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NA Power Rankings5/20/16 - 5/27/16

na Power Rankings {5/20/16 - 5/27/16}

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, Gibbs*, 0ver Zer0

(Disclaimer: I love these guys so read this as tough love, I mean no offense I just hope to stoke the fire) What am I even watching any more? Is this a solo 3's team consisting of 3 of the best players NA has to offer but refuse to work together like a well oiled machine?? It's absolutely infuriating seeing so much talent playing so nonchalantly, I mean they have given us a taste of what it's like to see insane gameplay but they aren't getting any better doing nothing and getting DQ'd from tournaments. Sure, you're undefeated set-wise in RLCS, but you are damn far from being unbeatable.

Dirkened

Kings of Urban

Roster: Fireburner, Jacob, Sadjunior

I imagine that seeing my #1 pick for KoU may come as a surprise for many of you and I'm the first one to say that no one power ranker's or person's decision is likely to be infallable unless you're ranking the Golden State Warriors. KoU statistically had better outcomes with their full roster and official subs over the course of the last 3 weeks, and in the grand scheme have played at a much better consistency than any other team in NA. I know that many of you won't see a team as the #1 until they have beaten the current #1 team, but KoU comes out and plays in each tournament, they are familiar with what it takes to take down the best teams in the world. This weekend we'll get a better idea of who is #1 in NA, and that's what is really going to be the final insight that we can only try to predict, and if it weren't for iBP constantly missing Rocket Royale stages past Groups, then this wouldn't have to be a speculation. However, KoU has not defeated iBP since the new lineup, but what KoU has done is defeat teams that have beaten iBP. The obvious team that comes to mind is VexX, however relatively recent victories against Supersonic Avengers and FlipSid3 also provide proof to the fact that KoU is more than just the little engine that could. I can't tell you how excited I am to see a potential KoU vs iBP online finals (it's not guaranteed, it's possible that neither team advances), but I'm sure you can sense the giddiness as I can't wait to see some sense knocked into those Cosmic lads.

Dirkened

VexX Gaming

Roster: Jayyyrah, Garrett, Turtle, Kuniv*

What an incredible week for VexX. As the first NA team to take a full series from iBP, VexX have really shown just how strong a force they have become. The team has changed from their erratic playstyle which used to revolve around Turtle being hot, to a much more controlled and balanced style of play that incorporates the entire team. Previously, VexX used to be a team that would have the potential to beat the top teams but then throw away those results with some easy losses in ESL. Now we are enterring a new era of VexX, one where they have pushed their way into and above the NA fray, taking close 2-3 series with KoU and Mock-it while beating iBP 3-2 in Rocket Royale. I think VexX still have some consistency issues, as well as a slight tendency to tilt, but their newfound composure has done wonders for the squad. This is my third week in a row now writing about VexX, and I can safely say that each week I have been more and more pleasantly surprised with the growth they have shown. I absolutely love these guys and their rise to the top, so definitely keep your eye on how they will perform this weekend in the RLCS.

SoftGoat

Genesis

Roster: Pluto, Quinn Lobdell, Moses, Kovanel*

Another week, another 4 seed. Unfortunately for Genesis, they showed some mixed results the past week. A shaky start to Royale left them to be swept by Onslaught, and drop the Knockout stage to Mockit-NA 2-3. However, in RLCS, Genesis would take 4-1 wins over Selfless and Orbit and then have another close series with the same Mockit squad but wiht a win this time in he form of a 3-2 for Genesis, and while this is largely a mixed bag of results, their RLCS standings hold more weight against the mediocre Royale performance from simply examining the importance of the competitions themselves. Genesis may have had a subpar Royale, and in the future they will most definitely have to work out some of these consistency issues to hold their current seed or even progress, but they showed up where it counts and will be competing in the RLCS Qualifier One finals because of which.

Badger

Mock-it eSports NA

Roster: Insolences, Low5ive, Rizzo

This is Mock's second week behind Genesis. While they showed well in Rocket Royale, their RLCS weekend didn't go as well. Taking a 3-2 win over Onslaught, but then dropping series against Genesis (2-3) and losing their set against KOU (1-4) isn't the greatest of performances for a team that once held the number 2 seed for NA. Fair performances against Genesis and Vexx in Royale (both 3-2) and dominant wins on the lower seeds (5-0 Goomba, 4-1 XyZ) held their head above water when ranked against the mess below them. Mock will manage to stay ahead of Onslaught and the storm of mixed results and broken rosters towards the bottom of the rankings, but will need to bring some dominant play, and do it consistently, if they wish to move back up the ladder.

Badger

Onslaught eSports

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

Don't worry, it's not going to be another wall of text, but I'm definitely not excited about watching Onslaught matches for much of the same reason that I stated about Cosmic. Let it be known that I have very high expectations but I don't exactly believe that everyone will meet them 100% of the time. From the annals of history we can dig up the results of Titanium Ricochet, NOT, Apollo 11, SnK, etc and see that this lot of dudes have been playing with each other for essentially at least half the lifetime of Rocket League, and with that they carry good and bad results. It doesn't seem like much has changed. Onslaught is the team that I love to see perform well because they have the fantastic raw talent that many pro non SARP vets carry, but at times lack refinement. Whether it's Klassux, Huskih, Flow, Espeon, or Kyle out there on the pitch, we aren't really sure what's going to happen, and it's not because of the lineup. Truthfully, I don't think I've seen a team with so much talent play so flat. Klassux is, in my mind, known for his aerials and wall play, yet he couldn't reliably hit an aerial last week. Huskih and Kyle are defensive rocks but let the emotions get to them at times, stay positive and let it encompass your gameplay; the light at the end of the tunnel gets brighter with each step. I haven't seen a ton of Flow + his Gizmo, but him and Espeon have played off some pretty amazing feats, and at the same time confused us with uncharacteristic misses, please work on the basics and refine your potential. Comebacks aren't out of reach and we saw the comeback that you all musterd in order to secure that 5 spot in RLCS group stages, but doing just good enough, isn't good enough. If you saw how VexX bursted in RLCS after they saw Gibbs' post, then I really hope that you guys can do the same because I'm rooting for ya.

Dirkened

Orbit

Roster: Zanejackey, HotWheelsSid, Stev

Long-time readers of the rankings may know that I am an absolute fangirl for Oribt, even without the KB+M golden boy Genocop. Stev however has stepped up valiently and Orbit did manage a 4-1 victory over Selfless in the RLCS, something most watchers would not have predicted. The future of Orbit isn't too certain, as losing a playmaker of that caliber will definitely have an effect on not only their quality, but style of play. I'm hoping that Stev can find his place in the squad while helping to put up decent results, though it will not be an easy feat. In the next RLCS qualifier, I either expect Orbit to come out with a different feel, energy, and passion, or a revamped lineup if they are to make it to the group stage. Not much else can be said, as their future is in their hands. Hopefully we see them again in the next group stage, and I look forward to spamming "Chat is moving so fast no one will know Zanejackey is my lover" once more.

SoftGoat

Selfless

Roster: Amoney_tv, Sizz, Matt

Not exactly the best of weeks for Selfless, but not the worst either. After their first surprise sweep of Onslaught in the RLCS, Selfless close out every other game with a 1-4 loss which kept them out of the international stage of the tournament. Now that they aren't facing just the top teams in RLCS, these coming weeks will be a difficult time for Selfless, as they need to hang on their current ranking with their troubling times. The fact that they were able to steal a game away from each team does speak volumes for their potential, hopefully they will be able to draw it out soon. To call Selfless the consolation team for the NA RLCS group stage is definitely too rash, but they are still relatively fresh. This is a squad that I would expect to soon contend at the highest level, though they need to work out their kinks to get the most out of their chemistry.

SoftGoat

Savage Gaming

Roster: Timbathy, Darkfire, September, Torment

Breaking back into the top ten this week is a very volatile Savage Gaming. This former Lucky Bounce lineup hasn't gotten much recent play against the top teams they need to find a confident place in the rankings. Some fair wins over Dragonfly and Cobalt, however, are enough for them to find a place above Pheonix Infinity this week, and hopefully we'll see them compete more in the coming days to be able to properly size up the actual ability of this roster.

Badger

Phoenix Infinity

Roster: CorruptedG, Nexate, PreM

This team is hurting. With the loss of a teammate and their lack of any type of results recently, Corrupted and Nexate may soon find themselves outside the top ten. A 3-2 win over Cobalt is the only thing helping them hold a namesake position on the rankings. Come next week, if they fail to put up any good results, if they have to results put up at all, they will decay from the rankings, and we may see someone along the lines of FakeoutNation, Cobalt, or Dragonfly take their place. For their sake and the viewership's, they'll find a teammate and make some time to graba a few wins and return as a challenger to the teams above them

Badger

Top 10

Pos. Team Dirkened SoftGoat Badger Average
1. Avatar iBUYPOWER Cosmic 2 1 1 1.33
2. Avatar Kings of Urban 1 2 2 1.67
3. Avatar VexX Gaming 3 3 4 3.33
4. Avatar Genesis 4 4 3 3.67
5. Avatar Mock-it eSports NA 5 5 5 5.00
6. Avatar Onslaught eSports 6 6 6 6.00
7. Avatar Orbit 8 7 7 7.33
8. Avatar Selfless 7 8 8 7.67
9. Avatar Savage Gaming 10 9 9 9.33
10. Avatar Phoenix Infinity 9 10 10 9.67

Committee

Dirkened

Fan Ambassador for the Rocket League community

SoftGoat

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

Badger

A Lovely Badger, and part-time NA trial member

Teams To Watch

  • Dirkened: Dragonfly
  • SoftGoat: Dragonfly
  • Badger: Xylophone Zebras