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EU Power Rankings5/17/16 - 5/24/16

eu Power Rankings {5/17/16 - 5/24/16}

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

We Dem Girlz is pretty good at this game. We’ve seen enough rocket football by now to all know that. This week I thought I’d do something a little bit different, because once again WDG has managed to hold down the #1 spot. Sure, they stumbled against Supersonic Avengers (1-3) and Kings of Urban (2-3) in Rocket Royale, but what I really want to talk about is RLCS, which is where their results matter most. On the biggest stage in Rocket League they kicked some serious butt. This week, I’ve got some visuals for you. Click here. This is my friend, the Histogram. This little fellow shows you the number of times that WDG scored a given number of goals at RLCS. The first blue bar, for instance, shows you that WDG scored 0 goals in only 2 games. The first red bar shows you that WDG had a clean sheet in 4 games. Let’s break down why We Dem Girlz was so good. WDG scored an average of 3.26 goals per game, which is 47.3% higher than the EU average of 2.21 goals per game. They allowed only 1.71 goals against per game, which is 22.5% lower than the EU average. Looking at the Histogram, we see that 77.1% of the time WDG allowed 2 or less goals, and that 71.4% of the time, they scored 3 or more goals. While they may not have overwhelmed in the shutout department, they were incredibly proficient at holding all of their opponents, whether Eff0rt or FlipSid3, consistently to a very low goal total. They didn’t allow more than 3 goals in a game until their 33rd game of the tournament, after things had been well decided, and BOTH the games that they allowed 4 goals they ended up winning, regardless. Given the disorganization shown by iBP Cosmic last week, and We Dem Girlz utter dominance in EU, I have to put this team as my 4:5 odds favourite to win the entire thing once we get to the LAN.

dmrawlings

Flipsid3 Tactics

Roster: Markydooda, Kuxir97, M1k3rules

Flip Flops & Tic Tacs did fairly well for themselves this week. Starting off with GFinity, they made their way to the finals after beating JJJ Sqaud 3-2, Team Solid 3-1, and KA-POW 3-1. However, they couldn't quite catch the trophy, losing 4-3 to We Dem Girlz in the finals. They didn't enter Rocket Royale last week; reasons why remain unclear, but some sources say that Kuxir was too busy discussing the latest episode of Game of Thrones to be able to play. In the big boy leagues that is RLCS, Flipsid3 went undefeated, beating KA-POW 3-2, Precision Z 5-0, and The Flying Dutchmen 4-1. After these final set of results Flipsid3 finish 2nd in the group stages, meaning that they are one of the four teams to qualify for the online finals and earn at least 600 points for the tournament. Nice.

Doomsee

Mock-it eSports EU

Roster: Paschy90, Miztik, Sikii

Not too much to report on for Mockit EU this week. They save their energy and play in the Mockit EU tournament and the 2nd half of the first RLCS Group Stage. In the Mockit tournament they lost twice to a French combination team called Pass and Shoot, consisting of Chausette, Fakyy and Kaydop and beat The Flying Dutchmen. The losses to Pass and Shoot were slightly strange but against a random team like that there’s not much relevance. The win against TFD is to be expected. In RLCS, they finished in the groups exactly where we have them in the rankings, in 3rd place. They started the day taking out eff0rt in a surprisingly close 3-2 series, then narrowly losing out to WDG 2-3, only to then come back and take out Kapow 3-2. As mentioned in past weeks, they’re a team who don’t tend to dominate their opponents, these type of close series are quite typical of Mockit EU. Regardless, they beat the teams below them and lost a close series to the team above them, WDG. Therefore, no reason to change their ranking this week. Flipsid3 seem to have had a resurgence lately as the increased amount of the games they’re having to play is essentially acting as their practice, since they never do so at any other point, so for Mockit to take back that 2nd place they’ll have to show a bit more against the two teams ahead of them. As for the threat from behind, Supersonic Avengers do seem to be back on track somewhat now, so that’ll also be something to watch out for. The outcome of the RLCS group stage for Mockit EU is that they finish 3rd in the group and qualify for the first online finals this coming weekend. They’ll look to make top 3 to give them enough points to feel comfortable heading into the 2nd stage of the RLCS LAN qualification.

Lunation

Supersonic Avengers

Roster: ELMP, Snaski, Doomsee

SA slowly rose, they wiped the dirt down off their jacket, tucked their shirt in and brought the comb out of their pocket to smoothly slick back their hair. Leaving the cave of RLCS shame, they confidentially strode forward to slap everyone in their big, hairy... faces. They smashed through Rocket Royale, dropping only a single game in their group, going 4-1 against Team Solid, and 5-0’ing both ECN Surf and Dot Dot Dot. The greased up 50’s guys stomped over Comrade, followed by JJJ Squad in the knockout stages without dropping a game to secure themselves into the International Finals. From there, SA slapped down KoU 3-1, followed by a swift knife to the gut of We Dem Girlz, beating them 3-2 to put themselves in the finals, having dropped only 4 games throughout the tournament to get there. In the finals they re-defeated KoU in a closer series 3-2, to take the crown, the glory and the masses of women. This is an exceptional result for a team who have been struggling since failing to qualify for RLCS, and show a lot of promise for their re-emergence. Being fair to We Dem Girlz, they were hitting their 7th hour of continuous tournament play when SA took the series, but a win over them, however ailmented, is impressive. An interesting note for SA during Rocket Royale was with how they threw in a lot of curve balls, playing on maps like Underpass and Cosmic, meaning they could often give themselves a strong advantage by being practised on a map others are not. In other tournaments, they played Friday’s Gfinity, where they fell to some white mineral, one of the least interesting cars ever made, and Fransesco. In truth, Yemen, Maestro and Kuxir form an incredibly talented group, and with their full line-up, SA should not be losing 0-3 to a mash up team, but they were playing with sub Kasabi, so the result isn’t all that important. As SA gets more tournaments in, and plays more matches against the top 3 teams, we could very possibly see them hop-skipping their way up the rankings.

Alieuzz

KA-POW

Roster: al0t, Sniperkid138, Turbopolsa

Ka Pow? More like, Ka Played Pretty Solidly And Did Enough To Get Them The Fourth Spot Into Finals By Squeezing Enough Games Out Of The Weaker Teams While Keeping The Games Close Against The Best Teams... ow. Their most important game this week came with their 4-1 win against Team Solid halfway through last Sunday’s Group Stages, this series was able to knock one of their main rivals out of contention, and also widened the gap between them and The Flying Dutchmen. While they lost their series against F3 and Mock it, (both 2-3) they were able to keep the games close, which was incredibly important, as any 5-0 blowout could have been pretty woeful to their standings. All in all, the old power rankings motto is true, they lost to teams above them, and beat all teams beneath them. In fact, if you look at Ka Pow’s series score against all other teams in the RLCS you can get a pretty accurate portrayal of the power rankings, check it out here... Eff0rt is the awkward outlier in this. https://www.reddit.com/r/RocketLeague/comments/4jmacm/rlcs_group_stage_summary_na_and_eu/ It seems Ka Pow have grown into a really consistent team, becoming a real staple of the mid top 10 EU teams, it would seem any series score against them could give an accurate portrayal of how a team relates to the top 10. With the increase of passing in Ka Pow’s game, they are evolving past the basic and simple, play exceptionally fast, plan they’ve had almost since their creation. With these new dynamics they could possibly fight their way back into the top 4, look for Turbo to continue being a god with his insane re-directs and shots, and see if al0t can keep up the passing proficiency he displayed in RLCS. Outside of the RLCS there has been little to comment on for Ka Pow, and they only drop one spot this week due to SA’s return to form.

Alieuzz

The Flying Dutchmen

Roster: Dogu, Jessiepinkmaan, PauliepaulNL, Vogan

The Flying Dutchmen remain where they have been for a while, right in that 6th place. Their only real challenge from behind comes from Precision Z but they just haven’t showed enough consistency to really warrant any changes. TFD’s first lot of games came from the Rocket Royale group stage where they faced Gentlemen, Eff0rt and Shazoo. They easily beat Shazoo 5-0 as you’d expect, had a strong 3-2 win over rising talents Gentlemen, but then rather disappointingly lost to Eff0rt 2-3. Despite this though they comfortably make it out of the groups in 2nd behind Gentlemen as Eff0rt’s other games in the group went rather badly. TFD’s knockout game in Rocket Royale is where many may question why Precision Z is not ahead of TFD in the rankings, as PZ beat them 3-0. It’s quite simply down to PZ’s inability to reliably take games off of teams above them, a trait that Vogan and crew are much more capable of. Whilst Precision Z stylistically match up well against TFD, and often take them down, they offer almost nothing against the top teams, so are they really a better team? Not really right now. The Flying Dutchmen didn’t play in Gfinity but did play the Mockit EU tournament in which their only valuable series came against Mockit EU which they lost 0-2. So we head straight to RLCS now where they played out the remainder of their group stage matches. The results are fairly good for them as they first lose narrowly to WDG 2-3. This series was a weird one in that TFD didn’t really perform to their expectations until the final game in the series that they won. They however took 2 games off of the number 1 team, so it does show TFD’s capability to grind out results even when they’re playing badly. Following this, they had a much better showing against Team Solid, taking them out 4-1 and then fairly expectedly losing 1-4 to a much more potent Flipsid3. The outcome of the group stage is that TFD finish in 5th. They’ll be fairly happy with this as it keeps them in contention for qualifying for the LAN finals.

Lunation

Precision Z

Roster: Tequilaz, Mikageishi, Dadooh

In a game of tug-of-war Precision Z came out ahead of Team Solid this week in the rankings. In Rocket Royale their group had them fighting against Crown & Jewels (pre-roster change), JJJ Squad, and Mockingbirds (now known as Mock-it International). During groups Precision Z were able to top the group by beating JJJ Squad (3-2) and Crown & Jewels (4-1) but shockingly lost the set to Mockingbirds (2-3) and that set them up a for a knockout round matchup against The Flying Dutchmen. This game didn’t prove to be AS close as I was expecting it to be but Precision Z came out on top 3-0 over Dutchmen and they moved on to face the #1 team We Dem Girlz only to see the wrong end of a 3-0 and dropping out of Rocket Royale. Moving onto GFinity where Precision Z had some pretty good results. Tuesday’s GFinity they had a couple of 3-0 wins before dropping to “here come dat boi” 2-3 in the series. On Friday they made it a bit farther by beating Hitmans, FireWall, and LMR before ultimately losing to We Dem Girlz in the Semi-finals. RLCS is where they lose the chance to overtake Dutchmen in the rankings. Precision Z were only able to take a set win over Eff0rt 3-2 and wound up getting 5-0’d by the top 2 teams in RLCS and Power Rankings in We Dem Girlz and Flipsid3 Tactics.

MrLittleThor

Team Solid

Roster: Data, Seeks, Reganam

Flash back to last week, where Team Solid was known as RG eSports, and you may have heard me utter “As for me, I’m beginning to believe [in RG]…”. Well, a week has passed, and I’m here to report that Team Solid was not very… solid in the second week of RLCS Group Stages. I had very, very high hopes for them, after posting notably good results against some of the best teams in Europe, but they were unable to hold it together and challenge for that 4th and final spot in the Online Finals. Against the rest of the table they went 1-4 against The Flying Dutchmen, and a critical 1-4 again against KA-POW (who ended up taking the fourth and final spot in the Online Final). Let me put this into perspective - if Team Solid had won the KA-POW series 4-1 (instead of losing it at that scoreline) that would have been enough for them to take KA-POW’s spot. So how did they do in RLCS, in the end? Solid scored 1.83 goals per game (compared to the EU average of 2.21), and surrendered 2.11 goals against per game. While they managed a fairly stingy, defensive tournament, they came up short, scoring 2 or less goals in 76.7% of their games. By comparison, they allowed 3 or more goals 15 times. In the end, Team Solid were very close to making a mark, but stumbled in two key series, and finished 6th. They collect 340 points, which count towards the RLCS LAN. Despite being a fantastic story, they appear to be waiting for something… Their next life, maybe. Who knows? That's the way these things go.

dmrawlings

Gentlemen

Roster: Bluey, Kaydop, soLid99npnp

Hey look, it's the new kid on the block. Let's bully him! Yes, finally Gentlemen have entered the top 10 and deservedly so. Being the Gentlemen that they are, they let plenty of teams go into the top 10 before they went in themselves. What lovely fellas. Let's start with Tuesday's GFinity, where Gentlemen became Hardmen and slaughtered their way through the bracket and won the whole damn thing. Never losing more than 1 game in a series, they made their way to the finals to face No, a team consisting of Kuxir, Maestro and Yemen. Well...at least it would've been if Maestro hadn't gone to bed. Apparently someone read him Goldilocks & The Three Bears story so well that Maestro fell asleep right in his chair. Therefore, Gentlemen faced 2 players in a 3v2 match, and SHOCKINGLY KUXIR AND YEMEN LOST 4-0! Oh well, you snooze you lose...quite literally. Moving on to Thursday's GFinity where Gentlemen met their long rivals eff0rt in the Round of 16 and said "good sirs, I challenge you to a game of flying automobiles!" Eff0rt graciously accepted this offer and lost 3-1. Gentlemen shook their hands and moved on to the quarter-finals to face KA-POW. This would be a challenging battle and despite the hard fought resilience from Gentlemen, they lost 3-2. It was a tough opponent and a close match, they should be proud of themselves. Last, but not least, it was Rocket Royale, and Gentlemen did rather swell. They came 1st in their group after beating Eff0rt 5-0 and Shazoo 5-0, however they did lose 3-2 to The Flying Dutchmen, which is still an impressive result considering The Flying Dutchman's current ranking. However their dreams of getting to the International Finals was not to be after they lost 3-1 to JJJ Squad. Thus ends this week's story for Gentlemen. Join us next week when we discuss the latest trends in car hats as well as our favourite type of muffin. Spoiler alert: mine is blueberry.

Doomsee

Eff0rt

Roster: Tinny, Cheerio, kilEak, Dave

Seemingly holding onto the #10 spot this week pretty effortlessly and maybe not so deserving of it this week is Eff0rt. They haven’t had a good run of results recently but some of their results have been shocking. Starting with Rocket Royale, this is where they pulled off one of their shocking results by beating The Flying Dutchmen 3-2 in a game I thought was going to be 4-1 to TFD. Other results in group stage weren’t so favorable towards Eff0rt, they got 5-0’d by Gentlemen and lost 4-1 to Shazoo. They also participated in Friday’s GFinity but wound up facing Gentlemen again and losing the series 3-1. In RLCS they had an interesting day. In their second game of the day they pulled another shocker by only losing to Mock-it EU 2-3 in a series that some might have expected a 5-0 sweep from Mock-it. The only other game they played that day resulted in a 3-2 loss to Precision Z but that was a result I expected to see. Eff0rt are definitely proving themselves as a gatekeeper to breaking into the Top 10, they keep showing they can beat the middle of the rankings teams but also find themselves losing to teams outside of the Top 16.

MrLittleThor

Top 10

Pos. Team Alieuzz dmrawlings Doomsee Lunation MrLittleThor Average
1. Avatar We Dem Girlz 1 1 1 1 1 1.00
2. Avatar Flipsid3 Tactics 2 2 2 2 2 2.00
3. Avatar Mock-it eSports EU 3 3 3 3 3 3.00
4. Avatar Supersonic Avengers 4 4 4 4 4 4.00
5. Avatar KA-POW 5 5 5 5 5 5.00
6. Avatar The Flying Dutchmen 6 6 7 6 6 6.20
7. Avatar Precision Z 8 7 6 8 7 7.20
8. Avatar Team Solid 7 8 8 7 8 7.60
9. Avatar Gentlemen 9 10 9 9 9 9.20
10. Avatar Eff0rt 10 9 10 10 10 9.80

Committee

Alieuzz

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

  • Alieuzz: Team_letim
  • DMRawlings: Team Rocket
  • Doomsee: Challengers
  • Lunation: Crown & Jewels Blaze
  • MrLittleThor: Mock-it eSports International