Time to find out if Blogger has fixed its malfunctioning poll gadget. And what better time than the one event nearly every Champions team anxiously circled on the calendar at the beginning of the season after the new event-to-event relegation plan was announced. Bad enough to fall into the Challengers bracket but doubly to be avoided going into World Cup.
This time around the Champions bracket sees the return of the Russian Legion and first time Champion Top Gun. Given how evident the gap between the established pro teams and those who would join them really is I suspect the top vote recipient to be relegated will be Top Gun but after that it becomes, er, interesting.
While the Legion was the clear class of the Challengers they still must prove they can hang in the brutal and unforgiving competition of the Champions. And X-Factor and Infamous have staved off relegation twice. Vicious made a remarkable comeback to the Champions bracket in Chicago but the margin between success and failure is very small. Then there's the Ironmen who have recently cut LJ and seen Corey Bornstein leave the team at a crucial moment in the season. And while nobody expects any of the top 4 to falter it would only take one or at most two uncharacteristic losses to put any team into a fight to evade relegation.
Who will it be?