RLO Power Rankings | Edition #14 (21/10/2021)

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

RLCS 2021-22 : Fall Regional 1

The Gauntlet Season 4 - Finale

1. - Renegades ( +1 )

CJCJ, Kamii, Fever, Zukoe (S), LBP (C)

New Champions

Renegades off-season charge to the top was cemented by their dominant performance throughout the first OCE Regional of RLCS '21-22.

Throughout all stages of the Fall Regional, Renegades' only downfall came during the Invitational Qualifier with a 2-3 loss to R!OT Gaming.

During the Playoffs, Renegades on Championship Sunday chose violence, with a clean sweep against Dire Wolves 4-0 before then shattering records with the biggest goal differential of +22 goals to Ground Zero. The record is the largest to be recorded for a series in an RLCS main event.

Renegades would go on to win the Grand Final 2-1 overall (4-0, 3-4, 4-0) against the defending Oceanic Champions.

2. - Ground Zero ( -1 )

Express, Torsos, Amphis, Jimmah (C)

Knocked off Top Step

The reigning OCE Champions from RLCS X have been suddenly knocked off their perch by the Renegades, with a lacklustre performance in the Grand Final of the first Regional.

Ground Zero's long-awaited return to competitive play following the off-season, was perhaps too long, evident by a tight series with The Grogans and R!OT Gaming in the Invitational and Playoffs stages of the Fall Regional.

Whilst Ground Zero was dominant throughout late 2020 and the majority of 2021, the tide has begun to swing in Renegades favour, with what shapes up to be an interesting battle for the top spot in OCE.

3rd - R!OT Gaming ( +1 )

Kaka, Finn, Tango, Joshuadx7 (S)

Pushing for Top 2

Sparking havoc in the Invitational Qualifiers, R!OT Gaming finished Day 1 as the 2nd seed going into the Main Event following 3-0 victories against Panik Gaming and Forkidden. The qualification series against Renegades went to game 5, with R!OT Gaming holding their nerves, showing the motivation from the team which has been consistent all throughout the off-season.

However, a shaky performance in the Swiss Stage saw R!OT qualify as the 6th seed going into the Playoffs.

During the Playoffs, R!OT Gaming launched out of gates against the Bandits. Following the successful series, they were then tasked with knocking off the defending Oceanic Champions in Ground Zero, in which they exposed many weaknesses in the armour by sending them to Game 7, though falling agonisingly short.

Whilst they didn't walk away with the victory, their ability to knock off Renegades and almost steal a victory off Ground Zero has established themselves as a clear contender to steal a Major qualification spot this Split.