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 seventeenth edition of the RLO Power Rankings looks at the results from the following tournaments:
1. - Dire Wolves ( +4 )
Fiberr, Misty, Walcott, SPYDOGE (S), Vive (C)
The Wolfpack on Top!
Acquiring the organisations inaugural title in RLCS, Dire Wolves finally have reached the top step within Oceania.
The journey for the wolfpack to obtain such an accomplishment has seen them fall short on a previous occasion in RLCS X, to when Walcott was on the opposing side of the pitch for the Ninjas.
The Wolfpack has always been known to be tough competitors with a never say die attitude, which was greatly displayed with victories over Wildcard, Renegades, Eclipse, Red Crown and Forkidden both within the Group Stage and the Grand Final.
The victory puts them in a box seat in what has now blown wide open a Major qualification spot for the entire OCE top 6.
2. - Forkidden ( +2 )
Superlachie, Bananahead, Scrubbed, Azmo (S), String (C)
OCE Major Representative Slayer
Fighting through technological difficulties on Day 1, Forkidden battled through a Grand Final preview with Dire Wolves where the loser would be handed a stacked Lower Bracket for the Playoffs.
Forkidden on their journey, took down Ground Zero (3-2), R!OT (4-0), Team Bliss (4-2) and Renegades (4-1).
With back-to-back second places in Regional events, will Regional 2 finally see Forkidden no longer be the bridesmaids?
3rd - Renegades ( -2 )
Kamii, CJCJ, Fever, Shorez (S), LBP (C)
Rough Championship Sunday Performance
Renegades did everything by the book for Day One and Two in the Main Event for Regional 1.
A close series against Bliss which went to Game 5 did raise some alarm bells but the roster was able to regain with a dominant 4-0 thrashing of R!OT in the Upper Semifinals.
4. - Ground Zero Gaming ( -2 )
Express, Torsos, Amphis, Jimmah (C)
Falling on the Ice
After skating through the competition at the Fall Major in Sweden, the boys in green slipped against the likes of Wildcard Gaming, 1620 Kings and Forkidden in Regional 1.
A close 3-2 series against 1620 Kings nearly saw the opposing team complete a reverse sweep, which was later followed by a near clean sweep by Wildcard the following series.
The alarm bells for Ground Zero have begun to sound and a change of skates is desperately required.
5. Team Bliss ( +2 )
Vortexioz, Cobbo, Zenulous, Snowy (S), 7111 (C)
Emerging Flower Power
During the trade window, the acquisition of Zenulous from the disbanded Grogans roster has shown early signs of success.
Team Bliss would finish a highly surprising fourth place after knocking off Juicd Bandits, Wildcard Gaming and almost defeating Renegades in the Group Stage.
The pressure will be on though to ensure that the flower doesn't wither in upcoming events.
6. - R!OT Gaming ( -3 )
Finn, Tango, Kaka, Joshuadx7 (S)
Continuing to qualify for the Playoffs and as the first seed from Group C, R!OT Gaming's success from Day 1 of the event sadly didn't continue to Day 2.
The match of the Group Stage between Juicd Bandits and R!OT Gaming, previously #3 V #6 seeds on the Power Rankings, went back and fourth in what would determine who would be sent to the Lower Bracket for the Playoffs. R!OT would walk away the victors, though being swept by Renegades and Forkidden has resulted in the roster slip down the leaderboard.
7. - Wildcard Gaming ( +3 )
Cavemanben, Siki, Mock, Cruzza (S), celloh (C)
Knocks off Ground Zero?!
The biggest storyline coming out of Day 1 was how Wildcard Gaming was able to sweep Ground Zero which only saw only a single goal being scored against them during the series.
With the addition of Mock in the lineup, Cruzza has been relieved of his duties to be the stand-in following last split's rollercoaster ride.
8 - Juicd Bandits ( -2 )
Spratt, Zayd, Hawk, Leviathan (S).
Just Falling Short
Following a tough loss to R!OT for the first seed in Group C, Bandits were tasked with battling in the Lower Bracket against Eclipse Esports and Team Bliss on their path to prove they are a Top 4 team.
Early during the series, Bandits looked to of placed Bliss on the backfoot but in a quick instance the boys in blue lost their grip and momentum switched quickly with Bliss taking the final two games out of nowhere.
9. - Big GOOSE ( NEW )
Tobee, Shmoopernator, Sour, Scout (S).
OCE Bubble Lead By Goose Army
Leading the charge of the bubble is Big GOOSE, who recently added Sour to its ranks to commence their surge up the rankings leaderboard.
Big GOOSE commenced their Winter Split journey by walking out of the Closed Qualifier with an impressive perfect 3-0 (9-0) series record. The momentum continued to benefit the roster as they were able to hang on in a thriller elimination match against Trident Esports in the final match of Group C 3-2.
The momentum in the Playoffs was sadly cut short, but not after sending Forkidden to 3 straight overtimes to decide the eventual winner 3-1.
10. - Eclipse Esports ( NEW )
Shoe, Juck, Chilli, Geb (S)
Charges from Open Qual
With one of the newest rosters formed, Eclipse Esports rise through the ranks from the Open Qualifier to the Playoffs of the Main Event.
The dominating display saw Eclipse have a 3-0 (9-2) record in the Closed Qualifier, with wins against Clarity ESC, Trident Esports and 1620 Kings.
Whilst being a member of the deadly Group D, which contained both Grand Finalists in Dire Wolves and Forkidden, Eclipse was able to hold on and display a strong 1-2 (3-7) record before keeping up to pace with a strong Juicd Bandits squad.
11. - Antic Esports ( +1 )
delusioN, SSteve, Zukoe
12. - 1620 Kings ( +1 )
Aimz, Jaffa, Baked Potato
13. - Collateral eSports ( NEW )
Civex, Butters, Joryx, Net (S)
14. - Trident Esports ( +1 )
Smash, RoToR, Viictus, Skizzen (C)
15. - Red Crown Esports ( NEW )
Pagsi, Vis, Tonio, Benniiz (S), Vitali (C)
JBL Quantum Team on the Rise
Following their outstanding performance in RLCS 2021-22 Winter Regional 1, Dire Wolves has shown outstanding growth and grit against the Top teams within Oceania, taking their inaugural RLCS Regional title in the recent event. Superb results on a consistent basis see them awarded with the 'JBL Quantum Team on the Rise'.
We look forward to observing their continued growth and rise to the top moving throughout the Winter Split.
RLCS 2021-22 - Winter Split: Regional 1
1st Dire Wolves 2nd Forkidden 3rd Renegades 4th Team Bliss 5th/6th R!OT Gaming 5th/6th Wildcard Gaming
7th/8th Ground Zero Gaming
7th/8th Juicd Bandits
9th/12th Big GOOSE
9th/12th Antic Esports
9th/12th Eclipse Esports
9th/12th Collateral eSports
13th/16th 1620 Kings
13th/16th The Sussmen
13th/16th Trident Esports
13th/16th Red Crown Esports
That's a wrap for the RLO Power Rankings seventeenth edition, be sure to keep up to date on our Twitter for live updates on tournaments, rosters and news.
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Power Ranking Committee:
Joshua "Basincc" Rickwood - RLO Events Director
Max "FormalCasting" VonNeumann - RLCS Commentator
David "Yumi_cheeseman" Lane - RLCS Analyst
Cameron "CJCJ" Johns - Professional Player for Renegades
Sean "Vive" Green - Dire Wolves Coach / Manager
Article Edited By:
Benjamin "Dover" O'Connor - RLO Owner / RLCS Observer
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