Howdy all, and welcome to Snowball Esports’ weekly OPL Power Rankings. These will be hot off the press each Monday morning, serving only the hottest takes fresh out of the oven that was the last week’s games. Our panel includes our three writers: Reece, Andrew and Callum – and our esteemed and brilliant designer Swifty, who in addition to being an absolute whiz with code and web work, also is no stranger to an opinion on the Oceanic Pro League. Also keep an eye out on this page during the week as we may or may not be adding a cheeky panellist or two as the week progresses!
Without further adieu, check out how our panel of experts see the teams shaping up heading into Week 1!*
(* Bencel’s rankings are based on tiers rather than a strict 1-8. As such, his 4-team Tier 4 has been listed alphabetically. Avant/Bombers/Legacy/Sin)
A quick note on power rankings: Power Rankings are different to how one would traditionally rank teams. Normal rankings are a bit more based on ability than results. In a traditional ranking if one team beat another you could still rank them lower if you thought they were still worse than the team they beat. Power Rankings are by definition recency-biased and results-focused and are more of a snapshot of how a team looks right now than how they have looked throughout the year or how they project overall. A bad loss may see a team drop below a team most would see them as being better than. A string of losses can see a team tumble down the rankings. For Pre-Week 1 they are reflective of how we each view the teams as they stand right now.
|Andrew Wray||Reece Perry||Callum|