RLO POWER RANKINGS - EDITION #6 (21/11/2020)
Updated: Nov 29, 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 sixth edition of the RLO Power Rankings looks at the results from the following tournaments:
RLCS X - Winter Split: Regional 1
RLO Open: November Season
1. - Ground Zero ( +1 )
Express, Torsos, Amphis, Jimmah (C)
Perched at the top of the table is Ground Zero after a successful weekend in the first RLCS X Winter Split Event.
Throughout the trade window, we saw Torsos join the roster in replacement of the departing Julz, which has resulted in the powerhouse team being elevated to another level.
Torsos joins the team with an abundance of knowledge and experience which has allowed his new teammate, Amphis, to develop and grow into a dominating striker..
2nd - Renegades ( -1 )
CJCJ, Kamii, Siki
Once again taking a slight dip down the ladder is the Renegades. The roster made no changes during the Fall break and has seen dominating performances in the RLO Masters.
The longest current standing trio in Oceania will be looking to improve, standing off in a tight duel with Ground Zero for the top spot.
3rd - Cringe Society ( - )
Decka, Drippay, Julz
With the previously mentioned trade adding Ground Zero's, Julz in the place of Torsos, things have not gone quite as well for Cringe Society. The roster looks strong against Dire Wolves and Mindfreak, but has failed to defeat Renegades and Ground Zero in recent matchups. Saying this, it is still very early days, so don't sleep on the society!
4. - Dire Wolves ( +1 )
ZeN, Fiberr, Misty, Vive (C)
Previously known as Gaming Gamers, now Dire Wolves added misty during the trade window.
The roster has shown strong potential, recently placing second in the RLO Masters October Monthly Final and consistently finding good results RLCS X. Their new 'benchmark' has been established with victories over all top 5 teams excluding Renegades.
5. - Mindfreak ( -1 )
Fever, Requiem, Cavemanben, Lethalforlife (C)
They may be RLCS X Major champions, but recent inconsistencies has hurt Mindfreak as they drop to position 5.
The roster hasn't been able to achieve strong performances in the RLO Masters, having to lean on coach, Lethal, to sub in for recent weeks. This has impeded their preparations for the first Regional for the Winter Split, where they finished a mediocre 5th-8th.
The more shocking result from the roster was being swept by Canberra Havoc during the Top 32 stage, which impacted their first two rounds of Top 16, facing Ground Zero and Vort Central.
The demotion down a position has now established for the first time in Oceania history a "Top 5" Team run to Worlds.
6. - Vort Central ( - )
Snowy, Tango, Vortexioz
The roster has been absent as of recent, taking a break from competition during the trade window. Not being able to field a lineup for the RLO October Masters, has seen them tasked with battling through the RLO Opens this November.
Their performance in RLCS X saw another consistent Playoffs qualification, achieved by surviving a 5 game series against Bad Beat. Unfortunately, the roster ran back into the Renegades in the Playoffs and was knocked out immediately.
7. - Team Fenrir ( NEW )
Spratt, Lerky, Riv
The most exciting new roster finds themselves in position 7!
Team Fenrir, formally known as Calciyum, bounced into RLCS X with a chip on their shoulder and proved to be a force not to be slept on. The lads went 3-1 in Top 16 with their only loss being against Dire Wolves.
A closely fought Playoff battle against Ground Zero shows potential for this team to rise and possibly knock a team out of the 'Top 5'.
8 - Canberra Havoc ( -1 )
Walcott, SPYDOGE, Le Duck, Scruffy (S)
Strong competitors against the top, but struggling against the chasing pack below, sums up the Havoc storyline of recent.
Following a similar storyline as Oxygen Esports from Europe, the roster looks strong in the RLO Masters but has struggled to find the correct gear in RLCS X.
If they can just find their groove, this roster has the potential to move up the board very quickly.
9. - Good and Useful ( NEW )
Cruzza, MrShoeShoe, Samuel
Recent strong performances grant Good and Useful a spot on the PR Board for the first time this year.
The formally known Globo Gym Purple Cobras, have developed into a darkhorse team through the change of team strategy, using no verbal communication during matches.
The unorthodox strategy has resulted in victories over the likes of Dire Wolves, Ground Zero, Overt and Canberra Havoc.
10. - Hazard Esports ( - )
Homie, Haza, Aza, Ceeva (S)
Same name, new team!
Hazard Esports acquired the former Team Ferox roster during the trade window.
The roster finally broke the curse, qualifying for the first Playoffs in the RLCS X Winter Split.
After a long grind, Hazard Esports finally reaped the rewards, but they are not going to want to stop now!
11. - Bad Beat ( NEW )
Crazy, Lausiie, KyRo, Sniperdufus (S)
The former Forbidden Gaming roster added Crazy, forming a familiar bond between KyRo and Crazy, who previously played together on the strong bubble roster, 'We Good'.
Reviving this combination could prove deadly to those teams looking to sneak onto the PR Board in upcoming events.
12. - ReLAXin ( NEW )
CJM, Baked Potato, Laxxiin
Chilling on the final spot on the board is ReLAXin.
A strong display in RLCS X Winter Regional #1, saw the roster just missing out on the Playoffs.
The roster continues to be a strong force in the RLO Open where they are consistently challenging the bubble in what is shaping up to be an interesting Monthly Final.
Winter Split - Oceanic Regional 1 Results
1st Ground Zero Gaming 2nd Cringe Society 3rd/4th Renegades 3rd/4th Dire Wolves 5th/8th Vort Central 5th/8th Calciyum 5th/8th Mindfreak 5th/8th Hazard Esports
9th/11th Bad Beat
9th/11th Good and Useful
9th/11th The Laxatives
12th/14th Canberra Havoc
12th/14th Southern Stars
November Season Current Standings
1st Cringe Society 2nd Ground Zero 3rd Renegades 4th/6th Canberra Havoc 4th/6th Overt 4th/6th R!OT Gaming 7th/8th Dire Wolves 7th/8th Forbidden Gaming
10th Hazard Esports
11th/12th Good and Useful
13th/14th Vertex ESC
15th Fall Girls
16th EMF 5
November Season Current Standings
1st Southern Stars 2nd Team Fenrir 3rd ReLAXin 4th/5th Flaps 4th/5th Vort Central 6th Spectral Gaming 7th We've Read Ninja's Book 8th Wazooo
9th Doggles Esports
That's a wrap for the RLO Power Rankings sixth 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 - Dire Wolves Coach/Manager, 6Mans Moderator
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