Welcome to the EU edition of Power Rankings, presented by Average Gatsby. I’ve made a number of tweaks based on the feedback we received from the first North American issue.
Navigating the EU competitive scene is tough to say the least. Most teams are run by organizations rather than players, so a team with circuit points may have a completely different line up now than when they won the circuit points. Teams change roster or organizations seemingly on a weekly basis. Europe has had fewer opportunities to gain circuit points in the preseason than North America. Finally, top European teams compete against each other constantly, no matter how large or small the prize pool is.
As a result, I’ll be adding in some teams that have not qualified for any circuit points but have achieved stand-out performances in tournaments and Prized Events where other circuit teams have participated. However, as always, live event performance at Challenger Circuit events are weighted higher than any online event. After all, online events alone will not get a team to the Season Two Championship.