Sorry, but the above is complete nonsense.
You can very easily win a round individually without being associated with any of the cities and with any of the major associations without having your own extensive team and its "effort".
I checked the rankings out of curiosity.
I suggest you win any round first, and then speak about how to do it.
At least you will know what you are writing about.
I wish you both a three-month effort of your own (and not of the team), sleepless nights, daytime naps for the alarm clock and other fascinating things related to winning the round.
And of course I sincerely wish a win.
You didn't understand at all what I meant with my quote you think is complete nonsense. With only competitons for prestige you can not win a round, without city teams who haul from factories and make them level you won't gain investment prestige. When cities don't level there will be low prestige earnings every day etc etc. A prestige hunter can't get all the prestige to win a game round without the help of others who do the work of growing. Clearly you don't understand the full game. Indivudual wins are only possible if there are enough active city haulers.
And my personal rankings doesn't tell you anything if I know how to play. I'm no prestige player and my goal isn't a personal nr 1 ranking, I'm a team player who plays for a city and or region. I have won enough game rounds with my city in an endgame, that is my goal.
Kelot you only look at one way to play this game and that is gathering prestige. But clearly you forget also who is behind a prestige hunter to make it possible to gather the prestige.