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