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The Oceanics are a partially translucent blue team introduced in Marble League 2016 and have competed in every Marble League to date. They were represented by Aqua, Sea, Shore and Ocean. The team hosted Marble League 2019.

Despite their name, the Oceanics are infamous for their ironically poor performance in water-related events, which eventually made them come in last place with no medals in Marble League 2019, which they also hosted.

Team MembersEdit

Oceanics team

Aqua, Sea, Shore and Ocean were the original members of the Oceanics and are also the current members of the team. Bay was introduced to the team in 2019 as a reserve, replacing Tide, who after being the team's reserve member in 2018 became the team's coach. Ocean became team captain in 2019. Coach Tide was fired during Event 13 of Marble League 2019, the Elimination Race, and was replaced by Lagoon in Event 14, Surfing.

2016 Team 2017 Team 2018 Team 2019 Team 2020 Team
Aqua Aqua Aqua Aqua Aqua
Sea Sea Sea Sea Sea
Shore Shore Shore Shore Shore
Ocean Ocean Ocean Ocean Captain Ocean Captain
Bay Bay
Tide
Color Meaning
Team Member
Reserve Member
Injured

Members timelineEdit

CoachesEdit

Coach From To Events G S B Tot. Honors
Tide 15 March 2019[1] 1 June 2019 13 0 0 0 0
Lagoon 4 June 2019 present 3 0 0 0 0

Note: Events include any kind of events (friendly rounds, other tournaments, ...).

HistoryEdit

Ocean

The Oceanics in 2016

The Oceanics come from the city of Dunduei in Oceania. The four original members of the Oceanics, Aqua, Sea, Shore and Ocean grew up together as friends there. When they were teenagers they worked together at a surf shop in a nearby town even though none of them knew how to surf. They enjoyed spending time at the beach, but not in the ocean unless they were cooling down.

The friends discovered a passion for marble sports when one morning at dawn they were cleaning surfboards. Shore dragged a surfboard across the sand, making a long path. Ocean saw the path and decided to roll down it. She got Shore to have a go as well. Shore never revealed to the rest of the group how it was made. The friends were excited and closed the shop for the rest of the day to roll down the track. They extended the track and spent the next week rolling down it before deciding to sell the surf shop and start training.

For the next two years, the four competed with other teams from Oceania like the Turtle Sliders in the Seven Seas Circuit. When the Marble League was announced, they became determined to take part. During this time, they had been known as "Team Moana" (which means ocean in Maori), but fearing legal threats from the Nondescript Entertainment Company, as well as people likely having difficulty with such a name that comes from a different culture, they decided to change it. Sea was in charge of choosing a new name. He considered "Team Liquid", but eventually chose "Oceanics" as it was westernized enough for other marbles to recognize it and still reflected their background working with the ocean.

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The Oceanics in Dunduei

The Oceanics were eventually admitted to Marble League 2016 due to their success in the Seven Seas Circuit. Only when they were training for Marble League 2016 did any of the four learn to swim, which some have hypothesized is the reason for their poor performances in water. The team started off decently, earning one point in the first event, Balancing. They then did not gain any points in the next events. By the end of Event 6, Water Race, the team were in last place in the standings.

In fact, the Oceanics did not get into the top half until Event 9, Team Pursuit, where they won their first ever Marble League medal, a gold, by winning the final against the seemingly dominant Balls of Chaos. With boosted morale, the team went on to gain a silver medal in Event 11, Quartet Diving, and finished the season in 10th place, better than what they'd hoped for at the halfway point of the season.

The Oceanics went into an intense training program for the Marble League 2017 Qualifiers. Much to their surprise, the team did quite well there, coming 2nd in the second event, Sand Race, and coming 4th overall at the end. They couldn't have been happier at the time. Even with that qualification, the team kept training for the main tournament, hoping to improve from the previous season.

The Oceanics had a strong start to Marble League 2017, with Aqua earning a silver medal in the first event, Funnel Race. Sea also won a bronze medal in Event 4, 5-Meter Sprint. The team also managed to break a Marble League Record in the heats of Event 6, Relay Run, but this was overshadowed by Team Primary's disqualification in the race after Imar, a member of Team Primary, started his portion of the race early. The disqualification led to a brawl in the stands, which made many miss the record-breaking run.

Unfortunately, the Oceanics had a poor second half of the season as they strugged to finish consistently. Apart from a sixth place finish for Aqua in Event 8, High Jump, the team couldn't get any higher than 8th place in events. They even didn't earn any points in Event 10, Archery, coming last there. The team ended the season in a disappointing 11th place with 99 points. They returned home feeling dejected.

2019-03-29 (2)

The Seven Seas Stadium

Ever since then, the Oceanics had become a major part of the Marble League, but they had never seen major success. After the end of Marble League 2017, the team came into contact with Tide, a marble who was promoting marble sports competitions in Mellacai, a major city known for science and architecture. Tide personally reached out to the team and offered to train them for the Marble League 2018 Qualifiers. The four accepted the offer with no hesitation.

Tide bought the Oceanics as part of the agreement, and funded their flights to Mellacai to train with him. During this time, they stayed out of the public eye. However, they did announce that Tide would coach them, that Reef had been hired as their manager and that they were constructing the Seven Seas Stadium in Dunduei, named exactly after the very marble racing tournament that kickstarted their career.

The Oceanics eventually arrived at the Arctic Circle for the Marble League 2018 Qualifiers. Seeded into Group B, the team surprised fans by coming first in the first event, Curling. Unfortunately, the team faltered in Snow Race, where Shore failed to finish. A fifth place finish for Sea in 5 Meter Ice Dash saw the team drop to fifth in the group. As it looked like they would miss out on Marble League 2018, the team managed to finish first and set a new recond in the final event, Halfpipe. This brought the team back onto the top the group and, most importantly, a much-desired qualification spot.

The Oceanics continued their newfound dominance into Marble League 2018, with Sea winning a gold medal in the first event, 5 Meter Ice Dash. The team did not medal for the next four events, but kept up with their performance by finishing within the top half in all but one of those events. This earned them another medal, a bronze, in Event 6, Team Pursuit, where they also set a Marble League Record in the heats. By the end of the event, the team took back the lead in the standings, too.

Unfortunately, the Oceanics seemingly started to falter in the next two events, Snow Rally and Snowboard Cross, where Aqua and Shore finished close to last in those respective events. But the team had no intention to give up and became even more determined to claim their much-desired Marble League championship title. That eventually paid off, with the team repeating their feat in the Qualifiers by winning a gold medal in Event 9, Curling. They jump back into the lead in the standings. As of Event 11, Ice Hockey, the team remained in first in the standings.

Expectations were high for the Oceanics as the season reached the final event, Sand Mogul Race. Unfortunately, Ocean couldn't control herself in the semifinals and ended up finishing last in her semifinal heat. To add insult to injury, the Midnight Wisps and the Savage Speeders, the other remaining title contenders, both made it into the final. Eventually, both teams did enough in the finals, and the Oceanics dropped to 3rd overall at the end of Marble League 2018. This was their biggest leap in standings, going from 11th to 3rd, but the championship title near miss was a blow to the team's morale.

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The Oceanics and Rick O'Shea tour the Seven Seas Stadium

Indeed, this led to the Oceanics' poor performances in the off-season events, the 100 Meter Water Race, where Aqua finished 18th, and the Amazing Maze Marble Race, where the team came 17th. The team started training in the Seven Seas Stadium, which was in its last stages on construction, under the supervision of Coach Tide, Queen Marina and their mascot, Alvin. On August 2018, at the end of the Amazing Maze Marble Race, the Oceanics were announced as hosts for Marble League 2019, meaning they were pre-qualified for Marble League 2019. Some members of the O'rangers were allegedly unhappy with this decision, leading to a small rivalry between the two teams.

Tide stepped down from being the reserve member of the Oceanics as it would appear to be a conflict of interest to both coach a team and be an active member due to the more prominent role of coaches in Marble League 2019. Tide became the Oceanics' full time coach and recruited Bay as the new reserve member on account of her skills as an endurance athlete. Bay had actually already competed for the team in the Marble League 2018 Qualifiers, but had to leave shortly afterwards to compete in the Seven Seas Circuit. Bay also competed in the Oceania Surfing League, where Tide had also personally sponsored her.

Unfortunately, the Oceanics didn't feel the same with Tide no longer competing. He didn't even coach the team at all while on the bench as he didn't see where the team was struggling. The team took part in the Marble League 2019 Friendly Round. They managed to win Funnel Race and Relay Run. Despite finishing in last place in the final event, Underwater Race, they finished the competition in 1st, one point ahead of the O'rangers. This was the point that the fans started to question the team's performance in water based events, noting their past poor performances.

Knowing this, the Oceanics felt pressure to train for the water events, to the point of training too much for them, neglecting the other events. Other factors affected their training, including the completion of the Seven Seas Stadium, which affected their ability to train before early 2019, and the declining health of Queen Marina, which stopped her from attending Marble League 2019.

The Oceanics couldn't keep up their good performance from the Friendly Round when Marble League 2019 started. Ocean represented the team in the first event, Underwater Race, where she came in 13th. This was a blow to morale, especially as it was in front of their own public, especially King Triton. Over the next five events, the team had bottom-half finishes in four out of five events, leaving them in last place. They managed to get out of last place after Event 7, Block Pushing, tied with the Pinkies in points. Unfortunately, the team still could not get back to their 2018 form.

The Oceanics nearly earned a medal in Event 10, Hubelino Maze, coming in 4th, which kept them in 15th place above the Pinkies. The following event, Dirt Race, saw Shore come in 7th, putting the team back into last place overall. Morale was at an all time low and the team continued to do poorly in Event 12, Rafting, coming in 11th. This ensured they were the first team unable to win Marble League 2019.

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The Oceanics fans protesting their team's poor performance at Marble League 2019.

In Event 13, Elimination Race, Sea was the first marble to be eliminated, coming in 15th. After Sea's elimination, the manager of the Oceanics, Reef, rolled over to 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 team 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, 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 his team's poor performance came about because their "mojo was thrown off" once Tide stopped playing for the team and started coaching. He 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. In addition, to make sure the team had nothing to do with Tide anymore, the Oceanics revealed their new team motto, "Ride the Wave", on May 2020.[2]

The Oceanics were invited to take part in Marbula One 2019/20, 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.[3] 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.[4]

Marble League 2016Edit

Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
Balancing All 261 cm 7th 1 7th
Relay Race All 23.99 sec. 9th 0 13th
Collision All Heat Loss 14th 0 15th
Sand Rally Shore 0:59.14 14th 0 15th
Long Jump Aqua 78.2 cm 13th 0 15th
Water Race Ocean DNF 14th 0 16th
High Jump Sea X 16th 0 16th
10 Meter Sprint Ocean 5.396 sec. 15th 0 16th
Team Pursuit All 26.12 sec. 1st 10 13th
Precision Slalom All 8 pts 11th 0 15th
Quartet Diving All 37.56 pts 2nd 7 10th
Hurdles Aqua 5.71 sec. 8th 1 10th

Marble League 2017Edit

QualifiersEdit

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Relay Race All 10.40 sec. 4th 9 4th
Sand Race Sea 25.69 sec. 2nd 12 2nd
Block Pushing All 55.6 cm 10th 3 3rd
Funnel Spin Ocean 0:45.81 10th 3 4th

Main TournamentEdit

Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
Funnel Race Aqua 1:37.41 2nd 20 2nd
Long Jump Shore 68.0 cm 14th 2 6th
Fidget Spinner Collision All Heat Loss 10th 6 9th
5-meter Sprint Sea 6.69 sec. 3rd 15 6th
Hurdles Ocean 8.77 sec. 5th 11 5th
Relay Run All 11.59 sec. 5th 11 4th
Block Pushing All 126.9 cm 12th 4 7th
High Jump Aqua 37 cm 6th 10 7th
Steeplechase All 43.98 sec. 11th 5 7th
Archery All 30.5 pts 16th 0 9th
Underwater Race Sea 13.80 sec. 9th 7 10th
Sand Rally Ocean 1:29.00 8th 8 11th

Marble League 2018Edit

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The Oceanics logo in 2018

QualifiersEdit

The Oceanics competed in Group B.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Curling All Winner 1st 8 1st
Snow Race Shore DNF 8th 1 4th
5 Meter Ice Dash Sea 5.02 sec. 5th 4 5th
Halfpipe All 40.43 sec. (MR) 1st 8 1st

Main Tournament Edit

Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
5 Meter Ice Dash Sea 4.96 sec. 1st 25 1st
Ski Jump Shore 113.2 cm 12th 4 3rd
Halfpipe All 27.85 sec. 7th 9 3rd
Bobsled All 13.73 sec. 5th 11 2nd
Speed Skating Ocean 31.25 sec. 8th 8 4th
Team Pursuit All 30.39 sec. 3rd 15 1st
Snow Rally Aqua 53.82 sec. 14th 2 4th
Snowboard Cross Shore 56.53 sec. 15th 1 6th
Curling All Winners 1st 25 1st
Biathlon All 23.32 sec. 5th 11 1st
Ice Hockey All Quarterfinal Loss 7th 9 1st
Sand Mogul Race Ocean 6.40 sec. 6th 10 3rd

Other 2018 Competitions Edit

The Oceanics took part in two other competitions in 2018: the 100 Meter Water Race and the Amazing Maze Marble Race.

Event Participant Final Result Place
100 Meter Water Race Aqua 4:10.51 18th
Amazing Maze Marble Race All 30 pts 17th

Marble League 2019Edit

Oceanics Logo

Oceanics' original logo for the 2019 season, designed by Hersh.

Oceanics Pim Logo

Oceanics logo, designed by Pim Leurs.

During the Amazing Maze Marble Race in 2018, the Oceanics were announced as hosts Marble League 2019.

Friendly RoundEdit

Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
Funnel Race Aqua 1:45.64 1st 7 1st
Block Pushing All 82.3 cm 3rd 2 1st
Relay Run All 10.31 sec. 1st 7 1st
Underwater Race Bay 30.92 sec. 4th 1 1st

Main TournamentEdit

Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
Underwater Race Ocean (C) 16.01 sec. 13th 3 13th
Funnel Race Aqua 1:32.24 15th 1 15th
Balancing All 234 cm 8th 8 13th
Gravitrax Slalom All 10.64 sec. 16th 0 14th
5 Meter Sprint Sea 6.224 sec. 12th 4 15th
Relay Run All 9.812 sec. 13th 3 16th
Block Pushing All 56.7 cm 13th 3 15th
Summer Biathlon Aqua 32.50 sec. 6th 10 15th
Hurdles Race Ocean (C) 9.382 sec. 13th 3 15th
Hubelino Maze All 68 4th 12 15th
Dirt Race Shore DNF 7th 9 16th
Rafting All 39.11 sec. 11th 5 16th
Elimination Race Sea 26.44 sec. 15th 1 16th
Surfing Bay 42.26 14th 2 16th
Collision All Group Loss 10th 5 16th
Sand Rally Aqua 2:06:72 16th 0 16th

Marble League RecordsEdit

Games Event Record Holder Result
Marble League 2017 Relay Run Oceanics 11.16 s
Marble League 2018 Team Pursuit Oceanics 29.94 s

Marble League ResultsEdit

Year Events Medals Result Points
G S B Tot.
2016 12 1 1 0 2 10th 19
2017 12 0 1 1 2 11th 99
2018 12 2 0 1 3 3rd 130
2019 16 0 0 0 0 16th 70

*Red border indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Team Members' Individual ScoresEdit

Marble Competed in Individual events
participated in
Medals Won Total Individual Points
Aqua Marble League 2016
Marble League 2017
Marble League 2018
Marble League 2019
Long Jump (2016)
Hurdles (2016)
Funnel Race (2017)
High Jump (2017)
Snow Rally (2018)
Funnel Race (2019)
Summer Biathlon (2019)
Sand Rally (2019)
0 gold medals
1 silver medal
0 bronze medals
44 pts
Bay Marble League 2019 Surfing (2019) 0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
2 pts
Ocean Marble League 2016
Marble League 2017
Marble League 2018
Marble League 2019
Water Race (2016)
10 Meter Sprint (2016)
Hurdles (2017)
Sand Rally (2017)
Speed Skating (2018)
Sand Mogul Race (2018)
Underwater Race (2019)
Hurdles Race (2019)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
43 pts
Sea Marble League 2016
Marble League 2017
Marble League 2018
Marble League 2019
High Jump (2016)
Underwater Race (2017)
5-Meter Sprint (2017)
5 Meter Ice Dash (2018)
5 Meter Sprint (2019)
Elimination Race (2019)
1 gold medal
0 silver medals
1 bronze medal
52 pts
Shore Marble League 2016
Marble League 2017
Marble League 2018
Marble League 2019
Sand Rally (2016)
Long Jump (2017)
Ski Jump (2018)
Snowboard Cross (2018)
Dirt Race (2019)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
16 pts
Tide Marble League 2018 0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
0 pts

Italics - As reserve member

Trivia Edit

  • The Oceanics have a rivalry with the O'rangers, from bidding for hosting Marble League 2019, and the Turtle Sliders as they come from the same region.[4]
  • Coach Tide is the only coach so far to have competed in the Marble League as well as coached.
  • Coach Tide was fired during Event 13, the Elimination Race, of Marble League 2019. This was because of the Oceanics' poor performances throughout the season.
    • This also makes the Oceanics the first and so far only team to have fired their coach.
  • The Oceanics are also the first team so far to have changed ownership; their ownership being transferred from Tide to the Royal Family of Dunduei.
  • At the end of Event 16, the Sand Rally, of Marble League 2019, Oceanics fans ran onto the stadium and stormed the podium, raising the sign "NOCEANICS" and expressing grave disappointment over their team's performance. The fans were subsequently banned - from their home stadium.
  • The Oceanics were the only team that didn't get any medals in Marble League 2019.
  • They have a similar look to the Bluefastics from the Hubelino Tournament.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Skystrykr (15th March 2019). 2019 MarbleLympics - Team Members. Reddit.
  2. Stynth (25th June 2019). Tide Out: The Oceanics’ State of Affairs in the 2019 MarbleLympics. Marble Sports.
  3. 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.”
  4. 4.0 4.1 Stynth (1st May 2020). RetRollSpective – Oceanics. Marble Sports.
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