The End of the 1er Reign?
Ever since its formation, the 1er has dominated the competitive scene of NW. Its arsenal of incredibly inform players such as Vortex, Swerp, Bittersteel, and AsianP has made sure its reign has gone on interrupted. However, in what normally would have been a routine one-sided match versus the underdog 32e, the 1er gave up 4 rounds in the second half for a final score of 6-4 after being up 5-0 during the first half. This led to some after-match drama in which two 1er members left the regiment, Wiki and GlacialGriffin. Could this be the lapse in form another regiment needs to take the #1 spot?
Tournaments, Tournaments Everywhere!
It seems that there has been a spontaneous increase in tournaments since Aurum's 5v5 tournament has begun. The new tournaments include Dan's 2v2, Theodin's 3v3, and Maple's 1v1. This is definitely a healthy trend for NA Melee, especially when Dan's 2v2 and Maple's 1v1 seek to meet on a weekly basis. Let's hope we get to see even more new tournaments!
Dawn of TNWL Pro
With the TNWL Semi-Pro coming to a close after the final match between the 32e and the AEF, the long awaited TNWL Pro league will begin shortly. Look forward to more high-quality LBs, forum drama, and disbands!
Is it the year of 32e underdogs?
The 32e have been performing remarkably well recently for how little credit they have been given. Some solid performances in Aurum's 5v5 tournament, paired with a nice 6-4 win over the 58e and a close 4-6 loss vs. the 1er, the 32e are definitely a regiment to keep your eyes on.