Rocket League NA Power Rankings 2/26/16

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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 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

SoftGoat

  • Long-time competitive player and avid supporter of the scene #IDon’tUseTwitterSoDon’tNeedToLinkAnything

 

 


 

 

WEEK IN REVIEW

 

LATEST ARTICLES / CONTENT

 

ESL CUP #30 Top 4 –

  • 1 – Back That Pass Up
  • 2 – 2ARC
  • 3 – Smelly Socks
  • 4 – Neo

 

RLC Pro League | Standings –

  • 22-8 | Kings of Urban
  • 20-10 | iBUYPOWER Cosmic
  • 18-12 | Untethered
  • 13-17 | Failure To Launch
  • 13-17 | Orange Creamsicle
  • 10-20 | Apollo 11
  • 9-21 | Mock-It eSports

 

IRCL STANDINGS

 

Pulsar Premier League Standings

 

 


 

ROCKET LEAGUE ESPORTS NEWS / RUMORS

 

  • Apollo 11 has disbanded.
  • Mock-IT eSports has disbanded and regrouped as Low5ive, Rizzo, & Insolences
  • Mad Magic 3.0 has disbanded.
  • Stoney has joined Weebs on Wheels.

 

 


 

NOTABLE FREE AGENTS

 

PLAYER RECENT TEAM 1v1 RANK 3v3 SOLO RANK
Klassux Mock-IT Super Champion D3 Grand Champion D5
Huskih Apollo 11 Superstar D2 Grand Champion D5
PrimeThunder Apollo 11 Unranked Grand Champion D5
I aaM Groot Ubiquitas Unranked Grand Champion D5
Enigma_Please Moon Men Unranked Grand Champion D3
MightMagic Sustenance Unranked Grand Champion D3
KyleMasc Mock-IT Unranked Grand Champion D2
Flow Apollo 11 Super Champion D2 Grand Champion D1
Chaupt72 Electric Zero All-Star D3 Grand Champion D1
Parkour Penguin Propulsion Shooting Star D1 Super Champion D4
Tits Tats N Kitty Kats Sustenance Rising Star D4 Super Champion D4
Carjen Robben Ignition Gaming Unranked Super Champion D4
Azi Apollo 11 All-Star D4 Super Champion D3
Calamité Mad Magic 3.0 All-Star D2 Super Champion D3
Kuniv Electric Zero Unranked Super Champion D2
Funnyguy Redline: Shockwave Shooting Star D4 Super Champion D1
Amoney_tv Moon Men Super Champion D4 Champion D4
FamiliarLeaf Epitome Superstar D0 Champion D2
Chad Kronovi Sucks All-Star D3 Champion D2
Syn Hello? Unranked Champion D0
Haku Weebs on Wheels Grand Champion Superstar
Timbathy Lucky Bounce Unranked Superstar
TacticalDonut ? Challenger Elite Shooting Star
Cinema Divine Entity Super Champion Unranked
Matt Lucky Bounce Super Champion Unranked
ElmirFudd Perfect Storm Unranked Unranked

 

 


 

POWER RANKINGS

 

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

It’s a bit interesting when you get even more security in your position in NA when you didn’t play in any of the considered tournaments/leagues that week, however given the results of Cosmic vs Untethered, well KoU is looking pretty good right now. I was really hoping to see KoU play in ESL so that they could secure a spot in the Feb Monthly Finals, nevertheless there’s no denying that KoU have been a solid rock in NA which of course snagged them the #1 seed in NA for the Pro League. There’s obviously not a ton to say about them this week, but for the near future I’d say that they are NA’s best hope for upsets against EU in the RLC Playoffs! -Dirkened

 

#2 iBUYPOWER Cosmic: Kronovi / Sadjunior / Gibbs |

Though it might seem a bit controversial based on Sunday’s result, this week I take the side of Cosmic being just barely over Untethered. If this result had happened in any other week of the Pro League, I would have opposite views, but the situation of Gibbs’ return along with the secured playoff spot persuaded me otherwise. With every game barring Cosmic’s win being an incredibly close match, the 1-4 series loss to Untethered was closer than it initially seems. Untethered has a habit of winning most their games by two or fewer goals while Cosmic more characteristically takes the lead and piles on the punishment. Even though a game won by a single goal means just as much as a game won by ten for results, I stand by the consistency and ruthlessness of Cosmic to win when elimination is on the line. With not much at stake aside from a win securing their spot as #2 NA seed, the games against Untethered culminated in a more casual Game 5 to round out the series. Now that Gibbs is back home and Cosmic are more established, their grace period is over and they’ll need a seriously dominating result soon if Untethered keep up their impressive play of the past weeks. -SoftGoat

 

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

In the past 3 weeks, Untethered have quietly put on a tremendous run with big wins against Failure To Launch, iBUYPOWER Cosmic, Apollo 11, and MockIT eSports. Their losses to Kings of Urban and Double Tap certainly don’t help their case, but the closeness off the KoU loss cannot be overstated. That series was a heck of a lot closer than most anyone would’ve predicted and sure looks much closer on paper than the final result would lead us to believe. This was much like their big win against iBP Cosmic this past weekend in the final regular season match of the RLC Pro League with both teams scoring a total of 10 goals total. 6 of IBP Cosmic’s 10 came in the game 3 shellacking (6-1) against Untethered on Wasteland which is statistically iBP’s best map (they’re undefeated in the Pro League on it). The rest of the games were separated by no more than 2 goals with the final game resulting in a shut out (granted it was on Underpass), so we’re clearly splitting hairs at this point. At the end of the Pro League’s regular season, both iBP Cosmic and Untethered finished with very similar stats so it will certainly be interesting to see how they fare next Sunday (3/6) in the playoffs. For the time being, however, they’re fit to be tied. -CloudFuel

 

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

Orange Creamsicle had a disappointing week by missing the RLC Playoffs off a tiebreaker to FTL. They did get the 3-2 win over Mockit but needed a 4-1 to clinch after FTL 5-0’ed Apollo 11. The main reason they didn’t make playoffs is because they could not field a full roster each week. The week they played FTL they were without Gambit and fell to them 4-1. When these guys field their full roster they beat just about anyone (like Cosmic last week). OC now has a few weeks off, unless they play Mockit, to figure out their roster going forward. I would not be surprised if this is the last time we see these 3 together in a major competition. -Gibbs

 

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

The only team that qualified for the Pro League from the Open Qualifiers has done the impossible. After losing their first ten games in the league, they have ended their season on a respectable 13-7 run, culminating in a fantastic 5-0 series against other playoff hopefuls, the now-disbanded Apollo 11. With Failure to Launch rising to the occasion, and Mock-It delivering a triumphant swan song over the playoff expectant Orange Creamsicle, the Failure squad has proven they are the stronger team when the games come down to do or die. With an off-week in hand, I’d expect to see some strong results from this team in the weekly tournaments. The real excitement though will be the coming RLC playoff games, starting with the #1 EU seed, Crown & Jewels. Can the classic NA fundamental style beat the clinical EU defensive anomaly? Hopefully we can see some upsets and Failure to Launch continue their Cinderella story from the Open Qualifiers to RLC Pro League Champions. -SoftGoat

 

#6 Double Tap: Digital / Espeon / Jamesbot | Up 1

As the Pro League regular season is over, we see have seen the aftermath as a few teams have disbanded since then, and as a result teams like Double Tab are shifted up a few positions. Due to these new found spots in the rankings, it looks like there is going to be some heated competition in the 6-10 positions and really Double Tap has been leading by example as of late. Despite a few subs here and there, Double Tap has finished top 2 on three accounts in the past 5 weeks in ESL and besides ESL #29’s performance they’ve stayed very consistent. I’m really looking forward to their participation in upcoming tournaments to see how their fair against teams that have returned after the rostermania. -Dirkened

 

#7 Back That Pass Up: Chrome / Ping Pong Pete / Sad Koala | New

Back That Pass Up may be the greatest name in Rocket League history. Correction IT IS the greatest name in Rocket League history, well done boys. BTPU are newcomers to the top 10, not because of the disbands of others, but from their awesome performance this weekend. On the way to winning the ESL title they got their revenge on 2ARC from last week by 4-1’ing them in the finals. If Back That Pass Up play up to the caliber of their name they will be #1 next week. Seriously though, these guys look to be one of the better newcomers to the top 10 and I expect them to battle it out against some of the better teams soon. -Gibbs

 

#8 2ARC: Finesse Greg / Kazoo / SteveGates | New

2ARC finally break their way into the Power Rankings with a very impressive two straight appearances in the ESL Finals. With their recent acquisition of SteveGates, this squad has run through a slew of great teams in recent weeks, including Ascension, the now-disbanded Mad Magic 3.0, Back That Pass Up, Smelly Socks, and PuG team Lucky Bounce with Timbathy, Chaupt72, and Genocop. Unfortunately, despite their impressive results, they just fall behind Back That Pass Up this week from their 1-4 loss in the Finals. If this group can continue their deep ESL runs, and hopefully finally win one, their consistency should keep them pushing even further up the board. -SoftGoat

 

#9 Weebs On Wheels: Conundrum Effect / Homebad / Stoney | New

After a bit of a line-up change, Weebs on Wheels add the OCE phenom Stoney and catapult up the rankings to land in this week’s Top 10! To be fair, they’ve skirted the 11-16 range for awhile now but have recently put together a pair of solid wins in the Pulsar Premier League against Foremost and Ascension. Without many competitive results to go off of, those wins and a lack of big losses this week are enough to propel WoW upwards but their newfound ranking is in a bit of a tumultuous state unless they can continue to pile up enough wins and outplay their competition. -CloudFuel

 

#10 Smelly Socks: Dooble / Kovanel / Torment | New

3 weeks ago, Smelly Socks weren’t a team. This week, they’re in the Top 10. Granted, a few team disbands surely didn’t hurt their cause, but Smelly Socks have put together a collection of wins against some of the teams ranked below them (Brace For Impact, Astral Authority, Aporia & AboveFaction) and have only lost to 2ARC & Back That Pass Up in that time frame. The lack of losses to teams below them certainly helps their case and hopefully we’ll see over the coming weeks whether they’ll turn into the next ‘Failure To Launch’ or not. -CloudFuel

 

 


 

Teams To Watch

  • CloudFuel: Awaken
  • Dirkened: Thundercocks
  • Gibbs: Neo
  • SoftGoat: Brace for Impact

 


 

On the Bubble Teams

  • 11 – Ascension
  • 12 – Brace for Impact
  • 13 – Foremost
  • 14 – Neo
  • 15 – Turbulence

 


 

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

 

TEAM CLOUDFUEL DIRKENED GIBBS SOFTGOAT AVERAGE
Kings of Urban 1 1 1 1 1.00
iBUYPOWER Cosmic 3 3 2 2 2.50
Untethered 2 2 3 3 2.50
Orange Creamsicle 4 4 4 5 4.25
Failure To Launch 5 5 5 4 4.75
Double Tap 6 6 6 6 6.00
Back That Pass Up 7 7 7 7 7.00
2ARC 9 9 8 8 8.50
Weebs on Wheels 8 8 11 9 9.00
Smelly Socks 10 10 9 10 9.75

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by Gibbs, on February 26, 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!