The OCE Power Rankings - 13/04 - 19/04
These Power Rankings are done by a committee of 4 people consisting of:
Analyst and shoutcaster with extensive knowledge of the OCE Scene.
Analyst & Commentator for AussieGamingTV.
Community Coordinator for Throwdown Esports and Rocket League addict.
Director of Public Relations for Rocket League Oceania and budding global Twitch mod.
Weekly Round Up
The giants have been slain! Sand Castle are the first team to have defeated Alpha Sydney in a core vs core game since the middle of February. The 8 week undefeated streak will be hard to beat, who will be the next team to dominate the scene like Alpha Sydney did? The CyberGamer Seagate FireCuda Cup has wrapped up and the teams participating in the finals are Alpha Sydney, Legacy Esports, Corvidae and 1More. Going into the last week of league play for Throwdown this Sunday, with the only team confirmed for the LAN in May is JAM Gaming. There will be 5 teams fighting for 3 spots, if you would like to see all the playoff scenarios yumi_cheeseman goes into detail here.
JAM Gaming 3 - 0 1More
Corvidae 1 - 3 1More Corvidae 2 - 3 Sand Castle Legacy eSports 3 - 1 Sand Castle Legacy eSports 3 - 1 Masterminds Alpha Sydney 3 - 0 Masterminds Alpha Sydney 3 - 2 Scylla Esports
1. Sand Castle
2. Alpha Sydney
3/4. B Team
Corvidae DQ - W Scylla Esports
1More 3 - 0 Scylla Esports 1More 0 - 3 Alpha Sydney
Sand Castle 3 - 0 Alpha Sydney
Sand Castle 3 - 1 Masterminds
JAM Gaming 3 - 1 Masterminds
JAM Gaming 1 - 3 Legacy eSports
3/4. Bus Bay Lads
3/4. Surge eSports ESL Monthly
1. Sand Castle
2. Alpha Sydney
3. Scylla Esports
4. Legacy eSports CyberGame Seagate FireCuda Cup Week 7
1More 3 - 1 Scylla Esports
Corvidae 3 - 0 Sand Castle
Legacy eSports 3 - 2 Alpha Sydney Masterminds W - FF The Rejects * RLO A's did not run this week.
News from around the region
* SamWats steps down from White Cloud, and they add Macca as core.
1 - Alpha Sydney
Drippay, Torsos, Jake, ENiGMA | Nil movement
Well, well, well. Alpha Sydney have suffered their first losses as a core in 8 whole huge amazingly long weeks! Sand Castle were the team who finally managed to knock Alpha Sydney off the throne, with a clean 3-0 in the RLCS League Play as well as a sub vs sub match in the ESL Weekly, taking it out 4-3. Even with such amazing performances it still hasn’t been enough to knock Alpha Sydney off their top spot, but it definitely shows other teams in Oceania are in with a chance against what can only be described as the current kings. - Nutterres
2 - Sand Castle
Dumbo, SnarfSnarf, Aoe_emp, Kia | + 1
Sand Castle had a fantastic week, shocking everyone by breaking the almost 2 month win streak of Alpha Sydney with a 3-0 sweep in Throwdown, putting them in a solid position to make the Finals. They also won the ESL Go4RL Monthly Final convincingly. They had a big hiccup though by losing 0-3 to Corvidae in the CG FireCuda Cup in a do or die match for the last spot in the finals. That wasn't enough though to stop them from being 2nd on the PR as the incredible performances outweighed the inconsistency. - Tibore
3 - JAM Gaming
MontyConnor, Bango, Express | - 1
JAM Gaming slip down to 3rd position this week, thanks only to Sand Castle being the ‘giant slayers’ and these boys struggling against a resistant Legacy side. Strong wins over 1More and Masterminds still keeps JAM in with a shot at the RLCS LAN but will require wins over Alpha Sydney and Corvidae come this weekend to really guarantee themselves a chance. With Alpha Sydney having finally taken a loss, maybe JAM have a chance to take them down and really change the fate of the RLCS Ladder. - Nutterres
4 - Legacy eSports
Soma, Eren, GroovyGrape, Penor | + 2
Are we back to seeing the Legacy of last year? They jump 2 spots to 4th on the back of an incredible week going 3-0 in their Throwdown matches on the weekend. They took all 3 games 3-1 against Sand Castle, Masterminds and JAM. That wasn't all though as they reverse swept Alpha Sydney in the last week of the CG FireCuda Cup to destroy their perfect record. This team is looking strong again and showing determination to come back in series as well. Only good signs from Legacy this week, I am excited for what they could bring out for the last week of Throwdown, where a win against 1More will take them to the Finals and the FireCuda Cup Finals. - Tibore
5 - 1More
Cyrix, Shadey, Ellusive, Zest | - 1
1More have been cruising in the number 4 spot for the entire year now. Having only been out of number 3 once. They drop on the back of powerful performances from other teams in the region. Interestingly, and excitingly, the current top 4 have been taking turns beating each other, and only 1More was not able to put up a performance to match, with Legacy beating them and taking their spot, as well as losses to JAM, Alpha Sydney and Alacrity, this Sunday is going to be the time for them to step up, as they need a win against Legacy to be able to make the Throwdown Finals. - yumi_cheeseman
6 - Corvidae
Siki, Daze, Plitz, SSteve | - 1
Despite making the Finals for ESL Champs at IEM and the CG FireCuda Cup, they find themselves almost out of contention for Throwdown needing a miracle to make top 4. They were traveling so well, just their Throwdown results hurting them at the moment on the PR. Their fast paced aggressive style can