My problem with Peter is that he concedes when anything is going even slightly wrong (IE, his team is 1 tower down). I don't care if you are god himself, I don't want you on my team if you aren't going to even try.
I don't know if Pete is still like that. I'd always groan if i had Pete on my team especially in high level games as it meant I'd have to compensate for a minion build AND a player that would likely give up or whine if things didn't go our way... that's 2 strikes against the dude before a game even begins. I really dislike it when players are inflexible (especially if I am playing with them alot)... in his case, it always meant a tier 1 dg was always going to be used up on a minion build (oak or erb)... which isn't so great against a strong team. Now that he's using more characters and not sticking to only minion builds, well... I'm sure that makes a pretty big difference. I think I had him on this list as tier 2 before though... and several of the lagwars folks shot him down... I figure RAWRRRR probably had similar concerns with games with Pete on his team in the past, but if he's thinking tier 2 is good for pete, then no problem here.
Also, going down the t1 list I can see reasons to remove everyone, including myself, except for Orcun.
I vote Orcun #1 MVP key-All-Star Demigod Player.
I can only conclude that this has to be some sort of inside joke on behalf of GM. Not to slight him as a tier 1 player, but he's on the list because of GM's endorsements - not because I ever saw him in any game as the Christ child. Anyway, we'll have plenty of time to pick through the revised tier list after the tournament. All of us tier 1's are going on the chopping block and we'll see who shakes out.