in skill level.

#4 Late to Mid (11-3) [-1]

Compared to the above few teams, Late To Mid is slightly more vulnerable. They still belong in the top 4 in my opinion, but they've come close to losing against Angry Dog Noises and Rats on Acid. On Sunday, they finally got knocked down a bit with a 4-5 loss to Good Damage 3. I'm still leaving them in the top 4 since it was a close loss and they have a win over most of the teams below.

#5 Cheep Cheep (10-4)

After a rough 2 weeks starting with an upset loss to Rats on Acid and ending with a forfeit to The Perfect Sip, Cheep Cheep has finally got back in the win column with dominant two wins over decent playoff level open teams.

#6 rats on acid (10-4)

The rats scurried up the ranks quickly with a 10-1 season start. As with most teams that dare to go on an early win streak, they ended up scheduled against a tough run of opponents and fell to 10-4. Even then, they showed they belong near the top as they played it very close with both Nice Guys (score: 3-5) and Late To Mid (score: 2-3). Fortunately, they've already beaten or lost to all the top dogs so the rest of their matches should be fair fights. Not easy fights, but fair fights.

#7 Good Damage 3 Endgame (10-3) [+4]

Unlike last season where it came down to the final match, Good Damage has managed to get into playoff position early with a 5-4 underdog victory over Late To Mid. Was it just a good day for Good Damage or are they truly a top 5 team? If they are, they've got plenty of chances to confirm it in the coming week with equally tough if not tougher matches against Rats on Acid, Nice Guys, and The Medic Academy.

#8 ANGRY DOG NOISES (9-4) [+2]

Like many high but not top tier open teams, they've got a win-loss-win sandwich season going on due to the way ESEA matchmaking work. The bottom half of their schedule isn't as easy as their top half, but based on results so far, they should be able to finish with an impressive 12-4 record.

#9 Yarn Legacy (9-4) [-2]

Some unfortunate roster availability issues and an unlucky misplay on a Gullywash match have put a question mark on what could've been a guaranteed playoff spot. At minimum, they need one more win, but if they can't get their main 6 together, it's not a fully safe bet. I'm tentatively still expecting them to make playoffs, but right now, it depends on a lot of factors I don't know about.

#10 The Zam Theorem (11-3) [Prev: HR]

A couple of weeks ago, I would've expected Cheep Cheep to roll over The Zam Theorem. However, The Zam Theorem has really evolved from the middle of the road open team they were pre-season, and the results show with solid wins over NAV eSports and Hwasa's Thighs.

#11 Free_MrU (10-4) [+1]

They told me to remove them from the rankings if they lost but I don't think they're that bad. In a repeat of last season, they got two of the toughest teams in the division for their last two matches. Fortunately this time, they're sitting in a much safer spot with 10 wins instead of 8.

#12 smol aproachable brests (10-4) [+1]

In a second half comeback, Smol Approachable Brests fought back from a 3-0 deficit to reverse sweep Soulja Boy eSports with a 4-3 victory. Even in the worst case scenario that they lose their last two matches 0-5, they should be in a safe spot to make playoffs with 10 wins and 54 rounds won.

#13 OK Kids (9-5) [+1]

Their final ESEA season has been full of ups and downs, and now in the last regular season week, they're two wins away from matching their best open season record. At worst though, they probably only need 1 win to make playoffs considering they're doing well in the rounds won department.

#14 HWASAS THIGHS (9-5) [-6]

Their only real game this week was a loss to The Zam Theorem. Their other two were forfeit wins. One because the opposing team was dead, another because the other team was forgetful. Their last chance to make playoffs depends on winning one more game versus either OK Kids or Angry Dog Noises. I think both of those matches are about 50/50 tossups.

#15 The CUM (8-5) [Prev: HR]

With a small number of rounds won (34), The CUM needs to win out to safely make playoffs. Their scheduled match against Hwasa's Thighs would've been a solid chance to get a win, but like Dany and the Iron Fleet, they kind of forgot about it.

#16 soulja boy esports (8-6) [-7]

With a strong performance against (an admittedly weakened) The Perfect Sip, dominant wins over several bubble playoff teams, and some consistently good scrim results, I expected Soulja Boy eSports to be one of the top 8 teams. However, they ended up losing 2 critical matches this week: The aforementioned comeback by Smol Approachable Brests and The CUM's redemption game. Now their, chances hang in a delicate balance. Both of their remaining games are win or go home.

Honorable Mentions:

SkyZ Gaming (9-5) [Prev: #15]

I'm running out of things to say and dumb jokes to make, and I'd like to save some for the final update next week. To summarize quickly though, they should be a safe pick for playoffs unless they beef it in one of their last two games.

NAV eSports (8-6) [Prev: #16]

I figured from the start that their shot to make playoffs would come down to the wire, and with two games left, that looks to be the case. I expect them to beat Muddy University, but they'll need their A-game to take down Angry Dog Noises.

Holy Ghost Baptism (7-6)

They've consistently been a solid team, but twice now, winnable games have slipped past them. At this point, they've used up all their extra lives and they have to win out to make playoffs.

Other fringe playoff contenders (linked due to char. limit): https://pastebin.com/2v8e1x2y
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The final full 56 team wrap up will come a bit later than usual, after the last match has been played. Good luck to everyone still in the playoff race in their last few matches.

[u][i][b]ESEA Open Power Rankings S31: Vol. 6 of 7, 6/17/19
[/b][i][/u][i]Final Monday update. Posting later than usual, but it's still Monday as promised right?[/i]

Writing about the same teams can get pretty repetitive over 7 weeks unless some interesting upsets happen. Luckily, there were a couple this week. Anyway, we're now approaching the finish line, and for better or worse, about to leave ESEA behind. The top 8 or so teams have basically sealed their playoff spot, but for the rest, a post-season spot is still up for grabs.
__________

[b]#1 TheMedicAcademy (14-0)
[/b]
Going into the final week, it looks like a clean shot to a 16-0 season finish for The Medic Academy. Free Mr. U and Good Damage 3 probably won't offer any challenges they haven't seen before.

[b]#2 The Perfect Sip (12-1)
[/b]
What I said last week still applies. It looks like a 15-1 finish for The [almost] Perfect Sip barring something special happening in one of their last matches.

[b]#3 nice guys (formerly Goys R Us) (10-3) [+1]
[/b]
This week, the Nice Guys successfully defended their spot from Rats on Acid in a close 5-3 win. That was their only match, so there's not much else worth mentioning for the re-branded Goys R Us. Even though they lost to Late To Mid recently, I moved them above Late To Mid since Late To Mid faultered against Good Damage 3. Still, overall, I think both teams are fairly close in skill level.

[b]#4 Late to Mid (11-3) [-1]
[/b]
Compared to the above few teams, Late To Mid is slightly more vulnerable. They still belong in the top 4 in my opinion, but they've come close to losing against Angry Dog Noises and Rats on Acid. On Sunday, they finally got knocked down a bit with a 4-5 loss to Good Damage 3. I'm still leaving them in the top 4 since it was a close loss and they have a win over most of the teams below.

[b]#5 Cheep Cheep (10-4)
[/b]
After a rough 2 weeks starting with an upset loss to Rats on Acid and ending with a forfeit to The Perfect Sip, Cheep Cheep has finally got back in the win column with dominant two wins over decent playoff level open teams.

[b]#6 rats on acid (10-4)
[/b]
The rats scurried up the ranks quickly with a 10-1 season start. As with most teams that dare to go on an early win streak, they ended up scheduled against a tough run of opponents and fell to 10-4. Even then, they showed they belong near the top as they played it very close with both Nice Guys (score: 3-5) and Late To Mid (score: 2-3). Fortunately, they've already beaten or lost to all the top dogs so the rest of their matches should be fair fights. Not easy fights, but fair fights.

[b]#7 Good Damage 3 Endgame (10-3) [+4]
[/b]
Unlike last season where it came down to the final match, Good Damage has managed to get into playoff position early with a 5-4 underdog victory over Late To Mid. Was it just a good day for Good Damage or are they truly a top 5 team? If they are, they've got plenty of chances to confirm it in the coming week with equally tough if not tougher matches against Rats on Acid, Nice Guys, and The Medic Academy.

[b]#8 ANGRY DOG NOISES (9-4) [+2]
[/b]
Like many high but not top tier open teams, they've got a win-loss-win sandwich season going on due to the way ESEA matchmaking work. The bottom half of their schedule isn't as easy as their top half, but based on results so far, they should be able to finish with an impressive 12-4 record.

[b]#9 Yarn Legacy (9-4) [-2]
[/b]
Some unfortunate roster availability issues and an unlucky misplay on a Gullywash match have put a question mark on what could've been a guaranteed playoff spot. At minimum, they need one more win, but if they can't get their main 6 together, it's not a fully safe bet. I'm tentatively still expecting them to make playoffs, but right now, it depends on a lot of factors I don't know about.

[b]#10 The Zam Theorem (11-3) [Prev: HR]
[/b]
A couple of weeks ago, I would've expected Cheep Cheep to roll over The Zam Theorem. However, The Zam Theorem has really evolved from the middle of the road open team they were pre-season, and the results show with solid wins over NAV eSports and Hwasa's Thighs.

[b]#11 Free_MrU (10-4) [+1]
[/b]
They told me to remove them from the rankings if they lost but I don't think they're that bad. In a repeat of last season, they got two of the toughest teams in the division for their last two matches. Fortunately this time, they're sitting in a much safer spot with 10 wins instead of 8.

[b]#12 smol aproachable brests (10-4) [+1]
[/b]
In a second half comeback, Smol Approachable Brests fought back from a 3-0 deficit to reverse sweep Soulja Boy eSports with a 4-3 victory. Even in the worst case scenario that they lose their last two matches 0-5, they should be in a safe spot to make playoffs with 10 wins and 54 rounds won.

[b]#13 OK Kids (9-5) [+1]
[/b]
Their final ESEA season has been full of ups and downs, and now in the last regular season week, they're two wins away from matching their best open season record. At worst though, they probably only need 1 win to make playoffs considering they're doing well in the rounds won department.

[b]#14 HWASAS THIGHS (9-5) [-6]
[/b]
Their only real game this week was a loss to The Zam Theorem. Their other two were forfeit wins. One because the opposing team was dead, another because the other team was forgetful. Their last chance to make playoffs depends on winning one more game versus either OK Kids or Angry Dog Noises. I think both of those matches are about 50/50 tossups.

[b]#15 The CUM (8-5) [Prev: HR]
[/b]
With a small number of rounds won (34), The CUM needs to win out to safely make playoffs. Their scheduled match against Hwasa's Thighs would've been a solid chance to get a win, but like Dany and the Iron Fleet, they kind of forgot about it.

[b]#16 soulja boy esports (8-6) [-7]
[/b]
With a strong performance against (an admittedly weakened) The Perfect Sip, dominant wins over several bubble playoff teams, and some consistently good scrim results, I expected Soulja Boy eSports to be one of the top 8 teams. However, they ended up losing 2 critical matches this week: The aforementioned comeback by Smol Approachable Brests and The CUM's redemption game. Now their, chances hang in a delicate balance. Both of their remaining games are win or go home.

[i][b]Honorable Mentions:[/b][/i]

[b]SkyZ Gaming (9-5) [Prev: #15]
[/b]
I'm running out of things to say and dumb jokes to make, and I'd like to save some for the final update next week. To summarize quickly though, they should be a safe pick for playoffs unless they beef it in one of their last two games.

[b]NAV eSports (8-6) [Prev: #16]
[/b]
I figured from the start that their shot to make playoffs would come down to the wire, and with two games left, that looks to be the case. I expect them to beat Muddy University, but they'll need their A-game to take down Angry Dog Noises.

[b]Holy Ghost Baptism (7-6)
[/b]
They've consistently been a solid team, but twice now, winnable games have slipped past them. At this point, they've used up all their extra lives and they have to win out to make playoffs.

Other fringe playoff contenders (linked due to char. limit): https://pastebin.com/2v8e1x2y
__________

The final full 56 team wrap up will come a bit later than usual, after the last match has been played. Good luck to everyone still in the playoff race in their last few matches.
722
#722
8 Frags +

I think Zam Theorem should be higher up with their new addition of shuckle

I think Zam Theorem should be higher up with their new addition of shuckle
723
#723
6 Frags +

bro stop it please youre giving me huge heart attacks with the shuckle meme

bro stop it please youre giving me huge heart attacks with the shuckle meme
724
#724
16 Frags +

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/565965218996551682/590363102449500171/image0.png

[img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/565965218996551682/590363102449500171/image0.png[/img]
725
#725
-4 Frags +
kuhnockersI think Zam Theorem should be higher up with their new addition of shuckle

Wait shuckle is playing? ;)

[quote=kuhnockers]I think Zam Theorem should be higher up with their new addition of shuckle[/quote]
Wait shuckle is playing? ;)
726
#726
4 Frags +

Nice power rankings. As the season comes closer to the playoffs, it's when true gamers step up and show what they're made of. Should be an epic week

Nice power rankings. As the season comes closer to the playoffs, it's when true gamers step up and show what they're made of. Should be an epic week
727
#727
-6 Frags +

Some of you guys are alright, Don't go to Granary mid tonight.

open thread will be posted tomorrow morning

so long space robots

Some of you guys are alright, Don't go to Granary mid tonight.

open thread will be posted tomorrow morning

so long space robots
728
#728
2 Frags +

gg to the team that fears skyz

gg to the team that fears skyz
729
#729
1 Frags +

gg's to the dogo team

gg's to the dogo team
730
#730
8 Frags +

CHASE THOUGHT THE MATCH WAS 1030

https://i.imgur.com/n0ps1mF.jpg

CHASE THOUGHT THE MATCH WAS 1030

https://i.imgur.com/n0ps1mF.jpg
731
#731
2 Frags +

ggs to Arena legacy, glad we could play tonight :)

ggs to Arena legacy, glad we could play tonight :)
732
#732
-6 Frags +

uh what the fuck
https://play.esea.net/match/15018322
match was scheduled for 10:30 est on tuesday, but we already had a match scheduled for 8:30??? and now this match, that was originally scheduled for thursday is stuck in limbo

uh what the fuck
https://play.esea.net/match/15018322
match was scheduled for 10:30 est on tuesday, but we already had a match scheduled for 8:30??? and now this match, that was originally scheduled for thursday is stuck in limbo
733
#733
4 Frags +
ScrewballCHASE THOUGHT THE MATCH WAS 1030

https://i.imgur.com/n0ps1mF.jpg

i know i am only a sub, but this still hurts.

https://i.imgur.com/XnKTKDp.png

[quote=Screwball]CHASE THOUGHT THE MATCH WAS 1030

https://i.imgur.com/n0ps1mF.jpg[/quote]

i know i am only a sub, but this still hurts.

[img]https://i.imgur.com/XnKTKDp.png[/img]
734
#734
12 Frags +

i cant believe that top open = prem

https://play.esea.net/match/15024937

i cant believe that top open = prem

https://play.esea.net/match/15024937
735
#735
10 Frags +
reakoi cant believe that top open = prem

https://play.esea.net/match/15024937

euros mad (x24)

[quote=reako]i cant believe that top open = prem

https://play.esea.net/match/15024937[/quote]

euros mad (x24)
736
#736
0 Frags +

gg to arena legacy, gg esea

gg to arena legacy, gg esea
737
#737
7 Frags +

GG nice guys.
Fun game.

GG nice guys.
Fun game.
738
#738
0 Frags +

Can't wait for tonight's games. Might be shoutcasting it with my roommates. Let me know your suggestions on which match to do

thanks

Can't wait for tonight's games. Might be shoutcasting it with my roommates. Let me know your suggestions on which match to do

thanks
739
#739
-3 Frags +

R.I.P. AIRSHOTINSANETOMYBRAIN
FINAL RECORD (PENDING): 7-9
FINAL ROSTER: ZOOT, FARTONCATS, WILLOW, TABDA, PERCY, ANGRYHOMOSEXUAL, ME
OVER 15 DIFFERENT PLAYERS HAD THE PRIVLEDGE TO PLAY ON THIS TEAM, INCLUDING
alfredodan
send
Ova117
Seven1
Klutz
nol
Diversa (jazzisdead)
Furfls
Snarken
umlpst
Sally
It was A fun Season, GodBless and Goodnight.

R.I.P. AIRSHOTINSANETOMYBRAIN
FINAL RECORD (PENDING): 7-9
FINAL ROSTER: ZOOT, FARTONCATS, WILLOW, TABDA, PERCY, ANGRYHOMOSEXUAL, ME
OVER 15 DIFFERENT PLAYERS HAD THE PRIVLEDGE TO PLAY ON THIS TEAM, INCLUDING
alfredodan
send
Ova117
Seven1
Klutz
nol
Diversa (jazzisdead)
Furfls
Snarken
umlpst
Sally
It was A fun Season, GodBless and Goodnight.
740
#740
23 Frags +

yo now that ur season is over i am exposing Open Player Redux for being the former player known as Xersha

https://i.imgur.com/f07aXVH.png

yo now that ur season is over i am exposing Open Player Redux for being the former player known as Xersha
[img]https://i.imgur.com/f07aXVH.png[/img]
741
#741
8 Frags +

I can't believe I was playing with xersha this whole time...

I can't believe I was playing with xersha this whole time...
742
#742
10 Frags +

Come on xersha i thought u were better than going negative in open...

Come on xersha i thought u were better than going negative in open...
743
#743
-1 Frags +
plusProtonCome on xersha i thought u were better than going negative in open...

we would have been even if i remembered we had a match on tuesday :-(

[quote=plusProton]Come on xersha i thought u were better than going negative in open...[/quote]
we would have been even if i remembered we had a match on tuesday :-(
744
#744
2 Frags +

GGs to OK Kids :)

GGs to OK Kids :)
745
#745
2 Frags +

gg rats on acid, fun game

gg rats on acid, fun game
746
#746
cp_granary_pro
4 Frags +

xersha why'd you delete me i thought we were friends :(

xersha why'd you delete me i thought we were friends :(
747
#747
9 Frags +
Redux

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjedLeVGcfE

[quote=Redux][/quote]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjedLeVGcfE
748
#748
7 Frags +

https://imgur.com/GP9uuBn

sex number

https://imgur.com/GP9uuBn

sex number
749
#749
11 Frags +

so long open
glad i got to play before it died :)

so long open
glad i got to play before it died :)
750
#750
4 Frags +

im big

im big
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