The Snowball Esports MVP Award is back for Oceanic Nationals Stage 1 2021, and two teams dominated the votes: Chiefs and Roflcopter.
Rainbow Six is a team game at heart, but stand out individual performances deserve to be highlighted. That’s the core essence of the Snowball Esports MVP for OCN.
The award is handed to players who go above and beyond for their team, and have the biggest impact on the game. A lot of the impact on Siege goes unseen. The support players behind the scenes who let the fraggers loose go unsung more often than not.
Without these MVP players, their squads will struggle to replicate the results they had in Stage 1. For teams like Roflcopter and Chiefs, that means missing out on a potential win or top three finish. The two squads dominated the MVP vote by our expert panel, sweeping the podium.
Our expert panel who voted on the MVP award can be found below:
- Brandon “Raven” Langiano: OCN & APAC South caster
- Michael “Guzz” Gurrie: OCN & APAC South caster
- Jake “Zenox” Brander: OCN & APAC South caster
- Rob “Manic” Munday: OCN & APAC South caster
- James “Devmarta” Stewart: OCN & APAC South caster
- Alex “Skye” McCallum: Caster and observer
- Andrew “Ducky” Amos: Snowball Esports journalist
Let’s get right into the nitty-gritty, and announce who are the worthy (spoiler alert) winners of the Snowball Esports MVP award for OCN Stage 1 2021.
3rd: Kelton “BouncinBallz” McLachlan (Roflcopter)
BouncinBallz slid in at number three on our MVP ahead of a number of candidates from Knights, Order, and Chiefs. The Roflcopter star fragger certainly proved his worth for the squad, especially on attack, where his Ash looked dominant.
His fragging prowess stood above the rest on an explosive Roflcopter roster where every player had the potential to pop off. Numerous clutch plays across the season ensured his squad made it to the top three of OCN, and he is most deserving of a nod.
2nd: Lachlan “Boydy” Boyd (Roflcopter)
What a debut it was for Roflcopter’s Boydy. In his first full OCN season, he made a great transition from a ranked star to a supportive role. Not only that, but he was supremely flexible — picking up everything from Wamai to Alibi on defense, while often being handed Buck on attack.
His electric entrance onto the scene was a sight to behold. Not to bring out the LFO fan in me, but there’s a distinct comparison between how Boydy made a splash in his first Pro League season and Arian “Mimz” Mimini. Let’s hope he can keep it going and push this exciting roster even further.
1st: Trent “Worthy” Rose (Chiefs)
There was one clear winner for this season’s MVP award. Worthy is the first player to win the Snowball Esports Oceanic National MVP earning 21 votes from the panel — the highest possible.
No matter whether the Chiefs were winning or losing, Worthy was playing at his consistent best. His fragging power, alongside Jake “GodLegion” Harris, made the duo the most lethal one-two punch in OCN Stage 1.
He had plenty of memorable performances — most recently gunning for Ethan “Ethan” Picard’s 23-kill OCN record with a blistering 22 kills against Roflcopter on Villa (in a map they lost still).
Teammate Raine “Dgtl” Wright summed it up perfectly though. “Worthy is nuts, he was going off this season. I actually think it’s a discredit to him when people say he’s had a good season, because he’s just a good player now.”
Without Worthy’s heroics, it’s likely the Chiefs wouldn’t have won OCN Stage 1. Period. That alone is deserving of the MVP award, but the devastating fashion he did it in is pushing Worthy to Legend status within Oceanic Siege.
Want to hear from the OCN MVP himself? We did a video interview with him to celebrate the achievement, which you can watch below.
Oceanic Nationals will return in June for Stage 2. For now, you can catch ANZ teams Chiefs and Knights in the APAC Playoffs, which kick off today, April 23.