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The OCE Power Rankings - 04/05 - 10/05


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

Nutterres

Shoutcaster with extensive knowledge of the OCE Scene.

Tibore

Analyst and commentator for AussieGamingTV.

yumi_cheeseman

Community Coordinator/Analyst for Throwdown Esports and Rocket League addict.

n0lsk1

Director of Public Relations for Rocket League Oceania and budding global Twitch mod.

Weekly Round Up

Congratulations are in order for Alpha Sydney, having won the ESL AU&NZ Championship LAN Finals last week at IEM Sydney. With Throwdown coming up next week they’ll be going for a clean sweep in LAN events this year. In their way are JAM Gaming, Sand Castle and 1More; a repeat of the Throwdown S1 LAN. The biggest prize pool in Oceanic Rocket League history is also a path to RLCS, with the top two teams getting a ticket to Los Angeles in early June.

Tournament Results

Friday Night Live

1. (Lukorice, Greeny, Kamii)

2. Rumpus Room Wizards

3/4. Arkus eSports

3/4. Paw Patrol

ESL AU&NZ Championship LAN Finals

1. Alpha Sydney

2. Corvidae

3. 1More

4. Legacy eSports

ESL Go4RocketLeague

1. Trident Esports

2. SSU eSports

3/4. Sand Castle

3/4. Pale Horse - Shire

RLO B’s¹

1. Ironic

2. Crossbar Tactics

3/4. Team Alchemy

3/4. Bulletproof ¹ RLO A’s did not run this week, and neither were any CyberGamer CGi matches played.

News from around the region

* Nerd takes break from competitive play.

* Rumpus Room Wizards become Surge ESC Black with Sammy, Blu3y, Cal4mari.

Rankings

1 - Alpha Sydney

Drippay, Torsos, Jake, ENiGMA | Nil movement

Alpha Sydney continue to prove that they are the undisputed top team in OCE. CyberGamer FireCuda Finals 4-0 4-0. ESL AU&NZ Championship Finals 3-0 4-0 4-1. It's going to be a monumental task for JAM, SC or 1M to completely knock out AS from a spot at RLCS. Nothing is guaranteed in sports though and the opposition is going to come out swinging. AS must prove one last time that they are worthy of the RLCS position. - Tibore

2 (tied) - Sand Castle

Dumbo, Aoe_emp, SnarfSnarf, Kia | Nil movement

Sand Castle have in recent times been able to put on great performances against the top teams in OCE, but this week they stumble with a loss to Trident Esports in ESL. We’ve seen it before with teams able to take out the best, but still fall to others. Sand Castle are going to need to focus on consistency, and the ability to beat ALL teams regardless of their playstyle if they want to be holding onto the highly contested #2 position. - yumi_cheeseman

2 (tied) - JAM Gaming

MontyConnor, Bango, Express | + 1

JAM hasn't been playing a lot of competitive tournaments lately but will also move up into the 3 way tie for 2nd with CVD and SC. They just missed out on the ESL AU&NZ Finals finishing 5th and couldn't compete in the CyberGamer FireCuda Cup. This means they won't have the recent big finals experience that AS and 1M will have had however this is a side that I feel don't need it due the side having so much experience. Express, Bangor and MontyConnor are capable of qualifying for the RLCS spot and Throwdown, but it will be tough with potentially fighting SC and 1M fighting for remaining spot if AS play as dominantly as they generally do. - Tibore

2 (tied) - Corvidae

Siki, Daze, Plitz, Ssteve | + 3

The voting was incredibly tight this week and 3 teams tie for 2nd. With Corvidae coming 2nd in both the CyberGamer FireCuda Cup and the ESL AU&NZ Championships they are certainly deserving of the 3 place jump. Corvidae continue to show that they are a top side in the Oceanic Region but like everyone else they just can't beat Alpha Sydney. Corvidae did a lot better in the Championship finals for the most part managing to contest games strongly in the Grand Final. The games were close and there were overtimes, but they only managed the 1 game win to stop the AS perfect run. - Tibore

5 - 1More

Cyrix, Shadey, Ellusive, Zest | - 1

1More finds themselves self only a point behind 2nd in the voting yet finished 5th due to it being so close. This is the only side other than AS to make the Finals of all 3 Major OCE Leagues, but of the 2 finals they have had to settle for 3rd. They will be needing to improve that to a 2nd position for an RLCS slot from the Throwdown Finals. 1More will be right there in the mix though likely considered the underdog. This is their last and most important chance to prove themselves that they can move up from 3rd to 2nd for this season. - Tibore

6 - Trident Esports

Dreameh, CJCJ, Julz, Madz, SToRMCLoRD | + 1

Trident are having to prove themselves the hard way as they missed out on all the major leagues. They though are winning almost every minor competition they enter. They have stuck through the rough patch and look to have improved a lot. This is a team I expect to be able to compete well in future major tournaments. They have made the most of this period at least and now have the potential for a big future. - Tibore

7 - Legacy eSports

Soma, Eren, GroovyGrape, Penor | - 1

Legacy are still struggling to find their consistency once again, managing a respectable 4th in both the ESL AU&NZ Champs and the CG FireCuda Cup. This here is a team though that won't be satisfied with anything other than 1st. They strive to be the best and are capable of it, they just need to find the consistency once again. The question that looms for me is if their previously OP passing game has been nerfed by teams now being quicker on the ball and reading the passes. Some strategic changes may be required to combat the more aggressive style of other teams now. This is one of the most resilient sides in the OCE so I am confident they will be able to make it through what they would consider a slump. - Tibore

8 - SSU eSports

ObeBluee, ZeN, Noizee, Stoney, Chai | Nil movement

SSU have managed some impressive results in their short life span! Able to take it to everyone, they managed to come 2nd in for the fourth tournament in a row when losing to Trident Esports in this week’s ESL Weekly. A hurdle for the rising start of a team, but with practice and dedication, they have the ability to rise up the rankings as this season of Rocket League will soon come to a close with the RLCS Finals in June. I look forward to seeing more of them. - yumi_cheeseman

9 - Scylla Esports

C.J.M, Daisu, Luis, PanzerShrek, Outlast | Nil movement

Scylla are in a strange place right now. They are improving all the time but it feels like other teams are improving quicker with the likes of Trident and SSU jumping up above them. For me they need to work out their best 3 and build around a core. They are competing in so many combinations of the 5 that it is going to be difficult to develop true synergy for competitive play. A few things may change up within Scylla in the coming weeks and I am watching with excitement for what this team will decide to do. - Tibore

10 - Masterminds

Kamii, Requiem, Nerd | Nil movement

Masterminds hasn't played a PR Ranked tournament for a fortnight now but will hang onto 10th spot for now. This team was in all 3 major leagues however struggled for wins. Nerd this week announced he was stepping back from competitive gameplay so it will be interesting to see how MGC fills their vacant roster spot. - Tibore

Teams to watch:

Nutterres: SSU Esports

Tibore: Trident Esports

yumi_cheeseman: Trident Esports

n0lsk1: Trident Esports

Here's how the committee ranked the top 15: