RLO Power Rankings - Edition #5 (18/10/2020)
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 fifth edition of the RLO Power Rankings looks at the results from the following tournaments:
We would like to make everyone aware that this edition is in relation to prior information being made available of multiple roster changes which have occurred this past week in the lead up to Week 2 and 3 of the RLO Masters. In future editions all of these transfers will be reflective in upcoming Power Rankings.
1. - Renegades ( +1 )
CJCJ, Kamii, Siki
A bittersweet return to the top! Renegades complete the RLCS X - Fall Split at the top of the PR board, after a dominating performance until an out of the blue dominant display from Mindfreak spoiled the party.
Renegades continue to display the ability to be dominant against the top teams, where narrowly missing a reverse sweep in the OCE Major has not stopped them in the RLO Masters. With the RLCS Season now in a temporary break, the boys will be looking to continue their "off-season" reputation from Season 9.
2nd - Ground Zero ( +1 )
Amphis, Express, Julz
Locking themselves into the 2nd place is Ground Zero. In our previous article, we had GZ and Renegades tied in 2nd after the board was unable to break the tie. After defeating Cringe Society in the Semifinals of the OCE Major, they have swung the tiebreaker in their favour.
The RLO Masters and The League will be the best proving grounds for the roster as they continue to have a positive record against the top 4 head-to-head.
3rd - Cringe Society ( -2 )
Decka, Drippay, Torsos
Taking the biggest dive on the PR Board is Cringe Society, who drops down to 3rd after being on the top step just weeks ago. The roster as mentioned before was defeated by Ground Zero who achieved revenge from the Swiss Stage of the OCE Major.
4. - Mindfreak ( - )
Cavemanben, Fever, Requiem
Mindfreak, our OCE Fall Split Major champions top the RLCS, but not our PR Board!
A shocking underdog outcome threw our predictions completely out the window, as they survived a looming reverse sweep from the Renegades. They earnt their ticket to the big dance where they took down Ground Zero to win it all!
Members on the board claim the top spot is a four team race for Worlds at the end of the season. It is still very early days and now we know, anything can happen.
5. - Gaming Gamers ( - )
Fiberr, Leviathan, ZeN, Vive (s)
The regular script was flipped upside down for Gaming Gamers in the OCE Major. They were expected to pull through and advance from the Swiss Stage to qualify but that wasn't the case this time around.
GG was able to achieve the 2-0 before losing to Renegades, Havoc and Hazard. With an overall bumpy and surprising ride to the back end of the Split, the boys will be looking to rewind the tapes and become stronger next time around.
6. - Vort Central ( - )
Snowy, Tango, Vortexioz
The consistent trio had an interesting OCE Major with a rocky Swiss Stage after defeating Hazard Esports early on. After going down to Gaming Gamers and Cowabunga, the boys held on in game 5 against Southern Stars and Solicit, putting themselves in the playoffs.
They continue to struggle to achieve success in the Playoffs of RLCS. Opting out of the RLO Masters due to personal commitments will leave us in the dark on their progress until the Winter split.
7. - Canberra Havoc ( - )
Le Duck, SPYDOGE, Walcott
Clutch factors! The boys had the clutch factor activated in the OCE Major but have struggled to find it anywhere else.
Confidence for the roster was on the rise after a 3-1 performance in the swiss stage. They then went down to Mindfreak in a close playoffs series. The impact was then seen in The League and RLO Masters where they were knocked out incredibly early.
8 - Team Skyfire ( - )
CJM, Riv, Finn
Team Skyfire returns to the Oceanic Rocket League scene with the acquisition of the Sneakybois roster. The fan favourites in the Major played four game 5's and were knocked out early.
Losses to Havoc, Mindfreak and Hazard rattled the boys, but after battling strong in the RLO Masters against Cringe Society, they were eventually knocked out by the Renegades in the Playoffs. The fire is burning bright and hopefully, it isn't extinguished after a few small blows within an overall good split.
9. - Solicit ( +1 )
Cobbo, Yeatzy, Zayd
Solicit get promoted up a spot after a well fought Major performance. The boys known to be heavily involved in drama have since caused some in the RLO Masters with mixed results.
The hope is that they continue to improve with the Masters and The League being the grounds to facilitate that.
10. - Hazard Esports ( NEW )
Cyrexal, Negative, Shmoopernator
With their first playoffs birth in the OCE Major, Hazard Esports showed up when it mattered the most.
The roster has had a bumpy ride, previously not being able to go higher than 12th. Now cracking the Top 8, is a testament to their continued effort and grind they have shown throughout the split. How they face their upcoming individual challenges, will impact how they shape up for the Winter Split.
11. - Cowabunga ( NEW )
Joel, Eli, Moss, Fluqwit (s)
COWABUNGA DUDE! Joel, Eli and Moss make their first appearance on the PR board in a convincing 11th spot. The roster qualified into the OCE Major by having a breakout performance in Regional Event 3.
Through their continued momentum, they were able to play to their strengths and now look to solidify and improve in the RLO Masters during the small off-season break.
12. - Team Ferox ( NEW )
Aza, Haza, Homie
Ferox sneaks back inside the Top 12 after an up and down Fall Split. The roster looked strong in the Swiss Stage of the Major but the fairytale was cut short by Cowabunga in a 5 game series.
The trio will be looking to improve through multiple different tournaments, in preparation for what shapes up to be an important Winter Split.
Fall Split - Oceanic Regional Major Results
1st Mindfreak 2nd Ground Zero Gaming 3rd/4th Renegades 3rd/4th Cringe Society 5th/8th Cowabunga 5th/8th Canberra Havoc 5th/8th Hazard Esports 5th/8th Vort Central
9th/11th Gaming Gamers
9th/11th Team Ferox
12th/14th Team Skyfire
12th/14th Southern Stars
12th/14th Good and Useful
15th/16th Dire Wolves
Week 1 - October 2020 Results
1st Renegades 2nd Cringe Society 3rd/4th Gaming Gamers 3rd/4th Ground Zero Gaming 5th/8th Good and Useful 5th/8th R!OT Gaming 5th/8th Team Skyfire 5th/8th Mindfreak
9th/12th Hazard Esports
13th/16th Canberra Havoc
13th/16th Vertex Esports
13th/16th Southern Stars
13th/16th Team Ferox
Mini League Season 2 Current Standings
1st Max's Rancid Rats (4-1) 2nd Hazard Esports (4-1) 3rd Team Ferox (3-2) 4th Venture Esports (2-3) 5th Yeah (1-2) 6th Dab Police (0-5)
Division 1 Current Standings
1st Cringe Society (3-0) 2nd Mindfreak (2-1) 3rd Renegades (2-1) 4th Ground Zero Gaming (2-1) 5th Canberra Havoc (0-3) 6th FURY (0-3)
Division 2 Current Standings
1st Southern Stars (4-1) 2nd Gaming Gamers (4-1) 3rd Team Skyfire (3-1) 4th Team Ferox (2-2) 5th Long Blue Cordial (1-3) 6th Solicit (1-3)
7th Adelaar (0-4)
DQ. Dire Wolves (2-3)
That's a wrap for the RLO Power Rankings fifth edition, be sure to keep up to date on our Twitter for live updates on tournaments, rosters and news.
Join the discussion around the power rankings in our Discord!
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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