RLO POWER RANKINGS - EDITION #8 (26/1/2021)
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 eighth edition of the RLO Power Rankings looks at the results from the following tournaments:
1. - Ground Zero ( - )
Express, Torsos, Amphis, Jimmah (C)
Ground Zero once again sit at the top, after taking out the Winter Split with a dominant 1052 points. The lead now stretches to 201 points over Cringe Society in 2nd place in the overall standings.
The champions were denied the opportunity of the 3-peat title for the Winter Split, following a questionable 'Rule 1' lead their semi-final series into a game 7. Good fortune would go against them as the series was reverse swept by the Ninjas.
The upset isn't anything to be concerned about at the moment, as they continue to show dominance in the RLO Masters.
2. - Dire Wolves ( +2 )
ZeN, Fiberr, Misty, Vive (c)
Wolves on the hunt!
The wolfpack has found themselves in second for the first time, after an great start to the 2021 campaign.
The roster came out of the gates firing with a dominant victory in Week 1 of the RLO Masters, before finishing 2nd in the following week to Ground Zero.
However heartache struck the team as they narrowly missed a victory in Regional 3, falling to a hot Ninja team.
Needless to say Dire Wolves is currently the most threatening roster going into the Major and Spring Split.
3rd - Cringe Society ( - )
Decka, Drippay, Julz, ENiGMA (C)
Cringe Society continues in third after starting 2021 with a mixture of good and poor performances in the RLO Masters.
The roster is yet to show any threat of stealing a victory in either RLCS or Masters, but could they be leading the entire region into a false sense of security?
4. - Renegades ( -2 )
Shaky start to 2021!
Renegades have struggled to find the winning edge after the Christmas break, which has seen rivals such as Team Fenrir, break them down in both the RLO Masters and RLCS.
Renegades were nearly sent packing in the Swiss Stage of the last regional, only getting through with a victory over Team Process in the 5th Round, a spot which they had never been before. This then resulted in a poor seed, finding themselves pitched against Ground Zero in the Playoffs, who proved to be too strong.
5. Attack of the Invisible Ninja ( -1 )
Walcott, SPYDOGE, Le Duck, Scruffy (S)
Ninjas strike from the shadows!
The Ninjas have returned to 2021 seeking revenge on any team who stands in there path.
The rise to the top step in Regional 3 was backed by a dominant victory over Mindfreak, before facing the defending champions, Ground Zero, in the semi-finals.
A valiant rallying by SPYDOGE and Le Duck decimated the momentum of Ground Zero, completing a Game 7 Reverse Sweep, the 12th in Professional Rocket League history to ever been achieved.
6. - Mindfreak ( -1 )
Fever, Requiem, Cavemanben, Lethalforlife (C)
Mindfreak take a slide.
The slightest of drops comes from the lack of consistent results in RLO Masters and RLCS, where dominance is expected.
During the Swiss Stage, Mindfreak took a 3-0 record to qualify for the Playoffs, coming after two 3-2 victories over Ground Zero and Renegades. The disappointing result came from the 4-1 demolition from the Ninjas, which sees them take a slight step down.
Going into the Major they are once again the darkhorses, but we all know what happens when you sleep on these guys.
7. - Solicit ( - )
Snowy, Tango, Vortexioz
OCE's most consistent roster.
Solicit once again struggle to move further up the leaderboard after another Top 8 performance in RLCS.
The roster finally was able to achieve a second placing in RLO Masters in Week 1, which saw a 3-2 reverse sweep against Ground Zero to qualify. This is the first time the roster has ventured into the Top 2 of any competition since forming.
8 - Team Fenrir ( - )
Spratt, Lerky, Riv, Dumbo (C)
Fenrir causing mayhem!
Team Fenrir lock themselves into 8th spot after completing the 3-peat of achieving the Playoffs in the Winter Split.
2021 has seen the boys successfully defeating their close rival Renegades 3-2 and 3-0 in the RLO Masters. The Major may just become their platform to upset more teams within the Top 4.
9. - Team Process ( +5 )
CJM, Baked Potato, Laxin, Matro (S)
Team Process have welcomed Matro into the lineup as substitute who has provided confidence for this roster to showcase their pop-off potential.
CJM and Laxin are on top of their game, with some performances in the Masters saw them play upset to some teams within the Top 8.
Continuing to rise, will be the hope for these boys.
10. - Forbidden Gaming ( -1 )
Hawk, Scarth, Evample
A new member!
Evample has joined the Forbidden squad, as they part ways with Kenny Salmon. The change hasn't produced amazing results, whilst Evample settles into competitive play and Hawk still finds his feet since he is now of eligible age for competition.
With the pressure on this roster going into the final split of the RLCS season, we may see the RLO Masters be the place for them to trial new things.
11. - Apples are Sour ( -1 )
Sour, String, Applecrash
Bitter sweet ending to Regional 3 for Apples are Sour!
Apples are Sour were unfortunate to not find a Playoff birth in Regional 3, as they faced Ninjas in Round 5 of the Top 16.
They have been working hard in the RLO Open, looking to obtain strong results in the hopes of requalifying for the February season of the RLO Masters.
12. - Wazooo ( NEW )
Brabes, Kachow, tigr, RainBxy (S)
The new kids on the block!
Wazooo continue to appear on the top 16 run sheet as they narrowly missed out on OCE Major qualification by 10 points.
The roster has improved in leaps and bounds following their qualification into the RLO Masters, providing them with consistent opportunities to compete and improve against the best in the region.
13. - Mako ( NEW )
Lunar, Cheery, Morse, Yeatzy (S), JrTins (C)
14. - Proximity ESC ( NEW )
Tobee, Dootsi, Bal
15. - Hazard Esports ( -2 )
Homie, Aza, Haza, Ceeva (S)
Winter Split - Oceanic Regional 3 Results
1st Attack of the Invisible Ninja 2nd Dire Wolves 3rd/4th Ground Zero Gaming 3rd/4th Cringe Society 5th/8th Team Fenrir 5th/8th Solicit 5th/8th Renegades 5th/8th Mindfreak
9th/11th Apples are Sour
9th/11th Team Process
12th/14th Forbidden Gaming
15th/16th Auto Tune
January Season Current Standings
1st Ground Zero Gaming 2nd Dire Wolves 3rd Solicit 4th/6th Cringe Society 4th/6th Team Fenrir 4th/6th Team Process 7th Renegades 8th/10th Attack of the Invisible Ninjas
8th/10th Forbidden Gaming
11th Vertex ESC
12th Proximity ESC
14th R!OT Gaming
15th/16th Hazard Esports
January Season Current Standings
1st Mako 2nd Apples are Sour 3rd Spectral Gaming 4th Auto Tune 5th Goal Diggers 6th Plant Based Ingredients 7th Slow Brain Good Brain 8th/9th Fractal Esports
8th/9th The Clinic
10th/13th No Clue
10th/13th Sparrows Hot
14th Villains ESC
15th/16th Fakes Not Mistakes
That's a wrap for the RLO Power Rankings eighth 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 Assistant General 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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