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Lagoon is the current coach of the Oceanics. They became coach after poor performances by the Oceanics during Marble League 2019, the Marble League they hosted, under former coach Tide which saw Tide get fired. Despite only gaining 8 points in the final 3 events in Marble League 2019, the Oceanics turned it around and finished 10th in Marble League 2020 with 133 points, tying with the Marble League 2019 Champions, the Raspberry Racers. Lagoon would lead the team to their first trophy, winning the Marble League Winter Special.

History

2019

In Event 13 of Marble League 2019, the Elimination Race, the Oceanics were the first team to be eliminated in their heat, coming in 15th. After their elimination, the manager of the Oceanics, Reef, rolled over to Coach Tide with the mascot, Alvin, and some security marbles. Reef fired Tide on the spot, even though Tide still owned the team. Lagoon was brought in to coach the Oceanics for the remainder of Marble League 2019. Tide tried to fire Reef as manager, but was stopped when the Royal Family stepped in.

Unfortunately for the Oceanics, Lagoon couldn't turn their performance around and the team finished in last place with the worst points average of any team in Marble League history. After the final event, the Sand Rally, the Oceanics fans stormed into the stadium and surrounded the podium holding a banner saying "Noceanics". Manager Reef attributed this result to stress from hosting, coaching changes and loss of fan support. Sea claimed that the team's poor performance came about because their "mojo was thrown off" once Tide stopped playing for the team and started coaching. Tide didn't notice they were struggling, a sentiment echoed by Shore.

After the end of Marble League 2019, the Royal Family of Dunduei decided to acquire the rights to the Oceanics name, as well as all its associated personnel, including Reef and Lagoon, and the Seven Seas Stadium, from Tide, who was promptly dismissed once the deal was reached.[1] In addition, to make sure the team had nothing to do with Tide anymore, the Oceanics revealed their new team motto, "Ride the Wave".

The Oceanics were invited to take part in Marbula One Season 1, but rejected the invitation because they wanted to focus on training for the Marble League 2020 Qualifiers after their poor performance in Marble League 2019.[2] Some sources claim that Lagoon would not let them take part in any offseason event until they got over their fear of water. Likewise, Sea said that the team had hit rock bottom, but were determined to work hard, mentally, emotionally and physically, to qualify for Marble League 2020 and to prove their worth in the competition once more.[3]

2020

The Oceanics returned in the Marble League 2020 Qualifiers. At first, it seemed like their leadership paid off, as the Oceanics scored a 350 in Balancing, putting them in 7th position in the Qualifiers.

That good mojo trend continued in Event 2 Funnel Endurance race, Shore raced and made the Oceanics a 5th place finish in Heat 2, causing the Oceanics to move up to 4th. However, a mediocre 12th place finishes in Event 3, Block Pushing, pushed them back down into 6th Place. But the Oceanics refused to go out without a bang, and a push for a bronze finish in the final event, 5 Meter Dash, was enough to secure a Qualifying Spot in the Marble League 2020.

However, Marble League 2020 did not go as well as they hoped. They repeatedly finished in the bottom half of the events, as they stumbled to 15th by the 6th event. During the Triathlon, the Oceanics were placed against the Hazers, Midnight Wisps and Bumblebees. Shore managed to get a great lead while on the racing track, being on first. However when they started the underwater section, the Oceanics' notoriously bad swimming skills came back to haunt them, as the Hazers and the Midnight Wisps swam past Shore to knock the Oceanics out of the event, as they stumbled to a 9th place finish. But then, in the Sand Mogul Race, the Oceanics were placed against 3 of the toughest teams in Marble League 2020: the Minty Maniacs in 4th, the Raspberry Racers in 5th and the leaders, the O'rangers. Ocean shocked everyone by beating all 3 teams, advancing to the semifinals alongside the Minty Maniacs. In the semifinals, they were able to outclass all of their opponents, and reached the final alongside the Hazers, the Minty Maniacs and the Savage Speeders. In the end, Ocean, against all odds, beat all 3 teams, and clinched the Oceanics their first medal since their Curling gold in Marble League 2018, ending their 27-event long medal drought. The next event, they shocked everyone again by finishing 2nd in the 5 meter sprint, only losing gold by 0.002 seconds to the Minty Maniacs.

As Marble League 2020 enters the homestretch, the Oceanics managed to outclass both the Savage Speeders and the Crazy Cat's Eyes during the Relay Race, and broke the Marble League record, although it was broken by the O'rangers later on. In the end, the Oceanics managed to pocket a bronze medal, missing out on the silver medal by a tiny margin. The Oceanics are known to be notoriously bad at water events, but they shocked the Marble League when during the Team Aquathlon event, they beat the current leaders in the Marble League O'rangers, though they would lose in the Quarter Finals to the eventual winners Midnight Wisps. However, the 6th place finish in the event was the first top-half finish in a water-related event since their Quartet Diving silver in 2016. Two consecutive 7th place finishes cements 10th place for the Oceanics with 133 points, tying with 2019's winners the Raspberry Racers with the same amount of medals. This was considered a success for the Oceanics fans, who performed badly at the first-half of the 2020 season.

With their impressive second-half comeback in the Marble League, the Oceanics were invited to participate in the second season of Marbula One, which they accepted. Their roster was released on November 3rd, which is among the last ones to be released. The Oceanics ultimately sent out captain Ocean "Tide Turner" and Sea "Seasoned Sprinter" for the tournament. The teams started alright, as Sea finished 8th in the Minty Mania Grand Prix. But then, 2 consecutive scoreless performances, including an extremely appalling performance by Sea at Honeydome, sent the Oceanics down to 15th in the Championship table. On 14th November 2020, the Oceanics were announced to host the fourth race of the season at the Aquamaring. There were doubts about how well can they perform, as the Oceanics had hosted before, and it went horribly. However, Ocean proved all doubters wrong, as they snatched pole position at their home stadium, becoming the first marble to do so in Marbula One. The final two Grand Prix for the Oceanics were polarizing, as Sea finished dead last at the Tumult Turnpike, while Ocean got a 7th place finish in the Arctic Circuit. As a result, the Oceanics end the year 17th in the Marbula One Championship, behind the likes of the Limers and the Snowballs.

2021

The Oceanics were invited to participate the Marble League Winter Special, due to their 3rd place finish in the 2018 Winter Marble League. Many fans had high expectations for them, as they almost won the League in 2018, performing above their standards. However, in the Ice Dash event, Lagoon placed Shore over Sea, who won the event in 2018, which caused the Oceanics to finish 13th in the first event. But then, Aqua clinched their second individual medal in the Snowboard Cross, before Ocean helped the team to clinch a silver in the Speed Skating, only losing in the final heat to the Thunderbolts. This sent the Oceanics to first in the Marble League, the first time in their history since 2018. In the Bobsled Event, the Oceanics were the last to go, with the Thunderbolts and the Hazers, two of their title contenders, underperforming. The team stunned the world, with their bronze, losing to the Minty Maniacs by the milliseconds. With this win, the Oceanics sits at 63 points, 12 points clear of the Thunderbolts in 2nd.

In the final event, which is the Ice Hockey Event, the Oceanics will be placed against the Chocolatiers, whom sits bottom of the League table. The team knows what they needed to do: If they podium, they would be guaranteed to win the Winter League - their first ever trophy in history. There were extreme worries about the Oceanics blowing their title challenge when they were knocked out by the Chocolatiers. However, with the Thunderbolts going out in the first round as well, things were looking up. Then, the Raspberry Racers beat the O'rangers in the semi-finals, and which confirmed something that the Oceanics wouldn't have even thought off 18 months ago - They have won the Marble League Winter Special.

Coaching Statistics

Summary

Year Competition Events 1st 2nd 3rd Tot. Result Points
2019 ML19 3 0 0 0 0 16th 8
2020 ML20Q 4 0 0 1 1 3rd 54
ML20 16 1 1 1 3 10th 133
M1S2 6 0 0 1 1 17th 44
2021 6
MLWS 5 1 1 1 3 1st 69
ML21PR 1 0 0 0 0 10th -
ML21Q 4 0 0 0 0 12th 9
MLS21 8 0 0 2 2 11th 35
ESCAPE2021 1 0 0 1 1 3rd -
Total 9 54 2 2 7 11

Note: Medals aren't awarded for Qualifiers or Friendly Rounds

Marble League

Qualifiers/Friendlies

Year Events 1st 2nd 3rd Tot. Total
Teams
Result Points AP PD
2020Q 4 0 0 1 1 20 3rd 54 6.75 24
2021Q 0 0 0 0 12 12th 9 9.75 30
Total 8 0 0 1 1 63

Main Tournament

Year Events G S B Tot. Total
Teams
Result Points AP PD
2019 3 0 0 0 0 16 16th 8
(70)
13.33
(11.63)
-
(146)
2020 16 1 1 1 3 10th 133 8.81 69
2021 Did not qualify
Total 19 1 1 1 3 141

Marble League Showdown

Year Events G S B Tot. Total
Teams
Result Points AP PD
2021 8 0 0 2 2 12 11th 35 7.88 29
Total 8 0 0 2 2 35

Marbula One

Season Grands Prix G S B Tot. Total
Teams
Result Points AP PD
S2 12 0 0 1 1 20 17th 44 11.83 139
Total 20 0 0 1 1 44

Other Tournaments

Tournament Events G S B Tot. Total
Teams
Result Points AP PD
MLWS 5 1 1 1 3 16 1st 69 5.80 -
2021PR 1 0 0 0 0 28 10th N/A
ESCAPE2021 1 0 0 1 1 4 3rd N/A

Honors

References

  1. Stynth (25th June 2019). Tide Out: The Oceanics’ State of Affairs in the 2019 MarbleLympics. Marble Sports.
  2. GrandAdmiralMellacus (28th February 2020). How were Marbula One teams chosen?. Reddit. “Most teams happily accepted and loved the idea of an off-season challenge, but some also rejected their invitation because they wanted to focus on training for the ML20. One of those teams are the Oceanics, who had a lot of trouble after the last main season and need to get back on track before successfully competing again.”
  3. Stynth, NordiqueWhaler (5th October 2021). RetRollSpective – Oceanics. Project Marblearth.
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