Team ROCCAT

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Team ROCCAT
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Team Information
Location: Germany Germany
Managers: Tomislav "flyy" Mihailov
Team Captain: Remigiusz "Overpow" Pusch
Website: http://team.roccat.org/
Sponsor: ROCCAT
AMD
Facebook: Team ROCCAT
Twitter: ROCCAT
Number of Players: 4
History
Created: LoL Division 2014-01-13
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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.

Active Roster

ID Name Role
Poland Overpow Remigiusz Pusch 01 Top
Poland Jankos Marcin Jankowski 02 Jungle
Poland Woolite Paweł Pruski 04 AD
Poland VandeR Oskar Bogdan 05 Support

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 professional League of Legends roster, after seeing the booming success of competitive League. Their eyes quickly turned to Kiedyś Miałem Team, an unsponsored 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 will 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 Preseason

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 Ryu filling in as a temporary substitute player for the mid lane; this made their roster Overpow, Jankos, Ryu, Woolite, and VandeR.

Team ROCCAT are set to participate in the 2015 EU LCS Spring Split.

Timeline

2014

Player Roster

Team ROCCAT 2014 Season LCS Spring Roster
Left to Right: Jankos, Celaver, Overpow, Vander, Xaxus

Active

ID Name Role Contract Ends
Poland Overpow Remigiusz Pusch 01 Top 2014-10-19
Poland Jankos Marcin Jankowski 02 Jungle 2014-10-19
Poland Woolite Paweł Pruski 04 AD 2015-05-01
Poland VandeR Oskar Bogdan 05 Support 2014-10-19

Temporary Subs

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

Former

ID Name Role Next Team
Poland Xaxus Marcin Mączka 01 Top NFacultyLogo std.png n!faculty
Poland Celaver Paweł Koprianiuk 04 AD Reason Gaminglogo std.png Reason Gaming
Poland Veggie Fryderyk Kozioł 11 Sub
None
Poland Kikis Mateusz Szkudlarek 11 Sub UOLlogo std.png Unicorns Of Love

Organization

Current

ID Name Position
Bulgaria flyy Tomislav Mihailov Manager

Former

ID Name Position Next Team
Poland Veggie Fryderyk Kozioł Coach
None
Bulgaria Alex Matteo Aleksandar Kirilov Analyst
None
Denmark Coronou Anne Nielsen Analyst
None

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-08-16 LCSlogo small.png A44th EU LCS 2014 Season Summer Playoffs 0 : 3 Sklogo std.png SK Gaming $ 10,000
2014-07-31 LCSlogo small.png A66th 2014 EU LCS Summer Round Robin 12 : 16 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2014-04-17 LCSlogo small.png A33rd 2014 EU LCS Spring Playoffs 2 : 0 Alogo std.png Alliance $ 15,000
2014-04-03 LCSlogo small.png A44th 2014 EU LCS Spring Round Robin 15 : 13 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)

Highlight Videos

2014

Interviews

2014

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. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  5. Overpow to top lane ongamers.com
  6. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com