Rocket League EU Power Rankings 11/12/15

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All previous Power Rankings can be found here: https://rocket-league.com/power-ranking/

 

These rankings are done by a committee of 3 people that offer different views in the Rocket League Community.

 

Shalthis (/u/Shalthis)

  • Shoutcaster extraordinaire for EU ESL and various community tournaments

 

Doomsee (/u/Ryan094)

  • Player for Team Rocket

 

CloudFuel (/u/CloudFuel)

  • Owner of Rocket League Central / Rocket Royale and general help with the Rocket League community.

 


 

WEEK IN REVIEW

Over the past week, we’ve seen teams battle in 3 major tournaments (GFinity, ESL, & Rocket Royale). In GFinity, SK Gaming won for the first time with a 4-1 victory over FlipSid3 Tactics, but later came in 3rd in Rocket Royale. After solidifying their starting roster and taking notes from their coach (FreezingWolves), Noble eSports went on a tear in Rocket Royale, nearly besting FlipSid3 Tactics in the first series of the Grand Finals. This week was much tougher than normal for ranking as there were a number of teams who ended up with a fairly even record after beating and losing to a lot of the same teams. This just goes to show how competitive the 6-20 spots are in the EU competitive scene!

 

ROCKET LEAGUE ESPORTS NEWS/RUMORS

  • Team Complain has been picked up by SK Gaming.
  • Swarm Gaming has reportedly been disbanded.
  • Paschy90 is rumored to be joining another Top 6 team.

 


 

#1 FlipSid3 Tactics: Markydooda / Kuxir97 / M1k3rules |

This week, FlipSid3 Tactics remain at the top spot yet again! In the latest GFinity tournament, FlipSid3 met with SK Gaming in the finals and were taken down 4-1. Would this have been the result to finally send FlipSid3 to the number 2 spot? Probably, if it weren’t for the instant retaliation at this week’s Rocket Royale. FlipSid3 ploughed their way through the bracket, 3-0ing Peacehater, iBP Cosmic, and yes, even SK Gaming. In the finals they met with a very powerful Noble eSports, who were the only team to take a game from F3. However, F3 still managed to take the victory and win 3-2. This solidified their place at the number 1 spot. -Doomsee

 

#2 SK Gaming: X3MW / Dadoo / JHZER / Yemen |

The team formerly known as Complain has been riding a wave of a success recently. Over the past 4 weeks they’ve nabbed 2 Rocket Royale wins and finished 3rd in their 2 other appearances. They’ve beaten the previously unbeaten FlipSid3 Tactics a few times and also won their first Gfinity event this past Friday. On top of all that, though, they were picked up by one of the largest gaming organizations around, SK Gaming. If not for the 3-0 loss to F3 in last Sunday’s Rocket Royale, they’d likely be in the #1 slot this week. In my book, though, over the course of the past month they’ve done nothing short of perform brilliantly and for the first time cause us to seriously question which team most deserves to be crowned #1 in EU. -CloudFuel

 

#3 Noble eSports: Skyline / Vogan / Stocki1997 / Oneill_Clan / Meeps | Up 2

Securing their place in the top 3 for the first time, Noble eSports is riding a wave of momentum that carried them straight into second place at this past week’s RocketRoyale and gave them a handful of victories that finally showed what Noble is about. Having settled on a new, final 3-man roster, the team of Skyline, Vogan, and Stocki flexed their collective muscle by defeating Dot Dot Dot, iBP Cosmic, SK Gaming, and even pushing a rejuvinated Flipsid3 Tactics to their limit. With their squad in place, Noble has eyes for #1 and may be a hard team to stop. -Shalthis

 

#4 Swarm Gaming: Paschy90 / De_boer_bros / Gambit / Tequilaz | Down 1

If the latest rumors are any indication, this may be the last we see of Swarm Gaming on our power rankings for some time. But until we know for sure, we have to look at Swarm’s performance as of late, which has been a bit shocking. After adding Gambit to the lineup a few weeks ago, Swarm has yet to perform at the caliber we’re used to, falling out of the top 3 for the first time since the inception of these rankings. The focus on a team built around three solid strikers was risky, especially the addition of a player in NA, but looked like it could have worked. Unfortunately, their relatively quick elimination in RocketRoyale last week may have been a sign of things to come. There is an uncertain future for Swarm, but if they want to stand a chance going forward, they’ll need a new approach to their tactics. -Shalthis

 

#5 Dot Dot Dot: Ash / BicycleThief / Maestro | Down 1

All good things must come to an end, or so they say. Since first appearing on the scene, Dot Dot Dot has steadily improved their position in the Power Rankings week by week. From vaulting in to the Top 10 to shooting continuously upward to last week’s #4 slot, they’ve looked exceedingly impressive. This past week, however, they came back down to Earth a bit with a key loss to Noble eSports. They definitely have the opportunity this week to prove that last week was a slight aberration, but will need to compete and fare well against the Top 4 if they want to move back up. -CloudFuel

 

#6 PeaceHater: xGodLiightx / Killerno7 / Sikiicem |

This past week, PeaceHater beat 2 teams ranked 11-20 by scores of 3-1, but then lost to 2 teams ranked 1-4 by scores of 0-3. That’s essentially the equivalent of breaking even, which is partially why they find themselves in the same spot this week as last week. They’re one of the teams with the most variation due to long stretches of not playing or playing with subs and not performing as well, but they’ve also had flashes of brilliance over the course of the past few months. If there was an award for more name changes, it would definitely go to them, but for now it seems that they’ve found one to stay with. There are some rumors abound, however, that a possible Top 5 team is disbanding and one of the members of said team is considering this squad. For the time being, we’ll just have to wait and see what the next chapter for PeaceHater holds. -CloudFuel

 

#7 Smokin Rockets: Desgadelhado / Fredd97 / Techtox / Scrub Killa | Up 1

Smokin’ Rockets continue to show off a stable performance this week. Whilst they fell to the almighty Flipsid3 Tactics in this week’s GFinity during Round 3, and to YouMyZero during round 1 of the RocketRoyale qualifiers, they came back with a punch and won this week’s ESL GO4RL Cup. They seem to be fairly comfortable in their current position, with nothing that warrants them falling or rising, but improvement does need to be made if they intend to climb the rankings. -Doomsee

 

#8 GalaxyGaming Totality: caNoNjj / Captain Teemers / Flarke / Neutronwhite / Reteq | New

Huzzah, we have a newcomer to the top 10 and they made it straight to the number 8 spot! This week, GalaxyGaming Totality smashed their way through the GFinity bracket, beating teams such as Team Rocket and Noble eSports, until they were inevitably stopped in their tracks by Flipsid3 Tactics during the semi-finals. GG Totality returned with vengeance however during the ESL Cup to make it to the semi-finals again, beating teams like Spectral and Hard-On Colliders. However they were then taken down by SHIFTplay in a close 3-2 series. This team looks like they could be going places, so let’s see what they’ve got in stock! -Doomsee

 

#9 Team Rocket: Doomsee / I Am A Tree / Noir1992 / Cole | Down 2

Unfortunately, Team Rocket continues to spiral down the rabbit hole a bit further this week. When you don’t have many games played in the span of a few weeks, when you’re not playing games regularly with your starting roster, and when most of those games are losses to non Top 5 teams… Well… you start to drop. Add in the fact that teams below Team Rocket have been turning in impressive wins week after week, and it’s frankly a recipe for disaster. The sad part is that this team has absolutely proven that they have the potential and were even on the precipice just 4 short weeks ago, but are now on the verge of dropping out of the Power Rankings completely. Team Rocket, it’s time to blast off again. -CloudFuel

 

#10 Ka-Pow: al0t / Dkyhnee / Sniperkid138 / skoldenqt | New

Ka-Pow has been a little quiet in recent weeks following a dynamite ESL showing a few weeks back, but carved a nice road through to the semi-finals of this week’s ESL Europe Cup tournament with solid wins over teams like Torched and Teamus Weamus. Their performance as of late has also earned them a place in the ESL October Monthly Finals tournament, which is enough to bump them back into our top 10 after sliding out of it last week. Ka-Pow still has a lot to work on when competing with the major players, but they are a team to be reckoned with for the majority of EU teams out there, so keep an eye on your bracket if Ka-Pow is in the midst. -Shalthis

 


 

Teams To Watch

  • Shalthis: Killer Moose Horde
  • Doomsee: Killer Moose Horde
  • CloudFuel: SHIFTplay White

 


 

On the Bubble Teams

  • 11 – YouMyZero
  • 12 – Error 404 Name Not Found
  • 12 – SHIFTplay White
  • 14 – Teamus Weamus
  • 15 – Spectral

 


 

Here is how the 3 members of the committee came to this top 10!

 

Team Shalthis Doomsee CloudFuel Average
FlipSid3 Tactics 1 1 1 1.00
SK Gaming 2 2 2 2.00
Noble eSports 3 3 3 3.00
Swarm Gaming 4 4 4 4.00
Dot Dot Dot 6 5 6 5.67
PeaceHater 7 6 5 6.00
Smokin Rockets 5 7 7 6.33
GalaxyGaming Totality 9 8 8 8.33
Team Rocket 8 9 9 8.67
Ka-Pow 11 10 12 11.00

 

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by Gibbs, on November 12, 2015

Professional Player for iBP Cosmic. I mostly play a defensive role on the team. I also post Power Rankings and other Rocket League related material!