The OCE Power Rankings - 06/02/2017 - 12/02/2017


These Power Rankings are done by a committee of 4 people consisting of:

Nutterres

Former player, with extensive knowledge of the OCE Scene.

Tibore

Analyst & Commentator for AussieGamingTV.

yumi_cheeseman

Rocket League addict.

n0lsk1

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.

Tournament Results

HYPE 3v3

1. Alpha Sydney

2. Cl4rity

3/4. Corvidae

3/4. Legacy eSports ESL Go4RocketLeague

1. JAM Gaming

2. Alpha Sydney

3/4. 1More

3/4. Legacy eSports Throwdown Challenge Playoffs

1. Alpha Sydney

2. JAM Gaming

3. Sand Castle

4. 1More

RLO A’s

1. Twice

2. 2KF1 Gaming

3/4. Trinity

3/4. Prodigy

RLO B’s

1. Gizmo’s

2. 2Four

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

Rankings

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

7 - Corvidae

Siki, Daze, Plitz, SSteve | - 1

Plitz has just returned from Europe, and had 3 days to prepare for the weekend of tournaments. Corvidae were SO CLOSE, they were almost 1 series away from what most would consider the easy ride through to Throwdown Finals. After the most entertaining series and a game 5 overtime reverse sweep loss to SandCastle, they were thrown down to the lower bracket, where they immediately collapsed to a pickup team called Inception. A loss to Cl4rity in HYPE will also have been disappointing for the team. Corvidae will be focussing on practicing with Plitz and getting ready for the upcoming ESL League and Oceania Series. - yumi_cheeseman

8 - Trident Esports

Oveerbluee, Dreameh, Julz, SToRMCLoRD | + 5

Trident Esports have recently picked up the Just Dreameh Things roster and have immediately shot up the power rankings and into the eighth position. With standout performances against teams such as Cl4rity and SSU, pairing up with the occasional loss against Legacy and Sand Castle this team is looking to represent Trident to the absolute highest standard. I’m hoping to see Trident push their way up the power rankings and hopefully become one of the “Top 6” teams. - Nutterres

9 - Cl4rity

Slurpee, Hectic, TheLulz, Rasmus | + 6

Cl4rity had a massive week this week with a couple of uncharacteristically strong performances, prompting a huge jump in their ranking. They have been sitting outside the higher echelon of teams for quite some time now struggling to find their groove, until this week where they managed to take down Sand Castle and Corvidae in HYPE, coming second in the process. Hopefully this is the beginning of a new era for this team and they can continue to bring in these unprecedented results to truly cement themselves in the top 10. - n0lsk1

10 - Team Reticent

C.J.M, PanzerShrek | - 3

Team Reticent is still looking for their 3rd player and this looks like the last week they may manage to be top 10 without one. They played with Tulendeena for Hype and couldn’t manage a win going down 1-2 in Round 1. On the weekend they played twice with Addzey and things looked up, managing to take JAM to 2-3 during ESL Go4RL but couldn’t squeeze through for throwdown LAN being taken out by Legacy 3-0. I hope their roster situation can be sorted out soon so we can get back to seeing some quality consistent rocket league from this team once again as they certainly have potential. - Tibore

Teams to watch:

Nutterres: Trident Esports

Tibore: Sand Castle

yumi_cheeseman: Feint

n0lsk1: Twice

Here's how the committee ranked the top 15:


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