These Power Rankings are done by a committee of 4 people consisting of:
Former player, with extensive knowledge of the OCE Scene.
Analyst & Commentator for AussieGamingTV.
Rocket League addict.
Director of Public Relations for Rocket League Oceania and budding global Twitch mod.
Weekly Round Up
It’s with many apologies that it has been several weeks since our last power rankings release. I myself recently returned from holidays only recently, having been given assurances from the primary manager that the power rankings would be taken care of. Unfortunately, all attempts at communication since then have proved fruitless. However, a very special thanks goes to yumi_cheeseman for going beyond the call of duty and continuing his power ranking stream throughout the temporary hiatus, which you can catch every Monday night on his Twitch channel.
Nonetheless, the committee are eager to get back into the groove of things, especially since having won 2016’s Best Community Driven Content for OCE Rocket League. There has been some minor shuffling of teams and players over the break, as well as the return of Legacy eSports from their temporary competitive interlude. We have also seen several highly competent teams form recently to compete in newly announced major tournaments, one of which is already underway and another just recently announced.
CyberGamer 3v3 1. Alpha Sydney
3/4. The Last Spartans
1. Sand Castle
2. (CrumbPie, Spiral, Nerd)
3/4. (Flawe, Bloomie, Myst)
3/4. Just Dreameh Things
1. Alpha Sydney
3/4. Team Reticent
2. Team Reticent
3/4. Sand Castle
3/4. Legacy eSports ESL Go4RocketLeague
1. Sand Castle
3/4. Alpha Sydney
3/4. Athletico Throwdown Challenge Qualifier 2
1. Sand Castle
2. SSU eSports
4. Legacy eSports
1. Alpha Sydney
2. (Penor, Zepsy, MickyB)
3/4. Just Dreameh Things
1. Vapour eSports
News from around the region:
1More no longer represented by Abyss ESC and have parted ways with Addzey.
Trinity reform with JCoffee, Waterblitz, MeGoring & Whitewolf.
SSU eSports are representing the roster of Shadey, ellusive, Zest and Epanai (ex-988 Ping).
Legacy eSports have returned to competitive play.
SubZero ESC no longer representing their Rocket League roster and are now known as Just Dreameh Things.
Fake left Infinity to join the Velocity roster consisting of Kamii and Madz.
Cl4rity has disbanded.
ZeN has left Team Reticent.
RLO’s State of Origin Premiership series begins this week.
Final open qualifier for the Throwdown Rocket League Challenge is this week after the following teams have already qualified: Athletico, Alpha Sydney, 1More, Corvidae, Sand Castle, SSU eSports, Drongos and Legacy eSports.
ESL AU&NZ announced an eight team league with live finals, with qualifiers to commence soon.
1 - Athletico
SnarfSnarf, Bango, MontyConnor | + 2
Back on hallowed ground is Athletico with a long time absence from the top. They haven’t necessarily shown as much dominance in as many tournaments as Alpha Sydney, but they have completed three 4-0 drubbings out of their last five head to heads. However, for the tournaments they do enter they are more than likely to take them out, oftentimes without dropping a round. A force to be reckoned with, likely sharpening their claws for the upcoming major tournaments. - n0lsk1
2 - Alpha Sydney
Torsos, Jake the Tyrant, Drippay | - 1
Alpha Sydney have had an extremely strong start to 2017, coming in hot with amazing results against all of the top teams but barely missing out on that top spot due to the very simple face that Athletico just have that edge. Torsos, Jake and Drippay have made a huge name for themselves as a young and upcoming Alpha Sydney side and have only got space to rise. With a coach like yumi_cheeseman these boys will be receiving the best and getting some amazing tips. Winning the inaugural 2KF1 tournament for the year and placing first or second in almost every tournament they play, they sit in a very comfortable 2nd position. - Nutterres
3 - Sand Castle
Dumbo, aoe_emp, Lukorice | + 1
Sand Castle have had quite a dominating run to begin the 2017 year. With excellent results against all of the top teams, but the odd loss in places to teams such as Alpha Sydney, Athletico and SSU the Sand Castle boys sit in a comfortable 3rd place to start this year. Having recently played with Addzey after he left 1More, Sand Castle will be looking to pull out some even greater performances and hopefully make their way higher in the power rankings. Make sure you’re looking out for that Sand Castle vs 1More in upcoming tournaments. - Nutterres
4 - 1More
Express, cyrix, Stoney, The Stig | - 2
As the 2017 season starts up, we’ve already seen a few big moves in the scene, with new tournaments coming left right and center, but perhaps the biggest move has been the loss of Addzey on 1More. It appears the 1More team is feeling the affects of the departure, losing that synergy they once had, but they carry on the hopes of bouncing back even stronger. For now, they have a star studded substitute lineup with Stoney and The Stig being top level players in their own right. While 1More have dropped, they’re still the most consistent team in OCE at the moment, and I can see them climbing the rankings again very soon. - yumi_cheeseman
5 - Team Reticent
C.J.M., PanzerShrek, ZeN | + 1
Reticent are an interesting bunch, hyper aggressive, and fast players, they can catch even the best teams off guard. We saw that come into effect this week, where they took down both Alpha Sydney and SandCastle in the HYPE Friday 3v3. That being said, just as they started to come into it in their own right, one of the longest standing rosters in OCE has now had a devastating blow as news of Zen’s departure has his the scene. It may take some time at this point for Reticent to recover, but we await the new of who the replacement will be. - yumi_cheeseman
6 - SSU eSports
Shadey, ellusive, Zest, Epanai | New
SSU eSports came in as the highest ranked completely new team to form for the first official OCE power rankings for 2017. In my opinion it was quite difficult to rank teams (especially the new ones) after the long hiatus and the PR committee disagreed on a few rankings. SSU having qualified for Throwdown and also having some great results against Sand Castle in particular put this team in a great place to come in big in 2017. I am looking forward to seeing how this team competes in future events. - Tibore
7 - Drongos
CJCJ, Schnuts, xkorez, WarmTurd | New
Another new team on the rankings and once again well deserved. Schnuts is the only recognisable name for me from games I have casted/watched from 2016 so I am really excited to see new names coming into the top 10 of the power rankings to start off 2017. With so many new players around and new teams it's great to see a few powering up to the top so quickly. They have qualified for Throwdown just under SSU after managing to beat Legacy 2-1 twice on the day. Hopefully they can keep the good run up and can give the higher teams a run for their money. - Tibore
8 (tied) - Magnitude
SamDaHam, MrShoeShoe, SeriousSam, EyeDeeKay | Nil movement
Magnitude is a team that has been growing week by week. They haven't really taken a break and are looking better for their practice. Lately most of their losses are to the top 4, and they are the top 4 for a reason, they are good. If this team can pick up the pace a bit and start being more consistent with achieving the hard clears and following through into offence they will improve greatly. This team already works well as a team being able to pull off beautiful teamplay passing goals, but they have to be able to do this against faster stronger teams to move up the ranks. - Tibore
8 (tied) - Legacy eSports
Soma, Eren, GroovyGrape, Penor, ENiGMA | Returning
Legacy have been keeping active around the scene, but only recently returning to fully competitive play. They are currently having a slightly shaky start to the year but will definitely have their sights set high with Throwdown.gg and the CyberGamer Premier FFYI’s coming up. Whilst it is understood these boys are playing under a fair amount of pressure, sitting at 8th they will most definitely be looking to improve into the year, in an attempt to ensure qualification for the biggest tournaments, as well as pulling together some great results with their full roster. - Nutterres
10 - Corvidae
Daze, Siki, Plitz, SSteve | - 1
Since the beginning of the year the Corvidae team have been unable to field a full core roster. With Plitz still on holidays it may be difficult to both gel back into the team's dynamic as well as prove he still has the mechanics after such an extended break. Nonetheless SSteve has been stepping in regularly for Corvidae and while qualifying for Throwdown are still struggling against the top teams and are still yet to fulfill their potential that they had reached in previous versions of the roster. A lot of work to be done, however they are fully capable of doing it. - n0lsk1
Teams to watch:
Nutterres: SSU eSports
Here's how the committee ranked the top 15: