Team ROCCAT

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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]

Timeline

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014

Player Roster

Active

R C ID Name Role Contract Ends
Current Official Residency South Korea Parang Lee Sang-won (이상원) 01 Top -
Current Official Residency Switzerland Airwaks Karim Benghalia 02 Jungle 2016-11-21
Current Official Residency Malaysia Betsy Felix Edling 03 Mid 2016-11-21
Current Official Residency France Steeelback Pierre Medjaldi 04 AD -
Current Official Residency South Korea Raise Oh Ji-hwan (오지환) 05 Support -
Current Official Residency United Kingdom fredy122 Simon Payne 06 Sub/Top 2016-11-21
Current Official Residency Lithuania extinkt Vytautas Mėlinauskas 10 Sub/Support 2016-11-21

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
Germany nRated Christoph Seitz 10 Sub/Support
None
Netherlands Tabzz Erik van Helvert 04 AD Milllogo std.png Millenium
Germany NoXiAK Lewis Felix 05 Support EpsilonEsportsLogo std.png Epsilon eSports
Armenia Edward Edward Abgaryan 10 Sub/Support Vegalogo std.png Vega Squadron
Afghanistan Safir Mohammad Karim Tokhi 09 Sub/AD
None
South Korea Dart Jin Jae-seung (진재승) 06 Sub/Top DTlogo std.png Dream Team
Poland Overpow Remigiusz Pusch 06 Sub/Top Illr Glogo std.png Illuminar Honor Gaming
Sweden Amin Amin Mezher 07 Sub/Jungle Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere
France Steve Etienne Michels 01 Top ELlogo std.png Elements
Denmark MrRalleZ Rasmus Skinneholm 04 AD ELlogo std.png Elements
Denmark Wickd Mike Petersen 06 Sub/Top CHWLogo std.png Copenhagen Wolves
Poland Woolite Paweł Pruski 09 Sub/AD Inspirelogo std.png Inspire eSports
Poland Jankos Marcin Jankowski 02 Jungle H2klogo std.png H2k-Gaming
Poland VandeR Oskar Bogdan 05 Support H2klogo std.png H2k-Gaming
Norway Nukeduck Erlend Våtevik Holm 03 Mid VITlogo std.png Team Vitality
France EXORKK Sébastien Lamorte 09 Sub/AD Inspirelogo std.png Inspire eSports
Germany foo sharp Leonhard Wolff 09 Sub/AD
None
Poland Xaxus Marcin Mączka 01 Top NFacultyLogo std.png n!faculty
Poland Celaver Paweł Koprianiuk 04 AD Reason Gaminglogo std.png Reason Gaming
USA Veggie Fryderyk Kozioł 11 Sub Reason Gaminglogo std.png Reason Gaming
Poland Kikis Mateusz Szkudlarek 11 Sub UOLlogo std.png 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

Former

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

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
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)
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)
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. Elements' Facebook Post facebook.com
  8. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  9. Team ROCCAT's 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 is loaded and so am I: Big Announcement (video) youtube.com
  17. Teams shuffle rosters for 2015 Summer lolesports.com
  18. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  19. Team ROCCAT's Facebook post facebook.com
  20. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  21. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  22. Overpow to top lane ongamers.com
  23. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  24. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com