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

The Oceanics, despite their name, have a reputation for performing bad in water related events, such as the Water Race (ML 2016), Underwater Race (ML 2017), 100 Meter Water Race, Underwater Race (ML 2019 Friendly Round), Underwater Race (ML 2019), Rafting (ML 2019) and Surfing (ML 2019).

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, the Elimination Race, of Marble League 2019 and was replaced by Lagoon in Event 14, Surfing, of the same tournament.

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

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 original members of the Oceanics, Aqua, Sea, Shore and Ocean grew up together as friends in Dunduei in Oceania. 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 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. 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 surfboards and start training. For the next two years the group competed with other teams from Oceania like the Turtle Sliders. When Marble League 2016 was announced they requested to be admitted. During this time they had been known as "Team Moana", but fearing legal issues from Disney as well as people not knowing or accepting their name as it came from a different culture, they decided to change it. Sea was in charge of choosing a new name. He eventually chose "Oceanics" as it was "Westernized" enough for other marbles to recognize it and still reflected their background working with the ocean. The team were admitted to Marble League 2016.

Only when they were training for Marble League 2016 did any of the team learn to swim which some have hypothesized is the reason for their poor performances in water. The team started off OK gaining one point in the first event, Balancing but by halfway through the League, they were in 16th having failed to gain anymore points. The team didn't earn their first medal, a gold, until Event 9, Team Pursuit. With boosted morale they went on to gain a silver medal in Event 11, Quartet Diving and finished the League in 10th place, better than what they'd hoped for at the half way point.

The Oceanics had a good start to Marble League 2017 by coming 4th in the Qualifiers. They continued the strong start by earning a silver medal in Event 1, the Funnel Race, and a bronze in Event 4, the 5-Meter Sprint. They also managed to break a Marble League Record in the heats of Event 6, the 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. However, throughout the competition the Oceanics struggled to consistently finish in the top 10. They ended the competition in 11th place with 99 points. The Oceanics returned home feeling dejected.

2019-03-29 (2)

The Seven Seas Stadium

The team was now a major part of the Marble League but they had never seen major success. After 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 got in contact with the team and offered to train them and the team said yes with no hesitation. Tide bought the Oceanics and funded their flights to Mellacai to train with him. During this time they stayed out of the public eye. During this time the Seven Seas Stadium was built on Neptune Island in Dunduei.

Marble League 2018 saw the return on the team to the public eye. The Oceanics managed to come top of Group B in the Qualifiers. They started off the main competition with Sea winning a gold medal in Event 1, the 5 Meter Ice Dash. They missed the podium in the next few events but managed to end up in the top ten for all but one event. Their next medal, a bronze, came in Event 6, Team Pursuit. They also set a Marble League Record in the heats. The later events were more mixed in results but a gold medal in Event 9, Curling put them top of the table and they stayed there until the final event. In the final event, the Sand Mogul Race, Ocean couldn't control herself and came in 4th in the semifinals. The Midnight Wisps and the Savage Speeders, their direct competitors, both made it through their semifinal making their win more unlikely. Unfortunately for the Oceanics, the Savage Speeders and Midnight Wisps did enough and the Oceanics came in 3rd overall. This was their biggest leap in standings, going from 11th to 3rd, but the 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

The blow to morale led to poor performances in the off-season events, the 100 Meter Water Race and the Amazing Maze Marble Race. The Oceanics trained in the Seven Seas Stadium while they finished the last stages on construction under the supervision of Coach Tide, Queen Marina and their mascot, Alvin. On 4th 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.[2]

Part of the conditions of hosting Marble League 2019 was that the Oceanics had to put on water events which they had historically been poor at. Nevertheless, they went ahead and hosted the League. Tide stepped down from being the reserve member of the team as it would appear to be a conflict of interest to both coach a team and be an active member, so Bay was brought in as the new reserve member. The Oceanics started their home games by winning the Friendly Round. However, they couldn't keep up their good performance when the main competition started. Ocean represented the team in Event 1, the Underwater Race where she came in 13th. This was a blow to morale, especially as it was in front of their king, King Triton. Over the next five events they had bottom-half finishes in four out of five events leaving the team in last place. Even though they were performing poorly, Coach Tide remained hopeful. Unfortunately the Oceanics continued to perform poorly. They nearly earned a medal in Event 10, the Hubelino Maze, coming in 4th which kept them in 15th place above the Pinkies. The following event, the 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 poor performance at Marble League 2019.

In Event 13, the Elimination Race, Sea was the first marble to be eliminated, coming in 15th. After Sea's elimination, the manager of the Oceanics team, Reef, rolled over to Tide with the mascot, Alvin, and some security marbles. Reef fired Tide on the spot, even though Tide 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, 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 their poor performance came about because their "mojo was thrown off" because Tide was no longer competing on the team and that he coach as well when he wasn't competing. He didn't notice they were struggling, a sentiment echoed by Shore. After the League had finished, the Royal Family of Dunduei offered Tide a lot of money for the rights to the Oceanics and the Seven Seas Stadium which he accepted. Reef and Lagoon stayed on as part of the deal. According to Sea the team hit rock bottom but are 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]

Marble League 2016Edit

The Oceanics started Marble League 2016 earning a point in Balancing, however their disappointing performances in the next 7 events put them in last place. However, they earned a crucial 10 points in the Team Pursuit event, and another silver medal in Quartet Diving climbed them up to 10th place in the standings at the conclusion of Marble League 2016.

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

The Oceanics performed very well at the beginning of Marble League 2017, winning the first silver medal and winning a bronze medal at the fourth event. However, starting at the seventh event, their performance started to decline, and they ended up in 11th place at the end of the games.

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

The Oceanics got a gold medal during the first event of Marble League 2018, the 5 Meter Ice Dash and a bronze on the sixth event, Team Pursuit. Their score then started to decline until they got yet another gold in the ninth event, Curling. Although the Oceanics got a good score in the Gravitrax biathlon and Ice hockey, they ended up in 3rd place behind the Savage Speeders and the Midnight Wisps.

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

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

The Oceanics' first event in Marble League 2019 as hosts was the Underwater Race. They had a reputation for performingpoorly in water events prior to this event, and many fans were hoping to break the curse. However, the Oceanics finished last in their first heat, eliminating them from the competition and finishing in 13th place. Events got worse from there as a series of poor finishes caused the Oceanics to be buried in the standings. After a disappointing showing in the elimination race, Coach Tide was fired while the fans left the stadium. He was replaced by Lagoon, but things didn’t go better. They finished rock bottom of the table and was the only team to not have received any medals during the entire Marble League 2019.

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
2017 MarbleLympics Relay Run Oceanics 11.16 s
2018 MarbleLympics 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.[2]
  • 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 performance through out the season.
    • This also makes the Oceanics the first and so far only team to fire their coach.
  • The Oceanics are also the only team so far to change ownership, this ownership being from Tide to the Royal Family of Dunduei.
  • At the end of Event 16, the Sand Rally, of Marble League 2019 the fans ran onto the stadium and raising the sign "NOCEANICS", showing the anger they have for the team.
  • The Oceanics were the only team that didn't get any medals in Marble League 2019.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Skystrykr (15th March 2019). 2019 MarbleLympics - Team Members. Reddit.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Stynth (12th April 2019). RetRollSpective – Oceanics. Marble Sports.
  3. Stynth (25th June 2019). Tide Out: The Oceanics’ State of Affairs in the 2019 MarbleLympics. Marble Sports.
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