RGL Season 2 Power Rankings (Main), 4 of 6
At this point, the top two teams have been clearly established. Aside from that though, it's all up in the air. Ten teams are in the playoff race right now, and everyone between #4 to #10 is razor close.
#1 Sword Art on9 Survivors (12-0, 34.59 pts.)
Scouts: Dnker, Lewd Rude & Nude
Soldiers: Coo Coo Cachoo/Sushi, Jayy
Demo: SIN K4RMA
Nothing much more to report here. Everything match wise has been smooth sailing for these guys since the last update. That said, their regular season isn't a 100% guaranteed 16-0 finish as they have to rematch the next closest contender, BEAST MODE, in their season finale.
#2 BEAST MODE (11-1, 30.1 pts.)
Scouts: Tosm, P4rsa
Soldiers: Market, Moist_Master
On the flipside, BEAST MODE has a chance to even the score and get some big momentum going into playoffs if they can steal back a win versus Sword Art on9 Survivors. For now, with their clean 5-0 Metalworks win over Sorrow's Soldier, they're the clear runner-up.
#3 Sorrow's Soldiers (9-3, 25.25 pts.)
Scouts: 24, DonDorito
Soldiers: Kami, Gritoma
Their loss to BEAST MODE was expected. However, getting swept was not, and furthermore, getting swept again by the Stangers on Clearcut was also a bit of a surprise. The latter isn't too much of a knock against them though as new maps, especially King of the Hill maps, have a tendency to shake things up.
#4 juggalos of cs:s (7-5, 20.08 pts.) [+2]
Scouts: Jt, Yam
Soldiers: Melon, Kuhnockers
Last week, I thought they had a lot of potential with their re-worked roster, and now they've reaped the reward by toppling The First Galactic Empire on Metalworks. Even against, BEAST MODE, they put up a respectable effort.
#5 The First Galactic Empire (8-3, 22.75 pts.) [-1]
Scouts: Reck, Ipaka
Soldiers: Bill, Joey
Medic: Tuba God
The Empire failed to overtake the first or second spot and got knocked down by the juggs, but they have one more shot at climbing up the ladder with a Granary matchup against Sorrow's Soldiers. While making a top 5 seed is almost a lock, the bigger picture here is that a win here would show they're really in the race to make finals and have learned from their previous loss.
#6 Whataburger Esports (6-6, 19.5 pts.) [+3]
Scouts: Avian, Pup
Soldiers: Wonder, Ult
At this point, their roster has been completely reformed from the start of the season with everyone from the first match either gone or class swapped. For the most part, it seems to be working out for them. Going into these final weeks, none of their matches are a sure thing either way. They could finish 6-10, 10-6, or anywhere in between.
#7 Rodney and the Stangers (7-5, 20.82 pts.) [+1]
Scouts: Taiga, Abstand
Soldiers: J0dd, Pongallow
After a brief hiatus, Taiga has returned to active duty with the Stangers. Probably a good development for the Stangers. That said, their match results these last couple of weeks have been all over the board. Metalworks Part 1 started well. Metalworks Part 2 turned in a bizarre backcap fiesta. Then on Clearcut week, they showed up with a huge upset over Sorrow's Soldiers before being upset themselves. In the end, it averages out alright and they're still in the race for the final lap.
#8 PLUMPWENCH (7-5. 20.51 pts.) [-1]
Scouts: Manacute, Kenai
Soldiers: Seek, Ydna
Everyone on this team is at serious risk of heart problems as they continue to cut it close nearly every match. They're now at 7 matches that have been decided by 1 round (3-4 in matches decided by one round). Honestly, it's easier to predict that it'll come down to 1 round than it is to predict if they'll win or not regardless of how good or bad their opponent is.
#9 just meatball (6-6, 19.58 pts.) [-4]
Scouts: GrapeJuiceIII, Scarfs
Soldiers: Meatball, Caboose? MikeMat? Messiah? BotBoy? Anyone?
Similar to Whataburger Esports, they could just as easily go 6-10 or 10-6 over the course of their last act. Speaking of which, they matchup with Whataburger Esports twice, and with both of those teams on the edge of the bubble right now, these games could be the deciding factor as to who's in and who's out.
#10 King Screw (3-9, 11.16 pts.)
Scouts: Tibby, Owen
Soldiers: Golden125, Vanxi
Barring some miracle or another ban purge, King Screw is no longer is playoff contention. Additionally, the long-tenured Fleskore has departed from their bench. On the brightside, they at least have a chance to go out on a high note as their final two matches on Granary are well in their favor.
Good luck to everyone on their last set of matches.
Next update: 3/2