EPGP aspirant

Hello all, I am an EPGP (2016-17) aspirant. I have 8+ years of experience in IT/Telecom field. I want my career to grow as per my aspiration. One side I have a choice to lead a team of 8-10 people (as an architect) and owning complete delivery to the client other side I would be working as individual contributor and later moved to pre-sales after a year.  

I would like to know which kind of role is preferred for an EPGP candidate? Personally I am inclined towards pre-sales but would like to choose option which will be beneficial.