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 fifteenth edition of the RLO Power Rankings looks at the results from the following tournaments:
1. - Renegades ( - )
CJCJ, Kamii, Fever, Zukoe (S), LBP (C)
Start packing your suitcase, Renegades are on the cusp of going to Stockholm for the Fall Major following a dominant Championship Sunday performance.
Whilst the Renegades walked away victors, it seemed all Regional 1 winners carried some form of curse, withFAZE Clan not making Top 8, Alke losing their first series and Renegades being reverse swept by both R!OT Gaming and Forkidden.
Whilst the roster was able to regain and qualify for Championship Sunday, they were faced with the difficult journey of facing Juicd Bandits and R!OT Gaming on their path to the Grand Finals.
To qualify for the Major, Renegades must win two series in the Swiss Stage to advance as the likely Top Seed for OCE.
2. - Ground Zero ( - )
Express, Torsos, Amphis, Jimmah (C)
Runners Up Again!
A new season and a new role for the boys in green, being the bridesmaids to Renegades' success.
Ground Zero had a successful Swiss Stage walking away 3-0 (9-2), which saw sweeps against Rancid Rats and Juicd Bandits. The only series to go outside of three maps was against The Grogans which went to a nail-biting Game 5 decider.
The Championship Sunday performance against Renegades in the Grand Final was closer than the previous regional final, but they still fell to the boys in red, 2-0 (4-2, 4-2).
With now only ONE qualifying spot left theoretically for the Major, Ground Zero must finish above R!OT Gaming and Dire Wolves to secure the position.
3rd - R!OT Gaming ( - )
Kaka, Finn, Tango, Joshuadx7 (S)
Darkhorse for a Major Spot Steal!
R!OT Gaming is the top challenger to steal the final qualification spot from Ground Zero, following their outstanding performance in the Swiss Stage of Regional 2.
Throughout the Swiss Stage, R!OT Gaming defeated Bros On Their Toes (3-1), Dire Wolves (3-2) and Renegades (3-2).
With a buzz going around the region, anything is possible for the lads.
4. - Dire Wolves ( - )
Fiberr, Misty, Walcott, Vive (C)
Going the Distance
Dire Wolves sure don't enjoy a short series.