Even the most superficial glance at the leaderboard this week will show you that the really huge numbers of recent weeks are not being repeated this time round.
The 24-hour reset of the team bonuses saw to a decrease in overall team points but that does not mean the competition is any less intense…it remains just as strong as ever it was.
SurfAholics Alpha – now with a new leader in place – remain in top spot – with Uber Surfers about a billion points or so behind them and Lucky 13 about a billion points behind the Ubers.
Earlier in the week Ubers and Lucky 13 were neck and neck but Walter’s team has pulled ahead quite a bit in recent days. The question is whether they can continue the momentum or whether the Lucky 13 team will move into a higher gear for the home straight.
Only the top three teams have broken the one billion point barrier this week, another consequence of the bonus structure changes. Renegades in fourth place could do so but fifth place Dream Team probably have a little too much ground to make up.
A closer look at the leaderboard will show that from the mid Premier League to the bottom of the Competitive League there are clear bands with a lot of teams clumped together where any one of them could change position relatively easily.
This is exciting and shows that teamwork will help teams not only jump ahead of their nearest rivals but that they could leapfrog them by several places in many instances.
Cash Surfing Network, The Strays and TE Racing League hold the top three positions in the Competitive League respectfully and are all well ahead of the competition.
As we move towards the home straight for week two…good luck everyone.