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NA Power Rankings5/11/16 - 5/18/16

na Power Rankings {5/11/16 - 5/18/16}

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!

iBUYPOWER Cosmic

Roster: Kronovi, Lachinio, Gambit, 0ver Zer0*, Gibbs*

Rocket Royale: 4-1 Checkmate (now VwS), 4-1 No Clue, and 4-1 Goomba Squad. Cosmic no-showed during knockouts so they technically lost, but not by actually playing. 0ver zer0 was subbing during these matches. RLCS: 4-1 Selfless, 4-1 Genesis, and 5-0 Mockit NA. Any questions?

dpants

Kings of Urban

Roster: Fireburner, Jacob, Sadjunior

Congrats to Kings of Urban who won their first ever Rocket Royale title last week. They faced red-hot VexX four times over the course of the week for a cumulative series score of 9-4 (at one point KoU forfeited 3 games versus VexX in Groups hence the atypical number). They also beat Flipsid3 3-2, Genesis 3-1, Checkmate 3-1, Post Busters 5-0, and Phoenix Infinity 5-0. They had a great Rocket Royale. That last sentence was an understatement. They carried that right into RLCS on Saturday for the first week of Groups where they faced Genesis 3-2, Onslaught 2-3, Orbit 5-0, and VexX 3-2. They currently sit in second place in NA behind iBP Cosmic. There's not much you can say about their results last week. The only series losses they had were 2-3 losses to Onslaught who, despite slipping in the rankings lately, are an incredibly formidable team and VexX who obviously ate their Wheaties last week. There's not much to say here. Kings of Urban are ridiculously good at Rocket League. They face iBP Cosmic this Saturday in the RLCS. Watch this series. It is likely to be a preview match for both the Online Finals as well as the LAN.

dpants

VexX Gaming

Roster: Jayyyrah, Garrett, Turtle, Kuniv*

When Gibbs called VexX a Tier 3 team before this past weekend, I'm not sure if this is what he meant. In an absolute stunning week of RLCS and Rocket Royale, VexX unanimously soar up to the #3 spot on the shoulders of the other NA teams trading results. As a long-time believer in VexX's potential, I am so happy to see them finally close out an incredibly solid two weeks and be rewarded appropriately for it. Now, before someone comes in here with the classic "I don't understand why VexX are #3, they were just #7", look at the results table. In the last two weeks, their only losses have come from iBP, KoU, and a 2-3 loss to Genesis. Meanwhile, every other 3-7 team have traded results amongst themselves and VexX managed to beat Mock-it, F3, Onslaught, KoU, and Orbit. With their only contender being Genesis, who lose to Onslaught and Mock-it the past two weeks, it was an extremely close call. Congratulations to VexX and their success, and hopefully they can close out an impressive RLCS group stage by qualifying for the next step.

Dirkened

Genesis

Roster: Pluto, Quinn Lobdell, Moses, Kovanel

Sliding their way past Mockit but not in the way they hoped, Genesis seems to have found their footing as a healthy challenger to the Kings of the NA scene. For the past few weeks, Genesis has been all over the place, and even now, this team is showing some consistency issues, but taking a game from an extremely dominant iBP and winning the series against Vexx in RLCS, where teams like Mockit failed to do either, shows that even through their moments of incongrous play, Genesis is more than able to throw out some big punches when they need to. In the same breath, I'd like to say this team isn't without it's flaws. Beating Onslaught 5-0 in Royale, and then dropping the series 2-3 in RLCS isn't something that should be happening for a team wanting to challenge the highest caliber NA seeds, and although confident 4-1 wins over Kindergarden and Cobalt remind us that they can stomp the lower ranks, their losing sets against KOU (2-3) and iBP (1-4) will stick out as a reminder that Genesis is still lagging behind their former teammates in the race to the top of the leaderboards. However, this will be a team to keep an eye out for the coming weekend, as it seems they have already fought through the grit of their RLCS groups. Having played iBP, KOU, Vexx, and Onslaught, Genesis could very well steal away the last RLCS spot from Mockit with some convincing wins over the lower seeded teams that have already been showing signs of distress. Maybe Genesis will inch by the competition. Maybe they won't. In either situation, it will be Genesis making that decision. If they want to hold their 4 seed on the power rankings another week, and if they want to make it to the online finals for RLCS, Genesis will have to step up and show us all that they can hold onto the successes they've brought themselves these past two weeks.

Badger

Mock-it eSports NA

Roster: Insolences, Low5ive, Rizzo

As much as I enjoy the personalities of the Mockit NA team, they're slipping. As a team, they can't play like they have this week and expect to hold their spot. While taking 4-1 wins over Selfless and Vision, scraping by royale with a 3-2 over a hurting Orbit and getting swept by a heavily inconsistent team Onslaught in Knockouts does not fair well for one's standings. RLCS went much simliarly with another 4-1 over Selfless and another 3-2 over Orbit, but when it was needed the most, Mockit failed to present, falling 2-3 to a very hot Vexx team and then getting swept in their, albeit close, matchup against iBP. There's not much to say other than Mock had a sorta bad week, and that they are plagued with the same inconsistency problems present in what seems to be the entire NA scene outside of iBP, Vexx, and KOU (for the most part). Although they pulled heavily similar results to their closely seeded Genesis counterparts, getting swept by iBP and the loss to Vexx eventually beat them down another seed, while Gensis scraped by and Vexx shot though the rankings with a series of well earned victories. On a bigger stage, Mock really needs to dig in their heels and pull out some hefty wins this weekend if they want a shot at the first RLCS online final. Genesis is hot on their tail, and with teams like KOU, Onslaught, and the aforementioned Genesis left to play, it will be a hard road to seal that 4 slot from the rest of the competition who just as hungry for wins.

Badger

Onslaught eSports

Roster: Klassux, Huskih, Flow, Espeon, KyleMasc*

Onslaught find themselves at 6 again, but don't let that fool you. This team is, as I stated above, incredibly formidable. However, their consistency has started to falter lately which is why they've slipped toward the bottom of this cluster of top NA teams. In Rocket Royale Groups, Onslaught struggled against Cobalt 3-2, Kindergarden 3-2, and Genesis 0-5. It should be noted that some technical issues forced a sub to play with little notice and an incident regarding some forfeits did have an impact on Onslaught's performance during Royale Groups. Putting the Group Stage behind them, they did put up an impressive 3-0 sweep versus Mockit NA, but fell to Kings of Urban 1-3. Onslaught found some redemption against Kings of Urban and Genesis in RLCS Groups beating both teams 3-2, but they fell to iBP Cosmic 1-4 and Selfless 0-5. They find themselves 2 wins behind 4th place and they will face Mockit NA, VexX, and Orbit this weekend. If they can shake off whatever has rattled their confidence and find the form they had just a couple of weeks ago, they could be the comeback story of the day this Saturday

dpants

Orbit

Roster: Zanejackey, HotWheelsSid, Stev

Oh boy where do I start... First off I'd like to say that I really had a tough time deciding between Orbit #7 or Onslaught #7 because they had extremely mixed results where Orbit dominated selfless 4-1 and the Onslaught lost 0-5, but honestly this isn't about who deserves 6/7th place so much as it is me jumping down the rabbit hole to see where things went wrong. It was only a few weeks ago where I believed that Orbit was possibly the best playing team in NA, yet fast forward to now they have lost the player, Geno, that sparked it all back in the RLC Pro League Open Qualifiers and in a moments notice Stev is put on the spot to keep the Orbit pride going. Given the short time I'd say that Stev did an ok job filling in on such short notice. There were some noticeable nerves at first as the results went 2-3 against MockNA, 0-5 v VexX, 0-5 v KoU, and finally a winning set 4-1 v Selfless, but I'm hoping that he and the rest of Orbit are geared up to make a comeback. As far as Rocket Royale went last week, it was just the same results: 2-3 v MockNA, 4-1 v Selfless, and a 3-2 v Vision. All that really does is tell me that Orbits position is pretty much settled until we see the Geno-less team show up this Saturday to tell us whether we were right or wrong.

Dirkened

Selfless

Roster: Amoney_tv, Sizz, Matt, Chrome*

Selfless are a team that I really want to see work their way into the top group. Matt and Sizz are a dynamite duo who have played together at the highest level for several months, while Amoney fills a utility role that allows their experience and chemistry to shine. Selfless came out swinging with their new sponsor this weekend by beating Onslaught 5-0 in a series score no one predicted. While their initial burst forward was impressive, their unfortunate five total 1-4 losses this week to Mock-it, Orbit, and iBP keeps them just outside the top NA brawl. This isn't to say Selfless isn't capable of being part of the NA squabble, but they will need to come out just as strong as last week in Saturday's RLCS. With games against VexX, Genesis, and KoU this weekend, they'll really need to pull out all the stops if they want to throw their hat in the Gibbs-deemed Tier 2 of NA

SoftGoat

Phoenix Infinity

Roster: CorruptedG, Lethamyr, Nexate, KingRanny

The movement among the 9-11 teams was not that pronounced this week as results were pretty tame with just a few trades here and there, especially for Phoenix Infinity. The results we got to see from PI this time all stemmed from ESL and Rocket Royale, and I wasn't really swayed in any way after looking at the scores. The biggest 'positive' series that PI gave us was actually a 2-3 loss against VexX, however given that VexX is currently ranked #3 after some insane games, this is actually a good set for PI. However, on the other had they lose to the lower ranked PostBusters in RR as well as Savage Gaming in the ESL Monthly Finals. Although, given that they were able to top VwS in the finals, it gave them the extra push to stay at #9.

Dirkened

VwS Gaming

Roster: J_Knaps, Napp, Corelli22

It was not that long ago that Cloud Fuel claimed VwS to be "the real deal" and we're really starting to see that come through. While the roster orginally had Tuster56, this was the reason why we never go to see them play in RLCS; Tuster isn't of age unfortunately. However, with the second qualfiiers in the near future we have seen VwS pick up the long time competitive player Corelli in a strategic move to pave their way into the second RLCS Group Stage. While I've heard rumors of their success with Corelli in Scrims, and as a result they had a strong 3-1 win against Vision (whom actually haven't had the greatest week) and a close 2-3 loss to PI. Even though their results in Rocket Royale were a 5-0 v Goomba, 3-2 v No Clue, a 1-4 v iBP, and finally a 1-3 loss against KoU in the knock out stage which weren't very decisive but it does let us know that VwS is able to knock off games from the top teams out there. I have a lot of confidence in their abilities, and even though it feels like VwS is a very new team, they've been in the rankings for quite some time now but VwS have for the most part stayed fairly solidified around the #10 spot. Given that this week they are in the RR Knock Out stage, they once again have the chance to separate themselves from the rest, although with Selfless at #8 I have a hard time believing that they'll be able to break through that barrier.

Dirkened

Top 10

Pos. Team Dirkened SoftGoat dpants Badger Average
1. Avatar iBUYPOWER Cosmic 1 1 1 1 1.00
2. Avatar Kings of Urban 2 2 2 2 2.00
3. Avatar VexX Gaming 3 3 3 3 3.00
4. Avatar Genesis 4 4 5 4 4.25
5. Avatar Mock-it eSports NA 5 5 4 5 4.75
6. Avatar Onslaught eSports 6 6 6 6 6.00
7. Avatar Orbit 7 7 7 7 7.00
8. Avatar Selfless 8 8 8 8 8.00
9. Avatar Phoenix Infinity 9 10 9 9 9.25
10. Avatar VwS Gaming 10 9 10 10 9.75

Committee

Dirkened

Fan Ambassador for the Rocket League community

SoftGoat

Player for Failure to Qualify and avid supporter of the competitive scene.

dpants

Power Ranking trial member

Badger

A Lovely Badger, and part-time NA trial member

Teams To Watch

  • Dirkened: FakeOut Nation
  • SoftGoat: FakeOut Nation
  • dpants: FakeOut Nation
  • Badger: FakeOut Nation

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