Rocket League NA Power Rankings 1/29/16

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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 people (+ 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

CloudFuel

Dirkened

  • Fan Ambassador (Psyonix) for the Rocket League community

Gibbs

Shalthis

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

 


 

Power Ranking Committee Trial Members

Dex

  • Power Ranking Committee Trial Member

Frostbite

  • Power Ranking Committee Trial Member

Sub’n

  • Power Ranking Committee Trial Member

 


 

WEEK IN REVIEW

LATEST ARTICLES / CONTENT

ESL CUP #26 Top 4 –

  • 1 – Jorizzos Goodies
  • 2 – Foremost
  • 3 – Spectacular Outlaws
  • 4 – Moon Men

RLC Pro League | Standings –

  • 14-1 | iBUYPOWER Cosmic
  • 13-2 | Kings of Urban
  • 5-5 | Untethered
  • 5-10 | Never On Target
  • 3-7 | Orange Creamsicle
  • 3-12 | Failure To Launch
  • 2-8 | Apollo 11

IRCL STANDINGS

  • 8-0-0 | Kings of Urban
  • 7-0-1 | iBUYPOWER Cosmic
  • 5-1-1 | Double Tap
  • 5-0-3 | Untethered
  • 5-0-2 | Avidity
  • 4-2-2 | Moon Men
  • 4-0-4 | Apollo 11
  • 3-3-2 | Orange Creamsicle

 


 

ROCKET LEAGUE ESPORTS NEWS / RUMORS

  • Nexus eSports has reverted back to their previous name of Untethered.
  • SnK eSports has reverted back to their previous name of Apollo 11.
  • Redline: Awakening has been disbanded.
  • Ignition Gaming are currently looking for a 3rd member.

 


 

NOTABLE FREE AGENTS

  • Parkour Penguin
  • Waterbird
  • Funnnyguy
  • Mightmagic
  • OverZero
  • ElmirFudd
  • Neqzo
  • Big Funny
  • Kri0s
  • Science Museum
  • Tits Tats N Kitty Kats
  • Jaydoe

 


 

UPSETS OF THE WEEK

  • RLC Pro League | Week 3 – Failure To Launch (3) – NoT (2)

 


 

POWER RANKINGS

#1 iBUYPOWER Cosmic: Kronovi / Sadjunior / Gibbs |

iBuyPower remain on top of the Power Rankings for another week. This was not the easiest decision to make as they by no means played perfectly in their 5-0 sweep of Apollo 11, and it could be argued that they showed their ability to capitalize on others mistakes more than their ability to force those mistakes. With that being said the form iBP finds themselves in currently lead us to expect nothing less than the 5-0 they delivered, whatever the fashion of it. With their next showing in the RLC Pro League being a Week 5 clash with current Heirs-To-The-Throne Kings of Urban It is safe to say that iBP will need to show up to hold onto this lofty spot atop North American Rocket League. -Frostbite

 

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

Number two this week is still Kings of Urban but, will that change in the upcoming weeks? Kings of Urban took us by surprise when took every game from OC. We were expecting them to win but, to sweep them is another story. Averaging four goals per a game, they hammered down on OC. Not only showing that they are a superior team but, that they will keep going at any team until they win. Kings of Urban is now on iBP Cosmic’s tail with being one win behind them. Kings of Urban is keeping it close to iBP Cosmic, and depending on the upcoming weeks could definitely take that number one spot from iBP. -Dex

 

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

OOOOF! That was rough for Orange Creamsicle this week. Edwind came back this week but it did not help, at all, with OC getting swept by Kings of Urban. OC looked very unorganized; players kept being in the same spots and rotations were really off. With both OC and NOT having rough weeks and Nexus not playing, it was hard to put anyone as the #3 team in NA this week. But someone has to be #3 so OC congrats? Hopefully they can bounce back after getting more reps in with Edwind and they can make a strong case to make playoffs. -Gibbs

 

#4 NOT: Klassux / Low5ive / KyleMasc | Down 1

Coming into this past weekend’s RLC Pro League week 3 match-up against Failure to Launch, Never on Target looked like the stronger team statistically speaking. 4 games into the match, however, it became apparent that this was going to be a bit of a knock-down / drag-out style brawl. Both of these teams were hungry for wins after facing the current contenders for the NA regular season crown (iBP Cosmic and KoU), but ultimately only one could walk away victorious. In the deciding game 5, NoT found themselves on the wrong side of a 1 point differential loss. Though NoT recorded 8 shots in that game (1 more than FtL’s 7 shots) and saved the same number of goals as FtL did, they were unable to pull out the win. When looking at the match overall, though the majority of games were fairly close, NoT was nearly outshot 2:1 by FtL. Considering there isn’t much else to go off of this week nor last week, it’s hard to tell where each of these teams belong and it essentially comes down picking the smallest of details and stats to separate each team. NoT certainly has the potential to knock off the best teams (as they’ve shown in recent past), but they are also susceptible to losing to teams ranked well below them (as they’ve also shown in the past). These inconsistencies make it very difficult to find the right spot to place the NoT squad, so for this week they’ll move down slightly and have to settle for being tied with Untethered. -CloudFuel

 

#4 Untethered: Lachinio / Vafele / Pluto | Up 1

Untethered didn’t play this week. The End. Jokes aside, just as Gibbs mentioned, it’s like no one wants to be the #3 team for whatever reason. Had Untethered gotten some playtime in then we’d get at least a little more to think about, but I digress. Looking back at the previous week, Untethered lost 2-3 to OC (OC had a sub playing for edwind) and that was it, so surely these guys aren’t making and traction if they want to be ranked higher. Taking a peak at Untethered’s situation, they’re 5-5 and currently 3rd in the RLC Pro League, so with this Sunday’s match being against KoU, if they can come away with at lest 2 wins, they are looking really good. -Därkened

 

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

Oh man, one of the bigger upsets this week belongs to the underdogs of the RLC Pro League – Failure to Launch. Their match this week was vs NOT, the previous week’s number 3 team. Despite FtL having a shaky start the first two games, they really came into their own on game 3, putting 4 goals on the board without getting scored on themselves. This game was crucial in shifting the confidence and momentum in their favor. Had this been a closer victory then maybe NOT could have taken one more game considering games 4 and 5 were much closer. A 3-2 vs a top 5 team definitely helps prove that Failure to Launch isn’t in the pro league by chance. With some of the best teams in the league out of the way, lets see just what Geno, Zane, and Sid can do. -Sub’n

 

#7 Apollo 11: Huskih / fl0w / Azi / PrimeThunder / Lars |

Apollo 11 did not have a fun week, not many do when they have to play iBP in Pro League and seemingly refuse to play in other tournaments. They may feel like they should have taken at least one game off of the top dogs iBP but the mistakes piled up throughout the series and despite the close game Five they did not manage to pull one out. Having separated from their org SnK it must be asked if that will affect their upcoming matches both in Pro League and any other tournaments they decide to enter. Next week is a solid chance for an upset from the Apollo boys as they face off against a slumping NoT, a win there could be the start of a return to top class. -Frostbite

 

#8 Turbulence: Turtle / Jayyyrah |

Turbulence, unlike their name have not moved anywhere in the power rankings this week. Playing with two subs in ESL #26 they lost to Jorizzo’s Goodies however, they did take Jorizzo’s Goodies into round five. They have definitely shown themselves in the last few ESL tournaments as a better team. Now the team just needs to get down a solid lineup. I can see this team going very far once their line up is down. Definitely add this team to your watch list. -Dex

 

#9 Foremost: Wildeeman / Knuggs / GarrettG | New

A relatively unknown team, Foremost has proven they are a group of top players. With past experience in winning ESL 22, they’ve come back this week taking apart teams like Ascension (3-1), Avidity (3-1), and Moon Men (3-1) until finally falling in the finals to the pug team Jorizzo’s Goodies. Foremost seems to have the innate ability slip the ball out of the other team’s grips with solid defence and play that adapts from team to team. We know that they can take out power ranking teams (Avidity, Moon Men, Failure to Launch), but it’s a shame they don’t get many chances to face top 5 teams outside of last month’s esl monthly final vs Untethered. Maybe after the pro league we’ll see the top 7 and sub-7 teams face off more often. As of right now there is a little stratification going on. -Sub’n

 

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

Moon Men fall one spot this week on the heels of a repeat ‘almost had it’ in ESL, falling in the semi-finals for a second week in a row. Unfortunately, Moon Men couldn’t completely get it together to capture 3rd place and they would fall to Spectacular Outlaws. It seems that Moon Men is a solid team that dangles on the precipise of a major success in ESL and therefore a big future ahead of them, but only time will tell if they can take that next big step and remain in the top 10. -Shalthis

 


 

Teams To Watch

  • CloudFuel: Spectacular Outlaws
  • Dirkened: Avidity eSports
  • Gibbs: Mad Magic 3.0
  • Shalthis: Redline: Awakening
  • Dex: Weebs on Wheels
  • Frostbite: Electric Zero
  • Sub’n: Heroes of Tomorrow

 


 

On the Bubble Teams

  • 11 – Weebs on Wheels
  • 12 – Spectacular Outlaws
  • 13 – Avidity eSports
  • 14 – Ascension
  • 15 – Double Tap

 


 

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

 

TEAM DIRKENED GIBBS CLOUDFUEL SHALTHIS SUB’N FROSTBITE DEX AVERAGE
iBUYPOWER Cosmic 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1.29
Kings of Urban 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 1.71
Orange Creamsicle 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3.14
NOT 5 5 5 3 5 5 4 4.57
Untethered 4 4 4 5 6 4 5 4.57
Failure To Launch 6 6 6 6 4 6 6 5.71
Apollo 11 7 7 8 7 7 7 7 7.14
Turbulence 8 10 7 8 8 8 8 8.14
Foremost 9 8 9 9 9 9 9 8.86
Moon Men 10 9 10 11 10 11 10 10.14

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by Gibbs, on January 29, 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!