The one thing that I would really stress if we’re talking about the playoffs and what teams could get there, is that the schedule matters. Even if you think San Jose is as good as LA, San Jose plays San Francisco and Seattle 7 times this year. LA plays Seattle and San Jose five times. I’m not saying those are guaranteed losses, but San Jose undoubtedly has a tougher road to the playoffs. Most of their players are coming from Mischief or Boost Mobile, so the Spiders will be good, but if you’re talking about making the playoffs a lot of things would have to break right for them.
I think WUGC could be a factor in some teams underperforming this year. Dallas, DC, and San Francisco are the teams we think of as being the most reliant on players participating in WUGC, but the teams that it’s actually truest for are all Canadian. Toronto, Ottawa, and Vancouver have a bunch of players on either the Canadian Men’s, Mixed, or Masters teams. Given that, I think that Ottawa and Vancouver could underperform relative to expectations.