Welcome to the 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 tenth edition of the RLO Power Rankings looks at the results from the following tournaments:
1. - Ground Zero ( - )
Express, Torsos, Amphis, Jimmah (C)
World Championship Bound!
The boys in green have secured tickets to the RLCS X World Championship, after another regional title and runners up placing, securing them enough points to qualify. The roster can now focus on their preparation for the final Regional and Major, as the lights begin to dim on a wonderful Season.
Additionally, the roster entered the winner's circle once again in the Monthly Final for the RLO Masters March Season. The roster took out two weeklies, before showing even more strength in the Monthly Final.
2. - Renegades ( +6 )
Kamii, CJCJ, Fever, LBP (C)
In our previous article, we highlighted that recent results from the Renegades had fans pushing for a change in momentum, as panic was beginning to surface with Worlds qualification almost slipping out of their hands.
We are happy to report that the roster has made a strong recovery with the inclusion of Fever, following a trade from Mindfreak. The trade has provided the necessary spark which has seen the roster close the gap between themselves and Cringe Society who are the only team left fighting for the final spot.
3rd - Cringe Society ( - )
Decka, Drippay, Julz, Siki (S), ENiGMA (C)
Racing to the flag.
Cringe Society are scrambling to recover from a tough start to the Spring Split which has been impacted by multiple clashes with Renegades.
The pressure is on them to survive, as the final Regional and Major could see the 119 point margin slip away even further.
4. - Forbidden Gaming ( NEW )
Superlachie, Bananahead, Scrubbed, Viiexn (S)
New generation has arrived.
Forbidden Gaming have re-entered the Oceanic competitive scene with the acquisition of three 15-year old players. A roster who in their debut, took the region by storm.
The debutants entered the Playoffs of Spring Regional 1 and left as the youngest players in RLCS history to make the Grand Finals. The fantastic run sadly didn't end in a victory but it has now placed the entire region on high alert as the latest generation of Oceanic superstars have begun to rise.
5. Dire Wolves ( -1 )
ZeN, Fiberr, Misty, Vive (C)
Struggling in Spring.
After being climatised in the Winter, the Dire Wolves struggled at the commencement of the Spring Split, now out of contention for Worlds qualification.
Impacted by mother nature with flooding in NSW, Coach Vive had to be substituted in for Misty who was unable to compete. Now looking to finish the season on a positive note, they will use the time to reconnect and enjoy the final events of the season.
6. - Mindfreak ( -1 )
Requiem, Cavemanben, Zayd, Lethalforlife (C)
Traded Worlds away?
Prior to the commencement of the Spring Split, Mindfreak lead Renegades by a single point. Post-trade window and two Regionals, they now find themselves out of contention and struggling to hold their own within the Top 4.
The departure of Fever has seen the introduction of the adaptable Zayd, but even with him slotting in well, it has become evident that Mindfreak have lost the boost that Fever provided.
On a positive note, Zayd had a good off-season trial with Renegades in the RLO Masters, which was a vital reason in his acquisition by Mindfreak.
But was permitting the trade the correct move?
7. - Canberra Havoc ( -1 )
Snowy, Vortexioz, Tango, Tarbs (S)
Consistent under a new banner.
No matter the name the boys play under, they have shown to everyone that they will be making Top 8 in RLCS.
That elusive Top 4 in the Playoffs stage will be the goal in the remaining events.
8 - Deus Inferos ( +1 )
Spratt, Mock, Cobbo
Moving to the underworld.
Taking the classroom from the grass to the underworld is an interesting change in scenery but it is providing an interesting insight into the team's philosophy.
Strong performances in both Regionals backed from a good outing in RLO Masters saw them qualify for the Monthly Final and walk away with 4th place. An achievement in itself, the grind is still on as they build for the next season.
9. - R!OT Gaming ( -7 )
Walcott, SPYDOGE, Scruffy
Controversially, Le Duck just up and left R!OT Gaming following the first Spring Regional, following their strong Winter Split.
Scruffy has since been promoted and the pressure on being consistent has definitely been evident. The roster is trying to identify a new identity whilst having inconsistent results during different events.
The R!OT boys will likely be one of the first candidates to look to rebuild in the off-season.
10. - Dumbo's Team ( NEW )
Dumbo, Le Duck, Riv, Sage (S)
Back from retirement.
Dumbo returns to the Power Rankings after an extended time away from the competitive scene. His return is backed by the pairing with Riv and Le Duck who departed from coaching and playing roles prior to joining.
The lineup is a change for Le Duck, however, the playstyle is very familiar to him, focusing on demolitions and physicality which Riv heavily assists with.
Whilst the PR Team is sceptical on this rosters longevity, they could definitely play upset for the remainder of the season.
11. - Donkey Squad ( NEW )
Matro, kaka, Finn
12. - Team Process ( -5 )
CJM, Baked Potato, Laxin, Dootsi (S)
13. - Mako ( -1 )
Morse, Cheery, yeatzy
14. - Sanguine ( NEW )
KyRo, MrShoeShoe, Samuel, LCT (S)
15. - Vertex ESC ( NEW )
Kuma, Sweeper, Azmo
Spring Split - Regional 1 Results
1st Ground Zero Gaming 2nd Forbidden Gaming 3rd/4th Renegades 3rd/4th Mindfreak 5th/8th R!OT Gaming 5th/8th Cringe Society 5th/8th Canberra havoc 5th/8th Dire Wolves
9th/12th Class on The Grass
9th/12th Team Process
9th/12th Donkey squad
Spring Split - Regional 2 Results
1st Renegades 2nd Ground Zero Gaming 3rd/4th Forbidden Gaming 3rd/4th Cringe Society 5th/8th R!OT Gaming 5th/8th Deus Inferos 5th/8th Canberra havoc 5th/8th Dumbo's Team
9th/12th Dire Wolves
9th/12th Donkey squad
2021 March Season Final Standings
1st Ground Zero Gaming 2nd Renegades 3rd Dire Wolves 4th Deus Inferos 5th/6th Canberra Havoc 5th/6th Cringe Society 7th/8th Team Process 7th/8th R!OT Gaming
10th New Haven ESC
13th Greatest Gaming Gamers
15th 1620 Kings
16th Deja Vu