MMGL R6 Power Rankings: Week 3

After week 3, things are looking very interesting. Some early favorites are in freefall, new teams are rising, and I am more and more starting to look like a clueless idiot. But very few people are complaining about my rankings (except for MMG Red, but whatever). Getting close to the halfway point, I can’t wait to see how things shape up!

Arctic Kingz has been rebranded as Mystic Mayhem. Slammed Esports and Third Eye Titans have disbanded.

The number in parentheses indicates how much they moved up or down since the last ranking.

 

#1 MMG Void

Record: 3-0

Previous (+0)

Though Void won by forfeit this week, they have passed every test thus far, and until they fail, no real reason to bump them down. Playing Element 111 will be a good measure of where they are at.

 

#2 Farside Gaming

Record: 3-0

Previous (+0)

With their victory (a decisive one at that) over Tidal Elysium, Farside have positioned themselves at the top of the division, and are in the driver’s seat the rest of the way. They haven’t shown any cracks thus far, and at the rate they are going, I wouldn’t be surprised if they ever do.

 

#3 Bearded Dragons

Record: 3-0

Previous (+0)

After a statement win over MMG Storm, and a victory over Nomad Gaming, beating MMG United, a solid team, in the fashion they did shows that they are here to stay. Recent addition Kana added an additional level to their roster, bringing yet another dominating fragging presence to complement Glitse, Flokkaa, and company. They are a team to be feared moving forward.

 

#4 Element 111

Record: 2-1

Previous (+3)

Element 111 has shaken their rocky start with the loss against Tier1 and followed it up with stellar victories over Toxic Esports and Oathsworn Gaming. They are stacking up some points, but with big games against MMG Void and Slinky on the horizon, they’re going to need some key wins to battle their way atop the division.

 

#5 MMG Storm

Record: 2-1

Previous (-1)

 MMG Storm got the win but it wasn’t pretty, needing 12 rounds to beat Nomad Gaming. There are a few variables to consider. One was that this lineup is still very new. It could also be the added pressure of being the returning champs. Oh yeah, and maybe it had something to do with playing Theme Park. Whatever the case may be, they still look good, but not invulnerable.

 

#6 Mystic Mayhem

Record: 3-0

Previous (+3)

 The former Arctic Kingz roster made good in their debut under  their new name with…well a forfeit win, but a win all the same. At 3-0 they sit atop the division, but have likely played the softer part of their schedule. Matches against Bearded Dragons and MMG Storm loom on the horizon and will be the ultimate test for this Mystic Mayhem franchise. 

 

#7 Tier1 Esports

Record: 2-1

Previous (+7)

 Skoobs and company may be the most polar team in this league. Week one they beat a strong Element 111 team 7-3. They then lost 7-0 to Slinky. Ouch. They bounced back, however, with a 17-layer sandwich and gulped it down in one bite in cartoon fashion, looking extraordinary in a 7-0 win over Toxic Esports. Time to start building a winning streak to climb up the standings even further. 

 

#8 MMG Red

Record: 3-0

Previous (+7)

 I came into this season curious to see how MMG Red would fare this season. And week after week they smack me with pleasant little surprises, this week to the tune of a win over Prometheus featuring a monster 20-kill game from Hustu. They now sit as one of the few undefeated teams left, and now get to play defense to try to hold this division lead for the rest of the season.

 

#9 Rampant Methods

Record: 2-1

Previous (+5)

Rampant Methods got off to a rocky start with a loss to Finalshot in week one, but have turned it around with solid games against Nameless and ZG Flare. They’ve won the games against the teams at the bottom of their division, and lost to one in the middle. Their two games against the top teams Farside and Tidal Elysium will be the key to seeing if Rampant Methods can make a playoff run, or if they’ll fizzle out in the middle of the pack.

 

#10 MMG United

Record: 1-2

Previous (+1)

A bright start to the season has since faded for MMG United. After their big win over the Demonic Templars, Mystic Mayhem and Bearded Dragons both took games from them. This is still a strong roster, that unfortunately finds itself in a loaded division (the Patrick division contains 4 teams in the top 10!!!) and United seems to be falling behind. The season is still young though, and nobody should be counted out.

 

#11 Outfits Esports

Record: 2-1

Previous (-5)

Trying to judge Outfits is tricky. They beat Prometheus 7-1 in week one. They followed it up by beating Slammed in a forfeit, but then in turn forfeited to ZeroGravity. Until we can get a grasp on just how good they are, this is where they stand. 

 

#12 Tidal Elysium

Record: 2-1

Previous (-2)

 The early winning run for Tidal Elysium came to an end against Farside this week, dropping them into a tie with Finalshot for second place. Conveniently enough, not only do they play Finalshot this week, but they also picked up a handful of their better players as well. 

 

#13 ZeroGravity

Record: 1-2

Previous (+3)

Though ZeroGravity would have preferred to have gotten their first win in a more glorious fashion, a win is a win, and they 

 

#14 Slinky Esports

Record: 1-2

Previous (-6)

 Slinky is likely one of the best teams in MMGL. They are also on pace to miss the playoffs after a pair of forfeit losses in 3 weeks. When they play they dominate. Unfortunate they don’t play anymore. 

 

#15 Prometheus

Record: 1-2

Previous (+5)

 Prometheus hasn’t gotten the results in game but they play with heart. They put up 4 rounds against MMG Red and have shown signs of having more to offer. Look for them to pile up another win or two in the coming weeks. 

 

#16 Finalshot

Record: 2-1

Previous (-11)

Finalshot has played well this season, but this precipitous drop is due to the mass-exodus of talent with the roster. They got the win without Remy and Kana, but without Penguin, Cristal, and Polo? Color me skeptical. If they come out this week against Tidal Elysium and show they still have it, they’re right back up. But until then, they’re taking a drop.

 

#17 ZeroGravity Flare

Record: 0-3

Previous (+2)

 For the third week in a row, the effort has been there, just not the result. They dropped their second consecutive game in overtime, kicking and screaming to the bitter end. Their next effort is against Nameless Esports where they will look to convert that effort into a win on the scoreboard. 

 

#18 Nomad Gaming

Record: 0-3

Previous (+5)

Nomad Gaming put up one of the best fights I’ve seen all season, driving an incredibly skilled MMG Storm team to the brink of overtime with a gutsy comeback attempt. Though it fell short in the end, and came on Theme Park, the ultimate wildcard, we saw some of the giant-killing attitude they displayed last season. Though they are yet to record a win, you can’t take this squad lightly or you will pay.

 

#19 Nameless

Record: 0-3

Previous (-1)

Nameless finds themselves in a similar situation to a handful of other teams on this list. They fight the good fight week after week, but in the end it just didn’t go their way. Their match this week against ZeroGravity Flare provides their best shot at a win for now, lets see if they take it. 

 

#20 Oathsworn Gaming

Record: 1-2

Previous (+2)

 Oathsworn gaming for the second consecutive week took a harsh loss against a good team, this time against Element 111. They won two rounds, something to hang their hat on, but in a tough division such as the Adams, the occasional forfeit win won’t be enough to make a charge.

 

#21 Toxic Gaming

Record: 0-3

Previous (+0)

 Toxic Esports came into MMGL under tough circumstances, and into an extremely tough situation, but are making the best of it. This showing against Tier1 wasn’t their finest, but it’s only one week. There are more to come, and better days ahead. 

 

#22 Demonic Templars

Record: 0-3

Previous (-5)

After a disappointing week one loss to MMG United, Demonic Templars are struggling to keep it all together. Roster changes and forfeits all over the place have brought us here. If they turn things around make some noise they can move on up in the rankings, but the division is looking awfully tough.

 

#23 Third Eye Titans

Record: 1-2

Previous (-11)

 The Titans have disbanded. Tough to be a good team if your roster consists of 0 total players. That’s just this writers take on this if you want to fight me on it feel free to do so.

 

#24 Slammed Esports

Record: 0-3

Previous (+0)

If I told you that 23 and 24 were the hardest spots to determine a few thoughts would cross your mind. Thought #1 would be why it mattered. It’s spot 23 and 24. I bet 80% of people don’t read this far. Especially not these teams. Since they aren’t playing in the league they sure as heckfire aren’t reading my articles. I assume at least. Thought #2 is about how I can even judge two teams that no longer exist. Well I did. So…there’s really no credit for what I just do. Am I weird? Yeah, I’m weird. If you actually make it this far and are still reading this blurb I wonder why. Either you are genuinely interested (i’m concerned for you), or you’re concerned for me (you should be to be honest). Well anyways, Titans got one more win than slammed did so I give them the slight edge here. In a battle between nobody and nobody, it would be awfully tight but nobody will take it by a hair. They won’t cover the spread though. Trust me I’m ok. Maybe. 

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