Disclaimer: The author of this article, William Whittingham, is a supporter of Team ROCCAT and so the opinions in this preview, while aimed to be unbiased, may be subject to personal liking of the team and franchise.
How will they fare?
There’s always one team that everyone in the scene hypes up and always fails to deliver. For the longest time this was Team ROCCAT, who consistently failed to deliver even with their high quality line up. In the off-season ROCCAT lost all their players and coach, meaning a fresh team was drafted in. Looking through the roster the team is made of players who all have something to prove, having been the better players at failed teams, so ROCCAT will be hoping to pull off the true underdog story with this team.
Star Man – Fredy122 (Top)
SK-Gaming were an institution in the LCS until recently. The team was famously in the top two for many splits until its rapid and sad decline. One of its most consistent and talented players was Fredy122, and he’s now moved to ROCCAT. As an experienced face, Fredy will be looking to be the rock of the team and lead the younger and fresher players to victory.
You may have heard of – Edward (Support)
A long time ago there was a gaming organization called Moscow 5, and it was great. However, the team was disbanded and became Gambit, who proved to be a lot less successful. Edward is a player who played for both teams in his long life as a player. One of the most veteran players in the LCS, Edward will lend ROCCAT a lot of experience and ability as they move into the coming split.
Our Prediction: 6th
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