The OCE Power Rankings - 18/05 - 24/05


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

The largest weekend in Oceanic Rocket League history is behind us now, with tournament favourites Alpha Sydney coming out on top to win the Throwdown LAN Finals and secure their qualification for RLCS Season 3. JAM Gaming came in second place to take the second and final spot for RLCS qualification, making the lower bracket run all the way to the final. The high stakes unfortunately left Sand Castle and 1More dejected despite putting up mammoth performances and some incredibly entertaining matches. That means in a week's time we’ll see Alpha Sydney take on Denial Esports and JAM Gaming will go up against Northern Gaming. Coverage of RLCS starts at Saturday the 3rd of June, 7am AEST. Don’t miss it!

Tournament Results

Pale Horse Alpha Cup

1. JAM Gaming

2. (Dreameh, xkorez, Kia)

3/4. Masterminds

3/4. 1More

Vapour Friday Night Live

1. Singularity

2. Team

3/4. Pale Horse: Shire

3/4. Interference

ESL Go4RocketLeague

1. Masterminds

2. Scylla Esports

3/4. SSU eSports

3/4. R!OT Gaming

Throwdown LAN Finals

1. Alpha Sydney

2. JAM Gaming

3/4. Sand Castle

3/4. 1More RLO

1. Arkus eSports

2. MCGI

3/4. Pale Horse: White Cloud

3/4. Magoo 2KF1

1. Corvidae

2. Masterminds

3/4. Trinity

3/4. Pale Horse: White Cloud

Team News

* Dreameh, CJCJ and Julz are now The Drongos. * Lukorice and Greeny join Kamii and Requiem at Masterminds.

* Outlast leaves Scylla Esports.

* Eren retires and GroovyGrape takes an extended break to focus on studies.

* 1More have disbanded.

Rankings

1 - Alpha Sydney

Drippay, Torsos, Jake, ENiGMA | Nil movement

What to say, what to say. Easily now the most dominant team Oceania has ever seen, as well as being Oceania’s first RLCS qualifier in history. Out of all the teams that competed, went to LAN and tried to fight their way to LA, right from the start you had to call Alpha Sydney our best chance. As a matter of fact I owe these boys an apology for doubting them at the start, but they’re going to be looking good on the world stage. - Nutterres

2 - JAM Gaming

MontyConnor, Bango, Express | Nil movement

The lower bracket run of dreams marks the highlight of JAM Gaming’s week. In the Throwdown LAN Finals, qualification on the line, JAM Gaming went down early in a 3 - 1 loss to Sand Castle. But, experience and practice rings through, with a close scrape against 1More game 5 overtime and a series that will be remembered followed up by a game 7 win against Sand Castle to bounce back. Once they made the Grand Finals, it felt like they’d finally found their stride, and with the nerves off, they started to really blossom. Time will tell if this is the same story at the RLCS Finals, but needless to say, OCE will be cheering them on the entire way! - yumi_cheeseman

3 - Sand Castle

Dumbo, Aoe_emp, SnarfSnarf, Kia | - 1

Missing out on RLCS qualification by the skin of their teeth, the top tier team felt displeased to say the least with their third place finish at Throwdown, despite producing two of the most nail biting games I can remember in recent history. Sand Castle ought to be proud of their achievements, even if falling just short of their expectations. I have no doubt they’ll bounce back with zeal and fervour. - n0lsk1

4 - Corvidae

Siki, Daze, Plitz, SSteve | - 2

Falling from tied second from the last Power Rankings, Corvidae are still in contention for a coveted top four spot after their second place finish at the ESL AU&NZ Championship finals. Still able to assert their dominance over lower ranked teams even when utilising their substitute SSteve, taking out the 2KF1 tournament this week with relative ease. With 1More disbanding and Legacy eSports looking for some new members, who else will challenge this team for the fourth spot? It’s too early to tell. If I were Corvidae, with the freedom of having little pressure behind me I’d be chasing the next spot upwards. - n0lsk1

5 - 1More

Cyrix, Shadey, Ellusive, Zest | Nil movement

Unfortunately this will be the last week we’ll ever get the honour of ranking this team as they have just announced that 1More are no more, following their fourth place finish at the Throwdown LAN Finals. All players seemingly looking to try something new as they couldn’t quite break the threshold of the fourth spot on the Power Rankings. Nonetheless they were a top team and the line up will be remember for some great plays and some even greater memes. Sad reacts only. - n0lsk1

6 - Legacy eSports

Soma, Eren, GroovyGrape, Penor | + 1

With the announcement of Eren retiring from competitive Rocket League, GroovyGrape being free of contractual obligations to pursue year 12, it brings the end to an amazing era of Legacy Esports. Whilst Soma will be sticking around and attempting to build a new squad around himself, at least until GroovyGrape returns I doubt they’ll be at the heights they once were. Some good results and picking up the right teammates could definitely lead to success, but they will always be rivaled by their more recent runs. - Nutterres

7 - Masterminds

Kamii, Lukorice, Requiem, Greeny | + 3

Their first official ranking as the new Masterminds squad, and they’ve come on to the scene with a bang. With strong results over multiple tournaments, taking out 2KF1 Tuesdays as well as the ESL weekly, they look like they’re fighting for a top 5 spot. If they get some better chances against stronger opposition we could easily see these boys catapult further up the rankings and with the likes of Lukorice and Greeny working together, we’ll see some amazing performances. - Nutterres

8 - The Drongos

Dreameh, CJCJ, Julz | - 2

No longer Trident Esports, Dreameh’s side has taken a small trip down the ranking ladder after a spell of inactivity. It seems their participation comes in waves; they hold on to eighth spot only on the back of their fantastic previous results. Here’s to hoping they’ll return soon and stick around! - n0lsk1

9 (tied) - Scylla Esports

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

Scylla are still yet to find their feet after the two big leagues finished, with their closest run being in the latest ESL weekly, finishing second only to Masterminds. Sadly for these boys their results won’t come easy and they’ll need to pull together some amazing team performances to start climbing up the ladder again. Whilst each player is definitely capable of making the climb, they just need to make it work as a team. - Nutterres

9 (tied) - SSU eSports

ObeBluee, ZeN, Noizee, Stoney, Chai | - 1

Failing to hit the heights of their usual performances this week, SSU eSports drop a spot after losing to the eventual winners Masterminds in the semi-finals of the ESL Go4RocketLeague weekly. The young side will be looking to dig deep into their buckets of potential in order to climb above the returned Scylla Esports, the reformed Masterminds and and the reworked Drongos. - n0lsk1

Teams to watch:

Nutterres: Masterminds

Tibore: Masterminds

yumi_cheeseman: Alpha Sydney at RLCS

n0lsk1: Alpha Sydney beating Denial Esports at RLCS :^] Sorry Alfredo :P

Here's how the committee ranked the top 15:


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