Welcome to new league for young players
North America resumed play after Rift Rivals by looking exactly like they did at Rift Rivals, which is to say they did not look very good. One of the downfalls of a nine week season is that there isn’t a true halfway mark, and thus it’s hard for me to make a grandiose halfway mark claim. But it’s pretty rare to be this far along in the season and still not have anyone actually stick out — there are glaring issues on every single team so far this split. The parity might be a sign that the league as a whole has elevated their play, but I think that’s a worrying trend going into Worlds, where regions want to send dominant teams to represent them. If you can’t separate yourself from this pack, then how are you going to be able to do that come Worlds? Here’s 10 more thoughts going into Week 5!