Another week of League Play has finished up, and — combined with some chocolate to feast on to celebrate Easter — we were served up some cracking matches! Here’s everything that went down.

Team Rosters

Chiefs ESC
Drippay
Jake
Torsos

Tainted Minds
CJCJ
Julz
Kamii

Dark Sided
Dumbo
Express
Shadey

Legacy Esports
Cyrix
Delusion
Siki

Love Decks
Addzey
Montyconnor
CJM

JAM Gaming
Bango
Decka
Walcott

Retirement Home
Daze
Ellusive
Kia

Legs are Silly
Plitz
Sammy
ZeN


Series 1: Love Decks def. JAM Gaming
Result: 3-1

Love Decks impressed in their sole outing this weekend, claiming a big 3-1 series win over JAM Gaming, who are struggling to find form. The first three games were tight and tense, only being decided by a single goal. After Love Decks took Games 1 and 2, a good reply from JAM put them back in with a hope of claiming the win, only to be trounced 4-0 in Game 4 — marking a fantastic win for Love Decks, and taking them up to fifth.

Results:
Game 1: 3-2 to Love Decks
Game 2: 2-1 to Love Decks
Game 3: 4-3 to JAM Gaming
Game 4: 4-0 to Love Decks

Series 2: Tainted Minds def. Legs Are Silly
Result: 3-1

A result most people expected, newcomers Legs Are Silly struggled to contain the pressure Tainted Minds applied on them and capitulated after a strong opening showing across the first two games. Though the team won the first game in a close contest, Tainted Minds managed to recoup themselves and win in convincing fashion in the final two matches after a solid 1-0 win in Game 2.

Results:
Game 1: 2-1 to Legs are Silly
Game 2: 1-0 to Tainted Minds
Game 3: 3-1 to Tainted Minds
Game 4: 7-2 to Tainted Minds

Series 3: Chiefs ESC def. Legacy Esports
Result: 3-1

In what was the game of the day, Chiefs were just too good for a very, very solid side in Legacy Esports. Games 1, 2, and 4 were decided by just a single goal — a good indicator of how well matched both of these sides are. Legacy will feel hard done by after losing out, though they put up more than an excellent showing against the region’s best Rocket League side. Chiefs were just too strong here!

Results:
Game 1: 4-3 to Chiefs ESC
Game 2: 4-2 to Chiefs ESC
Game 3: 4-3 to Legacy Esports
Game 4: 3-2 to Chiefs ESC

Series 4: Retirement Home def. Dark Sided
Result: 3-1

The biggest surprise of League Play this weekend, Retirement Home managed to oust Dark Sided in fairly convincing fashion in the final series of the day. The side, who’s performances of late haven’t been excellent by any means, looked in a different shape today, making better plays and scoring some fantastic goals to put Dark Sided to the sword. A 5-1 win to Dark Sided in Game 2 wasn’t enough to deter Retirement Home from taking a huge win off one of the competition favourites, and will do wonders for their confidence. Well played!

Results:
Game 1: 1-0 to Retirement Home
Game 2: 5-1 to Dark Sided
Game 3: 3-1 to Retirement Home
Game 4: 3-2 to Retirement Home


Current Standings

Standing

Team

Sets Played

Game Count

Set Count

1st

Chiefs ESC

4/7

12-3

4-0

2nd

Legacy Esports

4/7

10-5

3-1

3rd

Dark Sided

4/7

10-6

3-1

4th

Tainted Minds

4/7

6-7

2-2

5th

Love Decks

4/7

7-10

1-3

6th

Retirement Home

4/7

6-10

1-3

7th

JAM Gaming

4/7

5-9

1-3

8th

Legs Are Silly

4/7

5-11

1-3

Final Thoughts

3-1 series scorelines seemed to be the theme of this weekend’s shortened League Play in Throwdown’s OCE Championship. That said, we saw some fantastic Rocket League over the day and witnessed a fairly big upset in Retirement Home taking out Dark Sided. With Chiefs the only team now undefeated, it’ll be interesting to see how the other sides respond!

You can catch Throwdown Esports OCE Championship action every Sunday from 11am AEST via Throwdown’s Twitch channel.