RLO POWER RANKINGS - EDITION #9 (16/2/2021)
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 ninth edition of the RLO Power Rankings looks at the results from the following tournaments:
RLCS X - Winter Split: OCE Major RLO Masters - January 2021
We would like to make everyone aware that this edition is in relation to rosters who competed in the RLCS X Winter Oceanic Major. These Power Rankings will not reflect the numerous roster changes which have occurred following the conclusion of the Major.
In future editions, all of these transfers will be reflected in upcoming Power Rankings.
1. - Ground Zero ( - )
Express, Torsos, Amphis, Jimmah (C)
Champions of Winter!
Ground Zero completes the Winter Split taking out the Major with a 4 - 0 victory over R!OT Gaming. Now sitting firmly on the top step and in full control with the RLCS World Championship in sight.
The victory did come with its challenges as they were nearly reverse swept by Team Fenrir on Day One, before dominating R!OT and Cringe to earn a spot in the Grand Final. Throughout the Grand Final they were challenged by a R!OT Gaming squad who forced a bracket reset, but the team in green were just too strong.
2. - R!OT Gaming ( +2 )
Walcott, SPYDOGE, Le Duck
Rising to the top!
The formally known Attack of the Invisible Ninja, were acquired days before the Major by R!OT Gaming who had selected a roster who was pushing for victory.
Throughout Day Two, the boys would play 24 games in a row lasting over 168 minutes of game time, just to come up heart-breakingly short of a championship against Ground Zero.
With the rosters new found confidence, they will be looking to continue the rhythm in the RLO Masters, as they wait for the next split to commence.
3rd - Cringe Society ( - )
Decka, Drippay, Julz, ENiGMA (C)
Beginning to gel together.
Finally, Cringe Society have returned to form, challenging the likes of Ground Zero and R!OT Gaming.
Throughout the Major, Cringe Society showed dominance, defeating Solicit and Dire Wolves quickly before being knocked out by R!OT Gaming in the lower bracket.
Julz looks to have found his feet on the roster, with a return of clear chemistry evident through the whole team. This has resulted in enabling Drippay to be more aggressive.
4. - Dire Wolves ( -2 )
Misty, ZeN, Fiberr, Vive (C)
The Dire Wolves were tasked with a challenging week, filled with three tournaments over four playing days. This seems to have taken it's toll on the wolf pack, as a costly mistake in the Lower's Quarterfinals by ZeN in Game 5 would knock them out in the Major.
The wolfpack will be using the downtime to reconnect and regain strength as they look to push for Worlds qualification in the Spring Split.
5. Mindfreak ( +1 )
Fever, Requiem, Cavemanben, Lethalforlife (C)
Majorfreak.exe not found!
Mindfreak were unable to replicate their magical run from the Fall Major, challenged by 1NE eSports, Dire Wolves and R!OT Gaming throughout the Major.
The roster was finally able to overcome a six series losing streak against Dire Wolves, by studying their performance in the Upper Bracket and eventually overcoming the hurdle.
The celebrations would be short-lived, as they were then decimated by R!OT Gaming in the following series.
6. - Solicit ( +1 )
Snowy, Tango, Vortexioz, Tarbs (S)
Finally Top 6!
Solicit have finally jumped the hurdle and have officially moved to 6th place in the Rankings.
The roster showed great strength, defeating Team Process and Apples are Sour, whilst then struggling against Cringe and Mindfreak.
The roster still has a long way to go before leaping any rosters above them, but the continued success in the RLO Masters has begun to carry over into RLCS.
7. - Team Process ( +2 )
CJM, Baked Potato, Laxin, Matro (S)
The Renegade slayers!
The biggest storyline coming out the OCE Major was the performance of Team Process against Renegades, shutting them down and knocking them out in Day One of the Major.
The roster has gone under the radar until recent performances in the RLO Masters and recent regionals, proving that they are becoming a strong contender to play upset in future events.
8 - Renegades ( -2 )
CJCJ, Siki, Kamii
Continuing to Fall!
Ladies and gentlemen, its time to hit the panic button as Renegades have fallen to the lowest spot in the team's history in Oceania.
After a devastating performance in the Major, the roster has now placed themselves into a tough situation, where they must dominate the Spring Split to have any chance of qualifying for the World Championships.
Rumours were beginning to spread on the pre-show prior to Day Two of the Major, of what the roster will need to do in order to flip the script on a horrible start to 2021.
9. - Team Fenrir ( -1 )
Spratt, Riv, Lerky, Dumbo (C)
Team Fenrir burst out of the gates early in the Major, as they attempted to reverse sweep Ground Zero, before nerves began to take over and lost their chance.
Unable to hit back from the loss, they were swept by Process, marking the end of their tournament.
10. - Apples are Sour ( +1 )
Sour, String, Applecrash
11. - Mako ( +2 )
Lunar, Cheery, Morse, JrTins (C)
Battlers of the RLO Open.
Mako successfully qualified for the RLO Masters for February, after floating around the top two spots in the RLO Open Division during January.
A second placing in the Open Monthly Final, has earnt them their spot to compete against the top rosters, who will surely provide them with great experience as they continue to find their feet.
12. - 1NE eSports ( NEW )
Change, Zukoe, SSteve
One Last Time!
1NE eSports signed the former R!OT Gaming roster, who was looking to make a big impact in the Major.
With no pressure on their shoulders, they challenged the newly signed R!OT Gaming, along with Mindfreak in two close series, but were unfortunately unsuccessful in both series.
13. - Wazooo ( -1 )
Brabes, Kachow, tigr, RainBxy (S)
14. - Fall Girls ( - )
Tobee, Dootsi, Bal
15. - Fractal Esports ( NEW )
Joshuadx7, Chub, Benniiz
Winter Split - Oceanic Major Results
1st Ground Zero Gaming 2nd R!OT Gaming 3rd Cringe Society 4th Mindfreak 5th/6th Dire Wolves 5th/6th Team Process 7th/8th Solicit 7th/8th Renegades
9th/12th Apples are Sour
9th/12th 1NE eSports
9th/12th Team Fenrir
9th/12th Hazard Esports
2021 January Season Final Standings
1st Ground Zero Gaming 2nd Cringe Society 3rd Team Process 4th Attack of the Invisible Ninja 5th/6th Dire Wolves 5th/6th Team Fenrir 7th/8th Mindfreak 7th/8th Solicit
9th Forbidden Gaming
11th Vertex ESC
12th Fall Girls
14th R!OT Gaming
15th Hazard Esports
2021 January Season Final Standings
1st Apples are Sour 2nd Mako 3rd Fractal Esports 4th Spectral Gaming 5th/6th 1620 Kings 5th/6th Plant Based Ingredients 7th/8th Goal Diggers 7th/8th Slow Brain Good Brain
That's a wrap for the RLO Power Rankings ninth 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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