After SurfAholics Alpha lost three key members last week there were some who were convinced their iron grip on the Premiership would weaken.
Some felt sure Tom Wacker’s Lucky 13, which took two of their players, would end up easily winning the week while Walter Mulder was going all out to ensure that his Uber Surfers finished first.
For whatever reason Lucky 13 were unable to launch a major challenge this week and they finished third, a very credible third a long way ahead of their nearest rivals The Strays (fourth) and Cash Surfing Network (fifth.)
It was Uber Surfers which provided the biggest challenge this week as they climbed from third to second spot and then worked doggedly to reduce the gap between them and the Alphas.
Their patience paid off late on Sunday night as they overtook their rivals with just a few hours to go and then slowly increased their lead. From the outside it looked as though the Uber Surfers could do the impossible…rise to the top of the Premier League in their first week of trying.
They actually almost did it but the Alphas are a team which thrives under pressure and they dug deep to regain the lead and keep it to secure victory for another week.
It was a close run thing though and the determination of these three top teams really does set them apart from the rest.
However looking further down the table the five teams immediately below the top three – The Strays, Cash Surfing Network, Kore4, Empower World Team and CTP Renegades – have all shown themselves to be consistently strong and it would not take them too much effort for them to mount a serious challenge for the top three slots.
Empower World Team came up from the Competitive League and on current form they should be able to stay up without too much trouble. Hunters made it to the Premier League for the first time this week also and this will be their first real test to see if they have what it takes to stay there. They have a strong leader in Valentin Mavrodin but he will have to work hard to bring out the best in his new team.
It is the start of a new week and a new month at CTP teams so good luck to everybody.
I don’t have the latest monthly team data available just yet but as soon as I do I will post that on here.