To give you an idea of how everyone stacks up, here’s the latest edition of the GGRecon Power Rankings.

13:12, 08 Mar 2020

Four weeks into the European RLCS, the teams are starting to settle into what will ultimately be their final League Play positions. To give you an idea of how everyone stacks up, here’s the latest edition of the GGRecon Power Rankings.

The GGRecon Power Rankings Committee:

#10 - AS Monaco (-1) - Tigreee / EyeIgnite / Extra (0-5)

After their close defeat against mousesports in the first week of the season, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone predicting them to be 0-5 halfway through the season. Regardless, they’re here now and they’ve got a lot to do to escape the dreaded tenth-place finish. Their “easiest” series, against Singularity, could very well come too late as the French organisation have a tough next three matches and a defeat to Dignitas in the European Invitational certainly hasn’t helped.

#9 - TSM (+1) - remkoe / Metsanauris / Mognus (1-3)

Somehow coming away from their series against AS Monaco with a win, TSM have secured the first step towards RLCS survival as they look to rescue a dismal start to the season. No longer last placed in our rankings, they still have a way to go if they want to stay out of trouble come to the end of the season. A disappointing 3-0 loss against Notorious Legion in the European Invitational has been a huge blow to the ELEAGUE champions as any notions of a turn in form were quickly shattered. With a crucial series against Singularity kicking off their weekend, TSM will be desperate to continue their RLCS winning ways.

#8 - Team Singularity (-1) - Godsmilla / ThO. / noly (1-4)

Following their week two victory over Vitality, Singularity have begun their descent back down the Power Rankings after a disappointing showing against Veloce. Scoring just one goal throughout the entire series exposed many of the flaws that were pointed out in our very own analysis of their matchups prior to that series, with the Danish organisation now looking to recover from three straight defeats. With a crucial series against TSM coming up this weekend, this seems like the matchup that determines the rest of their season.

#7 - Endpoint (+0) - Virtuoso / RelatingWave / Nachitow (1-3)

Even though they suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Veloce last Sunday (and later on in the European Invitational), Endpoint gave a good enough account of themselves as they piled some significant pressure on a Veloce side who were fortunate to avoid a fifth game. The RLRS promotees will be looking to build off of a promising performance against Reciprocity and TSM in the coming weeks as they look to secure a spot in the playoffs by the end of the season.

#6 - mousesports (-2) - kuxir97 / Speed / Scrub Killa (2-2)

It’s finally happened. After four weeks of League Play, the top four teams in the Power Rankings have been shaken up. Another defeat at the hands of Dignitas has sent mousesports down to sixth place, with their sweep defeat at the hands of Triple Trouble in the European Invitational being the nail in the coffin for their top-four status. A win against TSM on Sunday is exactly what they need to get back on track, but they’ll need more than a win there to get their top-two hopes back on track.

#5 - Reciprocity (-3) - Ferra / Chaussette45 / fruity (2-2)

From number one to number five in just two weeks. It’s been a quick fall from grace for Reciprocity as they fell to both FC Barcelona and Veloce Esports in two disappointing showings for the DreamHack Valencia champions. With a loss to FC Barcelona, thanks to Deevo’s defensive masterclass, knocking them out of the league’s top four, they’re the second team to also fall from the top four of the Power Rankings.

#4 - Veloce Esports (+2) - FlamE / Freakii / Kassio (4-1)

They did it before, and they’ve done it again. Veloce Esports are building up some serious momentum just as they did last season, making all of us look quite daft in the process. With two wins over Endpoint and a European Invitational win against the team to hand them their of the season (FC Barcelona), Veloce have put themselves in a fantastic position to make a push for a return to the World Championship, should it actually happen at some point.

#3 - FC Barcelona (+2) - Deevo / Ronaky / Flakes (3-1)

FC Barcelona narrowly edge out Veloce after a four-game victory over Reciprocity. It was truly the story of Deevo as the veteran put on an incredible defensive display to frustrate and ultimately defeat a slumping Reciprocity side. FCB’s true test of greatness comes this weekend against Dignitas, where they’ll be looking to bounce back from the aforementioned European Invitational loss to Veloce. This could very well be the season where the Season 7 quarter-finalists return to the World Championship stage.

#2 - Renault Vitality (+1) - Fairy Peak / Kaydop / Alpha54 (4-1)

The final team to move up in the rankings, Vitality impressed with a strong 3-1 win over a dismal Monaco side who have it all to do. Alpha54 finally seems to have found his spot in the team (aside from the final game of their European Invitational, when internet issues forced him to be subbed out for Mout), as the French superteam look to go one better than their grand final appearance in Madrid.

#1 - Dignitas (+0) - ViolentPanda / Yukeo / AztraL (4-0)

Wooooow. Shocker, I know! Dignitas keep hold of their top spot after an incredible reverse sweep over mousesports. Despite the lengthy final-game overtime, ViolentPanda’s side were able to keep their cool as they finished off their opponents after almost five minutes of golden-goal play. With a key matchup against FCB this weekend, DIG will be looking to keep their perfect RLCS season going after a European Invitational defeat at the hands of Rival Series side Notorious Legion.

Here’s how the committee came to these rankings:

RLCS EU Rankings

Main image via ZeeboDesigns.

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