After last seasons's 3rd place, livezerg we are heading into 6th season of Russian Starcraft 2 Team League (RSTL) which is growing every season and becoming bigger and bigger, slowly overtaking teams from all over of Europe, not just CIS. Of course we expect a lot this season, at least one step more then last season, and fight for the throne.
Top EU teams such Ai. and NrS did quit the league, but that doesn't mean league will be easy for us. There are still good teams like cSc, aAa. and prOp which will fight for trophy and money prizes for first 3 places.
Surely, league is not on the last season's level, but it's still decent and unpredictable. Seems like we will fight with french teams pLine and nB for top 2 spots that lead directly to round 8 of playoffs. Teams from 3-6 position are going to round of 16 in playoffs and they are having little harder path to finals. That could be MiA, RuW and RedBlood, team which gathered pretty decent squad lately.
In other division we can predict fight between cSc and last season runner up Property for 1st place, but dutch team ESC can surely surprise everyone in group and catch spot which leads directly to round of 8. Surely we expect aAa to advance to playoffs without any bigger problems.
Vega.SC2 RSTL lineup: