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Team ROCCAT
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Team Information
Location: Germany Germany
Coaches: Fabian "GrabbZ" Lohmann
Analysts: Dmitry "Moo" Sukhanov
Managers: Tomislav "flyy" Mihailov
Website: http://team.roccat.org/
Sponsor(s): ROCCAT
AMD
Facebook: Team ROCCAT
Team Subreddit: /r/teamROCCAT
Twitter: ROCCAT
History
Created: LoL Division 2014-01-13
Current Roster
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Team ROCCAT is a European eSports organization formed by German peripherals company ROCCAT. In January 2014 the company formed its first directly sponsored eSports team, when they acquired the full roster of Kiedyś Miałem Team.

History

ROCCAT originally started by sponsoring a number of professional eSports organizations that possessed professional League of Legends teams, such as Quantic Gaming, against All authority and mortal Teamwork. However, in late 2013, ROCCAT announced their intentions to directly sponsor a professional League of Legends roster, after seeing the booming success of the competitive League. Their eyes quickly turned to Kiedyś Miałem Team, an un-sponsored Polish group which had just qualified for the Season 4 European Championship Series after an impressive 3-0 sweep executed against the heavy favorites Ninjas in Pyjamas. The deal was finalized on January 13th, 2014, with Riot Games officially recognizing Team ROCCAT as the organization that would be competing in the European LCS.

2014 Season

The Spring Split was a huge success for the team. Impressive early split performances saw both Overpow and VandeR pick up a weekly MVP award each. ROCCAT spent 3 weeks at the top of the standings table mid-split, but results tailed off slightly towards the end of the split. The team ended up finishing 4th behind Alliance, securing themselves a spot in the Spring Playoffs.

ROCCAT performed well in the Spring Playoffs, but lost to SK Gaming in the semifinals. The team went on to finish in 3rd place after beating Alliance in the 3rd place match.

The Summer Split was a struggle for ROCCAT, with the team not once making it out of the bottom 3 of the standings table. A frustrating few weeks at the start of the split were followed by an overall improvement in the team's performances. Both Overpow and Jankos picked up a weekly MVP award during this period. Despite their struggles, ROCCAT placed 6th overall, clinching a place at the Summer Playoffs.

The playoffs saw the team raise their game considerably. A quarterfinal win over SUPA HOT CREW resulted in a semifinal matchup against Fnatic. The series was unexpectedly tight, with ROCCAT coming close but eventually losing 3-2 and missing out on qualification for the World Championship. A 3rd place match loss against SK Gaming meant that ROCCAT finished 4th overall.

2015 Season

On November 10th, it was announced that the team was moving to Berlin (it had earlier been announced that the LCS studios were moving from Cologne to Berlin[1]).[2]

When Fnatic were unable to attend IEM Cologne, ROCCAT took their place with Overpow moving to top lane and Ryu filling in as a temporary substitute player for the mid lane; this made their roster Overpow, Jankos, Ryu, Woolite, and VandeR. The team were knocked out in the semifinals, losing to Counter Logic Gaming.

Team ROCCAT had an unsuccessful LCS Spring Split, finishing the regular season in 8th place, which meant that they would play in the Summer Promotion. Here, the team faced Copenhagen Wolves Academy and came out victorious, securing their spot in the Summer Split.

The Summer Split itself was far more successful for the team, finishing the regular season in 5th place partly thanks to Nukeduck's impressive performances on a range of champions. This meant they would qualify for the Summer Playoffs, where the team were beaten in the quarterfinals by Unicorns Of Love, meaning that they would pick up 20 Championship Points and go on to play in the 2015 Season Europe Regional Finals. Team ROCCAT went on to lose to eventual qualifiers Origen in Round 2 of the gauntlet.

2016 Season

On December 8th 2015, it was announced that Nukeduck had left Team ROCCAT, and that MrRalleZ and Steve would be loaned out to an unnamed Challenger team.[3] Just a week later, long-time members Jankos and VandeR left the team after almost two years, forcing ROCCAT to field a completely new roster in 2016.[4] In January, head coach YamatoCannon left to join Splyce.[5]

On January 5th, Team ROCCAT announced their new roster for 2016 with former SK Gaming toplaner fredy122, former Copenhagen Wolves jungler Airwaks, former Gambit midlaner Betsy, former Renegades AD Carry Jebus, who renamed to Safir, and former Gambit support Edward. For their coaching staff, ROCCAT signed former LDLC jungler ImSoFresh as head coach and former Gambit analyst Moo as head analyst.[6]

Throughout the 2016 EULCS Spring Season, the team had abysmal performance, resulting in several mid-split roster swaps. Safir was swapped out for former Elements AD carry Tabzz, formerly of Elements, while Edward was replaced by extinkt, who had been on a two-year hiatus from professional League of Legends. Continuing to slide, ROCCAT replaced extinkt with NoXiAK and head coach ImSoFresh with Grabbz after only a few weeks. Throughout the tumultuous period of replacements, ROCCAT earned only four wins throughout the split and ended in ninth place at 4-14.

By finishing in the bottom three of the standings, ROCCAT was required to compete in the Summer Promotion tournament to retain their LCS position. Although ROCCAT maintained their spot by defeating Huma 3-1, they again turned to overhauling the roster before the next split. ROCCAT contracted former Fnatic and Unicorns of Love player Steeelback, as well as Parang and Raise of Challengers Korea team Stardust to be its starting AD carry, top laner, and support, respectively.

In in the 2016 summer season, EULCS transitioned to a best of 2 format. Although ROCCAT managed to achieve a higher game win percentage this split, the team managed to win only two series and finish in last place with a 2-6-10 series record. The late-season replacement of Airwaks by challenger hopeful Memento unfortunately did not improve ROCCAT's standing. Again with a bottom-of-the-barrel finish, ROCCAT was forced to compete in the next season's Promotion tournament.

In the 2017 EU LCS Spring Promotion, ROCCAT narrowly defeated Millenium and fellow EU LCS team FC Schalke 04 to stay in the EU LCS. Soon after the promotion tournament, Parang, Memento, Steeelback, and Raise departed, and ROCCAT again needed to procure a new roster before the following split. Near the end of the offseason, the team announced that former Giants Gaming jungler Maxlore, former H2k AD carry Hjärnan, top laner Phaxi and support Wadid would join the starting roster. The only constant member throughout 2016 and into 2017 was ROCCAT's mid laner, Betsy.

2017 Season

Roccat was drafted into Group A of the 2017 EULCS Spring Split with a new best of three format. Their fellow group members were Giants Gaming, Fnatic, Misfits, and G2 Esports. Throughout the spring season, the new roster suffered from poor team cohesion and questionable macro plays, scraping victories from the bottom of the barrel. It wasn't until week 7 when the team faced Origen in the battle of the winless teams that their fortunes were reversed. At the end of the regular season, the team went 6-7 to avoid relegation.

Going into the summer season without any roster change, the team's fortune did not improve. In fact, drafted into Group B that's widely considered far less competitive than Group A which included Fnatic and G2 Esports, the team's performance was slightly worse than their spring record, going 5-8 at the end of the summer season. Once again, the team avoided relegation and retained their LCS spot in the 2018 season.

Timeline

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014

Player Roster

Active

R C ID Name Role Contract Ends
Current Official Residency Slovenia Phaxi Ambrož Hren 01 Top 2017-11-20
Current Official Residency Netherlands Pridestalker Milo Wehnes 02 Jungle 2017-11-20
Current Official Residency Malaysia Betsy Felix Edling 03 Mid 2017-11-20
Current Official Residency Sweden Hjärnan Petter Freyschuss 04 AD 2017-11-20
Current Official Residency South Korea Wadid Kim Bae-in (김배인) 05 Support 2017-11-20
Current Official Residency Austria XoYnUzi Zhou En-Qiang (周恩强) 07 Sub/Jungle 2017-11-20
Current Official Residency Sweden Treatz Erik Wessén 11 Sub 2017-11-20

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
South Korea Ryu Ryu Sang-ook (류상욱) 03 Mid
None
IEM Season IX - Cologne

Former

C ID Name Role Next Team
United Kingdom Maxlore Nubar Sarafian 02 Jungle
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 Misfits
South Korea Raise Oh Ji-hwan (오지환) 05 Support
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 Jin Air Green Wings
United Kingdom fredy122 Simon Payne 06 Sub/Top
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 Coach
Switzerland Airwaks Karim Benghalia 07 Sub/Jungle
None
Lithuania extinkt Vytautas Mėlinauskas 10 Sub/Support
None
France Steeelback Pierre Medjaldi 04 AD
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 Team Vitality
South Korea Parang Lee Sang-won (이상원) 01 Top
None
Germany nRated Christoph Seitz 10 Sub/Support
None
Netherlands Tabzz Erik van Helvert 04 AD
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 Millenium
Germany NoXiAK Lewis Felix 05 Support
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 Epsilon eSports
Armenia Edward Edward Abgaryan 10 Sub/Support
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 Vega Squadron
Afghanistan Safir Mohammad Karim Tokhi 09 Sub/AD
None
South Korea Dart Jin Jae-seung (진재승) 06 Sub/Top
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 Dream Team
Poland Overpow Remigiusz Pusch 06 Sub/Top
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 Illuminar Honor Gaming
Sweden Amin Amin Mezher 07 Sub/Jungle
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 Natus Vincere
France Steve Etienne Michels 01 Top
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 Elements
Denmark MrRalleZ Rasmus Skinneholm 04 AD
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 Elements
Denmark Wickd Mike Petersen 06 Sub/Top
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 Copenhagen Wolves
Poland Woolite Paweł Pruski 09 Sub/AD
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 Inspire eSports
Poland Jankos Marcin Jankowski 02 Jungle
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 H2k-Gaming
Poland VandeR Oskar Bogdan 05 Support
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 H2k-Gaming
Norway Nukeduck Erlend Våtevik Holm 03 Mid
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 Team Vitality
France EXORKK Sébastien Lamorte 09 Sub/AD
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 Inspire eSports
Germany foo sharp Leonhard Wolff 09 Sub/AD
None
Poland Xaxus Marcin Mączka 01 Top
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 n!faculty
Poland Celaver Paweł Koprianiuk 04 AD
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 Reason Gaming
USA Veggie Fryderyk Kozioł 11 Sub
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 Reason Gaming
Poland Kikis Mateusz Szkudlarek 11 Sub
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 Unicorns Of Love

Player LCS Participation

Player 2013 2014 2015 2016 EU NA Total
Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring
# Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team
Xaxus 28 ROCCATlogo std.png  28 ROCCATlogo std.png  56 0 56



Jankos 28 ROCCATlogo std.png  28 ROCCATlogo std.png  18 ROCCATlogo std.png  18 ROCCATlogo std.png  18 H2klogo std.png  110 0 110



Overpow 28 ROCCATlogo std.png  28 ROCCATlogo std.png  18 ROCCATlogo std.png  74 0 74



Celaver 28 ROCCATlogo std.png  28 ROCCATlogo std.png  56 0 56



VandeR 28 ROCCATlogo std.png  28 ROCCATlogo std.png  18 ROCCATlogo std.png  18 ROCCATlogo std.png  18 H2klogo std.png  110 0 110



Woolite 27 CHWLogo std.png  18 ROCCATlogo std.png  6 ROCCATlogo std.png  51 0 51



Nukeduck 28 Lemondogslogo std.png  2 GambitLogo std.png  18 ROCCATlogo std.png  18 ROCCATlogo std.png  18 VITlogo std.png  84 0 84



Steve 18 ROCCATlogo std.png  18 ELlogo std.png  36 0 36



MrRalleZ 28 SHC XDlogo std.png  28 SHC XDlogo std.png  18 Mymlogo std.png  12 ROCCATlogo std.png  18 ELlogo std.png  104 0 104



fredy122 28 Aaalogo std.png  28 Sklogo std.png  28 Sklogo std.png  18 Sklogo std.png  18 Sklogo std.png  18 ROCCATlogo std.png  138 0 138



Airwaks 19 CHWLogo std.png  18 CHWLogo std.png  8 CHWLogo std.png  18 ROCCATlogo std.png  63 0 63



Betsy 10 GambitLogo std.png  18 GambitLogo std.png  18 ROCCATlogo std.png  46 0 46



Safir 6 ROCCATlogo std.png  6 0 6



EDward 28 GambitLogo std.png  28 Crslogo std.png  28 GambitLogo std.png  26 GambitLogo std.png  18 GambitLogo std.png  18 GambitLogo std.png  4 ROCCATlogo std.png  122 28 150



extinkt 10 NiPlogo std.png  8 ROCCATlogo std.png  18 0 18



Tabzz 28 Lemondogslogo std.png  28 Alogo std.png  28 Alogo std.png  18 ELlogo std.png  12 ROCCATlogo std.png  114 0 114



For a full chart listing all LCS players, click here.

Organization

Current

C ID Name Position
Bulgaria flyy Tomislav Mihailov 11 Manager
Germany GrabbZ Fabian Lohmann Head Coach
Russia Moo Dmitry Sukhanov Head Analyst
United Kingdom fredy122 Simon Payne 11 Assistant Coach

Former

C ID Name Position Next Team
Belgium ImSoFresh Karim Bbahla 11 Head Coach
None
Sweden YamatoCannon Jakob Mebdi 11 Head Coach
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 Splyce
Germany LeDuck Titus Hafner Head Coach
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 Origen
Germany foo sharp Leonhard Wolf 11 Assistant Coach
None
USA Veggie Fryderyk Kozioł 11 Coach
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 Reason Gaming
Bulgaria Alex Matteo Aleksandar Kirilov Analyst
None
Denmark Coronou Anne Nielsen Analyst
None

Team Achievements

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2017-06-01 LCS logo 25x25.png A44th 2017 EU LCS Summer Round Robin Group A 5-8 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2017-04-01 LCS logo 25x25.png A44th 2017 EU LCS Spring Round Robin Group A 6-7 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-08-13 LCS logo 25x25.png I1Q 2017 EU LCS Spring Promotion 3 : 1 S04logo std.png FC Schalke 04
In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-08-01 LCS logo 25x25.png B010th 2016 EU LCS Summer Round Robin 2 : 6 : 10 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-03-26 LCS logo 25x25.png I1Q 2016 EU LCS Summer Promotion 3 : 1 Humalogo std.png Huma
2016-03-18 LCS logo 25x25.png A99th 2016 EU LCS Spring Round Robin 4 : 14 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-08-30 RpPoints.png A33rd 2015 Season Europe Regional Finals 2 : 3 Origenlogo std.png Origen
2015-08-09 LCS logo 25x25.png A55 - 6th 2015 EU LCS Summer Playoffs 2 : 3 UOLlogo std.png Unicorns Of Love
2015-07-24 LCS logo 25x25.png A55th 2015 EU LCS Summer Round Robin 8 : 10 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2015-04-25 LCS logo 25x25.png I1Q 2015 EU LCS Summer Promotion 3 : 0 CWAlogo std.png CW Academy
2015-03-27 LCS logo 25x25.png A88th 2015 EU LCS Spring Round Robin 6 : 12 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-12-20 Esltumbnail.png A33 - 4th IEM Season IX - Cologne 1 : 2 Clglogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming $ 3,500
2014-08-16 LCS logo 25x25.png A44th 2014 EU LCS Summer Playoffs 0 : 3 Sklogo std.png SK Gaming $ 10,000
2014-07-31 LCS logo 25x25.png A66th 2014 EU LCS Summer Round Robin 12 : 16 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2014-04-17 LCS logo 25x25.png A33rd 2014 EU LCS Spring Playoffs 2 : 0 Alogo std.png Alliance $ 15,000
2014-04-03 LCS logo 25x25.png A44th 2014 EU LCS Spring Round Robin 15 : 13 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)

Gallery

Highlight Videos

Articles

  • 2016
  • 2015

Interviews

Vlogs

Other Content

  • 2016
  • 2015

See Also

External Links

References

  1. EU LCS move to Berlin lolesports
  2. Tomislav Mihailov's Twitter twitter.com
  3. Team ROCCAT's Facebook post facebook.com
  4. 4.0 4.1 Team ROCCAT's Facebook post facebook.com
  5. 5.0 5.1 Splyce agrees to terms with YamatoCannon to lead LCS coaching staff splyce.gg
  6. 6.0 6.1 Team ROCCAT's Facebook post facebook.com
  7. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  8. Farewell Maxlore facebook.com
  9. Elements' Facebook Post facebook.com
  10. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  11. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  12. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  13. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  14. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  15. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  16. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  17. Roccat Signs Memento "thescoreesports.com"
  18. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  19. Team ROCCAT is loaded and so am I: Big Announcement (video) youtube.com
  20. Teams shuffle rosters for 2015 Summer lolesports.com
  21. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  22. Team ROCCAT's Facebook post facebook.com
  23. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  24. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  25. Overpow to top lane ongamers.com
  26. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  27. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com