These Power Rankings are done by a committee of 6 people consisting of:
CJCJ Active player for Tainted Minds and co-host of The Pinch.
Avid fan and viewer of Rocket League, more so than DMonkey.
Avid fan and viewer of Rocket League, more so than Bbouy.
Colour caster and analyst for ThrowdownTV.
Oceanic Rocket League cognoscente and budding global Twitch mod.
The Round Up
In case you’ve been living under a rock, the Throwdown OCE Championship Finals have just passed and the two teams going to London are Chiefs ESC and Tainted Minds! While it may have been predictable to see Chiefs make it for their third time in a row, it was almost impossible to predict the first ever perfect season in top flight Rocket League. A tumultuous season from Tainted Minds meant they were outside being favourites to make the top 2, but they turned up on the day and did not let the chance go to waste. Chiefs will be going up against overconfident team of Evil Genius in the first round Worlds, while Tainted Minds will be facing the formidable side of Complexity. With regional league play being more competitive than it ever has, the competing teams would underestimate OCE at their own risk. - n0lsk1
Recent Team News
* Team Obsidium, Simple Physics and o/ have officially disbanded.
* Avant Gaming picks up the Legs are Silly roster.
1 - Chiefs ESC
Jake, Drippay, Torsos, Requiem | Nil movement
Chiefs have proven time and time again, that they’re the kings of the region. OCE meta stepped up to challenge the Chiefs earlier in the season but Chiefs adapted to further improve themselves and to once again dominate the region. 7-0 in league play and 3-0 in regional playoffs just more proof to show their dominance and being the first team in the world to obtain the title of a ‘perfect season’. They now seek to emulate their regional success to the international level. Their RLCS journey will kickoff in London against ‘Evil Geniuses’ (North America’s fourth seed). “When they win”, they’ll face World Champions Gale Force Esports in a rematch from ELEAGUE. They’re here to show the world the hard work they’ve put in this season and once again prove the doubters wrong. - Bbouy
2 - Tainted Minds
Kamii, CJCJ, Julz, xkorez | + 2
It’s official. Tainted Minds are nutty and they’re going to London.
After a bumpy season where they won half of their games, CJCJ and the boys found themselves down 1-3 against Retirement Home in the losers final of the Throwdown Top 6 playoffs. What happened next? Before I tell you - a week later, after brutally ending Legacy’s season in a 4-0 whitewash, Tainted were down 1-3 against rivals Dark Sided in the losers’ final of the Top 4. Now what happened next? Well, on both occasions, Tainted Minds stormed back to win 4-3. Although they looked shaky at times during league play, in the playoffs with their backs against the wall, they found another gear that teams who aren’t the Chiefs couldn’t handle. Julz (the new starter) and Kamii in particular, showed up big time with clutch plays on both sides of the pitch. To top it off, their playoff losses to the Chiefs were closer than Dark Sided’s.
Looking forward to the future, their RLCS journey is no easier than last time, as the Season 4 grand finalists from EU, compLexity Gaming await them in the first round. While their opponents are out-of-form they’re still a force to be reckoned with. Tainted Minds may be up against it once more, but with two international veterans on board, they’ll be better prepared than last time. Can they produce the greatest upset in RLCS history? - DMonkey
3 - Dark Sided
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Dumbo’s long-awaited RLCS debut has been postponed yet again. Dark Sided sat at 3-1 after week 3, with a fresh loss to Retirement Home slowing their momentum. Afterwards, they performed admirably against their closest rivals, dropping close matches to Tainted Minds and Chiefs and shutting down Legacy to secure 3rd by season’s end. They even avenged their loss to Tainted Minds in the Top 6 playoffs, sending them to t