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

eu 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!

We Dem Girlz

Roster: Remkoe, gReazy, Maestro

As the top 3 teams in EU expand the gap between themselves and the rest of the pack, We Dem Girlz have the top spot all to themselves once again. It didn't look that way until the very end of the week, however, as Flipsid3 were able to take down WDG on their way to a Gfinity victory (4-2). This loss, coupled with WDG's 3-0 loss to RG Esports in the Rocket Royale round 1 knockout stage (albeit WDG were not at full strength and had to play with 1 sub), left WDG with a lot to prove in the main event of the week, Sundays RLCS group. Nevertheless WDG were up to the challenge and avenged their previous losses against RG and F3, taking 3-2 wins against both of these opponents. A 5-0 win over a struggling Eff0rt and an impressive 4-1 win against 4th ranked KAPOW left WDG sitting pretty at the top of the standings after 4 games have been played, with Mockit EU snapping at their heels trailing by only 1 game. Apart from these results it was just business as usual for WDG, consistently dispatching teams ranked that are ranked beneath them, perhaps most notably with a 3-1 win over The Flying Dutchmen in the Gfinity quarter finals. This is the consistency we have come to expect from them and with Flipsid3 and Mockit EU showing the same consistency against lower ranked teams, head to head matches between the top 3 will be of utmost importance moving forward. Look out next week for WDG vs Mockit EU in the RLCS group stage, this game alone could determine who finishes top of the standings and who has to battle F3 and KAPOW for second place when all is said and done, assuming nothing crazy happens. Let's be real though something crazy is probably going to happen, this is EU after all.

JohnnyBoi

Flipsid3 Tactics

Roster: Markydooda, Kuxir97, M1k3rules

Is this a sign of things to come? It appears we’re seeing the Flipsid3 Tactics team that won all of the tournaments months ago surge back into the top 2 ranks. They did not appear in Tuesday’s GFinity but they showed up for Friday’s GFinity and did good ole Flipsid3 things. In their quest towards winning on Friday they found themselves facing a tough order of teams but they also prove why they used to be the undisputed #1 team in EU, setting aside Unrivalled 3-1, RG 3-0, and Mock-it EU 3-1 before ultimately beating #1 ranked team We Dem Girlz 4-2 in the finals. Meanwhile, in Rocket Royale this was an uncharacteristic week for EU teams as we didn’t see an EU team in the finals for the first time under the reboot of Rocket Royale. As expected, Flipsid3 Tactics topped their group but did so dropping 2 games to Gentlemen and 1 to KA-POW. Through the knockout stage they had a tough couple of teams to beat. First round of Knockout stage they had a series go to the full 5 games against Supersonic Avengers – who haven’t been performing as well as people have expected – and that took them to a shocking opponent in the next round of knockout stage, RG eSports. At this point RG eSports seemed hell-bent on beating any and all top teams by already beating We Dem Girlz 3-0 in the first knockout round but that wouldn’t stop Flipsid3 in their tracks when Flipsid3 beat RG 3-1 to advance to the finals bracket. In the Finals’ bracket Flipsid3 lost to Kings of Urban 2-3 but bounced back against Mock-it EU by beating them 3-1 and then what was one of the most shocking results was their 2-3 loss to Vexx Gaming – who did seem like they were playing really well – to make it an all NA final. In RLCS, Flipsid3 had one of the tougher week 1 group stage matchups. They had to face a surging RG eSports, #1 ranked We Dem Girlz, (the then #2) Mock-it EU, and Eff0rt (who didn’t seem to give them much difficulty losing 0-5). All of the other games were down to the last game in the set. Flipsid3 beat RG 3-2 but fell to Mock-it EU and We Dem Girlz 2-3.

MrLittleThor

Mock-it eSports EU

Roster: Paschy90, Miztik, Sikii

Mockit EU move down a place this week into 3rd, being overtaken by Flipsid3. There’s quite good reason for this too. They started out their week losing to Flipsid3 1-3 in Rocket Royale. However, they then also lost 1-3 to Flipsid3 in Friday’s Gfinity. Mockit did then take out Flipsid3 3-2 in the RLCS Group stage, but the two prior results proved enough over the course of the week to warrant moving ahead of them in the rankings. Flipsid3 have had somewhat of a resurgence recently which mostly contributes towards this change. In other results, Mockit EU beat almost every other team they played in the week of competition. This includes Dot Dot Dot 5-0, RG 3-2, Eff0rt 3-2, Unrivalled 3-0 and Gentlemen 3-2. To cap off Rocket Royale they did however suffer a loss to the North American team VexX. This is somewhat of a surprise but from what I hear across the pond VexX have been doing a similar thing in their region, so that may be something to watch for you NA folks. In the RLCS Group Stage, Mockit EU won all 4 of their series. This includes 4-1 over RG, 4-1 TFD, 3-2 Precision Z, and their 3-2 win over Flipsid3 that I mentioned earlier. As you can see from their array of results this week, they’re becoming a very consistent team. They won’t necessarily destroy their opponents in the same way that We Dem Girlz do, but they get the job done effectively. As I aforementioned, the only reason they drop a place this week is due to the successes of Flipsid3, primarily over Mockit themselves. In reality, these two teams are incredibly close, as are WDG.

Lunation

KA-POW

Roster: al0t, Sniperkid138, Turbopolsa

KA-POW were like a bag of pick n' mix last week, having a huge variety of good and bad results. Let's start with Rocket Royale, where they began with a 5-0 sweep over Shazoo (which every other team in the group also did). A good start, but their next two results were not going to be so nice, with a 4-1 loss to Gentlemen and a 4-1 loss to Flipsid3. This meant they finished 3rd in the group by 7 points and abruptly ended their Rocket Royale run. In GFINITY their results were also lacking, when they lost 3-2 to The Flying Dutchmen. It's not a bad loss, they're only 2 places below KA-POW, but it's not great if you want to avoid going lower. However, they turned up the heat when it truly mattered, and that was during RLCS. Firstly, they immediately got their revenge on The Flying Dutchmen by beating them 3-2, and then followed it up with a highly impressive 5-0 win against Precision Z. They then beat Eff0rt 3-2, but were eventually beaten 4-1 by We Dem Girlz. This gives them a very nice set of points for the first half of the group stages, and puts them in joint 3rd place with 12 points. They're only 3 points below We Dem Girlz who are number 1.

Doomsee

Supersonic Avengers

Roster: ELMP, Snaski, Doomsee

As one of the top 10 teams who did not qualify for the RLCS group stage, the other being Crown & Jewels, Supersonic Avengers had a very quiet week with not many results to report. So quiet in fact that their only noteworthy matchups came in the Rocket Royale groups and knockout stages. With a strong start in the aforementioned group stage, beating both Mockingbirds and Hitmen 4-1, SA needed just 1 win against Precision Z to secure their advancement to the knockout stage. However 1 win was all they could get, as PZ romped to a 4-1 upset victory, taking the series and 1st place in the group. Punishment for coming second in the groups could not have been much greater for SA as they went on to face Flipsid3 Tactics in the first round of the knockout stage. This time they were able to put up a better showing and even take F3 to 5 games but it just wasn’t enough to topple the Tactics boys who took the series 3-2. The gap between SA and the teams beneath them has certainly gotten smaller this past week, partly due to a lack of games played and partly due to the upset loss to PZ. Although taking F3 to game 5 shows promise for the Avengers, they will definitely need to post consistent results against the teams immediately around them in the rankings if they want to hold on to 5th place for much longer.

JohnnyBoi

The Flying Dutchmen

Roster: Dogu, Jessiepinkmaan, PauliepaulNL, Vogan

It was a fairly standard week for The Flying Dutchmen. Whilst they had some losses to teams ranked below them, they were never very far below. However lets start with some good news where in GFINITY they reached the semi-finals after beating KA-POW 3-2. However, they faced the #1 team We Dem Girlz straight after and lost 3-1. Their win vs. KA-POW will surely help their ratings, but things went a little more south going into RLCS. They didn't manage to take down KA-POW a second time since they lost 3-2 to them, and this may have knocked their confidence a little, because they lost 4-1 to Precision Z in the next series. Then they had to face Mock-It EU in the next set and lost 4-1 to them, but they managed to clench a whopping 5 points from Eff0rt to end week 1 of the group stages. They may have suffered a few defeats to a couple of teams ranked below them, but with their win over KA-POW and the varying nature of the results of other teams, The Flying Dutchmen stay where they are for now. However, the #4 to #8 range is like a ball pit at the moment, with everybody lashing out at everyone else, throwing balls all over the place and running wild. I have no idea where to look, but the unpredictable nature makes it much more exciting.

Doomsee

RG eSports

Roster: Data, Seeks, Reganam

RG eSports took the red pill are seeing the code in the Matrix right now. Two weeks ago they were at the fringes of the power rankings, minding their own business, having ho hum results against lower tier European teams, but in the lead up to RLCS something… wonderful… has awoken within them. Last week they booted up the Jump program, and beat Crown & Jewels and the Supersonic Avengers (some teams you might have heard of) to punch their ticket into RLCS, but in Rocket Royale were unable to beat Mock-It EU. This week they fired up the dojo program and faced some of the stiffest competition in the game, and they did preeeeetty well. After 20 games worth of RLCS action they have a respectable 8-12 record. That may not sound that great, but in this round robin event, RG has defeated Precision Z (3-2), before losing 2-3 to We Dem Girlz and FlipSid3, and 1-4 against Mock-It EU. That means that played the 3 best teams in the tournament, and next Sunday they will have by far the easiest schedule. KA-POW may have 4 wins on them, but KA-POW still must face FlipSid3 and Mock-It EU. Meanwhile, Dutchmen must play FlipSid3 and We Dem Girlz. If those two teams can’t match RG’s wins against the top 3 teams, they could well be under a lot of pressure when RG squares off against them. In the end I believe that the RG/KA-POW series will decide the 4th and final birth in the online finals. I don’t think there’s ever been a team that’s revved into the eyes of the power rankings committee and been so controversial. Last week there was considerable skepticism, but after these impressive RLCS results there’s a bit of a rift forming between rankers. Some believe that they will fall back into obscurity once the law of averages catch up to them, and some think that when the time comes to dodge bullets, RG eSports won’t have to. As for me, I’m beginning to believe…

dmrawlings

Precision Z

Roster: Tequilaz, Mikageishi, Dadooh

Who would’ve thought this was going to happen? Precision Z being ranked higher than Crown & Jewels. Is this a sign of Precision Z’s performances or C&J’s lack of? Questions aside, Precision Z had a good start to their week in the Rocket Royale group stage beating Hitmen 5-0 and beating Supersonic Avengers 4-1 but that could be slightly overshadowed by the 2-3 series against Mockingbirds. In Knockout stage they fell to Gentlemen 0-3 – who seem to planning their own surge through the ranks – and that would cut their Royale run short. Friday’s GFinity didn’t have much in the way of notable results for Precision Z outside of their 2-3 loss to RG eSports in the 4th round. Their RLCS results went as I expected. Their sole victory was a 4-1 set win over The Flying Dutchmen but the suffered losses to the rest of their competition in the first week. They managed to keep it close with RG and Mock-it EU by only losing the set to both of those teams 2-3 but they couldn’t seem to keep it close against KA-POW where they lost all of the games in the set. This team seems to be in a battle with Crown & Jewels for this spot in the rankings and at the moment they certainly have the edge.

MrLittleThor

Crown & Jewels

Roster: Killerno7, Yeezy, Stocki, ViolentPanda, Rocketpower

Crown and Jewels are in somewhat of a free fall right now. With players like Stocki and Panda playing Gfinity with other players, you question whether this team has much of a future. As a team they did not play any games this week and as a result they fall all the way to 9th, the lowest they’ve been in the team’s existence. As I write this, C&J just finish bottom of their Rocket Royale group for the following week’s set of results. While not relevant to this week, it does show that things are certainly not looking good for them. They’ve always been somewhat of an unstable team run by a very questionable owner who has always seemed to be quite shady. Many times has he seemed to leave the Rocket League scene only to then come back days later. This is definitely not the sort of owner that you’d want running a top Rocket League team, especially given the scene’s growth in the past couple of months and the more mainstream attention we’ve been receiving as a result. If C&J remain as a team going forward I’m not sure if they’ll have enough to get back to the results they could achieve previously.

Lunation

Eff0rt

Roster: Tinny, Cheerio, kilEak, Dave

If there’s a silver lining for Eff0rt, I sure can’t find it. Though they’ve done well to make the RLCS, they’ve had a very rough go of it. So far they’ve managed to win two games out of twenty, which is a thing that happens when you only manage to score 0.95 goals per game. Both FlipSid3 and We Dem Girlz took all 5 games in a set of 5 against them, and while they did put up a good struggle against KA-POW (going 2-3), they are on the bottom of the standings looking way, way up. Even if they play perfectly next Sunday, there’s a non-zero chance that they do not make the 4 team cut to get to the finals. Elsewhere, things were not so ruinous. In Rocket Royale, they played RG eSports and Mock-It EU close, losing 2-3 to both, while defeating #14 Dot Dot Dot 3-2. In Tuesday’s GFinity they managed to make it to the finals beating upcoming Operion 3-2 as well as a struggling Team Shazoo 3-0. We Dem Girlz was merciless to Eff0rt, however, beating them in 4 straight games to take the tournament (I wanted to make an Eff0rt pun there so bad, but I didn’t. Are you proud of me, Doomsee?). So where does this leave Eff0rt? Technically, they didn’t lose to any teams that were worse than them, but they certainly didn’t defeat any teams that were better than them. This caused them to be locked at the tenth and final position in the power rankings for a second straight week. This upcoming week in RLCS promises to be kinder to them, and hopefully they take their chance to show their quality on the big stage.

dmrawlings

Top 10

Pos. Team JohnnyBoi dmrawlings Doomsee Lunation MrLittleThor Average
1. Avatar We Dem Girlz 1 1 2 1 1 1.20
2. Avatar Flipsid3 Tactics 2 2 1 3 2 2.00
3. Avatar Mock-it eSports EU 3 3 3 2 3 2.80
4. Avatar KA-POW 4 4 4 4 4 4.00
5. Avatar Supersonic Avengers 5 6 6 5 5 5.40
6. Avatar The Flying Dutchmen 6 5 5 6 6 5.60
7. Avatar RG eSports 7 7 7 7 7 7.00
8. Avatar Precision Z 8 8 8 8 8 8.00
9. Avatar Crown & Jewels 9 9 9 9 9 9.00
10. Avatar Eff0rt 11 10 10 11 10 10.40

Committee

JohnnyBoi

Power Ranking Committee Trial Member

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

  • JohnnyBoi_i: Mockingbirds
  • DMRawlings: Gentlemen
  • Doomsee: Unrivalled
  • Lunation: Gentlemen
  • MrLittleThor: Dot Dot Dot