By: Eric Evonsion
The Marblelympics start with the Opening Ceremony on Friday February 9th at 5:00 PM EST. Along with the Opening Ceremony comes the first event as well. The 5 meter Ice Dash will be the first event for the Marblelympics and it is an event that we’ve seen in the qualifying games. Analysis of the individual games will come from me after the first event, after the marbles and their abilities are seen. However, I do plan on separating the teams into 3 tiers. As much as Crazy Cat’s Eyes fans would like to think, not all marbles or teams are created equal.
Tier 1: Teams that have a good shot at winning it all
Savage Speeders, O’rangers, Snowballs, Balls of Chaos, Mellow Yellow
All of these teams have a good shot at winning the Marblelympics. These teams have either been there before or have had good showings in the past. As for the Snowballs, they capture their edge by hosting the games. You can’t quantify how much that will help the Snowballs, but it may be a huge edge. As for the Savage Speeders and the O’rangers, both of those teams have fought for the top spot last year and will most likely do so again. It would be no shock to me for both of these teams to finish 1st and 2nd. As for the Balls of Chaos, they are a newer team who came out strong and was able to finish at the top of the qualifying ranks. They looked fast in the qualifiers and after those five events, showed enough consistency to show why they are a top team. Although it’ll be tough for them to pull off a win, a top half finish will be likely. As for Mellow Yellow they are another team that has star potential. Their ability to hang around late until the games gives them a good shot at a top 5 finish. With that being said, I could also see Mellow Yellow falling out of the top half. A good start for them would go a long way.