I few hours ago, I posted a topic wherein I said that the new Gauntlet difficulty is a great change coming from this update. This is entirely true, however the power scaling from the previous Sectors to the next is a bit too high. Granted, in my Challenger Bracket, the rewards are definitely worth the time invested into dealing with each encounter. It’s just that the encounters are now mostly 5-8 Star Platinums (no Jojo references here) and the majority of my roster are 5-6 Stars with only 6 of my Heroes being 9 Stars or more. I can definitely deal with the new scaling, especially since I could just upgrade my slacking Heroes up to speed in a few weeks - I just wanted to point out the incredibly steep enemy team power scaling. If this was the original intent of the update, then I’m down anyways.
If the Sector 1 through 5 encounters are brutal, I can’t imagine how painful the Sector 6 and 7 encounters are!