10 teams with an average elo of over 2k, 22 players with a peak elo of over 2k. Welcome to the previews for masters cup v, which is shaping up to be one of the most competitive masters cup presented so far. game balance is probably the closest it has been for a long time. Expect to see a wide range of starting fighters. There are still a few that most will still consider "S" tier, but there are many other possibilities which are expected to still be competitive. Players now have almost seven complete legions of fighters to choose from. Current meta seems to be more centered around the mid game, with opportunities to deal significant king damage early if opponents are caught off guard or unprepared. Early leaks might not be as punishing as before, but missing out on that early worker and value still has potential to be game changing the longer the game goes on. Totally expecting a few players to go directly to seven workers before wave one begins!