Rocket League NA Power Rankings 3/5/16

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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. We use a system similar to the Associated Press power rankings for College Football or Basketball – a panel of writers vote on who they think should be listed and an average is produced from these rankings. The members of this committee consider several factors when determining their rankings and the competitive results data that is referenced comes from the past few weeks. Each member of the committee has their own method for how they rank the teams, though they are consistent and similar.

 

 


 

 

Power Ranking Committee

 

CloudFuel– Owner of Rocket League Central, ESL NA Community Liaison, and general help for the community

 

Dirkened– Fan Ambassador (Psyonix) for the Rocket League community

 

Gibbs– Pro player for iBUYPOWER Cosmic

 

SoftGoat– Long-time competitive player, notable free agent and avid supporter of the scene.

 

dpants– Power Ranking trial member

 

 


 

 

LATEST ARTICLES / CONTENT

 

 

 


 

 

WEEK IN REVIEW

 

ESL CUP #31 Top 4 –

  • 1 – VexX Gaming
  • 2 – Double Tap
  • 3 – 2ARC
  • 4 – Back That Pass Up

 

RLC Pro League | Playoffs

 

IRCL Playoffs

 

Pulsar Premier League Standings

 

Mockit

  • 1 – Crown & Jewels
  • 2 – we dem girlz
  • 3 – Double Tap

 


 

 

ROCKET LEAGUE ESPORTS NEWS / RUMORS

 

 


 

 

POWER RANKINGS

 

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

Kings of Urban are looking to put last week behind them as they get ready for the RLC Playoffs. With 3 key losses to Europe teams this week, NA’s biggest hope for success in the RLC Playoffs looks worse than before. KOU lost to a variation of Supersonic Avengers (0-2) and Crown & Jewels (0-1) in the Mock-IT League tournament. They also lost to Noble (1-3) in the IRCL playoffs. They did find success against Failure to Launch (1-0) in Mock-IT though which puts them strongly at #1 in NA. They also did beat a variation of Flipsid3 Tactics (2-1) which is always a big feat. Kings of Urban as well as the whole NA scene need to put some work in to challenge the very competitive EU scene at the moment. A weekend like this might be just what the doctor ordered for KOU. No more celebrating about being #1 in NA, now it’s time to prove that NA is very competitive against EU. -Gibbs

 

#2 Untethered: Lachinio / Vafele / Pluto |

If there’s one word I would associate with Untethered lately it’s momentum and with it they’ve earned themselves the #2 spot once again, only this time they share the distinction with no one. Untethered took the momentum from their 4-1 win against iBP Cosmic from Week 7 of RLC Pro League into Mock-It and faired well beating a modified myXMG (Turbopolsa and Sniperkid138 teamed up with Miztik–formerly of Spectral) (2-0) and Mock-It eSports (2-1) before falling to Crown & Jewels (1-2). In the Losers Bracket, Untethered dispatched Complain (1-0), but then lost to Failure to Launch (0-1). When the dust settled, they finished in an ambiguous tie for 7th with Mock-It (the team) in Mock-It (the tournament). Looming on an ever-approaching horizon for Untethered, however, is Round One of the RLC Pro League Playoffs where they will face the historically dream-destroying titans of FlipSid3 Tactics. They’re undoubtedly up for the challenge and I cannot wait to see them give their all against the best. -dpants

 

#3 iBUYPOWER Cosmic: Kronovi / Sadjunior / Gibbs | Down 1

iBP are the epitome of a love hate relationship right now. There’s no doubt that Cosmic is one of the definitive fan favorites, but there has been a very noticeable decline in their historic dominance. Now, we all witnessed the 1-4 loss to Untethered last week, and despite it being with the sub Amoney it was pretty clear that there was a missing spark between Kronovi and Sadjunior that we are so used to seeing. Coming up a week later, and they have not caught back up with success in their attempts at the MIL showdowns. Personally, I hardly hold any weight on a one and done because even F3 loses game 1 to unknown teams, but man is it disappointing to see them fall out after 4 matches. So while I hate to see Cosmic struggle for wins in tournaments, I love the thought of an explosive comeback in the playoffs this Sunday. -Dirkened

 

#4 Double Tap: Digital / Espeon / Jamesbot | Up 2

Double Tap came out swinging this weekend. They beat C&J 3-2 in games but tied in sets 1-1. Unfortunately for them the loss came in the loser’s bracket which gave them 3rd while C&J went on to win Mockit. On their way to C&J they also took out their neighbors in the rankings, Failure To Launch, in a close 2-1 set. Double Tap earned the spot ahead of FTL because of the amount of work they did this weekend. After Mockit they competed in ESL and lost to Turbulence’s (1-4) new roster in the finals. A third place in Mockit and a second place in ESL really show these guys are working hard trying to improve. I expect these guys to work hard for the RLCS slots that have just been announced! -Gibbs

 

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

Failure to Launch have quietly made a solid name for themselves over the past couple of months and even more so over the past few weeks. The 5-0 over Apollo 11 from 2 weeks ago is still holding as a very impressive showing, but they’ve also added some wins in the MIL tourney over this past week that are further helping their cause. Best of 1s are not something that I can give a lot of credence to, but they certainly don’t hurt a team’s standing. It will be very interesting to see how FtL’s high velocity / controlled defensive style matches up against Crown & Jewels in the RLC Pro League Playoffs this weekend. They may not be the odds on favorite to win, but I certainly think they are a dark horse and should not be overlooked. -CloudFuel

 

#6 VexX Gaming: Jayyyrah / Garrett / Turtle | New

Sporting a new lineup this week with Garrett joining from the recently-disbanded Foremost, Turbulence stabilized their poor form over the last couple weeks with an absolute tear through Sunday’s ESL. Losing only a total of two games, one each to 2ARC and Double Tap, this squad seems to have fixed their consistency issues. Garrett has provided a solid base and produced the spark to really capitalize on the offensive potential of Jayyyrah and Turtle, and the overall chemistry between these three was no match for their closely ranked opponents this week. While their run was an impressive turnaround from their recent lackluster results, the new lineup will need to show their consistency with another good result this weekend. We’ve seen Turbulence light up ESL before, but they can’t risk another early exit if they want to finally push past teams like Double Tap and Failure to Launch. This weekend should provide some solid match-ups to prove their worth, and if Turbulence continues to trounce the competition, they’ll find themselves flying smoothly on the top. -SoftGoat

 

#7 2ARC: Finesse Greg / Kazoo / SteveGates | Up 1

2ARC were unfortunately victims to the Turbulence steamroller last weekend, though they were one of only two teams to steal a win to prevent a nearly flawless run. An incredibly consistent squad over these past few weeks, they have unfortunately fallen to the ESL winner three times in a row. What they were able to accomplish this week however, was a triumphant 4-3 victory in their 3rd place rematch to last week’s champion, Back That Pass Up. As the gap appears to be widening between emerging top teams and those destined to be fringe fodder, 2ARC finds themselves in a comfortable position, though they unfortunately lack games against the teams just above them. With Turbulence nipping at the heels of Double Tap and Failure to Launch, 2ARC needs to show that they belong in that pack, lest they become another team to leap frog over. -SoftGoat

 

#8 Orange Creamsicle: Edwind / Quinn Lobdell / Gambit | Down 3

Orange Creamsicle didn’t play this week and they also lost a member of their team. That leaves them in a pretty tough spot considering how the teams around them have fared in that same time span. Personally, I had them at 6 this week because I felt that FtL / DT had a better 2 week resume than OC did, but I don’t want to drop OC unceremoniously for not playing in a week. Perhaps not ranking them at all this week would’ve been a better approach, but I’m not sure. They need to pick up a teammate and compete soon, though, or they won’t be able to rest on the 3-2 they had over MIL 2 weeks ago. -CloudFuel

 

#9 Back That Pass Up: Chrome / Ping Pong Pete / Sad Koala | Down 2

If you were worried that Back That Pass Up would waver in their consistency and fall out of the Top Ten, fret no more. For another week we get to continue discussing Rocket League’s best named team among the rest of the best in NA. After toppling 2ARC to take the title two tournaments ago, they finished 4th in ESL beating Hot Singles In Your Area (3-1), EthAerial Assassins (3-0), and Brace for Impact (3-0). They only lost to red-hot DoubleTap (1-3) and 2ARC only after taking them to a full seven game series for 3rd Place — ultimately falling 3-4. Their consistency did falter in Mock-It, though, falling early to EthAerial Assassins (1-2). They then went on a small tear in the (best of 1) Losers Bracket beating such teams as Paranomics and Kairos along the way until being eliminated by ManTK. With the announcement of the RLCS and the inevitable influx of competition, now is the time for Back That Pass Up to solidify themselves as a top ten team and I see no reason why they couldn’t do so. -dpants

 

#10 Kairos (Smelly Socks): Dooble / Kovanel / Torment | New

Kairos, otherwise known as Smelly Socks (can’t imagine why they ditched that name 😛 ) is plopping back down in the #10 position again, however, they really shouldn’t get too comfortable. Let’s just say that with the disbanding and rejoicing of a few teams, there are definitely some hot commodities ranked just below (above?) Kairos, so if they want to make it three weeks straight, they are really going to have to pull off some clutch wins against those ranked in the near vicinity. But let’s not get down on these guys, because it was only just moments ago that they were doing just that! -Dirkened

 

 


 

 

Teams To Watch

  • CloudFuel: Hot Singles In Your Area
  • Dirkened: Heroes of Tomorrow
  • Gibbs: EthAerial Assassins
  • SoftGoat: October Sky
  • dpants: Kindergarten

 

 


 

 

On the Bubble Teams

  • 11 – Weebs on Wheels
  • 12 – Never On Target
  • 13 – Mock-it eSports
  • 14 – Brace for Impact
  • 15 – Kindergarden
  • 16 – October Sky

 

 


 

 

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

 

TEAM CLOUDFUEL DIRKENED GIBBS SOFTGOAT DPANTS AVERAGE
Kings of Urban 1 1 1 1 1 1.00
Untethered 2 2 2 2 2 2.00
iBUYPOWER Cosmic 3 3 3 3 3 3.00
Double Tap 4 4 4 5 4 4.20
Failure To Launch 5 5 5 4 5 4.80
VexX Gaming 7 6 6 6 7 6.40
2ARC 8 7 7 7 8 7.40
Orange Creamsicle 6 9 11 9 6 8.20
Back That Pass Up 9 8 8 8 9 8.40
Kairos (Smelly Socks) 13 10 9 10 10 10.40

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by Gibbs, on March 5, 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!