Why do Warlighters have points subtracted for no shows?
Well, if Thor can't win games then you can't exactly get those remaining points.
Honestly it's up to Pushover/JSA to decide how no shows are going to work - My guess would be they'd be marked as 0-7 automatically, but ultimately it's up to them.
Anyway, my personal rankings...
~ High Tier ~
GG has the best chances of winning this, to be honest. I haven't played them, but their solos and teams are pretty solid.
Despite having a slow start, I have a feeling that the Masters will pick up and give GG a run for their money. I haven't played Master/Master Race, though TWM/Miyagi are good players. Unlike GG, though, they have only 4 players - and thus they may be overworked on games.
~ Mid Tier ~
I've played with some members of V.I.W. before, but I'm not sure if the members I played are the members in the league. V.I.W's teams seem to have experience with both templates and each other, putting them on top.
"What? Everyone else put them 5th/6th!" While that is true, the clan seems to have a lot of experience working with each other's playstyles. Their problem is they'll have to adjust to ME/EA&O/Europe.
I had a hard time deciding between 101st and Dragon. While Dragon has to get used to the maps, 101st has to get used to each other's playstyle. I don't think our 2v2 or 3v3 teams have much experience in that regard. (Weirdly, the non-Lynx 1v1 players have positive scores right now, while the Lynx ones are negative.) (Good luck with Eririn, Apollo!)
While they're on the bottom of the Mid Tier, that doesn't mean they're that much behind. Any of the teams in Mid Tier could switch around. With Thor not showing up (docking them 7 points), they'll be hard pressed to make it up.
~ Low Tier ~
I haven't played with the BR members. They seem like a wild-card to me. Also, unlike MC, they have more players, decreasing the load on any particular player.
Only because I doubt they can make up for the 14 points they've been docked from two no-shows in the 1v1 section. Though, with 2 of the 4 players playing in all categories, they may be overworked. :/