RLO Power Rankings - Edition #2 (25/8/2020)
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 second edition of the RLO Power Rankings looks at the results from the following tournaments:
1. - Cringe Society (+1)
Decka, Drippay, Torsos
We have a new champion! Cringe Society finally takes that elusive championship title as they were successful in defeating Renegades who have been the number one ranked team in the region this entire off-season. Drippay had an outstanding performance on the weekend which resulted in him being awarded the "Peak Performance MVP". Cringe Society will be looking to continue the momentum into the second event, and hopefully walk away with another bucket load of points.
2. - Renegades (-1)
CJCJ, Kamii, Siki
Renegades are now seeking revenge, after being knocked off the top step on the weekend. Strong performances throughout the event weren't enough to run away with another title, as Cringe Society upset the rhythm with a 4 - 0 sweep in the Winners' Final. Unfortunately, the script from Spring Series couldn't be repeated and the boys fell again in the Grand Final. With a short turnaround to the next event, Renegades are aiming to jump back on the top step of the podium.
3. - Ground Zero (+1)
Amphis, Express, Julz
Ground Zero unfortunately fell short of qualifying for the playoffs, after a strong performance throughout the entire tournament. The recent addition of former FURY player, Amphis has provided a boost of confidence for Julz and Express, who struggled during the off-season with SPYDOGE. With only being defeated by Cringe Society during the entire event, Coach Jimmah will be rallying the boys to push a clean sheet for the remainder of the split.
4. - Mindfreak (-1)
Cavemanben, Fever, Requiem
Mindfreak went about their own business this weekend as they surpassed their own expectations. Cavemanben and Fever continued their dominance as a duo, whilst Requiem broke his own curse of not achieving a third place finish in RLCS. With the roster struggling to maintain their strong playstyle when facing top teams, they will be looking to continue developing and overcoming this weakness for the remainder of the split.
5. - Gaming Gamers (+2)
Fiberr, Leviathan, ZeN
Gaming Gamers continue to rise up the PR board. Struggling early in the tournament against Hazard Esports and R!OT Gaming, the roster bounced back with Vive subbing in for Leviathan late in Stage 2. The miracle run was cut short as they struggled against Renegades and Mindfreak in the Playoffs. With Leviathan and Fiberr continuing to soak in RLCS experience, the roster will continue to develop and rise this season.
6. - Dire Wolves (-2)
Ghost, Misty, Spratt
The wolfpack has officially begun circling the building. Dire Wolves are the most recent organisation to enter the Oceanic Rocket League scene, with the acquisition of Spratt, Misty and Ghost formally from Team Skyfire. The roster battled hard throughout the entire event but were unfortunate to not qualify for the Playoffs. They look to continue their hunt and lead the pack of bubble teams to challenge the top four in the next event.
7. - Vort Central (NEW)
Sammy, Tango, Vortexioz
Vort Central can be labelled the new darkhorses of the region, playing the villain throughout the entire event. Their rivalry with the Dire Wolves has only just begun to heat up and will continue to develop as the season goes along. They'll be aiming to keep the bubble teams honest as they push for upsets moving forward.
8 - Canberra Havoc (NEW)
Le Duck, SPYDOGE, Walcott
The band? THE BAND! The band's back together, but hasn't garnered any immediate success. SPYDOGE, Le Duck and Walcott found that out the hard way on the weekend as they had a tough Stage 2 bracket which saw them cross paths with Renegades, Dire Wolves and No Drama. If history is anything go by, the roster will be looking to fly under the radar as they get set to run havoc in the future events of the split.
9. - FURY (-3)
KennySalmon, Matro, Scarth
Slipping down the leaderboard we finally run into FURY. The shocking departure of Amphis has seen the introduction of 'Stand-In' Matro, who provided a glimmer of hope for fans as they looked to be flushed back into the pack chasing the Top 4. Looking to build from the first event, the roster knows what is required to run the gauntlet and will be looking to relive the glory from the start of the year.
10. - Sneakybois (NEW)
CJM, Finn, Riv
Just sneaking into the top ten is CJM, Riv and Finn. The roster didn't have much to cheer about after Stage 2, after they set the stage on fire with an outstanding performance the previous weekend against Mindfreak. The roster turned heads as they shaped up to sweep Mindfreak, but unfortunately couldn't pull through. Continuing to develop and bond as a roster will give fans a great idea of where this roster can go.
11. - No Dramas (NEW)
Cobbo, Yeatzy, Zayd
The spiciest of storylines were formed for No Dramas, as they looked to channel the clutch factor in Stage 1 going to game five in every series. Similar to Sneakybois, the roster wasn't able to find the same success from the previous weekend and finished lower than what they had expected. Going into the next event, the roster will be looking for less drama.
12. - R!OT Gaming (-3)
Ceeva, Change, Zukoe
R!OT Gaming just clinch the last spot on the Power Rankings for this edition. Looking to channel the same strong performance from the RLO Grand Slam, the roster fell extremely short and were sent back to the drawing board. The roster will need to bounce back quickly, with the next event just around the corner where a number of teams are putting strong cases forward for a spot on the board.
ESL Rocket League Oceanic Championship
Fall Event 1 Results
1st Cringe Society 2nd Renegades 3rd Mindfreak 4th Gaming Gamers 5th/6th Ground Zero Gaming 5th/6th Vort Central 7th/8th Fury 7th/8th Dire Wolves
9th/12th Canberra Havoc
9th/12th R!OT Gaming
9th/12th No Dramas
13th/15th Hazard Esports
13th/15th Team Ferox
13th/15th 6Mans Battalion
16th The Wumbologists
That's a wrap for the RLO Power Rankings second 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, Dire Wolves Manager
Max "FormalCasting" Vonneumann - RLO Broadcast Team Manager
David "Yumi_cheeseman" Lane - RLCS Analyst
Cameron "CJCJ" Johns - Professional Player for Renegades
Sean "Vive" Green - Gaming Gamers Manager/Coach, 6Mans Moderator
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