Roccat vs. Team Vitality – EU LCS – Week 9 – Day 1 – Preview

Roccat vs. Team Vitality are matched up against each other for the European League of Legends Series to be held Thursday, March 17, 2016 – Week 9 – Day 1

Fredy122 : Cabochard

Airwaks : Shook

Betsy : Nukeduck

Tabzz : Hjarnan

Noxiak : kaSing


Roccat are in the situation where they’re looking for that 8th, or even 7th place spot in the standings, as well as trying to stay above Giants, who are in 10th. To reach that 7th place spot, they will need to win both their games this week. To win here, they will have to play flawlessly, and explode out of the gates against Vitality. They should give them no room to gain an advantage, and must strive to take a mile when given an inch. However, they can’t overextend like Dignitas did against Immortals, in the LCS, where they had a massive lead and almost won, but let it slip and eventually lost.

For Vitality, they just need to play to their strengths and control the game, and eventually they will beat Roccat. Each lane wins for Vitality, and they just have to not let Roccat get a big lead, or throw too hard in the late game. After losing to G2 last week, and slipping into 3rd place, they will be trying very hard to get back into the top 2 spots to get that playoff bye. Overall, the main reason they lost to G2 was by Hjarnan getting caught out, which was due to G2 doing the unexpected, and it is hard to blame Hjarnan for that, overall, they are still a top team in EU, and can make a good run into playoffs, potentially getting to the finals.

Chance of victory: Roccat: 15% : Team Vitality: 85%