The OCE Power Rankings - 06/02/2017 - 12/02/2017
These Power Rankings are done by a committee of 4 people consisting of:
Former player, with extensive knowledge of the OCE Scene.
Analyst & Commentator for AussieGamingTV.
Rocket League addict.
Director of Public Relations for Rocket League Oceania and budding global Twitch mod.
Weekly Round Up
Things have been spicing up in the scene ever since the announcement came from Psyonix that included the Oceanic region in the upcoming RLCS Season 3. We’ve seen the return of JAM Gaming as they acquire the services of the Uno Mas squad, as well as the entrance of another organisation in Trident Esports picking up Just Dreameh Things. This still leaves the likes of Sand Castle and 1More still unrepresented as they head towards the upcoming Throwdown LAN and ESL AU&NZ Championship League. With more exciting events on their way they’re not expected to stay unrepresented for much longer.
1. Alpha Sydney
3/4. Legacy eSports ESL Go4RocketLeague
1. JAM Gaming
2. Alpha Sydney
3/4. Legacy eSports Throwdown Challenge Playoffs
1. Alpha Sydney
2. JAM Gaming
3. Sand Castle
2. 2KF1 Gaming
3/4. How bo Dah
3/4. 3rd Desire
News from around the region:
* JAM Gaming acquire Uno Mas
* Trident Esports acquire Just Dreameh Things
* Drongos and Velocity disband
1 - JAM Gaming
SnarfSnarf, Bango, MontyConnor | Nil movement
You may remember this team as Gameroos XD, Nuovo, Athletico and/or Uno Mas, but the longest standing core OCE Rocket League team has moved into the JAM fam. This is a huge pickup for the JAM team as Snarf, Bangor and Monty are still the strongest team in the region. They aren't invincible though and their biggest test will be it they can perform on the big stage. They haven't been able to take out a big stage LAN final yet even with all their dominance for so long online. Throwdown will be the test and the LAN kings of Legacy just fell short of qualification so it's anyone's game now. One thing if for sure though, SnarfSnarf loves his JAM puns. #SpreadTheJAM - Tibore
2 - Alpha Sydney
Torsos, Jake the Tyrant, Drippay | Nil movement
Alpha Sydney are constantly being held down in this second spot by JAM Gaming and will struggle to reach the top for a short while to come. With the prospect of the ESL Australia & New Zealand Championship dead ahead and with $7,500 on the line, I’d expect these boys to be focused more on winning than the power rankings. If they are able to pull out some strong performances against JAM, Legacy and Sand Castle they’re definitely in with a shot of pulling ahead and back into first spot. - Nutterres
3 - Sand Castle
Dumbo, Aoe_emp, Lukorice | Nil movement
Once again Sand Castle securing themselves in third position behind the formidable sides of JAM Gaming and Alpha Sydney, having only defeated the latter out of the two once in the last three weeks. Nonetheless Sand Castle are slowly becoming more consistent against teams lower than themselves. Still a few slip ups here and there but a resounding performance in the Throwdown playoffs is indicative of steady improvement, which is exactly what they’ll need in order to climb the ranks. - n0lsk1
4 - 1More
Express, Cyrix, Stoney, The Stig | Nil movement
1More got the one more they needed this time against Legacy to qualify for the Throwdown offline finals in Sydney. At this stage it's looking like they are sticking with the core or Express, Cyrix and Stoney. They have been close against the top 3 recently but they haven't been able to get over the line. The 2-3 against Sand Castle was just enough to see Sand Castle maintain their 3rd spot. 1More is capable of beating anyone on the day, they will just need to pick up their consistency against these teams above them. They were one more win away from the winning the PAX LAN, can they go the distance this time at Throwdown? - Tibore
5 - Legacy eSports
Soma, Eren, GroovyGrape, Penor, ENiGMA | Nil movement
With Legacy still sitting in a very solid 5th position, they have been extremely unlucky not to jump into fourth place with some great performances over Sand Castle, SSU and the new Trident lineup. With the CyberGamer FFYI coming up, as well as an invite to the ESL AU&NZ Champs on the horizon, these lads will have their eyes set on the goal and nothing else. Legacy are one of the strongest performing teams in CyberGamer history so will have a lot to prove coming into this new season. - Nutterres
6 - SSU eSports
Shadey, Ellusive, Zest | + 3
SSU are still trying to find their grounding. We know they are capable of taking it to the best but fell 0 - 3 to both Alpha Sydney and Legacy this week. We’d love to see these guys with the results they’ve previously had, as they mostly got carried forward of the mistakes of the teams above them, rather than having a power house week themselves. Next week will be important, because even though they’re in 6th, a bad week could see them being taken out by the hungry teams below them. - yumi_cheeseman