Behold the top four teams in Stage 4 after two weeks of play:

1 Atlanta Reign 2 Washington Justice 3 Guangzhou Charge 4 Chengdu Hunters

No one would have been able to predict these standings at the end of Stage 2, which was prior to the announcement of the 2-2-2 role lock. The 2-2-2 role lock happened, however, and everything has been flipped on the head.

Stage 4's early standings are not just notable because of their surprising nature, though. They're also notable because three of the top four teams--the Reign, Charge and Hunters--were 11th through 13th in the standings at the start of Stage 4.

That's a problem for other teams on the bubble of the play-in tournament. The Dallas Fuel and the Los Angeles Valiant are the only teams currently on the outside that have a realistic shot at making it in (other teams with a mathematical shot would need a lot of things to go their way to actually make it in). Even then, those two teams are watching their chances slip away fast.

With that context in mind, here are Scrub's OWL Power Rankings for Stage 4 Week 2.

Stratus in sunglasses on stage Image credit: Stewart Volland for Blizzard Entertainment

1. (+1) San Francisco Shock (18-5)

The San Francisco Shock San Francisco Shock OWL Rank #1 ChoiHyoBin Choi Hyo-Bin (최효빈) off tank Viol2t Park Min-ki flex support Architect Park Min-ho (박민호) dps Rascal Kim Dong-jun (김동준) dps smurf Yoo Myeong-Hwan tank Moth Grant Espe support have yet to lose in Stage 4 despite facing two tough opponents to start the stage. They played Rascal in every map this week, likely a decision made in part because of his skill on Mei. They may enter the playoffs this season as the championship favorites.

2. (+5) Los Angeles Gladiators (15-10)

Despite going 1-1 this week, the Los Angeles Gladiators Los Angeles Gladiators OWL Rank #8 Shaz Jonas Suovaara flex support Void Kang Jun-woo (강준우) off tank Surefour Lane Roberts dps Decay Jang Gui-un (장귀운) dps rOar Gye Chang-hoon tank BigGoose Benjamin Isohanni support leap over their competition in this week's rankings. They defeated a hot Hunters team and kept their match with the Shock close. There are still concerns over their loss to the Outlaws in Stage 4 Week 1, but the Gladiators appear to have put that behind them.

3. (-2) Vancouver Titans (22-2)

We probably shouldn't overreact to the Vancouver Titans Vancouver Titans OWL Rank #2 JJANU Choi Hyeon-woo (최현우) off tank Twilight Lee Joo-seok (이주석) flex support Haksal Kim Hyo-jong (김효종) dps Stitch Lee Chung-hee (이충희) dps Bumper Park Sang-beom (박상범) tank SLIME Kim Sung-jun (김성준) support ' loss to the Justice, as bad as it looked. They should continue to be one of the league's best teams, even if they may no longer be the absolute best team in the current patch. The Titans' looked better the week before when they were playing to their strengths (by that I mean letting Haksal carry on Genji) than they did when they tried to assimilate to the meta. It might be worth reverting to the compositions they ran in Stage 4's first week.

4. (-) London Spitfire (15-10)

Yes, the London Spitfire London Spitfire OWL Rank #14 Bdosin Choi Seung-tae (최승태) flex support Fury Kim Jun-ho (김준호) off tank birdring Kim Ji-hyuk (김지혁) dps Profit Park Joon-yeong (박준영) dps Gesture Hong Jae-hee (홍재희) tank NUS Kim Jong-seok (김종서) support lost 3-0 to the Florida Mayhem. However, the Spitfire also beat a surging Guangzhou Charge team 3-1. The Spitfire appear to go as far as Profit will take them as he was quiet for much of the match against the Mayhem. I expect that won't be a common level of performance for him.

5. (+11) Washington Justice (5-19)

Last week I said, "it's hard to imagine [the Justice will] be an incredibly strong team this stage." I was wrong. I underestimated just how incredible Corey is and just how good of a DPS partner he has in Stratus . It helps that the flaws of janus and SanSam are less apparent in the current meta than they were during GOATs. Unfortunately for the Justice, there will be no stage playoffs in Stage 4.

6. (+2) Seoul Dynasty (13-11)

The Seoul Dynasty Seoul Dynasty OWL Rank #7 ryujehong Ryu Je-hong (류제홍) flex support Michelle Choi Min-hyuk off tank FITS Kim Dong-eon (김동언) dps ILLICIT Park Jae-min (박제민) dps Marve1 Hwang Min-seo (황민서) tank tobi Yang Jin-mo (양진모) support ended up on top in a tough game with the Los Angeles Valiant. They're clearly good, but it's hard to pin down exactly where they stand among the league's teams. Their match with the Charge next week should help make that a bit more clear.

7. (+5) Chengdu Hunters (12-13)

The Chengdu Hunters Chengdu Hunters OWL Rank #10 Kyo Kong Chunting (孔春亭) flex support Elsa Luo Wenjie (罗文杰) off tank Jinmu Yi Hu (易虎) dps YangXiaoLong Zhang Zhihao (章智浩) dps Ameng Ding Menghan (丁蒙涵) tank Yveltal Li Xianyao (李先曜) support have finished 3-4 in every stage this season. They would need to lose each of their next three matches for them to continue that pattern this stage. It looks like they will buck that trend and finally finish a stage with a winning record. Doing so should be enough for them to clinch a spot in the play-in tournament.

8. (-5) Shanghai Dragons (13-11)

Losing to the Defiant is concerning. It looks like the Shanghai Dragons Shanghai Dragons OWL Rank #11 Luffy Yang Seong-hyeon (양성현) flex support envy Lee Kang-jae (이강재) off tank YoungJIN Jin Yong-jin dps Gamsu Noh Yeong-jin (노영진) tank DDing Yang Jin-hyeok (양진혁) flex CoMa Son Kyeong-woo (손경우) support are still trying to figure out how to best utilize the DPS trio of diem , YoungJIN and DDing . If they can figure it out, they may return to their status as one of the most fearsome teams in the league. If they can't, they may just flop in the play-in tournament.

9. (-) Guangzhou Charge (12-13)

The hype train for the Guangzhou Charge Guangzhou Charge OWL Rank #3 HOTBA Choi Hong-joon off tank Shu Kim Jin-seo flex support nero Charlie Zwarg dps Happy Lee Jung-woo (이정우) dps Rio Oh Seung-pyo (오승표) tank Chara Kim Jung-yeon (김정연) support slowed down a little when they lost to the Spitfire. They responded well by beating the Hangzhou Spark, but their true test still awaits them. They play the Dynasty and the Excelsior in the upcoming week. There will be no doubt they're for real if they win both of those matches.

10. (+3) Atlanta Reign (12-12)

Despite sitting on top of the Stage 4 standings after two weeks, the Atlanta Reign Atlanta Reign OWL Rank #5 Dogman Dusttin Bowerman flex support frd Nathan Goebel off tank NLaaeR Ilya Koppalov dps ErsTer Jeong Joon dps Pokpo Park Hyun-Jun (박현준) tank Masaa Petja Kantanen support have looked less impressive than the other surprise teams this stage. This is in large part because their opponents haven't been particularly tough as of yet. Nonetheless, they are riding a five game win streak, seem destined to make the play-in tournament and are led by one of the team's most talented players in ErsTer . The Reign are on the rise.

11. (-5) Los Angeles Valiant (10-14)

The Los Angeles Valiant Los Angeles Valiant OWL Rank #4 SPACE Indy Halpern off tank Agilities Brady Girardi dps KSF Kyle Frandanisa dps FCTFCTN Russell Campbell tank KariV Park Young-seo (박영서) flex Custa Scott Kennedy support haven't dropped this week because they've looked bad. On the contrary, they still appear to be one of the league's better teams. The problem is that a lot of teams are looking just as formidable after this week and space needed to be made in the top 10. If any of the rankings' top 10 teams falter, the Valiant will be first in line to move back into the top half.

12. (-7) New York Excelsior (20-4)

Much of what was said about the Valiant could also be said about the New York Excelsior New York Excelsior OWL Rank #9 JJoNak Bang Sung-hyeon (방성현) flex support MekO Kim Tae Hong off tank Libero Kim Hye-sung (김혜성) dps Nenne Jeong Yeon-kwan dps Mano Kim Dong-gyu (김동규) tank ANAMO Jeong Tae-seong (정태성) support , however there are more concerns about them after starting Stage 4 with a 1-2 record. They haven't seemed to figure out how they want to utilize their DPS players in the current meta and their swaps against the Hunter didn't have any obvious strategic reasoning I could see. Nenne 's, Fl0w3R 's and Saebyeolbe all have slightly different strengths in their hero pools, yes, but the differences between them didn't really jump out. The Excelsior should be fine in the long run, but it may take them time to find their footing.

13. (+2) Philadelphia Fusion (14-11)

The Philadelphia Fusion Philadelphia Fusion OWL Rank #12 Boombox Isaac Charles flex support Poko Gael Gouzerch off tank Carpe Lee Jae-hyeok (이재혁) dps EQO Josh Corona dps SADO Kim Su-Min (뜨용) tank neptuNo Alberto González support have clinched a record of at least .500 after winning twice this week. For all the negatives that have been said about the Fusion this season, that's pretty good. It just goes to show the weakness of the Atlantic Division this season.

14. (-3) Hangzhou Spark (14-9)

Now that Krystal has been indefinitely suspended by the team, perhaps the roster can start focusing on what they need to do without worrying about possibly fitting another player into the lineup and the drama surrounding it. He almost certainly would help them in this current DPS meta, which makes the situation all the more unfortunate for the Spark, but it's clear that they will need to carry on without him. GodsB and Adora will have to step up to salvage Stage 4 after a very poor start to the stage.

15. (+5) Florida Mayhem (3-21)

The Florida Mayhem Florida Mayhem OWL Rank #16 HaGoPeun Jo Hyeon-woo (조현우) flex support Gargoyle Lee Beom-jun (이범준) off tank Sayaplayer Ha Jeong-woo (하정우) dps BQB Lee Sang-bum (이상범) dps Fate Koo Pan-seung (구판승) tank Kris Choi Jun-soo (최준수) support 's 3-0 victory was impressive enough by itself, however their week began to look even better after the Justice swept the Titans. That match made their five map defeat to the Justice look better. Gargoyle 's performance on off-tank was great for the entire match against the Spitfire and it's clear he is an upgrade to what they had at the role before in Xepher .

16. (+3) Toronto Defiant (8-17)

Their upset victory over the Dragons showcases the potential of the new Toronto Defiant Toronto Defiant OWL Rank #20 Neko Park Se-hyeon (박세현) flex support Gods Daniel Graeser off tank Logix Andreas Berghmans dps Mangachu Liam Campbell dps sharyk Normund Faterins tank Aid Go Jae-yoon (고재윤) support roster going into the next season, which is exactly where they have to be looking. This week unfortunately sealed them outside of the play-in tournament despite winning their first match since May.

17. (-3) Paris Eternal (9-16)

There isn't much to say about the Paris Eternal Paris Eternal OWL Rank #15 Finnsi Finnbjörn Jónasson off tank Greyy Luís Perestrelo flex support SoOn Terence Tarlier dps ShaDowBurn George Gushcha dps lhcloudy Roni Tiihonen tank Kruise Harrison Pond support . They currently look similar to how they've looked all season: simply unimpressive.

18. (-8) Houston Outlaws (9-16)

Now that the Houston Outlaws Houston Outlaws OWL Rank #17 Rawkus Shane Flaherty flex support SPREE Alexandre Vanhomwegen off tank Jake Jacob Lyon dps Danteh Dante Cruz dps Muma Austin Wilmot tank Boink Daniel Pence support are purposely playing Danteh they can't get a win. They should try to accidentally leave him in the game more often.

19. (-2) Dallas Fuel (10-13)

I would like to cut the Dallas Fuel Dallas Fuel OWL Rank #18 uNKOE Benjamin Chevasson flex support NotE Lucas Meissner off tank aKm Dylan Bignet dps ZachaREEE Zachary Lombardo dps OGE Son Min-seok (손민석) tank Closer Jung Won-sik (정원식) support some slack for having tough opponents at the start of Stage 4. Unfortunately, that schedule doesn't get any easier with matches against the Gladiators and Shock up next on the docket. I can't let them off the hook forever, so they'll have to drop down to the bottom two. They have now lost seven in a row and they may end the season on this losing streak.

20. (-2) Boston Uprising (8-15)

Someone had to be last. The Boston Uprising Boston Uprising OWL Rank #19 Persia Yang Zi-on flex support blasé Jeffrey Tsang dps Colourhex Kelsey Birse dps Stellar Lee Do-Hyung dps Fusions Cameron Bosworth tank Kellex Kristian Keller support didn't play this week. That means they didn't lose this week, however it also means they didn't join in on the plethora of upsets that occurred. While other teams at the bottom of the ladder beat some of the league's best teams, the Uprising sat at home without such victories.