Welcome to the first ever RGL Region Wars. Region Wars was an offseason event started by UGC which put different regions of the world against each other in an all-out highlander tournament. This time around however, RGL is hosting and there will be two divisions to give lower level players the opportunity to compete. The regions that will be duking it this time around are: Northeast, Canada (Div-2 Only), Southwest, South, Midwest, and Europe. Pacific-Northwest could not field enough players, so they will not be participating. Let’s get into the rosters, starting with Div-1.
I have feared
durr’s Baby Face’s Blaster ever since I saw that man drop 50 frags with it. He farms, enough said.
tgw is a solid soldier to compliment
Carcin will be the tarantula heavy and will somehow spawn camp three people before he dies and will be possibly the strongest heavy in this cup.
Mad are fantastic pick classes, getting third and second respectively in the most recent highlander season. They will undoubtedly get tons of key kills that will lead the team to success.
The Southwest takes the experienced friends of
Arzt Hispanian and
RonnieJ, adding in an equally as experienced
Medic with chinatown for a top invite combo.
manbug make for great pick classes, even with both not maining for at least two seasons.
Pablo has proved time and time again to be an absolute beast on scout, recently winning scout of the season and best player overall in the RGL Awards Show.
wax can find a good soldier to support him, their flank can compete with the best of the best.
Coming from the south,
Bowl has shown time and time again why he is one of the best highlander demos currently playing. When he plays seriously, his main calling is top notch, and his 1st place finish with KND season 2 proves it.
Kresnik will be a great compliment to
Bowl’s aggression, while also being able to keep
lizar are a great flank, but when put against flanks like
jaay, they may struggle to keep their ground secured.
triiple is a fantastic hitscan player all around, and
shotaway will be a spy to keep an eye on.
Hunter is a fantastic pyro, easily being a top 3 choice and a great protector for
Midwest easily has one of the best flanks, with rain being an excellent fill on any hitscan class, and jaay being and absolute monster of a player on soldier, further proved by Ascent’s 2nd place finish at Insomnia 65.
Daffodil make for a great combo to support the room their flank will be able to make. Even though
yosh hasn’t been actively sniping like some of the other snipers playing, he still has shown that he’s a force to be reckoned with in the past.
Dimento is obviously a fantastic spy, performing at the top level for a long time, most recently taking 1st for the second time in invite with his team, Kids Next Door.
Europe is bringing the best of the best with it to Region Wars, having many players from “Super Dickmann’s KANNONEN!”, a several time placement ETF2L team in the main roster.
Jackylegs may not have his normal scout partner
dReamyyy is more than capable of filling his shoes. Most of the SDCK is used to having
SandBurn as their demo, but
Elacour is a great replacement and should have no problem taking the reigns and taking control of the team.
mezzo is some of the best pick classes Europe has to offer and should have no problem competing with the rest of NA, even with the ping disadvantage.Power Rankings (Div-1):
Overall the Canadian roster looks weak overall.
jetz are the star players of this team, with kinetic recently winning advanced and jetz being an established invite player in highlander, albeit on sniper. The rest of the roster however hasn’t played at the level of the other regions playing in Div-2 and falls flat when it comes to the other departments.
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The Northeast roster brings with it a sniper to possibly contest the likes of
Spu, and a decent combo to boot.
Luigi have played their respective classes at a decent level before, but the question lies in the dominant voice with the team. If
Mono72 brings his notorious loud comms to the field, it could spell disaster for any coordination the Northeast has.
Chocc make for a strong combo and will most likely be the backbone of the Southwest roster.
Blank may be able to come through like he did in the Bruh Team vs many brandons
semifinals match, but otherwise has been very inconsistent in his performances.
The South will rise again.
Moist Master make for a great combo, with
dog having incredible DM, and
Moist Master recently winning advanced after placing in it the previous season.
Poseidon’s sniping ability is top notch, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he was sniping in Div-1. I have no doubt in the South’s ability to completely roll Div-2, on all fronts. I’ll say again, the South will rise again.
While it’s weird not seeing the advanced
pantherr on his main, his other talents won’t be wasted as he’ll be the backbone and main caller for the Midwest as Demo. He’ll be the leading force working off the picks that
Dave will supply him. With all the room they make, it will allow recent Main winner
J_peg and Advanced Multiclasser
Teli to apply pressure to both the flank and combo.
While the exact roster of the Div-2 Europe team is unknown, I put together a rough guess of what it will look like come match time with the players they have rostered. Overall it looks like a solid team, with
Stinghan always being a force to be reckoned with on sniper, and
Tercio having great DM compared to some of the other demos playing. With what they have, it looks to be a solid team, possibly even contesting the top 2 position.Power Rankings (Div-2):
Thanks to Jazz
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