January 11, 2018
With the group stages drawn to a close at the end of 2017, it is the perfect time to go into depth regarding the outcome of Highlander Season 14. This season has seen some unlikely results.
Highlander Season 14 Group Stage Wrap-up
Starting from the bottom to the top of the tables we start at number six with Tourettes Frenchclub. Most notably Tourette’s performance over course of the season could be summed up as something of a “late starter”. Despite a promising roster at the beginning of the season, players were being swapped, resulting in a different lineup every week for the first four or so weeks of the group stages. Despite clutching a Golden Cap Loss against leading team Strong Opinions, and perhaps finally having the stable roster needed to succeed in the season, it was to little too late. Tourettes Frenchclub will seed last in the group stages, and thus be subject to relegation.
Coming in at joint fourth and fifth were the two debut premiership teams, inVision and Lucrosa. The decision as to which team is facing relegation is decided by the result of the match between them, meaning the loss of inVision to Lucrosa in the 4th week was a costly one. However both teams have had a surprisingly decent first season in prem; both teams took the edge over former Highlander giants Tourettes Frenchclub, with inVision also claiming points from current third place team Feila eSports. These debut teams were fortunate enough to pick up some former premiership veterans, namely thaZu for inVision and Spy legend Chooper for Lucrosa. However, both teams also saw some debut prodigies come into play. Invision’s Heavy tuja and Pyro yugo both showed incredible performance during their season debut, consistently proving themselves against some of the veteran prem players. Similarly, Lucrosa’s soldier pickup Kosuke hit the scene as a force to be reckoned with. Who knows what these premiership newcomers could achieve in the future.
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