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NA Power Rankings5/26/16 - 6/2/16

na Power Rankings {5/26/16 - 6/2/16}

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

Like a proud father watching his children graduate, I watched iBP play as a completely reborn team this weekend. Well, I'm not papa Gibbs so it's not like Cosmic is my team but after last week's write up I'm sure there's a few of you who might be interested in what I had to say about the performance. Some might think that I was proven wrong last week, however the complete intent of the write up was so fire up iBP from the dull team before us into the spectactle that we saw on Saturday. Like the transformation that we saw from Turbulence (previously VexX) whom went from a 7-8 team to 3rd, Cosmic rose from the ashes like a phoenix and played brilliantly so. From individual skills to impresssive teamwork, there was almost nothing to complain about from what my perceptive eye could see, not to say there weren't mistakes but nearly every game they played could have become its own montage. I mean c'mon, they showed a level of team fluidity that usually only lasts in spurts but it was just constant domination. Now, I don't want to harbor the assumption that we only care about the RLCS, because even though it is the largest stage that these players have been on (which allows us to see how the players are able to handle pressure), there are more tournaments in consideration... but well Cosmic didn't show up for Rocket Royale knockout stages and they pretty much cruised through the group stages. I hope we get to see them take on some more teams this week so we can verify if they can keep up with the bar that they set for themselves

Dirkened

Kings of Urban

Roster: Fireburner, Jacob, Sadjunior

Another solid week for Kings of Urban on the books starting with yet another extremely good Rocket Royale performance. They took their Group with a 4-1 win over XyZ, a disappointing 2-3 loss to Lucky Bounce, and a 4-1 win over Orbit. Knockouts went just as smoothly with a 3-0 win over Vision and a 3-1 win over VexX (now Turbulence again). The international finals is where things got really interesting where Kings beat Mockit EU 3-1 twice and lost to We Dem Girlz 2-3 twice. Looking at the last three weeks of Rocket Royal International Finals results, there’s enough here to say that Kings of Urban can compete with the top EU teams which make me very excited for the RLCS LAN assuming Kings of Urban make it. Speaking of RLCS, Kings took 2nd this past weekend in the Qualifier 1 NA Online Finals beating Genesis in a 4-3 butt-clencher and falling to iBP Cosmic 2-4. Congrats to Kings of Urban for such a stellar performance. I know you wanted #1, but do not be at all let down with #2. You guys are a fantastic team.

dpants

VexX Gaming

Roster: Jayyyrah, Garrett, Turtle, Kuniv*

These are exciting times for Turbulence (formerly VexX Gaming)! Back to their original name they go as they break through the upper crust of the competitive scene. They have played strong all the way through the first RLCS qualifier and finished in third place. Knowing Turbulence as long as I have, my greatest concern has been their consistency. After a shaky performance in the second week of RLCS group stages, they came back in the finals proving that they aren’t going anywhere. Fired up, they very nearly took their series with iBP to game seven and take a 2-4 loss to put them in the third place match where they bounced back well and won 4-2 over Genesis. Turbulence also handled Rocket Royale groups with relative ease this week. Dropping only two games out of 15 against Onslaught, FakeOut Nation, and Comrade Gaming is a good supplementary showing to prove their worth as a next level team. I believe that the final spicy ingredient needed to make a top level team is consistency, and boy am I excited to watch Turbulence bake their next batch of spicy games.

ColemanA

Genesis

Roster: Pluto, Quinn Lobdell, Moses, Kovanel*

Just one goal away... just one goal... A truly heart breaking story this weekend for the guys at Genesis this weekend. If you didn't see it (well first shame on you) then you missed out on the best performance to date that I have seen from Genesis. They nearly got away with a guaranteed spot in RLCS Q2 after they were poised to defeat KoU, yet KoU rallied back and took away game 7. It came as no surprise that this was a heavy hit to their moral as they just didn't look the same in their 2-4 loss to Turbulence. It shows too that Genesis is just inches behind Turbulence and KoU with results from RLCS and RR, but I really hope that in the future their ability to continue unaltered after a loss doesn't become an issue. And how do they do that? You've always got to look at the bright side, for instance: Genesis may have lost to KoU but they have proven to us just how far along they have come since their initial creation. Playing with a ferocity not too different to Cosmic's, Genesis has set a huge precedence for other teams to follow, and that's something to be proud of.

Dirkened

Mock-it eSports NA

Roster: Insolences, Low5ive, Rizzo, Chad*

Mockit NA started this week with Chad subbing in for Rizzo for Rocket Royal Group Stage. They dropped all their series with a 0-5 loss to Genesis, a 1-4 loss to Cobalt, and a 2-3 loss to Kindergarten. Owing to the lost chemistry of utilizing a sub and not a knock against Chad in any way, these results really aren’t counting for much at all, but that isn’t to say Mockit didn’t put up some impressive results this week. Mockit won the 3v3 Mockit League tournament with two very notable wins over Orbit 2-0 and 3-0. Mockit NA are doing just fine. They are amid a cluster of teams who on any given day can beat any of NA’s best. Expect them to continue to perform well and no doubt they’ll be qualifying for RLCS Q2.

dpants

Orbit

Roster: Zanejackey, HotWheelsSid, Stev, Haku

Orbit have taken this week to establish some solid results, with a 2-0 over Retrospect, a 4-1 over Lucky Bounce (formerly Savage Gaming), and a solid 2-3 to Genesis. Unfortunately, their two losses to Mock-it keep them from climbing further up. In more notable news, they have picked up Haku as their replacement for Genocop, which should prove interesting to the dynamic of the team. Haku made his name in 1v1s, and Orbit look to be depending on those kind of playmaking skills to link up the play between Zanejackey and HotWheelSid. Stev seems to be relegated back to the bench, though in these past few weeks he has performed admirably for the team, and I'm sure there won't be much hesitation to call on him in the future. Hopefully we can see this new lineup pan out well for the squad, and I expect Haku to bring some interesting new strategies to the team.

SoftGoat

Onslaught eSports

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

Retrospect recently dropped their sponsor to return to their former name, and to be honest, I was always a fan of it over Onslaught anyway. Like their ranking neighbors Orbit, Retrospect performed well during the week, but just found themselves losing to the teams right above them, with 1-4 loss to Turbulence, formerly VexX Gaming, and a 2-3 loss to Genesis. The only thing keeping Retro just below Orbit however, is their 0-2 loss to them during Mock-it, and it should come as no surprise that the two are obviously quite close. Not much else has been changing aside from their name, and a fairly neutral week means that Retrospect could gain some more ground again, especially if they can close out the close series to Genesis. I expect to see the NA start shifting again in the coming weeks, and wouldn't be surprised at all to see Retrospect coming out on top of the fray.

SoftGoat

Lucky Bounce

Roster: Timbathy, Darkfire, September, Torment

Lucky Bounce (recently departed from their sponsor Savage Gaming) find themselves up a seed from last week. While not totally prepared for the teams that lie before them, some dedicated practice and continued participation in these larger tournaments may lend them enough advantage to soon put themselves in striking range of the second and top tier teams. Their ranking has been all over the place recently, but they're not a team to laugh at. They dominated XyZ with a 4-1 victory, and were able to catch KoU with their pants down and took their Royale series 3-2 while their opposition laughed away the set. They won't find themselves moving up as much as they hoped, however, as they dropped a series 1-4 against what seems to be a somewhat revitalized Orbit. They've done well for themselves minus the aforementioned Orbit games and a series loss against FakeOut Nation (mind you FON were subbing in Kronovi that day) and are in a good position to start throwing punches against the well known and very solid teams that stand in their way. They've had their issues, but with some dedication and making time to take a serious look at their playstyle, they could soon see themselves following in the footsteps of the currently third seeded Turbulence. They've got a lot of work ahead of them, but this team has potential, and for the spectators, diversity in the top level of competition is always welcome.

Badger

Selfless

Roster: Amoney_tv, Sizz, Matt

I have to admit, I don't really know what has happened to Selfless. Is it the sponsor curse that so many teams have fallen into, where they start to falter after sporting the new name? Either way, there's a sharp contrast from the Selfless that jumped into the scene as Chemistry and the present version. Let's drop some stats: During RR last week Selfless fell hard against Vision at 1-4, there was a predictable 1-4 loss to Cosmic, but a less characteristic 3-2 win against Dragonfly (I feel like a 4-1 would be more appropriate). The first stage of NA Groups wasn't too pretty either: 1-4 against Orbit, Genesis, & KoU. Now KoU and Genesis are 2 and 4 respectively, but the Orbit loss showed that they couldn't capitalize on the deflated Orbit moral. Sefless has a lot of talent going for them; I'd love to see Amoney, Matt, & Sizz get back into shape and give the upper teams a run for their money.

Dirkened

Vision

Roster: Bell, Fireworks, ODJoey, Ampel*, Unrivaled*

Vision is an interesting team. They are difficult to rate because their results vary drastically. The main issue with the team’s performance seems to be consistency. Vision has demonstrated that they can handle some high level teams ever since upsetting Retrospect 4-1 about a month ago. This week in Rocket Royale, they qualified again with a 4-1 against Selfless, and a 3-2 against the upcoming team Dragonfly. However, Vision was unable to scrape any games off of iBP or KoU (0-5 and 0-3 respectively), something that they will need to do in order to break through to that next level of teams in the rankings. In talking with ODJoey, he sites the team’s difficulties in their preparation. When they practice throughout the week, they get results. When they hop on 10 minutes before an event, they don’t. Now that Vision recognizes this axis for improvement, I expect them to come out strong in Rocket Royale this Sunday and take some games off of a top 6 team.

ColemanA

Top 10

Pos. Team Dirkened SoftGoat dpants Badger ColemanA Average
1. Avatar iBUYPOWER Cosmic 1 1 1 1 1 1.00
2. Avatar Kings of Urban 2 2 2 2 2 2.00
3. Avatar VexX Gaming 3 3 3 3 3 3.00
4. Avatar Genesis 4 4 4 4 4 4.00
5. Avatar Mock-it eSports NA 5 5 5 5 5 5.00
6. Avatar Orbit 6 6 6 7 7 6.40
7. Avatar Onslaught eSports 7 7 7 6 6 6.60
8. Avatar Lucky Bounce 8 8 8 8 8 8.00
9. Avatar Selfless 9 9 9 10 9 9.20
10. Avatar Vision 11 10 11 9 10 10.20

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

ColemanA

Part-time NA trial member

Teams To Watch

  • Dirkened: The Muffin Stuffers
  • SoftGoat: Dragonfly
  • Badger: Dragonfly
  • dpants_: Why Not
  • ColemanA: The Muffin Stuffers