Team ROCCAT

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Team ROCCAT
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Team Information
Location: Germany Germany
Region: News Label - Europe.png Europe
Sponsor(s): Puma
ROCCAT
AMD
History
Created: LoL Division 2014-01-13
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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]

Spring EU LCS

ROCCAT had an abysmal showing in the 2016 Spring EU LCS, 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.[7][8] Continuing to slide, ROCCAT replaced Extinkt with NoXiAK and head coach ImSoFresh with Grabbz after only a few weeks.[9] 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 ofChallengers Korea team Stardust to be its starting AD carry, top laner, and support, respectively.[10][11]

Summer EU LCS

The EU LCS transitioned to a double Best-of-2 format in Summer 2016.[12] 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 serve to improve ROCCAT's competitive standing.[13] Again with a bottom-of-the-barrel finish, ROCCAT would compete in the next season's Promotion tournament.

After falling to within one game of relegation against Millenium, ROCCAT rebounded and 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 the roster, and ROCCAT again needed to procure a new roster before the following split. Those players would be found in former Giants Gaming jungler Maxlore, former H2k AD carry Hjärnan, and challenger team top laner Phaxi and support Wadid.[14] 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 reorganized spring split of the 2017 EU LCS. Their fellow group members were Giants Gaming, Fnatic, Misfits, and 2016 Spring and Summer champions G2 Esports.[15]

Timeline

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014

Player Roster

Active

R C ID Name Role Contract Ends Joined
Current Official Residency South Korea Profit Kim Jun-hyung (김준형) 01 Top - 2017-12-11
Current Official Residency Sweden Memento Jonas Elmarghichi 02 Jungle - 2017-12-12
Current Official Residency South Korea Blanc Jin Seong-min (진성민) 03 Mid - 2017-12-13
Current Official Residency Estonia HeaQ Martin Kordmaa 04 AD - 2017-12-14
Current Official Residency Norway Norskeren Tore Hoel Eilertsen 05 Support - 2017-12-15
Current Official Residency Switzerland Airwaks Karim Benghalia 07 Sub/Jungle - 2017-??-??
Current Official Residency Austria XoYnUzi Zhou En-Qiang (周恩强) 07 Sub/Jungle 2017-11-20 2017-01-05
Current Official Residency Bulgaria EdinPriqtel Dimitar Piskov 10 Sub/Support 2017-11-20 2017-05-22

Formerly On Loan

ID Name Role Loaned From Duration
Current Official Residency Sweden Memento Jonas Elmarghichi 02 Jungle Nervlogo std.png Nerv 2016 EU LCS Summer Season - Week 7, Week 8, and Week 9
2017 EU LCS Spring Promotion

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
South Korea Ryu Yoo Sang-wook (유상욱) 03 Mid
None
IEM Season IX - Cologne

Former

C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
Slovenia Phaxi Ambrož Hren 01 Top
None
2017-01-05 2017-12-02
Malaysia Betsy Felix Edling 03 Mid
None
2016-01-05 2017-12-02
Sweden Hjärnan Petter Freyschuss 04 AD G2logo std.png G2 Esports 2017-01-05 2017-12-02
South Korea Wadid Kim Bae-in (김배인) 05 Support G2logo std.png G2 Esports 2017-01-05 2017-12-02
Netherlands Pridestalker Milo Wehnes 02 Jungle S04logo std.png FC Schalke 04 2017-05-22 2017-11-21
Sweden Treatz Erik Wessén 10 Sub/Support Dark PassageLogo std.png Dark Passage 2017-01-05 2017-05-13
United Kingdom Maxlore Nubar Sarafian 02 Jungle MSFlogo std.png Misfits Gaming 2017-01-05 2017-05-09
South Korea Raise Oh Ji-hwan (오지환) 05 Support JAGlogo std.png Jin Air Green Wings 2016-05-10 2016-11-30
United Kingdom fredy122 Simon Payne 06 Sub/Top Coachlogo std.png Coach 2016-01-03 2016-11-21
Switzerland Airwaks Karim Benghalia 07 Sub/Jungle LDLClogo std.png Team-LDLC 2016-01-03 2016-11-21
Lithuania extinkt Vytautas Mėlinauskas 10 Sub/Support
None
2016-01-07 2016-11-21
France Steeelback Pierre Medjaldi 04 AD VITlogo std.png Team Vitality 2016-05-03 2016-09-15
South Korea Parang Lee Sang-won (이상원) 01 Top MiraGelogo std.png MiraGe Gaming 2016-05-10 2016-09-??
Germany nRated Christoph Seitz 10 Sub/Support
None
2016-01-07 2016-05-18
Netherlands Tabzz Erik van Helvert 04 AD Milllogo std.png Millenium 2016-02-02 2016-04-25
Germany NoXiAK Lewis Felix 05 Support EpsilonEsportsLogo std.png Epsilon eSports 2016-02-24 2016-04-25
Armenia Edward Edward Abgaryan 10 Sub/Support Vegalogo std.png Vega Squadron 2016-01-03 2016-04-25
Afghanistan Safir Mohammad Karim Tokhi 09 Sub/AD
None
2016-01-03 2016-02-20
South Korea Dart Jin Jae-seung (진재승) 06 Sub/Top DTlogo std.png Dream Team 2015-07-15 2016-01-07
Poland Overpow Remigiusz Pusch 06 Sub/Top Illr Glogo std.png Illuminar Honor Gaming 2014-01-13 2016-01-07
Sweden Amin Amin Mezher 07 Sub/Jungle Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere 2015-01-?? 2016-01-07
France Steve Etienne Michels 01 Top ELlogo std.png Elements 2015-05-18 2016-01-07
Denmark MrRalleZ Rasmus Skinneholm 04 AD ELlogo std.png Elements 2015-06-16 2016-01-07
Denmark Wickd Mike Petersen 06 Sub/Top CHWLogo std.png Copenhagen Wolves 2015-07-?? 2015-12-??
Poland Woolite Paweł Pruski 09 Sub/AD Inspirelogo std.png Inspire eSports 2014-10-24 ???
Poland Jankos Marcin Jankowski 02 Jungle H2klogo std.png H2k-Gaming 2014-01-13 2015-12-14
Poland VandeR Oskar Bogdan 05 Support H2klogo std.png H2k-Gaming 2014-01-13 2015-12-14
Norway Nukeduck Erlend Våtevik Holm 03 Mid VITlogo std.png Team Vitality 2015-01-07 2015-12-08
France EXORKK Sébastien Lamorte 09 Sub/AD Inspirelogo std.png Inspire eSports 2015-05-?? 2015-07-??
Germany foo sharp Leonhard Wolff 09 Sub/AD
None
2014-12-?? 2015-05-??
Poland Xaxus Marcin Mączka 01 Top NFacultyLogo std.png n!faculty 2014-01-13 2014-10-07
Poland Celaver Paweł Koprianiuk 04 AD RGlogo std.png Reason Gaming 2014-01-13 2014-10-07
USA Veggie Fryderyk Kozioł 11 Sub RGlogo std.png Reason Gaming 2014-01-?? 2014-09-??
Poland Kikis Mateusz Szkudlarek 11 Sub UOLlogo std.png Unicorns Of Love 2014-01-?? 2014-09-??

Player LCS Participation

Player 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 EU NA Total
Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer
# Team # Team # Team # 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 36 H2klogo std.png 30 H2klogo std.png 29 H2klogo std.png 205 0 205



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 36 H2klogo std.png 27 VITlogo std.png 173 0 173



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 36 VITlogo std.png 30 VITlogo std.png 27 VITlogo std.png 177 0 177



Steve 18 ROCCATlogo std.png 18 ELlogo std.png 36 S04logo std.png 72 0 72



MrRalleZ 28 SHC XDlogo std.png 28 SHC XDlogo std.png 18 Mymlogo std.png 12 ROCCATlogo std.png 18 ELlogo std.png 36 S04logo std.png 140 0 140



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 24 ROCCATlogo std.png 87 0 87



Betsy 10 GambitLogo std.png 18 GambitLogo std.png 18 ROCCATlogo std.png 36 ROCCATlogo std.png 31 ROCCATlogo std.png 31 ROCCATlogo std.png 144 0 144



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 28 Origenlogo std.png 142 0 142



Noxiak 4 Mymlogo std.png
8
6
FNCROCFNCROC.png
18 0 18
Parang 36 ROCCATlogo std.png 36 0 36



Raise 36 ROCCATlogo std.png 36 0 36



Steeelback 18 Fnaticlogo std.png 18 UOLlogo std.png 36 ROCCATlogo std.png 30 VITlogo std.png 27 VITlogo std.png 129 0 129



Memento 12 ROCCATlogo std.png 32 Giantslogo std.png 44 0 44



Maxlore 36 Giantslogo std.png 31 ROCCATlogo std.png 30 MSFlogo std.png 97 0 97



Hjärnan 18 H2klogo std.png 18 H2klogo std.png 18 VITlogo std.png 31 ROCCATlogo std.png 31 ROCCATlogo std.png 116 0 116



Phaxi 31 ROCCATlogo std.png 31 ROCCATlogo std.png 62 0 62



Wadid 31 ROCCATlogo std.png 31 ROCCATlogo std.png 62 0 62



Pridestalker 31 ROCCATlogo std.png 31 0 31



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Only regular season games are listed. Last update: after LCS Summer 2017

Organization

Current

C ID Name Position
Germany sigge Johannes Sick General Manager
Bulgaria flyy Tomislav Mihailov 11 Team Manager
Germany Hanschi Hannah Paulmann Assistant Team Manager
United Kingdom fredy122 Simon Payne 11 Head Coach
USA Avin Cody Gerard Head Analyst
Poland Xirreth Ula Klimczak Team Psychologist

Former

C ID Name Position Next Team
Germany GrabbZ Fabian Lohmann Head Coach G2logo std.png G2 Esports
Russia Moo Dmitry Sukhanov Head Analyst VPlogo std.png Virtus.pro
Belgium ImSoFresh Karim Bbahla 11 Head Coach
None
Sweden YamatoCannon Jakob Mebdi 11 Head Coach Splycelogo std.png Splyce
Germany Ducky Titus Hafner 11 Head Coach Origenlogo std.png Origen
Germany foo sharp Leonhard Wolf 11 Assistant Coach
None
USA Veggie Fryderyk Kozioł 11 Coach RGlogo 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
2017-08-13 EU LCS logo small.png A77 - 8th 2017 EU LCS Summer Regular Season 5 : 8 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2017-04-02 EU LCS logo small.png A77 - 8th 2017 EU LCS Spring Regular Season 6 : 7 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-08-05 EU LCS logo small.png I1Q 2017 EU LCS Spring Promotion 3 : 1 S04logo std.png FC Schalke 04
2016-08-01 EU LCS logo small.png B010th 2016 EU LCS Summer Regular Season 2-6-10 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-03-26 EU LCS logo small.png I1Q 2016 EU LCS Summer Promotion 3 : 1 Humalogo std.png Huma
2016-03-18 EU LCS logo small.png A99th 2016 EU LCS Spring Regular Season 4 : 14 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2015-08-30 WCS logo small.png A33rd 2015 Europe Regional Finals 2 : 3 Origenlogo std.png Origen
2015-08-09 EU LCS logo small.png A55 - 6th 2015 EU LCS Summer Playoffs 2 : 3 UOLlogo std.png Unicorns Of Love
2015-07-24 EU LCS logo small.png A55th 2015 EU LCS Summer Regular Season 8 : 10 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2015-04-25 EU LCS logo small.png I1Q 2015 EU LCS Summer Promotion 3 : 0 CWAlogo std.png CW Academy
2015-03-27 EU LCS logo small.png A88th 2015 EU LCS Spring Regular Season 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 EU LCS logo small.png A44th 2014 EU LCS Summer Playoffs 0 : 3 Sklogo std.png SK Gaming $ 10,000
2014-07-31 EU LCS logo small.png A66th 2014 EU LCS Summer Regular Season 12 : 16 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2014-04-17 EU LCS logo small.png A33rd 2014 EU LCS Spring Playoffs 2 : 0 Alogo std.png Alliance $ 15,000
2014-04-03 EU LCS logo small.png A44th 2014 EU LCS Spring Regular Season 15 : 13 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)

Gallery

Highlight Videos

Articles

  • 2017
  • 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. 7.0 7.1 Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  8. 8.0 8.1 Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  9. 9.0 9.1 Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  10. 10.0 10.1 Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  11. 11.0 11.1 Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  12. NA and EU LCS format changes lolesports.com
  13. 13.0 13.1 Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  14. 14.0 14.1 Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  15. EU LCS 2017 explainedlolesports.com
  16. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  17. Dark Passage's Facebook Post (Turkish) facebook.com
  18. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  19. FC Schalke 04 Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  20. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  21. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  22. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
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  25. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  26. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  27. Elements' Facebook Post facebook.com
  28. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  29. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  30. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  31. Raise's Tweet twitter.com
  32. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  33. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  34. Team ROCCAT is loaded and so am I: Big Announcement (video) youtube.com
  35. Teams shuffle rosters for 2015 Summer lolesports.com
  36. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  37. Team ROCCAT's Facebook post facebook.com
  38. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  39. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  40. Overpow to top lane ongamers.com
  41. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  42. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post facebook.com