Rocket League NA Power Rankings 2/13/16

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Power Ranking Expansion

 

We are VERY excited to announce that after several weeks of trials, tests, and deliberation we will be adding the following members to the Power Rankings Committee:

 

  • SoftGoat
  • Billyscape
  • Lunation
  • MrLittleThor
  • DMRawlings

 

Starting next week the new committee structure will be as follows:

 

RELEASE DATE REGION MEMBER MEMBER MEMBER MEMBER MEMBER
Tuesdays EU DMRawlings Doomsee Lunation MrLittleThor Shalthis
Wednesdays NA Billyscape CloudFuel Dirk Gibbs SoftGoat

 

Thank you to everyone who took part in the trials and congratulations again to the newest members!

 


 

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 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 Committee

 

CloudFuel

 

Dirkened

  • Fan Ambassador (Psyonix) for the Rocket League community

 

Gibbs

 

Shalthis

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

 


 

WEEK IN REVIEW

 

LATEST ARTICLES / CONTENT

 

ESL CUP #28 Top 4 –

  • 1 – Failure To Launch
  • 2 – Double Tap
  • 3 – Mad Magic 3.0
  • 4 – Divine Entity

 

RLC Pro League | Standings –

  • 19-6 | Kings of Urban
  • 17-3 | iBUYPOWER Cosmic
  • 10-10 | Untethered
  • 8-12 | Apollo 11
  • 7-13 | Failure To Launch
  • 7-13 | Orange Creamsicle
  • 7-18 | Mock-It eSports

 

IRCL STANDINGS

 

Pulsar Premier League Standings

 


 

ROCKET LEAGUE ESPORTS NEWS / RUMORS

 

  • The Goomba Squad have re-emerged with a new roster featuring Frezno25, Waterbird, and FindableCarpet.
  • Above Factionhave entered the Rocket League eSports scene and picked up Iridium, Butters, & PreM.
  • Spectral Outlaws have changed their name to Back That Pass Up and added Kerupt to their roster.
  • 2ARC have picked up notable free agent SteveGatesRL.
  • Haku has left Weebs on Wheels

 


 

NOTABLE FREE AGENTS

 

  • Amoney_TV
  • Parkour Penguin
  • Haku
  • Caboose
  • Enigma_Please
  • Heroiikz
  • Timbathy
  • Chaupt72
  • Chad
  • Mightmagic
  • OverZero
  • ElmirFudd
  • Neqzo
  • Big Funny
  • Kri0s
  • Tits Tats N Kitty Kats
  • Jaydoe
  • TacticalDonut

 


 

UPSETS OF THE WEEK

 

  • IRCL – Double Tap (3) – Untethered (1)

 


 

POWER RANKINGS

 

#1 iBUYPOWER Cosmic: Kronovi / Sadjunior / Gibbs |

After a shockingly impressive victory with Amoney in place for Gibbs this past Sunday in the RLC Pro League, iBP Cosmic secures themselves the top spot in our Power Rankings. However, the threat of Kings of Urban is still very real and still can’t be taken lightly. For now, Cosmic can revel in the fact that even with a substitute on their team, they took KoU to the final game of their 5 game set and got the victory. While this may feel like an “undisputed” result for many, I’m still waiting for the day that the full-time iBP and KoU rosters meet, which means this top 2 rivalry will only continue on. -Shalthis

 

#2 Kings of Urban: Fireburner / Jacob / Moses | Down 1

Heading into week 5 of the RLC Pro League, all eyes were on the highly anticipated match-up between iBP Cosmic and the Kings of Urban. Though iBP were without Gibbs, the match itself end up coming down to the wire with several games being determined by a single goal. The overall goal count ended at 11 for KoU and 10 for iBP Cosmic, however, KoU found themselves on the losing end of this match-up. They also ended up on the wrong end of a shutout for the first time this season. Even still, this squad has shown that they are clearly capable of doing more than just beating the teams ranked below them. This match-up could very likely occur again in the Pro League playoffs and there’s no guarantee that iBP would win again. KoU’s roster features two of the most talented non-SARPBC veterans (Moses & Jacob) in addition to the long time vet FireBurner and they are certainly capable of winning a re-match to potentially de-throne iBP Cosmic and take sole possession of the #1 rank for the first time in Power Rankings history. -CloudFuel

 

#3 Untethered: Lachinio / Vafele / Pluto |

Untethered particpated in the Mock-It League tourney on Saturday and didn’t have the best showing coming in fourth with a BO3 loss to Mock-It and a BO1 loss to Kings. They did bounce back on sunday against Mock-It to beat them 4-1 in the Pro League. Untethered are looking pretty strong for a playoff berth in the Pro League and I expect them to continue their momentum. They seem to be the clear cut #3 team in NA with teams below them playing a bit more inconsistent right now. This weekend they have a huge matchup against Failure to Launch. If Untethered can win that matchup they will be looking at clinching a playoff berth this week. -Gibbs

 

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

With a bye week in the RLC Pro League, Failure to Launch took to the Sunday ESL tournament and proved once again why they’re one of the best teams in North America. They join Crown & Jewels on the European side as the two RPL teams on bye weeks who would go on to win their respective ESL events. The last few weeks have been very good to FTL, but their return to the RPL this week will put them to the test against #3 team Untethered. This late in the season, FTL needs all the wins they can get in order to finish in the top 4 and secure their spot in the playoffs. -Shalthis

 

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

Orange Creamsicle haven’t played as a full team much in the last few weeks, so it was certainly a pleasant surprise to see their full roster on display this past Sunday against Apollo 11 for their week 6 match in the RLC Pro League. The recently surging Apollo 11 managed to take 2 games from OC, but in the end the heavily-tilted % of shots taken by OC proved to be simply too much for the A11 squad. When Edwind, Gambit, and Quinn are on point they are without question one of the most potent rosters oozing with an incredible amount of talent, however, we don’t often get to see this pairing. This of course begs the question — what does the future have in store for this team? Are they a team built to make a run for the Pro League playoffs or are they likely to part ways and try to re-tool in the off-season? They are certainly not yet out of the race at this point with a 7-13 record, but they need to take as many games as they can over the next 2 weeks to help their case. Honestly, even that may not be enough should a team like Failure to Launch end with the same record (due to H2H tie-breaker). They’ll have their hands full this weekend with iBP Cosmic and we’ll likely have a much clearer picture of their playoff chances after that match. If they should manage to sneak into the playoffs, though, they could certainly be a dark horse for the title. -CloudFuel

 

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

The lovely shiny luster that Apollo 11 gave us back in their matches against Mock-it has seemingly rubbed off a bit as they haven’t had a similar commanding performance since. Now the 2-3 loss to OC wasn’t a bad thing per se since OCfinally had their full roster playing, but with them being in the Puslar Pro League, we’re seeing some weaknesses against lower ranked teams. So in the PPL Apo110 has a bit of a shocking 1-3 vs Avidity (side note: Why don’t they do this in ESL?) and a less shocking 1-3 vs Bootz N Catz. After their games in the Pro League I was really hoping that they would be on top of their game again, but maybe I spoke a bit too soon? All is not lost though, because A11 is still a bangin’ squad -Dirkened

 

#7 Turbulence: Turtle / Jayyyrah / Air | Up 1

The first team from NA to break through the RLC Pro League teams is here! Turbulence has been on the rise for quite a while, and with their recent dominating performances, as well as consistency for the past couple of months, Turbulence is finally in a very strong position. I can confidently say that they would be able to win series and secure multiple wins against any team in the NA Pro League, and as a rising team that is getting into as many tournaments that they can, I won’t be surprised if they throw around a few upsets against unsuspecting higher ranked teams. Watch out for these boys as they are more than likely to turn some heads -Dirkened

 

#8 Mock-It eSports: Klassux / Low5ive / KyleMasc | Down 1

The days aren’t getting any easier for Mock-It eSports who enter Week 6 of the RLC Pro League in an unexpected position where they may not be able to qualify for the playoffs. After this week’s 1-4 thrashing by Untethered, I can say that Mock-It has started to show some signs of life, as late in the series they edged out a win and began to demonstrate the teamwork and playmaking ability that made them a former #1 team in NA. While it may be too little, too late for the RLC Pro League, I’m eager to see what the future holds for the former NOT boys as they work to regain some of the spots they’ve lost in the last several weeks. -Shalthis

 

#9 Double Tap: Digital / Espeon / Dooble / Jamesbot | Up 1

Double Tap have quietly put together a very solid run the past few weeks with one of their most recent and most impressive wins coming from IRCL over #3 Untethered. They’ve also netted wins against Foremost, Apollo 11, Weebs on Wheels, Turbulence and even came within striking distance of beating Kings of Urban (losing 2-3 in IRCL). With a roster comprised of 4 vastly talented non-SARPBC veterans, they are definitely making a name for themselves and doing justice to the somewhat historical name of Double Tap (see the Power Rankings of late 2015). Though they don’t have a chance to make it into the current season of the RLC Pro League, they are certainly contenders in ESL, IRCL, and the Pulsar Premier League and are likely to continue trending quickly upwards if they keep providing wins of this caliber. -CloudFuel

 

#10 Foremost: Wildeeman / Knuggs / GarrettG | Down 1

Foremost is one of those teams I loved when they were “Unknown”. I’m really excited that they are staying in the top 10 consistently now. Foremost didn’t get to show much this week in ESL since they played Failure to Launch in the RO16 due to unlucky seeding. They did start their Pulsar League strong though with a 3-0 over Ascenion and a close loss against Double Tap 2-3. I look forward to longer runs in ESL once the seeding works itself out. These guys are a solid team and I see them only going up from here. -Gibbs

 


 

Teams To Watch

  • CloudFuel: Goomba Squad
  • Dirkened: Influenza
  • Gibbs: Mad Magic 3.0
  • Shalthis: Back That Pass Up

 


 

On the Bubble Teams

  • 11 – Ascension
  • 12 – Mad Magic 3.0
  • 13 – Weebs on Wheels
  • 14 – Back That Pass Up
  • 15 – Avidity eSports

 


 

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

 

TEAM DIRKENED GIBBS CLOUDFUEL SHALTHIS AVERAGE
iBUYPOWER Cosmic 1 1 1 1 1.00
Kings of Urban 2 2 2 2 2.00
Untethered 3 3 3 3 3.00
Failure To Launch 5 4 5 4 4.50
Orange Creamsicle 4 5 4 5 4.50
Apollo 11 7 6 8 6 6.75
Turbulence 6 8 6 8 7.00
Mock-It eSports 8 7 9 7 7.75
Double Tap 9 9 7 9 8.50
Foremost 10 10 10 10 10.00

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by Gibbs, on February 13, 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!