Rocket League NA Power Rankings 1/22/16

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

Power Ranking Methodology

These rankings were provided by a committee of 4 people (+ 3 committee trial members) that offer different views in the Rocket League Community. Each member of the committee has a different method for how they rank the teams, though they are consistent and similar. The members of this committee consider several factors when determining their rankings and the data referenced is typically from more than just the most recent week of competition.

 


 

Power Ranking Expansion

We are looking to expand the number of members on the Power Ranking Committee, so over the next few weeks we will be giving some of the best applicants a trial run. After the trials are over, we will vote as a committee and bring on some of the applicants permanently. Feel free to send us and the trial members any feedback you may have!

 


 

Power Ranking Committee

 

Gibbs

CloudFuel

Shalthis

  • Shoutcaster extraordinaire for ESL, Rocket League Central, and other community events

Dirkened

  • Fan Ambassador (Psyonix) for the Rocket League community

 


 

Power Ranking Committee Trial Members

Ash

  • Power Ranking Committee Trial Member

Jamesbot

  • Power Ranking Committee Trial Member

RoguishElf

  • Power Ranking Committee Trial Member

 


 

WEEK IN REVIEW

LATEST ARTICLES

 


 

ESL CUP #25 Top 4 –

  • 1 – Double Tap (Espeon, Digital, Jamesbot)
  • 2 – Turbulence (Turtle, jayyyrah, Air)
  • 3 – Moon Men (Amoney, Enigma_Please, Kerupt)
  • 4 – Weebs on Wheels (Haku, Conundrum Effect, SteveGatesRL)

 

RLC Pro League | Standings –

  • 9-1 | iBUYPOWER Cosmic
  • 8-2 | Kings of Urban
  • 5-5 | Nexus eSports
  • 3-7 | Never On Target
  • 3-2 | Orange Creamsicle
  • 2-3 | SnK Apollo
  • 0-10 | Failure To Launch

 

IRCL STANDINGS

  • 8-0-0 | Kings of Urban
  • 7-0-1 | iBUYPOWER Cosmic
  • 5-1-1 | Double Tap
  • 5-0-3 | Nexus
  • 5-0-2 | Avidity
  • 4-2-2 | Moon Men
  • 3-3-2 | Orange Creamsicle
  • 4-0-4 | SnK Apollo

 


 

ROCKET LEAGUE ESPORTS NEWS / RUMORS

  • The members of Voltage Gaming are now a part of Avidity eSports.
  • Electric Zero has been reformed with Kuniv, Frezno25, and Kaz.
  • Team Finesse has been picked up by 2ARC.
  • Team Sustenance has been disbanded.

 


 

NOTABLE FREE AGENTS

  • Mightmagic
  • SteveGates
  • I Am Kirito
  • ElmirFudd
  • Cinema
  • Big Funny
  • Kri0s
  • Rocket van Persie
  • Science Museum
  • zOctanez
  • Tits Tats N Kitty Kats
  • Jaydoe

 


 

UPSETS OF THE WEEK

  • ESL #25 – Turbulence (3) – Moon Men (1)

 


 

POWER RANKINGS

#1 iBUYPOWER Cosmic: Kronovi / Sadjunior / Gibbs |

While last week was a bit more uncertain about who the #1 team in NA was between iBP and KoU, Cosmic has given us the performance that we needed in order to make a clear cut choice. With a unanimous rank #1 across the board, iBP Cosmic came up with this result as they were able to defeat the consistently ranked #3 NOT with an impressive 4-1 score. Simply enough, Cosmic gains 1 more win against NOT than what KoU was able to muster up and that is really what drives the top two rankings for now. However, a bit interesting right now is that Cosmic decides to pick up Amoney as a Pro League sub, which we will be able to see how flexible he and Cosmic are with new players in various positions. -Dirkened

 

#2 Kings of Urban: Fireburner / Jacob / Moses |

The Kings of Urban are nearly back on the throne, but after Cosmic’s 4-1 set win over NOT in Week 2 of the RPL, it’s hard to ignore that they’re still the big dog in the yard. For KoU, that head to head backup which should come later this season will help tell us a great deal about which team deserves to be 1 or 2, but a 5-0 rout of Failure to Launch solidified that the Kings can hang at the top and Cosmic best watch their crown. -Shalthis

 

#3 NOT: Klassux / Low5ive / KyleMasc |

The third spot this week was NOT hard to choose. Overused joke? Probably. This week in the RPL we were able to witness the rematch of last month’s ESL Monthly Final with iBP Cosmic going up against Never on Target. NOT was able to take a game off Cosmic, which is something a lot teams wouldn’t be able to say, but unfortunately since KOU was able to take three games from NOT last week, the committee members decided third was the place for NOT. NOT has matches with some lower ranked teams for the next two weeks, so they are definitely in a dangerous position. They are expected to win against both FTL and SnK but those teams have the potential to make this third place team… NOT third. (Sorry, that one was obligatory.) -RoguishElf

 

#4 Orange Creamsicle: Edwind / Quinn Lobdell / Gambit | Up 1

The #4 and #5 were a tough call for me this week. Orange Creamsicle beat Nexus in a big series 3-2. They did all this with a sub for Edwind. They looked strong but I am worried about Edwind. Rumors are going around that he may leave Rocket League behind. Quinn and Gambit are both strong players so their skill alone will keep them in the top 5. It all depends if they can find a suitable 3rd to compliment their style. If they find a 3rd soon, if Edwind does in fact leave, they have a chance at a good run through this Pro League. They started off the Pro League on the right foot, now they just gotta find their shoe. -Gibbs

 

#5 Nexus: Lachinio / Vafele / Pluto | Down 1

Nexus comes in at #5 this week dropping one spot. This weekend in the Pro League they matched up against Orange Creamsicle losing 2-3 in the 5 game series. Orange Creamsicle had a sub for this series. For the first time in the pro league NXS had their full roster but seemed to have lost their team chemistry. They were shutout in games 2 and 4 of the series before erupting for 6 goals in game 5. I believe NXS can stay in the top 5 next week and for weeks to come once they figure out the lineup rotation and regain their well known NXS playing style. -Ash

 

#6 Failure To Launch: Genocop / Zanejackey / HotWheelsSid |

It has proved to be another difficult week for Failure to Launch, as they struggled to gain any upward momentum. FTL got our attention this week by replacing Mecha with HotWheelsSid, but still failed to take a game from #2 Kings of Urban. Just looking at the stats, FTL has the lowest rated offense (7th)* and defense (7th)* after two weeks of play in the Pro League and still remains winless. Although the strength of schedule for FTL has been quite high, the fact FTL has failed to win a single game has inevitably resulted in a slight drop from last week. This week will be critical for FTL if they have any hopes left of making the playoffs, and they’ll have to go through another tough opponent in NoT who managed to win 3 games after facing both iBP and KoU. FTL is the only team from either region that fought their way into the Pro League from the Open Qualifiers, and it’s undeniable that they have the skill to compete. I would not be surprised to see this talented team start climbing up the ladder as the season progresses. -Jamesbot

*Stats = https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1uDlBk-AkJbjss5Ot5xHQEoIIbL0QHBdG_3w5A4e3bDM/edit#gid=1210397

 

#7 SnK Apollo: Huskih / fl0w / Azi / PrimeThunder / Lars |

Getting a bye week, SnK chooses to only find competitive time in the Pro League as well as occasionally in IRCL as well. Sitting around has never really helped anyone and with the predicament that SnK has found themselves in, I’d really like to see them try and get as much tournament time in as possible. They did OK against a Plutoless nXs, but in reality it is really going to take a lot more than that for them to start chipping away games from the other teams in the Pro League (and for that matter not allow FtL to surpass them). -Dirkened

 

#8 Turbulence: Turtle / Jayyyrah | Up 1

Up 1 spot from last week, Turbulence seems to be a team on the rise for NA. Winning ESL #24 in 7 games pulling off a reverse sweep on Weebs on Wheels and finishing in 2nd place losing to the new ESL #25 Champs Double Tap in 6 games. The roster seems finalized now and holds a lot of promise with the likes of Turtle being the more well known, but do not let that take away from Air, Jayyyrah and Matt all players that hold the same skill. This team can be a huge threat and can have a good chance of cracking the top 5 if they can keep up the consistency. I expect this team to catch many eyes of the Rocket League Community. -Ash

 

#9 Moon Men: Amoney / ENIGMA_PLEASE / Kerupt | Down 1

After flying so high weeks ago, the Moon Men squad haven’t had the best run lately. To be fair, they also haven’t had an opportunity to play too many of the teams currently ranked above them so that makes it very difficult to be ranked up. Most recently, they came just short of winning ESL #25 with a 1-3 loss to Turbulence, but they also notched wins against up-and-coming teams like Weebs on Wheels (with SteveGatesRL as a sub), Influenza, and Syntactics. I had a hard time ranking this squad this week due to the fact that they haven’t really lost to anyone ranked lower than them nor have any of the teams ranked below them turned in significantly more impressive performances than the Moon Men. This team certainly has the potential to crack top 6, but will have a tough road ahead without too many opportunities to play the top squads. They’ll need to ensure that they do everything they can to dominate all events they take part in so that they can ensure themselves a place among the Top 10 of NA Rocket League. -CloudFuel

 

#10 Weebs On Wheels: Conundrum Effect / Haku / Homebad | New

Last week, Weebs on Wheels (WoW) was on the wrong side of the bubble holding down the 11th spot. This week WoW makes the jump and snags the final place in the top 10. WoW secured a solid 4th place finish in this weeks ESL #25 with super-sub SteveGates, falling to Double Tap 1-3 in the semi-finals and 2-3 to Moon Men in the 3rd place match. Putting those losses aside, WoW scored an impressive 3-0 victory against Ascension and has avoided any bad losses for the past few weeks. With two back-to-back top 4 finishes in ESL, WoW continues their upward trajectory in the power rankings. -Jamesbot

 


 

Teams To Watch

  • Dirkened: Influenza
  • Gibbs: Syntactics
  • CloudFuel: Foremost
  • Ash: 2ARC
  • Shalthis: Failure To Qualify
  • Jamesbot: Double Tap
  • RoguishElf: Jetpack Flyers

 


 

On the Bubble Teams

  • 11 – Foremost
  • 11 – Double Tap
  • 13 – Avidity eSports
  • 14 – Ascension
  • 15 – 2ARC

 


 

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

 

TEAM DIRKENED\\ GIBBS\\ CLOUDFUEL\\ SHALTHIS\\ ASH\\ JAMESBOT\\ ROGUISHELF\\ AVERAGE
iBUYPOWER Cosmic 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.00
Kings of Urban 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2.00
NOT 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3.00
Orange Creamsicle 4 5 4 4 5 4 4 4.29
Nexus 5 4 5 5 4 5 5 4.71
Failure To Launch 6 6 9 6 6 7 8 6.86
SnK Apollo 7 7 8 7 8 6 6 7.00
Turbulence 8 8 6 8 7 8 7 7.43
Moon Men 9 9 7 9 9 9 9 8.71
Weebs on Wheels 11 10 11 12 10 11 10 10.71

 

 

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by Gibbs, on January 22, 2016

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!