I'm curious if anyone is actively playing competitive with their Deathwatch.
The reason I ask is I have been using my Death Guard, but not Deathwatch. I've been a little gun shy with Deathwatch because I don't really ally very much. (A personal decision).
ITC isn't the be all/end all but they do have a lot more data to comb through. I'm sure most of you know they recently had someone compile a bunch of data based on the output of a lot of 8th edition GT's (ITC events exclusively... well all but one was ITC).
Space Marines in general rank very poorly. Knights, Ynarri, DE, etc rank very well. The closer a marine player is to the actual Codex Astartes, the worse they appear, and stuff like Blood Angels show marginally better but keep in mind that's cherry picking smash captains and mixing in Knights.
At the end of the day it appears marines are in a very bad spot, and lots of 'marine' armies are showing better by not taking marines: IE: the best Thousand Sons armies have zero marine type units.
Overall Deathwatch is brutally low, and has poor numbers to show for it. In most cases I imagine DW tournament players will be allying, perhaps with Knights, or some serious FW units.
But again ITC isn't the only tournament type in the game so I'm curious how others are faring?