Esports | NA Power Rankings | Weeks of 9/18 - 10/8
Power Ranking Methodology
These rankings were provided by a committee of people that offer different views in the Rocket League Community. We use a system similar to the Associated Press power rankings for College Football or Basketball - a panel of writers vote on who they think should be listed and an average is produced from these rankings. The members of this committee consider several factors when determining their rankings and the competitive results data that is referenced comes from the past few weeks. Each member of the committee has their own method for how they rank the teams, though they are consistent and similar.
Power Ranking Results Consideration Standards
- Matches between official teams are considered. Teams are considered official if they have announced their roster status or have reached out to a ranker with their roster.
- Matches involving an unconfirmed roster or pick-up teams are not considered.
- Matches involving a team using a confirmed sub are used but weighted to the individual ranker’s discretion.
- Tournament placement does not factor into rankings, only matches played against other official rosters.
- Teams without any results during the ranking period will not be considered, regardless of previous placements.
- Tournament organizers must provide game for game results for any matches from the tournament to be considered.
- No results from a tournament will be considered if the tournament organizer has a paid sponsorship of a team within the same region.
Power Ranking Committee
Badgey - RLC Ambassador / Wannabe Caster / A Lovely Badger
Jasher - Doer of Things for RLXL and Notorious Wookie Lover
Strangest Stranger - Manager/Administrator for Pro Rivalry League
Stump - Manager/Administrator for Nexus Gaming and watcher of Professional Wrestling
Sub’N - Reputable player and polite contraction.
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#1 Cloud9: Torment / SquishyMuffinz / Gimmick / Napp* | --
Cloud9 has continued to dominate North America after claiming the #1 ranking. Since their week 1 defeat of Rogue (3-1), Cloud9 has swept Renegades, FlyQuest, and Ghost, defeated Allegiance (3-1), and taken out the 3-time North American Champions, NRG (3-2). Their only blip during that period came in week 3 against G2 Esports (1-3). After 5 weeks of league play, Cloud9 finished top of the table, clinched a World Championship spot, and claimed a spot in the next season of RLCS. If NRG makes it past Rogue this weekend, expect Cloud9 to end their North American Championship run in a tense and hard-fought match. -Jasher
#2 G2 Esports: Kronovi / Rizzo / JKnaps / Turtle* | +1
It’s been 3 seasons since we’ve seen Kronovi at LAN and 2 seasons for Rizzo, while JKnaps has never been to LAN, until now. After their misstep last season, where they finished 3rd in League Play before getting knocked out by Denial Esports in the Regional Championship, they swept every team they faced in the Open Qualifiers to start off this season on the right foot. In Week 1, they took down Renegades 3-1 in their only match of the week. They had their off-week in Week 2, coming back in Week 3 to be haunted by 2/3rds of the team that knocked them out last season, losing to FlyQuest 3-1. This did not deter them, as they took down the #1 seed C9 3-1 later that day. In Week 4, they went 5 games with both Rogue and NRG, beating both and putting them at 4-1. In Week 5, G2 started off by sweeping Allegiance, ending their Regional Championship hopes before taking down Ghost in an incredibly entertaining 5 games. With that win, G2 clinched a top 2 spot, confirming their return to the World Championship and also their return to RLCS in Season 5. Outside of RLCS, G2 have been silent in the various tournaments that occurred, so it will be interesting to see how they do at the Regional Championships. With G2 being known to be quite inconsistent, the question remains: which G2 will we see? The team that beats C9 3-1 and NRG 3-2 or the team that loses to FlyQuest 3-1? -Stump
#3 Ghost: Lethamyr / Klassux / Zanejackey / Blueze* | +1
Ghost has played surprisingly well this season. They began by shocking X-Games winners NRG (3-1) in week 2. In week 3, Blueze played in the place of Lethamyr because of network issues. In their 1st match, Ghost were swept aside by Cloud9 (0-3). In their second match, Allegiance fought hard and forced a game 5. However, by that time, Lethamyr had resolved his technical issues and was able to close the series with a performance Mariano Rivera would be proud of. In week 4, Ghost calmly disposed of FlyQuest (3-0) and Renegades (3-1). In the final week of the season, Ghost set themselves up for a chance at top 2 after taking a close victory over Rogue (3-2). In their final match of the season, Ghost played for the #2 spot against G2 Esports, ultimately enduring a tough loss that would put them at #3 in the region. -Jasher
#4 NRG: Fireburner / Jacob / GarrettG / DudeWithTheNose* | -2
The name… is… NRG. N-R-G E-sports. 3-time, back-to-back-to-back North American Champions. You are looking at international video gaming superstars: the Cob, the burner of fires, the “f***ing insane,” and the God of noses.
After jumping off to a solid 3-0 start in the 1st half of the season, NRG struggled through the 2nd half with a 1-3 record. In week 2, NRG was stunned by Ghost (1-3). In week 4, NRG defeated FlyQuest (3-2), before going down in a hard-fought match against classic rival G2 Esports (2-3). In week 5, Cloud9 and NRG played in the last match of the day, capping off North American league play for season 4. Before the season, many expected Cloud9 and NRG’s match to be the decider for the #1 spot in the region. However, defeats to Ghost and G2 knocked NRG out of top 2 contention. In the end, Cloud9’s (3-2) victory over NRG proved to be a precursor to a possible semi-final in the North American Championship. -Jasher
#5 Rogue: Matt / Sizz / Insolences / Red* | --
After finishing last season 2nd in North America, Insolences was brought into bolster the roster for this season. Before the season began, Rogue’s new roster had only publically played together in the Brisk Summer Series. Therefore, we did not know where they stacked up to the other teams in the region. Surprisingly, they have played pretty well given the unknown stature of the team. They finished league play with a 3-4 record and 5th place in the table. They play NRG in the North American Championship for a spot at the World Championships in Washington D.C. -Jasher
#6 FlyQuest: CorruptedG / Sadjunior / Chrome / Pepiope | --
Finding a glimpse of hope midway through RLCS against G2 and Renegades, FlyQuest secures themselves in the league for next season. The team's next step now is to make the decision of either working on the players they have to be prepared for next season - or look for new talent. It is possible to see the team focus on improving their offense or perhaps finding a player that can. -Sub’N
#7 Fibeon: Chicago / Hato / Zolhay / Raze* | +2
Fibeon dominated the North American RLRS with a 7-0 record and 1st place in the league. Over their 7 wins, they posted a 21-4 game record, the best in either region this season. They’ll play in the promotional playoffs on October 28th for a spot in RLCS. -Jasher
#T8 Renegades: Dappur / Timi / Moses / Mijo* | -1
A solid roster in a difficult position. The RLCS season is over, but not for Renegades. They must now face Fibeon for next season's qualification. I'm excited to see this rematch. Fibeon has greatly improved in the RLRS and went 7-0, showing an excellent level of composure and skill. This first promotional playoff bracket will give us a taste of just how big the difference between an RLCS and an RLRS team is. -Sub’N
#T8 Allegiance: TyNotTyler / Allushin / Sea-bass / Blaze* | --
Coming into this RLCS Season, hardly anyone expected this team to make it into RLCS, and their seed of 14 reflected this. To the surprise of almost everyone, however, they managed to qualify, ending their run with a 3-0 sweep of Fibeon. In League Play, they initially struggled, getting swept by Rogue and losing 1-3 to NRG in Week 1. Week 2 didn’t fare much better, as they lost 1-3 to C9. They almost managed to secure a series win in Week 3, going 5 games with both Renegades and Ghost before ultimately losing. With Week 4 being their bye week, they returned in Week 5 by grabbing their first win of the season, beating FlyQuest 3-1, before they were shut down in a convincing sweep by G2 later that day. Throughout League Play, the team constantly improved before securing a win over 6th-placed FlyQuest, giving them 7th. They now will face off against Out of Style in the first round of the RLCS Promotion Tournament on October 28th, with Fibeon and Renegades also present. It will be up to this team again to prove whether they’re worthy of another stint in RLCS League Play or if a season in RLRS awaits them. Once again, Allegiance are called upon to prove the naysayers wrong. They’ve done it once before, who says they can’t do it once again? Suffice to say, this team will be one that you can’t miss over the coming weeks, so keep your eyes peeled in the leadup to the RLCS Promotion Tournament. -Stump
#10 Out of Style: Lachinio / jstn / EPICjonny | +2
Before qualification for RLCS / RLRS Season 4 began, Out of Style looked like a very volatile team, defeating top teams and losing to bubble teams. Other than their loss to the eventually undefeated Fibeon in week 1, Out of Style proved toppest status by going 6-1 over the RLRS season. Due to their 2nd place finish, they will, at a minimum, play in RLRS again next season or will advance to RLCS with wins in the promotional playoffs on October 28th. -Jasher
On the Bubble Teams
- 11 - Hollywood Hammers: Lemonpuppy / Halcyon / Memory / Loomin*
- 12 - Ambition Esports: PrimeThunder / Wonder / Air / Squillis*
- 13 - Myth Gaming: Gambit / Prem / Genocop / Donnie*
- 14 - Kinematics: Laz / Nomad / Pepper / Astroh.*
- 15 - Incognito: gorocksgo / JWismont / Tuster / Nickymac18*
- 16 - The D00ds: Ralph / AxB / Plasma / Araussi*
Teams To Watch
- Jasher - Out of Style
- Stump - Fibeon
- Strangest - Out of Style
- Sub’N - Fibeon
Here is how the members of the committee came to this top 16!
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