Rocket League EU Power Rankings 11/17/15

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)

 


 

WEEK IN REVIEW

Over the past week, we’ve seen teams battle in the following major events (GFinity, ESL, & Rocket Royale, & IRCL). Noble eSports continued on their late impressive run by winning GFinity in a series that went 7 games against SK Gaming. FlipSid3 took home top honors in Rocket Royale with wins over SK Gaming, Team Rocket, Orange Creamsicle, & Noble eSports. Over in ESL, Spectral went on an impressive tear to win the #16 EU Cup and taking down several ranked teams along the way. Also, the IRCL began this past week with quite a few notable games, like Dot Dot Dot beating Smoking Rockets and relative newcomers (yet SARPBC vets) SarpbcRemasterpl0x taking out inXtremis RL.

 

ROCKET LEAGUE ESPORTS NEWS/RUMORS

  • Swarm Gaming has been disbanded.
  • Paschy90 has joined with PeaceHater.
  • De_Boer is rumored to have joined with Generation of Billys

 


 

#1 FlipSid3 Tactics: Markydooda / Kuxir97 / M1k3rules |

Despite an unusual pair of performances a few weeks back, Flipsid3 has made a return to form that has earned them back-to-back RocketRoyale victories and further cemented their position as the world’s most dominant Rocket League team. It seems that despite how close teams like Noble, Swarm, and especially SK Gaming have come to dethroning the champions, consistency seems to be the biggest problem. Noble and SK seem to be the closest teams, but until they can reach more consistent performance across the board, it’ll be nearly impossible to take out F3. -Shalthis

 

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

SK Gaming had an interesting week with a few notable losses that were essentially voided out when they later faced the same teams and won in their re-matches. In GFinity, they lost 3-4 to Noble Esports but later faced Noble in Rocket Royale just 2 days later and beat them 3-0. They also lost 2-3 to Kings of Urban in the first round of Rocket Royale, only to come back in the Lower Bracket SemiFinals and beat KoU 3-2. Aside from those matches, they also faced GalaxyGaming Totality, Ka-Pow, Team Rocket, FlipSid3 Tactics, and Killer Moose Horde and won against all but the last 2. Yes, you read that right… Killer Moose Horder beat SK Gaming 3-2 in the ESL Monthly Finals. This just goes to show that no team should ever be overlooked as any number of teams could potentially come up and steal a game or even a series. The coming weeks should paint a much cleared picture of where the top 3 belong, but for now they remain very closely ranked. -CloudFuel

 

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

Something has clicked within Noble recently, and they have powerdrived their way to win after win against some of the world’s top teams. This week they took the GFinity title, beating 2/3 of Flipsid3, SarpbcRemasterPl0x, Hard-On Colliders, inXtremis RL, and ultimately SK Gaming in a very close 4-3 finals, after being 3-1 down. Thanks to their amazing RocketRoyale performance from last week, they had auto qualifed for RocketRoyale this week, where they took down Ka-Pow in the winners’ quarter-finals and then Kings of Urban in the winners’ semi-finals. They were then shut down 3-1 by Flipsid3 Tactics and moved to the losers’ finals, where SK Gaming got their revenge and took Noble down in 3 straight games. It was this factor that keeps SK at the number two spot and leaves Noble in third. However, if Noble keep improving the way they are, I expect a RocketRoyale victory from them sooner or later. -Doomsee

 

#4 Swarm PeaceHater: Paschy90 / xGodLiightx / Killerno7 / Sikiicem | Up 2

Are they Swarm? Are they PeaceHater? Who knows! Since last week’s power rankings, it’s been quite the dramatic turn of events for the-team-formerly-known-as-SupersonicStars-and-PeaceHater-and-Euronics-and… well, you get the idea. The actual details of the roster move – and if Swarm is fully aboard the PeaceHater train – are a little vague right now, and frankly, so is their performance. After taking the ESL October Finals, SPH would move on to fail to even qualify for RocketRoyale whereas Team Rocket – the team they beat – qualified and even made it through to the 2nd round of the Winner’s Bracket. Roster changes can mix any team up, so we’ll need some more time to see if SPH will remain in the top 5 or if they’re destined for the crazy mixup that can often be the lower 5 of the power rankings. -Shalthis

 

#5 Team Rocket: Doomsee / I Am A Tree / Noir1992 / Cole | Up 4

Team Rocket move up and down the power rankings faster than a yo-yo on steroids. One week they do fantastic, then they do bad, then they do good again. I’ve seen more consistency in a packet of Rowntree’s Randoms. This week was a pretty good week for Team Rocket overall. In the ESL Monthly Finals, they took down Ka-Pow and Killer Moose Horde 3-1, and then lost in a super close 3-4 series to Swarm PeaceHater. During GFinity they fell of a cliffside a little bit when they lost 3-0 to inXtremis RL during the quarter-finals, but then immediately came back in a flurry of lightning daggers when they took down Galaxy Gaming Totality 3-0 and Dot Dot Dot 3-1 during the RocketRoyale qualifiers. This meant that for the first time ever, Team Rocket finally qualifed for RocketRoyale! You should’ve seen the street parades they threw! During the RocketRoyale main event, Team Rocket beat NOT 3-1 to advance to the winners’ semi-finals, where they were pretty much embarrassed by FlipSid3 Tactics and lost 3-0. Shortly after in the losers’ semi-finals, they faced SK Gaming in four incredibly close games, losing 3-1, including an overtime so long and tense that Mo Farah would’ve been exhausted. So yeah, that sent Team Rocket out the front door, narrowly missing the chance to auto-qualify for next week’s RocketRoyale. -Doomsee

 

#6 Spectral: TJShorty / RedneckagentP / remkoe | New

Spectral made it to the 11th spot two weeks ago, but then fell a few spots last week. This week, they decided to simply remove any and all doubt by beating not 1, not 2, but 3 teams currently ranked in the Top 10! They also went ahead and won ESL Cup #16 along the way. They’re no stranger to the Power Rankings, as they’ve flirted with the 10-15 slots numerous times, but this marks the first time that Spectral is official among the Top 10 and they find themselves all the way up at the number 6 spot in their debut. This is partially due to the lack of performance from the teams below them, but mainly due to how impressive of a run they’ve had. Looking back over the past month, this is by far the best they’ve done in a week’s time, so it is a fair question to ask if they are going to continue their winning ways or if this is merely a fluke. The competition all around Spectral is becoming increasingly tougher as the weeks go on, so they’ll need to keep up the pace if they want to be more than a one week wonder. -CloudFuel

 

#7/8 Dot Dot Dot: Ash / BicycleThief / Maestro | Down 2

Picking up wins over SHIFTplay White and Smokin Rockets this week has been good for Dot Dot Dot, but they’ve seen a fairly stated drop from a once-prominent position among our rankings. Losing to Team Rocket and Spectral has cast them down to 7th place and it’s hard to say if Dots will ever quite recover. The Team Whose Name Is But a Brief Pause certainly has things to do if they’ll ever make a return to RocketRoyale or challenge the top 4 again, but having seen what they’re capable of, it’s certainly possible. -Shalthis

 

#7/8 Ka-Pow: al0t / Dkyhnee / Sniperkid138 / skoldenqt | Up 3

Ka-Pow successfully fought their way into the Power Rankings this past week after failing to make it into the Top 10 the week before. With a fairly decent Rocket Royale run, they’ve done enough to extend their stay for another week at the very least. In the Rocket Royale Qualifier, they defeated both Smokin Rockets and the Swarm PeaceHater squad to earn a spot in Rocket Royale for the first time. Unfortunately, outside of the Qualifiers, they didn’t do much to impress the committee as they fell to Team Rocket, Noble eSports, and SK Gaming… but considering the caliber of those teams, those kind of losses are not looked upon too harshly considering most of the other teams also lost to these 3. They didn’t compete in ESL which makes it tougher to know where they should be ranked as they don’t have many games against teams closer to and below their rank, but they’ve done enough to stick around another week. -CloudFuel

 

#9 Smokin Rockets: Desgadelhado / Fredd97 / Techtox / Scrub Killa | Down 2

Unfortunately for the Smokin Rockets, they had a bit of a mixed bag this week which resulted in them dropping a few spots. Losses to Dot Dot Dot, Spectral, and Ka-Pow can only be negated so much by wins against WreckingRL, Hard-On Colliders, & The 3 Musketeers. One of their main players, Desgadelhado, wasn’t able to play in some of the competitions so they took the field with the other 3 members of their team (Fredd97, Techtox, & Scrub Killa). This may or may not have had an effect on the outcomes of those games, but regardless of the situation a team has to perform well in order to maintain their rank or move up. The Smokin Rockets did enough, however, to warrant staying in the Top 10 but are inching perilously close to the end of that list. They’ll need to make sure that they are in top form this next week to avoid falling out of the Power Rankings for the 1st time since earning a spot nearly a month ago. -CloudFuel

 

#10 GalaxyGaming Totality: Captain Teemers / Flarke / Neutronwhite / Reteq / caNoNjj | Down 2

GalaxyGaming Totality’s performance last week was out of this world, but did they keep up that same level of performance this week? Not particularly. This week during GFinity they gained a win off The 3 Rocketeers but lost 2-3 to SK Gaming, which is pretty good going to be quite honest; it’s no small feat to get 2 games off SK, unless your Killer Moose Horde. What a crazy Monthly Finals that was. However, the rest of the week didn’t really consist of much. During the RocketRoyale qualifiers they lost 3-0 to Team Rocket, followed by a 3-0 loss to Spectral during ESL. They did however manage to pick up a couple of nice wins during ESL vs. Bag O’ Miracles and Take The Shot, but some bigger wins against some tougher opponents will be needed if they intend to stay in the power rankings. -Doomsee

 


 

Teams To Watch

  • Shalthis: Generation of Billys
  • Doomsee: Killer Moose Horde
  • CloudFuel: SarpbcRemasterpl0x

 


 

On the Bubble Teams

  • 11 – SarpbcRemasterpl0x
  • 12 – inXtremis RL
  • 13 – Hard On Colliders
  • 13 – YouMyZero
  • 15 – SHIFTplay White

 


 

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 PeaceHater 5 4 4 4.33
Team Rocket 4 5 5 4.67
Spectral 6 6 7 6.33
Dot Dot Dot 8 8 6 7.33
Ka-Pow 7 7 8 7.33
Smokin Rockets 9 9 9 9.00
GalaxyGaming Totality 10 10 10 10.00

 

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by Gibbs, on November 17, 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!