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RLO POWER RANKINGS - EDITION #1 (13/7/2020)

Updated: 2 days ago



Overview

RL Oceania is proud to announce the return of RLO Power Rankings.

The top Oceanic teams are ranked by a committee of Community Leaders, who base the rankings off tournament results from Majors, Minors and Premier events in the local and international circuits. During the regular season, we will look to update the power rankings around every two or so weeks, however, during offseason periods updates will understandably be made sparingly.


The first edition of the RLO Power Rankings looks at the results from the following tournaments:


RLO Grand Slam

Spring Series

ANZAC Invitational



1. - Renegades

CJCJ, Kamii, Siki

Renegades continue the domination at the top of the domestic scene, after strong performances in the RLO Grand Slam and Spring Series. Cracks began to form at the commencement of the year, but after a turnaround of multiple strong performances this roster has locked themselves at the top of the board.



2. - Cringe Society

Decka, Drippay, Torsos

Cringe Society have been the runners up for two consecutive majors, and haven't been able to crack that elusive championship title. The roster will be looking to flip the script moving towards the upcoming RLCS Season X, but will they be able to overcome the mental hurdle.




3. - Mindfreak

Cavemanben, Fever, Requiem

Mindfreak ticked all the boxes in the RLO Grand Slam, as they took down Ground Zero and went close to knocking off Cringe Society. The addition of Cavemanben to the roster worked tremendously, and has provided positive momentum for the roster moving towards RLCS.


4. - Ground Zero

Express, Julz, SPYDOGE

The RLCS Season 9 Champions have slid down the mountain. Ground Zero haven't been able to find any recent consistency, and are now on the mission to reach the summit again as they prepare for RLCS. The roster narrowly missed out on a top four finish in the RLO Grand Slam, after being stopped in overtime of game seven by Mindfreak.



5. - Team Skyfire

Ghost, Misty, Walcott

The fire is burning strong for Skyfire after a narrow defeat against Arora Esports, in the Grand Slam. The recent introduction of Ghost provided glimpses of this roster being able to explode into the Top Four, but we'll have to wait and see if they can live up to the expectations.


6. - Fury

Amphis, KennySalmon, Scarth

The RLCS Season 9 dark horses were absent in the RLO Grand Slam main event, as they were knocked out by Mindfreak and R!OT Gaming in the qualifier. The shock to the system is a wake up for the roster, and will be hoping to amend this moving forward.



7. - Gaming Gamers

Fiberr, Leviathan, ReaLize, ZeN

The Gaming Gamers have not actively played together as a roster in recent times, but the band is very much still together after the completion of The Gauntlet Season 3.

Due to community tournaments taking over multiple regions, ReaLize has been playing with the roster of Team iXA for The Kickoff Asia event, whilst additionally ZeN has been participating under Arora Esports with Leviathan and Fiberr in the Grand Slam, where they finished tied third.


8 - Overt

Cobbo, Spratt, TBC

The spinning trio of Cobbo, Spratt and Riv faced an uphill battle in the Grand Slam, as they were knocked out immediately by Mindfreak. The roster couldn't find the magic from the Spring Series, and thus we have seen the recent departure of Riv from the roster.


9. - R!OT Gaming

Ceeva, Change, Zukoe

R!OT Gaming battled hard in their performance through being able to qualify for the main event of the Grand Slam. This roster sent shockwaves through the region with a sweep against FURY, who were a clear favourite to qualify. This roster now filled with confidence will be looking to prove their performance in the tournament wasn't a fluke.


10. - Team Ferox

Aza, Haza, Homie

Team Ferox (formally Greatest Gaming Gamers) just squeezed into the top ten. Familiar faces in the scene battled hard to earn their spot into day two of the qualifiers, but the fairy tale was cut short. Hoping the best is to come, expect the roster to slowly work their way up the list in times ahead.



RLO Grand Slam Results


1st Renegades 2nd Cringe Society 3rd/4th Mindfreak 3rd/4th Arora Esports 5th/6th Team Skyfire 5th/6th Ground Zero Gaming 7th/8th Overt 7th/8th R!OT Gaming


Wrap Up


That's a wrap for the RLO Power Rankings first edition, be sure to keep up to date on our Twitter for live updates on tournaments, rosters and news.


Join the discussion around the power rankings in our Discord!


Power Ranking Committee:


Joshua "Basincc" Rickwood - RLO Events Director, Octane.gg Writer

Jayden "High" Butler - RLO Operations Manager

Max "Formal" Vonneumann - RLO Broadcast Team Coordinator


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