The Challenger Circuit rolls on, and we've updated the standings to reflect the results of DreamHack and MLG Spring Championships. With only a few events left to go in the Circuit, every victory counts, and the pressure grows to keep pace with the leaders. Take a look at the rankings here, then scroll down for a more detailed analysis.
Team SoloMid has built an impressive lead in the NA branch of the circuit, driven by top three finishes in six events and stunning victories at IPL4 in April and MLG Anaheim in June. Counter Logic Gaming stands as their closest competition 325 points behind TSM followed by Dignitas, who trail them by 615 points. Both teams have a chance to catch the leader, but they'll need to make impressive showings in the season's last three events to do so.
In addition, a few key shifts have taken place with several teams:
- Epik has changed names, and now goes by TSM.Evolved aka TSM.Evo. Their points will port over and should still reflect their overall standing.
- In a two-team shift, Monomaniac became Team Dynamic, while Complexity has become Monomaniac. The rankings now reflect that shift.
- V8 disbanded and therefore are no longer on the standings.
Europe's team leader boasts an even more commanding lead. With their commanding win at IEM Kiev and epic victory at IEM Hanover, Moscow Five put themselves in the driver's seat, with a daunting 550 points between them and their nearest competitor, CLG EU. Fnatic stands just 65 points behind CLG, but with Moscow Five in control of the board, the battle may be for second place now, rather than first.
- Millenium only has 50 points because they are boasting a new roster, who began competing as a team at DreamHack.
- Sypher, White Lotus, Against All Authority, Frag eXecutors and MyRevenge have all disbanded and therefore no longer appear on the standings.
Keep watching for more updates on the Challenger Circuit as we head towards the championship in October!