The OCE Power Rankings - 30/01/17 - 05/02/17
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
February may go down as the greatest day in OCE Rocket League history; with the announcement coming out that OCE will be included in the upcoming RLCS already on top of the Throwdown and ESL major tournaments there is simply too much hype to go around. Still some minor shuffling happening as some players look to greener pastures, they’ll have to find a home quickly however as sign ups for RLCS will begin in the very near future. Nonetheless a very exciting time for Rocket League in our region.
1. Uno Mas
2. Magnitude 3. Masterminds 4. Team Reticent
1. Alpha Sydney
3/4. Sand Castle ESL Go4RocketLeague
1. Sand Castle
2. Legacy eSports
3/4. Just Dreameh Things Throwdown Challenge Qualifier 3
1. Just Dreameh Things
2. The Last Spartans
3. Team Reticent
3/4. Alpha Sydney
3/4. SSU eSports
1. Fast & Good Shots
2. Prodigy Inferno
3/4. Crossbar Tactics
News from around the region:
* Athletico are now known as Uno Mas.
* Athletico Academy are now known as Feint.
* Epanai steps down as sub for SSU eSports, replaced by Daisu.
* Oceania confirmed to be a part of Season 3 of RLCS.
1 - Uno Mas
SnarfSnarf, MontyConnor, Bango | Nil movement
With the former Athletico boys recently leaving their organization to stick together under Uno Mas, this is the first time we see Bango, Monty and Snarf at the top of the power rankings under a fresh organization. Having only played in the ESL monthly finals this week, but playing them in a dominating fashion, they've proven that they are still the top team in the region and are an absolute force to be reckoned with. - Nutterres
2 - Alpha Sydney
Torsos, Jake the Tryant, Drippay | Nil movement
Holding steadfast in second position are Alpha Sydney despite the temporary absence of Drippay. They’ve been reluctant to show up without their core third however still managing to win HYPE this week. The only loss was to the rising stars of Feint in the RLO A’s. With the upcoming Throwdown Playoffs they’ll be looking to get straight back into it and fight for the top spot off Uno Mas. - n0lsk1
3 - Sand Castle
Dumbo, Aoe_emp, Lukorice | Nil movement
Another team that fell to the rising stars of Feint this week in HYPE. However Sand Castle bounced back strongly after the surprising defeat by not only giving it back to Feint in ESL Go4RocketLeague but going all the way to win it. If they carry their momentum into the following week they’ll be looking to make a statement as they chase the number 1 spot. The unanimous ranking of third is a strong indicator that they’re amongst the favourites to finish top 4 in the Throwdown Playoffs. - n0lsk1
4 - 1More
Express, Cyrix, Stoney, The Stig | Nil movement
1More still havn’t been playing a lot recently, however news of big tournaments may just spring them back into action. They only played ESL this week and lost out to Corvidae in the 2nd round 0-3. This team doesn't appear to have the same pop since losing Addzey, hopefully they will recover in the coming weeks. - Tibore
5 - Legacy eSports
Soma, Eren, GroovyGrape, Penor, ENiGMA | + 3
With Legacy rolling back into the scene, we see them regain a position in the top 6 which they need to make their own again. A strong performance in the ESL Weekly with only a loss to Sand Castle getting in their way of the win, leads Legacy to this 5th spot and shows that they just might be back to their winning ways. With invites for the ESL AU&NZ Champs qualifiers coming out soon, Legacy should hope to be on the receiving end and ready to win. - Nutterres
6 - Corvidae
Siki, Daze, Plitz, SSteve | + 4
Corvidae are starting to show again that they can compete at their normal high standards. They still havn't been entering a large amount of tournaments but have a been a threat when they do turn up. They swept 1More in the Go4RL while using their sub, and were only just taken out by a returning to form Legacy side. There are lots of big things coming up so Corvidae are going to be wanting as much tournament practice as possible.. - Tibore
7 - Team Reticent
C.J.M, PanzerShrek | - 2
Arguably an unimpressive week by Team Reticent, understandably so given that they’re missing a full core roster. However even with the temporary addition of Addzey they only managed to finish third in the Throwdown qualifier against the likes of Cl4rity and The Last Spartans. They’ll have to find their feet soon, as well as a final core member, otherwise they risk continuing down the ranking table. - n0lsk1
8 - Magnitude
SamDaHam, MrShoeShoe, SeriousSam, EyeDeeKay | Nil movement
Magnitude started off the week well, playing in the ESL Monthly finals and earning themselves the ESL Monthly elite title. They took down both Just Dreameh Things and Masterminds in close 3 - 2 series, but could not take a game off Athletico who they were matched up against twice. They dipped through the rest of the week with a close loss to Alpha Sydney (w/ Requiem) in HYPE, and a 0 - 3 loss to Just Dreameh being a precursor to their Throwdown performance. They had one last chance to qualify for Throwdown playoffs, but a quick loss to a pickup team, followed by a forfeit means they have not made the top 16. We know Magnitude can perform better than this, so they have retained their position for now, but next week is going to be vitally important for them. - yumi_cheeseman
9 - SSU eSports
Shadey, Ellusive, Zest, Daisu | - 3
SSU have had a relatively average week, having only played in two tournaments. With a simple performance in RLO, beating Magnitude but losing to Masterminds, they are quite lucky to keep their spot in the top 10. Having now picked up Epanai and Daisu as subs this should provide a strong backup should any of the core players be unavailable. SSU will need to work hard in the coming weeks to ensure they continue to improve and to avoid dropping out of the top 10. - Nutterres
10 - Feint
Flawe, Stics, Bloomie, Myst | New
The last time we saw Feint play was 9 months ago in Cybergamer third division, but it appears they’ve still been practicing. The pickup of Stics has added a lot of firepower to the roster, and that’s led to them having a strong performance in a week where many teams outside of the top 4 struggled to put on anything great. Their second place in HYPE came out of nowhere, with 2 - 0 sweeps against Just Dreameh Things, Masterminds and most impressively Sand Castle. They eventually fell in the Grand Final to Alpha Sydney (w/ Requiem), as they could only keep the streak alive for so long. Throughout the rest of the week, they took losses to both Sand Castle and Gaming Conglomerate. With great results, but lack of consistency, we see Feint jump into 10th spot, but if they want to keep climbing we’ll need to see solid results continue to come out this week. - yumi_cheeseman
Teams to watch:
Nutterres: SSU eSports
Here's how the committee ranked the top 15: