First stage of the Chase Finals completed with Erase, Legacy, Abyss, Corvidae and Gameroos all with a chance of taking the $1,500.
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1 - Abyss eSports Club
Express, Addzey, Cyrix, Debat | + 1
With an altogether upbeat week, Abyss find themselves back on top of the Power Rankings yet again. Having kept a strong core together throughout the week and not dropping a set to any team they played, Abyss have come out showing why they deserve to be on top. With multiple convincing wins over Alpha Sydney, and a good win over Athletico in the ESL cup, it seemed as though Corvidae would prove to be more of a thorn in the side, but Abyss' strong will kept them afloat and atop the power rankings. Athletico will need an extremely strong performance this week to knock Abyss down. - Nutterres
2 - Athletico
Bango, SnarfSnarf, Montyconnor, Jcooke | - 1
Athletico have had a couple of tough weeks in competition now. Running with their substitute, Jcooke, they have not performed at the same level we normally expect from them, lacking a level of synergy and tactical play we come to expect. That being said, they still posted relatively impressive results, coming 3rd/4th in ESL, 4th in HYPE, and stumbling to 5th in rOCEt. Despite not performing so highly, they keep 2nd, as this is the first time since they formed that they've had to run a substitute for competition. Assuming Athletico are able to play with their core and get good results, they should be able to quickly rise back to #1 next week. - yumi_cheeseman
3 - Legacy eSports
Soma, Eren, Penor | Nil movement
Shaken but not stirred from their winning ways; Legacy coming through to take out ROCET on Sunday after some rough results mid week. It seems as if Corvidae are their kryptonite at the moment, falling to them twice this week, however they were their only losses. With Orion gone it's been up to Drippay to hold the door as the recent fill in has been putting in work for Legacy and could potentially find himself with a permanent fixture based off his performances. If they continue on this path they could potentially overtake second spot as Athletico continue to struggle fielding their core roster. - n0lsk1
4 - Corvidae
Daisu, Siki, Daze | Nil movement
Corvidae are on a climb, they are strong and show no signs of letting up. They lost 2 finals to Abyss, this week and 3rd in rOCEt. Corvidea were stuck in 5th spot for a while on the rankings but are now showing they are capable of contesting with the top 4 on a regular basis.
5 - Alpha Sydney
Dumbo, Stoney, Dicky, Shawthing | Nil movement
Since GroovyGrape departed from the side Alpha Sydney have been looking a little shaky. Knocked out of the Chase by Abyss sweep and then Team Erase playing out of their minds. They managed a 2nd place in rOCEt with Cyrix subbing in. This is a team of great players, they will need to get their teamwork down pat though though. I have confidence though it won't take long for this solid core that has been together for so long to work through any issues.
6 - Gameroos
aoe_emp, Julz, Plitzinator, DaBeastXD, yumi_cheeseman | Nil movement
Gameroos have had a largely average week, picking up the expected wins, whilst still losing to the usual suspects. With a good performance in the HYPE tournament, knocking over both Corvidae and Athletico (with Soma) and losing to Alpha Sydney, Gameroos solidified their place as the 6th place team. With good wins over Phoenix Gaming in The Chase finals, but a lacklustre performance against Legacy, I'm hoping to see more from Gameroos over the coming weeks. I'm sure the Gameroos core is aiming high, and with a bit more time together, should prove a tough team to beat when they're on top of their game. - Nutterres
7 - Team Erase
Fachy, Greeny, Lukorice | + 1
Erase have been incredibly quiet this week. However, when they did show up for the Chase, they showed up well, taking down Alpha Sydney 4 - 1. This is the biggest result Erase have had since forming their new roster, and is a sign of good things to come. Of course, they missed the other tournaments during this week because of a lack of availability and the loss of their sub and only managed to climb in the rankings due to some underwhelming performances by the teams nearby in the rankings. If they want to be able to climb into that top 6, they will need to find a sub, consistently show up to tournaments and keep posting solid results. - yumi_cheeseman
8 - Blitzkrieg
Jake The Tyrant, Torsos, Triggsy, Waterblitz, WhiteWolf | - 1
Blitzkrieg lose a spot to Team Erase this week due to Erase going big. This week Blitzkrieg didn't have have best week, having to pull out of the Chase Finals due to unavailabilities. Unable to pick up any big tournament results this week means they will be looking to get themselves to the pointy end of some brackets.
9 - FuroX Omega
0verbluee, Dreameh, Hughsey, Smiths | Nil movement
FuroX Alpha have been knocked off the top 10 by their sister team!? Yes, you see it correctly. There has been doubt amongst the panel recently of FuroX Alpha, but minimal doubt about Omega's recent rise to form. One of the youngest collectives in the scene with a lot of potential, together they will have to balance raw talent with their inexperience and inconsistency; not just to maintain their position in the rankings but to hold on the bragging rights as well. - n0lsk1
10 - Team Prodigy
Beatnik, Kia, Deselution, Sid | + 1 New
Slowly climbing the ranks have been Team Prodigy. They have been producing increasingly impressive results over the weeks and are showing no sign of stopping. A solid unit of team players that work well together and focus on exploding out of strong defensive line up. Beware of this crew because their consistent performances might make them easy to predict but hard to defeat. If they keep building on their confidence they'll keep building on their success and they'll continue to climb. - n0lsk1
Teams to watch
Nutterres: Team Prodigy Tibore: Team Erase yumi_cheeseman: Altitude n0lsk1: Team Prodigy
Here's how the committee ranked the top 10:
Posted 4:36pm Oct 5th 16 and edited 6:10pm Oct 5th 16