The OCE Power Rankings - 02/10 - 09/10
These Power Rankings are done by a committee of 5 people consisting of:
Shoutcaster & streamer with extensive knowledge of the Rocket League scene in Oceania.
Analyst and commentator for AussieGamingTV and co-presenter for The Esports Show.
Colour caster and analyst for ThrowdownTV.
Director of Public Relations for Rocket League Oceania and budding global Twitch mod.
Captain of JAM Gaming, Rocket League prodigy and Noizee Isn’t Toxic super fan.
Weekly Round Up
The final week of Throwdown league play is coming up this week and no team is guaranteed a top 4 finish, with 7 of the 8 teams with a chance to make the PAX LAN Finals at the end of October. We’re two weeks on with the ESL AU&NZ League and Lynx Gaming are still trying to find their feet. With the Vapour Nordic playoffs coming up this week they’ll have a chance to show the form they did during league play.
In other news, over the coming weeks we’ll be inviting a series of top players as guests to offer a unique perspective on how they evaluate the region’s best teams.
ESL AU&NZ S3 Wk 1
Avant Gaming 3 - 2 JAM Gaming Chiefs ESC 3 - 0 Legacy eSports
Pale Horse eSports 3 - 0 Square One
Scylla Esports 3 - 0 Lynx Gaming
Rounds 13 & 14.
Teams qualified for playoffs: Lynx Gaming Looking for Che3se Extricity Feint
1. Sizzle Gaming
2. (Sam, ENiGMA, ellusive)
3/4. (Spiral, Curto, Gusman)
Chiefs ESC 3 - 0 Conspiracy Esports
Conspiracy Esports 3 - 0 Avant Gaming
Avant Gaming 3 - 0 Noizee Isn’t Toxic
Pale Horse eSports 3 - 0 Noizee Isn’t Toxic
Pale Horse eSporst 3 - 1 Legacy eSports
JAM Gaming 3 - 1 Scylla Esports ESL AU&NZ S3 Wk 2
Chiefs ESC 3 - 2 Pale Horse
Legacy Esports 3 - 0 Lynx Gaming
JAM Gaming 3 - 0 Square One
Scylla Esports 3 - 0 Avant Gaming
* Snares steps down from Lynx Gaming, Blu3y moves into core.
* Cl4rity ESC no longer represented by the organisation. They will now be referred to as Looking for Che3se.
1 - Chiefs ESC
Jake, Drippay, Torsos, ENiGMA | Nil movement
It’s hard to deny the domination of chiefs after another week of strong performances. A 3-0 against Legacy, a 3-0 against conspiracy and even holding off a usurpation by Pale in a nail biter at ESL. Chiefs have retained the fine form with a near perfect record for over a month straight; shaking any fears from their loss to Legacy a couple of weeks ago. It seems these intermittent losses light a fire within them rather than tilt. The Tyrant and his team are the kings of the castle, good luck to anyone who wishes to challenge them. - Courier
2 - Pale Horse eSports
Kamii, Kia, CJCJ, Julz, xkorez | + 1
With the ever changing back and forth of Pale Horse and JAM this week is no different, with Pale Hose taking 2nd in a split decision. Pale Horse did enough this week by going 2-0 in TD league play with victories over Noizee Isn’t Toxic (3-0) and Legacy (3-1) putting them at 4-2 and on the verge of a playoffs spot. They also won their ESL AU&NZ Champs first week 3-0 against Square One and in week 2 almost pulled out a reverse sweep against the Chiefs forcing a game 5 overtime but just couldn’t close it out. The big question will be if they can keep 2nd for next week's rankings or if the trend continue and the swap with JAM will remain consistent. - Tibore
3 - JAM Gaming
shadey, Montyconnor, Express | - 1
JAM Gaming have all but guaranteed themselves a spot at the Throwdown PAX LAN, and with RLCS being announced for Washington DC in under a months time, these boys will be aiming to make it two from two. It will take absolutely drastic measures to knock them out but an off-style performance against Avant Gaming for their first ESL Championship match would have given them the shakes. Luckily they came back and dominated Square One with a solid 3-0 in Throwdown League Play and can be happy with whatever happens this week. - Nutterres
4 - Scylla Esports
Dumbo, Kira, Addzey, aoe_emp, Daisu | Nil movement
Scylla has hit its stride and will be looking hungrily at the top of the ladder from their safe haven next week. They’ve had a strong win against Avant (3-0) in ESL, although they were unable to make the jump after a rebuking by JAM (1-3) at Throwdown. With a tight but fruitful match against Pale the week before, they definitely have the potential to make the final sprint into RLCS. Hey, they can still even take top seed and rocket up the PR in the process. - Courier
5 - Avant Gaming
ellusive, Cyrix, Siki, Requiem | Nil movement
Ooh boy, it’s been a topsy turvy week for Avant; they started the week beating JAM Gaming and ended it losing to Conspiracy and Scylla. I think we might be looking at the start of a form slump, and with a team that has as much experience as this line up we’re bound to see an array of mixed results in the near future. What’s more is with the current climate amongst the top teams a string of poor results could potentially see them drop to as low as seventh, which could really damage their confidence. But like I said experience is a key factor here and I would expect a team of this calibre to be able to turn it around quickly. It would be important for them right now to ignore past results, and to ignore the results required from other teams. To focus on only what they can control and that is stacking up the W’s. - n0lsk1
6 - Conspiracy Esports
SlurpeeMonster, Hectic, Walcott, Triggsy | + 1
Conspiracy are starting to pull through as one of the more dominant teams in the scene, breaching the top 6 and looking like climbing rather consistently from here. Having not made ESL Champs these boys can put every last bit of effort into this week of Throwdown League Play and given their performance against Avant Gaming could easily be jumping into the top 5 by next week. With a small but still achievable goal of making PAX, why wouldn’t they be proud of their position in their first season of RLCS. Whether they’re successful or not, it’s only onwards and upwards for this group of boys. - Nutterres
7 - Legacy eSports
Soma, Plitz, ZeN, Penor | - 1
It’s been a rough week for Legacy. They had their losses to Chiefs (0-3) and Pale Horse (1-3) lining up with the flourishing of Conspiracy. Thankfully, the win against Lynx (3-0) has kept them safely in the newly founded “Big 7”; whilst stopping the bubble from further receding. The huge variance on Legacy’s weekly performance makes expectations difficult to assess for daily matchups. One week, they are breaking Chiefs unstoppable win streak; a fortnight later, dropping down the ladder. Now with only one day left of RLCS qualifiers they are still eligible for top 2 - will Legacy become one of our international teams? - Courier
8 - Lynx Gaming
Sammy, Blu3y, Delusion | Nil movement
The new guardians of the bubble are sitting stable in 8th whilst the world around them chaotically shifts. Whilst no wins this week against PR teams after matches against Legacy (0-3), Scylla (1-3) and Extricity (0-2); they are holding out from the previous weeks matches against the other up and comers. With Sizzle Gaming are proving the validity of their strong opening performance, Lynx will need to get some big wins in next week or they could be joining the great period of upheaval - Courier
9 - Sizzle Gaming
JCoffee, Seniaz, Zepsy | + 1
After Sizzles controversial entrance at 10th last week they have moved up to 9th showing they are still more Sizzle than Fizzle. Winning the ESL Go4RL Weekly as the only tournament they played. They have not been tested by other top 10 sides just yet but we know they have consistency winning the last 3 tournaments they played. To move up from 8th we will need to see them play against the tougher sides. - Tibore
10 - Noizee Isn’t Toxic
Zest, Noizee, Outlast, Reggles | - 1
Noizee Isn't Toxic is the dream roster for Oceania, consisting of Zest the defensive genius, Outlast the solo play prodigy, Noizee the midfield mastermind, and super (hot) sub Reggles. They used their insane skills to get to Throwdown League play and secure that cool $1000 with almost no effort, because these boys are so elite they don't even have to try. I'm sure they'll stick around for many more seasons to come. - shadey
Teams to watch:
Nutterres: Square One
Tibore: Conspiracy Esports
Courierlord: Conspiracy Esports
n0lsk1: Conspiracy Esports
shadey: Square One
Here's how the committee ranked the top 15: