The NA LCQ will feature the best teams in NA barring Sentinels and maybe both Envy + 100t (If berlin is NA's, then both are out). V1's roster is stacked and full of talent but so is everyone else's in NA.
Rise looks really strong and c9 reformed with Vanity. TSM looks to pick up Rush or a strong controller currently in the scene. GenG has insane firepower and prowess that could knock some heads.
Every team has something to prove here and V1's chances aren't the greatest just because everyone is so talented. It isn't to say that V1 isn't great, it's just that everyone else is just as great or even better.