RLO Power Rankings | Edition #16 (2/12/2021)
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 sixteenth edition of the RLO Power Rankings looks at the results from the following tournaments:
RLCS 2021-22 : Fall Regional 3
Please note that this edition of the RLO Power Rankings doesn't take into consideration any trade window movements which have commenced following the conclusion of Regional 3.
1. - Renegades ( - )
CJCJ, Kamii, Fever, Zukoe (S), LBP (C)
Off to Sweden!
Renegades was the first Oceanic team to qualify for the Stockholm Major following their 3-0 performance in the Swiss Stage.
With wins against the uprising Tisi and Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies, the roster was able to relax and enjoy the final Regional before commencing their bootcamp for the Fall Major.
Though Renegades does not advance to the Major as the #1 Seed following their Quarter-Final loss to R!OT Gaming, the Oceanic lineup for the Major is one of our strongest in history with plenty of potential.
2. - Ground Zero ( - )
Express, Torsos, Amphis, Jimmah (C)
Champions of Regional 3!
Returning to the winning circle is Ground Zero, following the strong display throughout the Playoffs of Regional 3.
A shocking defeat to Team Bliss, drastically brought the roster back to reality in the Swiss Stage, before advancing 3-1.
The boys in green were able to walk into the Grand Finals against a new challenger in Forkidden, who in previous matchups have presented close showcases and a 3-set thriller was what we got.
Rushing to the Major, LAN veterans Torsos and Express will be guiding Amphis through his much-deserved debut on the world stage, after missing out on the opportunity in previous seasons.
3rd - R!OT Gaming ( - )
Kaka, Finn, Tango, Joshuadx7 (S)
Miracle Run Cut Short
R!OT Gaming had a shaky performance in the Swiss Stage, narrowly reaching the Playoffs 3-2, following defeats to Juicd Bandits and Team Eros.
Praying for a miracle against Ground Zero didn't exactly go their way. R!OT's victory over Renegades in the Quarter-Finals was the only highlight for a team continuing to show that they deserve an opportunity at the top.
4. - Forkidden ( +2 )
Superlachie, Bananahead, Scrubbed, String (C)
Playing upset to Dire Wolves and R!OT Gaming's chances of qualifying for the Fall Major, we saw Forkidden reach the Grand Final of Regional 3.
Returning to the Grand Final for the first time since their debut performance back in RLCS X, where the team made the run, almost walking away victors as the youngest RLCS players to reach the Final. Sadly, in similar circumstances to that of 10 months previous, the Forkidden boys fell narrowly short in a tight 3-Set Final against Ground Zero.
5. Dire Wolves ( -1 )
Fiberr, Misty, Walcott, Vive (C)
Rejoining the Pack
Double loses to Forkidden during Regional 3, results in the Dire Wolves returning to the midfield.
Tight victories against The Grogans and 1620 Kings showed us that the roster's early success in the lead up to this Split has some hidden cracks, but with the Christmas break providing the opportunity to reset and iron out the creases, we expect the roster to return to full strength soon.
6. - Juicd Bandits ( -1 )
Hawk, Spratt, Zayd
Juicd up in Swiss
The boys in blue dominated the Swiss Stage exiting as the #2 seed, 3-0 (9-2), seeing victories against Wildcard Gaming, R!OT Gaming and Forkidden.
With other results falling in place, Juicd Bandits had the tough task of trying to knock off Ground Zero in the Semi-Final, who weren't gonna give up easily.
Whilst Bandits was not able to walk away victors, they have continued to spark a conversation of being the unlucky victim of tough matchups, but with a new split just around the corner and another strong performance likely to occur, anything is possible.
7. - Team Bliss ( - )
Vortexioz, Snowy, Cobbo, Lunr (S), 7111 (C)
Tough Swiss Stage
Knocking off Ground Zero is a curse.
Team Bliss had the toughest Swiss Stage across all regions during the Fall Split, facing Ground Zero, Renegades, Dire Wolves and R!OT Gaming following a Round 1 victory against 1620 Kings.
Whilst the team wasn't able to secure a Playoff birth, they showed great potential by sticking in and putting up an amazing performance against the top teams.
8 - The Grogans ( +4 )
Mock, Shorez, Zenulous
Obtain Playoffs Birth
Following a rough Split, The Grogans finally was able to obtain a playoff birth by defeating 1620 Kings in Round 5.
The roster has had an up and down display of roster movement with the core lineup in each Regional, but finally, they produced a positive result. Sticking together and continuing to improve during the Christmas break will leave quite an impression, as we look to see how the Grogans perform next split.
9. - Team Eros ( +5 )
RemiK, Gussy, Sour
Team Eros continues to be bouncing around the bubble with great performances occurring less frequently than what they would expect of their true potential.
Continuing to make a name for themselves by knocking off R!OT Gaming 3-1 in the Swiss Stage, resulted in some heads being turned, as Team Eros would also narrowly fall short of upsetting Juicd Bandits 3-4 in the Playoffs.
10. - Wildcard Gaming ( +1 )
Cavemanben, Siki, Cruzza
Narrowly Misses Playoffs
Similar to The Grogans, Wildcard has had their struggles with an inconsistent lineup building chemistry towards positive results in the Fall Split.
Victories against Trident Esports and Tisi are expected, but a narrow loss to Team Eros in Swiss Round 5, robbed their first opportunity under the new flag of appearing on Championship Saturday.
With the likelihood of Stand-In substitute Cruzza being relieved of core playing duties, the roster movement spotlight will be firmly on this team.
11. - Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies ( -2 )
Baked Potato, Mel kin, Laxin, Leviathan (S), Grantaa (C)
12. - Rancid Rats Reborn ( -4 )
13. - 1620 Kings ( NEW )
Aimz, Jaffa, Kuma
14. - Red Crown Esports ( -1 )
Tigr, Kachow, Scarth, Morse (S), Brabes (C), Blop (C)