For me it was FatRat and it wasn't even really close, to be honest. That video was just so inspired from start to finish. I just get the best feeling from watching it. The editing was exactly what I look for in a video with great gameplay. Just accentuated it the whole way through. Also thought this tage had one of the best soundtracks in the entire competition - the music was just awesome imo. I'm surprised I'm voting for a montage with so much H3 multiteam - normally I'm a stickler about that kind of gameplay - but even that part of the montage really impressed me.
i3 was tied for my runner up. It was really good, but the music didn't really do anything for me, so I felt it was fairly one-dimensional. Gameplay was so sick and interesting, though. The two nade jump into triple kill clips still get me every time. Definitely deserved to make the top 5. Wish the video was longer.
Toasty was there as well. Great video. I've rewatched it a lot of times and it doesn't get old for me, which is rare these days. As great as the gameplay was, I just didn't feel like it was amazing enough to take the competition. Maybe because I've watched Terminus too many times. Maybe because it didn't break the Reach mold enough. I know if Toasty had played the game longer that it would have been absolutely top tier. He's too good. Zhestal's edit was great as always. Very glad to see this make the top 5.
ROOTS was the only other video in this top 5 that really felt to me like it was worthy of wearing the crown in this competition. I just don't have the context to appreciate the gameplay fully. I was thoroughly entertained the whole way, though. Was great to see something "new" (ha) and different. Definitely had that epic montage feel.
SillyGoose really brought it for tranQ's video, I thought, but outside of the intro I felt like there was nothing really unique about the video relative to allllllll the other H3 MLG tages that have come out. Just above average gameplay and great flow in the edit. For that reason, I would probably put it at the bottom of the top 5. Very enjoyable video, though, I honestly enjoyed it a ton.
Those are my quick and dirty opinions on these videos. Some of the opinions are contradictory, I know, but sometimes it's hard to really put into words the feeling that you get from watching montages, especially when you're trying to compare such fantastic videos to one another. Overall a very worthy top 5. Congrats to everyone that was a part of these videos. Awesome stuff, awesome competition. Was great to be a part of it, as well :)