The E9 at the 09 level has always been closer to Fed Elite 09 than the often compared 09 Platinum. Fed Elite is better but it’s closer than ever this year.
Watched a ton of 09 games this weekend as my bender's team was competing and this statement is the most truthful. Fed Elite is better at the top. But the top E9 teams could give those teams a respectable game and easily hang with the middle of the pack Fed Elite teams. Bottom of E9 still comparable to platinum teams.