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Power ranking

EU Power Rankings3/8/16 - 3/15/16

eu Power Rankings {3/8/16 - 3/15/16}

Welcome to the Rocket League Power Rankings!

Each week, our committee will be ranking the best teams based on a variety of criteria as well as providing commentary on the teams who make it into the Top 10. The committee is comprised of players, content creators, fans, analysts, & coordinators to help diversify opinions and come to a general consensus. Each committee member has their own method for determining team rankings (ranging from stat-tracking to instinct), but they only count for a single vote since the individual ranks are averaged together. Each member will also list a team that didn't quite make the Top 10, but they feel is on the rise and should be watched.

While we do our best to ensure that we are fair and impartial, it is important to remember that these are just opinions and will most likely change weekly. If you have any questions, thoughts, or suggestions, please send them our way. We’d love to hear from you!

Crown & Jewels

Roster: Paschy90, Yeezy, Killerno7, Sikiicem, Scrub Killa

In a weekend that started off poorly for Crown & Jewels, it would culminate in one of the most impressive comebacks of their short history when C&J would finally score one of their most important wins to date, defeating FlipSid3 Tactics in the Grand Finals of the RLC Pro League Playoffs 5 games to 4. Though they lost to F3, as well as NA team Kings of Urban, the day before, C&J was hell-bent on coming into the RPL Playoffs looking to dominate. With wins over Failure to Launch and iBUYPOWER Cosmic, they were on the cusp of elimination, forced to win 3 games in a row to capture the prize of the largest Rocket League tournament to date. With a bit of luck and a lot of skill, C&J deservedly moved into the top spot of the Power Rankings this week.

Shalthis

FlipSid3 Tactics

Roster: Markydooda, Kuxir97, M1k3rules

What a crazy week of competitive Rocket League this has been. FlipSid3 have been the focus of it all amidst rumors surrounding the future of their roster. With that aside for now, they played in both Gfinity and the Pro League playoffs this past week. In Gfinity it pretty much couldn’t have gone better for them, as they win the entire thing, only dropping 1 game to the new C&J roster that had given them so much trouble the previous week. Now for the fun part. On Sunday we witnessed probably the greatest Rocket League tournament to date as we saw Crown and Jewels face off against FlipSid3 in the final of the playoffs in a best of 9 series. Prior to this however we saw Flipsid3 take down the NA teams of Untethered and Kings of Urban in the first two rounds in two very close and surprising best of 7 series, going the full distance in both. Nonetheless they get the job done and move onto the final. In the final everything seemed to going as expected for FlipSid3, going up 4-2 with only one game left to win to be crowned season 1 champions. However, in a mad turn of events C&J steal away game 7 after an equalizer with 2 seconds remaining, thanks to the heroics of eventual Pro League MVP, Sikii. This forced an overtime which they would eventually win. They then win game 8 in incredibly tight fashion, sending the series into the final game. In what seems like the craziest experience of Deja vu, C&J score an unbelievable team goal equalizer with 2 seconds to go. This results in an overtime once more in which we witness one of the greatest goals scored in the Pro League altogether, giving C&J the tournament win and completing the miraculous comeback in what can only be described as the greatest series of Rocket League we’ve seen so far. This loss to C&J, as well as other recent struggles sends F3 down to 2nd in the rankings, as well as being followed by a number of worrying roster rumors. Only time will tell how this will play out, but whatever happens, F3 will need to rebuild and start over, much like the majority of teams across NA and EU. In some ways this is the end of the 1st era of competitive Rocket League.

Lunation

Supersonic Avengers

Roster: ELMP, gReazy, Maestro, Snaski

Supersonic Avengers weren’t quite so super in the only action they faced last week. At the RLC Pro League SA went down 4-2 to NA’s first-ranked Kings of Urban. Despite the result this series was surprisingly close, with Kings scoring 12 goals, and SA getting 11. If you sum up the scores of all the games, KoU actually came in at 4020 to SA’s 4065. The real difference-maker in the series was that Kings were able to dictate the pace of the games. SA, who prefers an aggressive, high-shot rotational style were kept to less than 10 shots in all but one game, and Kings were able to score just enough to eek out four 1-goal wins. In the end, Supersonic suffered from an early, but probably not unexpected, exit in the first round. Afterwards, on Tuesday, gReazy and Maestro announced that they would be leaving SA to join Remkoe, in perhaps the most telegraphed roster move in the history of Rocket League. The “newly” formed We Dem Girlz had been ripping up GFinity since mid-January, when they debuted and took the whole tournament. Starting next week, because WDG represents two thirds of SA’s starting roster they will inherit SA’s position in the power rankings. As for ELMP and Snaski, we have no clear indication of what they intend to do next.

dmrawlings

KA-POW

Roster: al0t, Sniperkid138, Turbopolsa

KA-POW put up a hell of a fight last week when they faced iBP Cosmic in Round 1 of the RLC Pro League play offs. The series went all the way to 7 games, with 6 very close matches. However, the final match seemed very much in Cosmic's favour, with a 4-0 victory to them. KA-POW seemed to lose their touch in the final match, combined with a very determined iBP Cosmic, it didn't look good from the beginning. KA-POW seemed to lose their offensive pressure and lacked in the defense department. Nontheless, KA-POW played some solid Rocket League throughout the series and proved it with a 7 game series vs. one of the NA titans. Aside from the Pro League Playoffs, KA-POW also played in Saturday's GFinity, where they slipped up a little bit. They got themselves to round 3 where they faced BAM eSports. Most people would put their money on KA-POW, but they weren't having a good day, and lost in 3 straight matches. KA-POW remain in 4th place this week, with no reason for them to move up or down, despite their big GFinity loss. Even the best teams lose to lower-ranked teams sometimes, but if it keeps happening, then there's an issue. They certainly carved their way an excellent path up the power rankings since the team was formed, and they can have much more to prove, I'm sure of it. With all the roster changes going on everywhere at the moment, we don't know what the future roster of KA-POW looks like. Will this be the roster that enters the Rocket League Championship Series? Not a clue mate.

Doomsee

The 3 Musketeers

Roster: ViolentPanda, Ryuk, Krazack

The 3 Musketeers are back at it again with the wh- wait. No. No they're not! What is this!? It seems that this week didn't turn out quite as well as previous weeks for the boys in orange. During this week's ESL, T3M made their way to the Quarter-Finals and were taken out by Ho Lee Fuk (formerly experiMENTAL RL). It was a close 3-2 series though, but this certainly wasn't expected from the former champions. Not to fear though, every team loses matches to lower ranked teams once in a- wait, i think I'm having déja vu here. T3M remain in 5th place this week, and I'm sure they'll be back on form next week...BUT WHO KNOWS!?

Doomsee

Comrade Gaming

Roster: Gontho, O.S.P., Juuksey, ll_Musketeers_ll

Comrade climb up to 6th in the rankings this week due primarily to the dropping of SK and Noble from the rankings altogether, but also the continued consistency that Comrade has demonstrated. They recently added Musketeers back into the line-up having got himself a PC in order to compete with everybody else. As a result of this, Comrade have looked far more threatening and it bodes well for the success of this team in the future. Their results this week come purely from Gfinity, reaching the semi-final. Their most notable win here was a 3-2 result against a team consisting of Vogan, Ring and Snaski. As a team of three individual players, it’s no real surprise that a competent long-standing team can take them down, however the line-up they beat was still very strong, so it’s impressive nonetheless. As aforementioned it should be noted that their placement of 6th is mostly due to automatically gaining 2 spots from the departure of Noble and SK from the rankings, but looking ahead Comrade is a team of driven and coordinated players who have shown significant improvement as of late. As individuals, each member of the team brings their own strengths to the table. Musketeers has strong ball control while Juuksey is very proficient in clearances and creating pressure. O.S.P is then utilised for crucial game-winning goals. In the current unstable state of the scene, I can well see Comrade climbing even further and showcasing why they can become a staple of the EU middle pack for weeks to come.

Lunation

Shoot and Goal

Roster: Fanatiz, Killarnaud, Chausette, Fakyy

When AneVia appeared to disband last week, we thought the players would find themselves on new teams or on some other grand adventure. Not surprisngly, however, they would group together under a new banner - Shoot and Goal - and immediately go into the new week on a tear, picking up victory in ESL. Though Gfinity wasn't very kind to them, their performance was strong enough to certainly grab the attention of any organization looking for a strong EU Rocket League team. I'm not surprised by the results, but eager to see how the team continues to grow throughout the dramatic changes in the EU scene.

Shalthis

RG eSports

Roster: Continuum, frothiny, Tinny, Sidewinder

Bursting back into the Top 10 is RG eSports, fresh off of a second place finish in ESL. They also participated in mock-it this past Saturday with the only significant victories were over iBP Cosmic and Orange Creamsicle in the loser’s bracket – which was just a one game series each – so I couldn’t factor in that loser’s bracket performance too much when account for their position in the rankings. The biggest factor was a solid run in ESL; they had significant victories over Galactic Lions and Ho Lee Fuk while only losing in the finals to Shoot and Goal. This team has definitely proven in multiple tournaments in the past that they have the quality to consistently be in the lower half of the Power Rankings but they seem to lack the performance to get to the top half of the bracket. Let’s see if they can prove me wrong.

MrLittleThor

Ho Lee Fuk

Roster: zip, mew, newtpu, kilEak

Ho Lee Fuk another team that surged into the top 10. Bad opening sentence aside this team performed really well in GFinity and ESL. Their GFinity run made it to the quarter-finals – but they had what was a shocking result in beating a top NA team in Kings of Urban in the Ro16 – and lost to the eventual second place team in C&J. This team’s ESL run was actually one of the most impressive ones in this tournament – even though they “only” got third – they beat the best performing ESL team in The 3 Musketeers while only losing to RG eSports in the semis. The battle for the 7-10 spots on the power rankings keeps heating up and it makes it a bit more fun to rank these, who will keep their form going and who will falter? Time will tell.

MrLittleThor

Hard-On Colliders

Roster: Aeleksander, Jayless, MummiSnow

With Noble and SK Gaming in hibernation, and Spectral out of the picture young and hungry teams have an interesting window of opportunity to rise in the EU power rankings. One such team are the Hard-On Colliders. I’d like to introduce you all to Aeleksander, Jayless and MummiSnow -- the newest members of the EU top 10, who barely managed to scrape by a recently bolstered BAM squad. Hard-On Colliders have proven to be stiff competition who first got our attention last week in ESL, when they firmly vanquished Tranquility & Turbulence (3-1) and also took (then #9) Lose Much Rating to 5 games. This week they kept it up with a rigid 3-1 victory over BAM. They went on to lose in the fifth game to ESL-winning Shoot and Goal in the quarter-final. One of my disappointments being on the power rankings committee is that only 10 teams can fit on it at any given time. With the disorganization of squads breaking up, forming, and reforming in the EU as we draw closer to RLCS I’m excited to see teams like Hard-On Colliders scrap to prove they deserve recognition. Three months later we’ll look back at this time, and realize that right now we’re witnessing a sneak peak at the up and coming talent in the game. I’m not saying that HOC are going to be the next team to rise into the elite ranks with consistency, but I am saying that they stand a chance.

Shalthis

Top 10

Pos. Team Shalthis dmrawlings Doomsee Lunation MrLittleThor Average
1. Avatar Crown & Jewels 1 1 1 1 1 1.00
2. Avatar FlipSid3 Tactics 2 2 2 2 2 2.00
3. Avatar Supersonic Avengers 4 3 3 3 3 3.20
4. Avatar KA-POW 3 4 4 4 4 3.80
5. Avatar The 3 Musketeers 6 5 5 5 5 5.20
6. Avatar Comrade Gaming 5 6 7 6 6 6.00
7. Avatar Shoot and Goal 7 9 6 7 7 7.20
8. Avatar RG eSports 8 7 8 8 8 7.80
9. Avatar Ho Lee Fuk 9 8 9 10 9 9.00
10. Avatar Hard-On Colliders 11 11 10 12 10 10.80

Committee

Shalthis

Shoutcaster extraordinaire for ESL, Rocket League Central, and other community events

dmrawlings

Power Ranking Committee Trial Member

Doomsee

SARPBC veteran and Pro player for Team Rocket

Lunation

Power Ranking Committee Trial Member

MrLittleThor

Ardent observer of EU competitive scene. Guest columnist for this week.

Teams To Watch

  • Shalthis: TranQuility & Turbulence
  • DMRawlings: BAM eSports
  • Doomsee: Dutch Dream Team
  • Lunation: Lose Much Rating
  • MrLittleThor: Firewall