19.02.2017
Team XENEX lead but who will be following them to finals?
With only two weeks left, let's have a look at who the winners and losers are this season

It seems like only yesterday that the Spring Season started and we previewed the teams that would take to the rift.

Five weeks later and Team XENEX has set itself apart from the from rest of the field but there is still all to play for with two weeks remaining. We've still got 8 games left and 6 teams can still join XENEX at the finals in Leicester.


Top of the pile

Team XENEX have blazed a trail to the top of the Premiership by winning 4 of their 5 games and booking their place at the finals. They've only dropped a single game, in week 4 against fellow title contenders exceL, putting a black mark on their almost perfect record of 13 points.

They are closely followed by exceL eSports and MnM Gaming. Both teams will be disappointed with only picking up two series wins so far this season and face each other in week 7 for a showdown for the 2nd place spot if they can beat GLB and Enclave respectively in week 6.

Contenders

My personal dark horse picks are Enclave (6 points) and CycloneGG (5 points) but they both find themselves battling it out in the middle of the pack. Nothing separated the two teams when they faced off earlier in the split but Cyclone arguably have the easier remaining fixtures of the two, so a late season surge could well be on the cards.

Moving on up

GLB picked up a win in week 4 against Premiership strugglers Team Paria and have secured a hard fought draw against MnM but struggled to make an impact elsewhere, falling 0-2 to fellow 5-pointers CycloneGG. However co-owner Louis “Plausible” Jose certainly seem confident of improving their fortunes for the remainder of the split when we spoke to him last week.

Bulldog have managed 3 draws so far this season but face Team XENEX in week 7 and will need to build off the momentum of their first victory against Team Paria last week if they want to turn their fortunes around and make it to Leicester.

Propping up the table

Current Premiership strugglers Team Paria have found life very tough on the rift thus far, failing to pick up a round across the 5 series they have played and with XENEX and Cyclone left to play it's not about to get easier. Getting some points on the board is key to saving their season.

One for the fans

For fans however the remaining 2 weeks of games are sure to be thrilling, with 4 points separating 6 teams. There is still plenty to play for and you can join us on the 22nd of February for Enclave against MnM and GLB facing off against exceL live on Twitch.

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David Hollingsworth