With the end of the Mid-Season Invitational behind us, the EU LCS Summer Split of 2015 is practically knocking on the door, and it’s time for the League of Legends teams to answer it. The LoL players might already be a little exhausted, but the challenges that lie ahead of them will not wait for their long-deserved break. They will have to back in the game as soon as they can if they want to be present for the upcoming summer split. This is how the game is played – there is no time for rest (though with some of the roster changes going on in the European LCS, some teams might disagree about that part). We’ve seen the Spring Split, we’ve seen the Playoffs, we've seen the MSI, and now it’s time to top it all off with the Summer Split. All the matchups so far have been exciting and hard-fought, and we don’t expect any less action during the summer, because only 3 EU LCS teams can qualify for the LoL World Championship 2015; for some of the EU teams a top place at the end of the summer split is necessary to keep that dream alive. Maybe there will be more than enough action in the Summer Split, so much so that it will be hard for the Playoffs to deliver something more. Oh, we can’t wait! But for now let’s have a look at the teams in the 2015 EU LCS Summer Split.
The ten teams in the EU LCS Summer Split 2015 are:
- Fnatic (FNC)
- Unicorns of Love (UOL)
- SK Gaming (SK)
- Copenhagen Wolves (CW)
- ROCCAT (ROC)
- Gambit Gaming (GMB)
- Origen (winner Spring Challenger Series ↑↑↑)
- H2K Gaming
Notable Achievements: 3rd place in 2015 Mid-Season Invitational, 1st place in 2015 EU LCS Spring Playoffs, 1st place in 2014 EU LCS Spring Playoffs, 1st place in Season 3 EU LCS Spring Playoffs, 1st place in Season 3 EU LCS Summer Playoffs, Season 1 World Champions, 1st place Dreamhack winter 2012.
Fnatic managed to surprise a lot of people during the MSI this year and they definitely gave SK Telecom T1 a run for their money, only going down to them in game 5 of the semi-finals. People were surprised, but they cheered hard for their fan favorites Fnatic, who once again proved that they weren’t giving up no matter what. Even though they had a relatively strong season and presence during the tournament, there are going to be some roster changes, as Steelback gets replaced by Rekkles
Team Background: Consisting of players from around the world, Fnatic is a professional e-sports organization that plays a variety of games. The League of Legends team started in 2011 and has consistently performed well in the EU LCS, winning multiple splits; their overall record was only recently broken by Alliance. Until the end of the 2014 Season the team held 4 of the players who played in the Season 1 World Championships in its roster, and it won 3 of the 4 EU LCS playoffs to date. The team around Star Midlaner xPeke made 12th/13th place during LoL Worlds 2014. In late 2014 xPeke announced that he will leave Fnatic to form his own team called Origen to compete in the upcoming 2015 EU LCS Challenger Series and qualify for the 2015 EU LCS Summer Split. This led to a series of Roster Changes for Season 5.
Current Roster Fnatic:
- Top Lane: Huni
- Jungle: Reignover
- Mid Lane: Febiven
- ADC: Rekkles
- Support: YellOwStaR
Notable achievements: 1st place in 2015 EU LCS Spring Playoffs, 3rd at 2014 EU Challenger Series Summer Playoffs, 2nd Place IEM San Jose 2014
Unicorns of Love has been in the EU LCS scene since the 2015 Spring Split. They stormed into the last split and forced their way in, proving that this was where they belonged and they were here to stay. This is a team that should not be underestimated, as proved by their nearly winning the recently-finished EU LCS Spring Split Playoffs and taking second place during IEM San Jose last year. Despite being new to the competitive LoL scene the Unicorns are a hot contender for one of the 3 EU LCS sports at LoL Worlds 2015.
Current Roster Unicorns of Love:
- Top lane: Vizicsacsi
- Jungle: Kikis | Gilius (starting from week 8)
- Mid lane: Powerofevil
- ADC: Vardags
- Support: Hylissang
Notable achievements: 1st place at 2014 EU LCS spring round robin as well as Dreamhack winter 2013. 3rd place at 2014 EU LCS Summer Playoffs, Season 3 EU LCS spring round robin, European Challenger circuit, IEM Season VI.
SK Gaming was leading the standings of the last Spring Split and managed to win the regular season, but the team could not adapt to the new tank meta introduced with the recent patches and therefore ended up only in 4th place at the playoffs. After this the ADC Forgiven, who could be considered the main carry of SK Gaming, decided to leave the team. We will see if CandyPanda can fill this huge hole in the 2015 EU LCS Summer Split, but it will be a very hard task. Time will tell…
Team Background: SK gaming organization was formed in 1997, but they did not enter the League of Legends professional scene till late 2010. So far, they have managed to keep up with the LCS scene and have participated in major events as well, gaining good ground as they play on.
Current Roster SK Gaming:
- Top lane: Freddy122
- Jungle: Svenskeren
- Mid lane: Fox
- ADC: CandyPanda
- Support: nRated
Notable achievements: 1st place at IEM Season VII, 1st place at Gamescom 2013 spring promotion qualifier, 1st place at gfinity London 2013, 1st place at Dreamhack summer 2013
As the name suggests, the Copenhagen Wolves is a Danish eSports organization. They sponsor several different team in different games, but the League of Legends team has made quite a name for themselves, especially because often they manage to win against all odds. A testament to their resolve is the fact that they haven’t made any changes since the last split, whereas almost all the other teams have at least shifted their players around. This is a well-oiled machine looking to finally make an impact. We will see if the 2015 Summer Split is the time for the Wolves to shine.
Current Roster Copenhagen Wolves:
- Top Lane: YoungBuck | Lenny (starting from Week 6)
- Jungle: Airwaks | Ilyas “Shook” Hartsema (starting from Week 5)
- Mid Lane: SorenxD
- ADC: Freeze
- Support: Unlimited | Je suis Kaas (starting from Week 6)
Notable Achievements (as Alliance): 1st place at EU LCS Summer Playoffs 2014, 4th Place at EU LCS Spring Split 2014, 1st place at 2014 EU LCS Summer Split
Formerly known as Alliance, this impressive team has managed to make a name for itself even though their performance during last split was only mediocre. The high expectations for last split could not be met, so it's no surprise a whole load of roster changes are coming in for this split. We can’t wait to see what they will do this time, but the pressure might be even higher as Elements do not habe any Championship Points so far; thus, one of the top 3 spots is needed if they want to have a chance to qualify for the World Championship.
Current Roster Elements:
- Top Lane: Jwaow
- Jungle: dexter
- Mid Lane: Froggen
- ADC: Tabzz
- Support: promisq | Patrick “Nyph” Funke (Week 5)
Notable achievements: 3rd place at 2014 EU LCS Spring Playoffs
Formed by German peripherals company, ROCCAT, Team ROCCAT is a European esports organization formed in January of 2014. Team ROCCAT was formulated after acquiring the roster of Kiedy’s Mialem team. To date, the team has successfully managed to keep itself alive and has found itself a place in the EU LCS scene, although they are still struggling to keep up and are still developing their chemistry. The won the 2015 Summer Promotion and kept their LCS dreams alive. Things have never been easy for them, but ROCCAT are still trying to deliver the best they can to the fans of the game.
Current Roster Team ROCCAT:
- Top lane: Steve
- Jungle: Jankos
- Mid lane: Nukdeduck
- ADC: Woolite | MrRalleZ
- Support: Vander
Notable achievements: 2nd position at both Season 3 EU LCS Spring Playoffs and round robin, 1st place at IEM Season VIIi and VII, 3rd in Season 3 EU LCS Summer Playoffs
Gambit Gaming came to the European scene two years ago and quickly built a reputation for themselves. It all began with the acquisition of Moscow 5, but it definitely didn’t end there. The team is not quite back to old strength about it had in the Alex Ich days, but they managed to come back from the bottom of the standings last split. This team has suffered from repeated EU Visa problems, which surely played a part in holding them back, but Gambit never gave up, and they are ready to take on the competition for the 2015 summer split.
Current Roster Gambit Gaming:
- Top Lane: Cabochard
- Jungle: Diamondprox
- Mid Lane: Betsy
- ADC: FORG1VEN | Moopz (week 9)
- Support: Gosu Pepper (formerly known as Edward)
Origen is the newcomer this split, and it will definitely be interesting to see them perform on the European LCS stage after their impressive performance during the Challenger Series Spring Playoffs. Even though the team is new to the LCS most of team members are veterans going way back to Season 1, as the team was created by Enrique “xPeke” Cedeño Martínez after he left from Fnatic with most of the other Fantic players. This team will have an impact on the 2015 EU Summer Split for sure!
Current Roster Origen:
- Top Lane: Soaz
- Jungle: Amazing
- Mid Lane: xPeke
- ADC: Niels
- Support: Mithy
Notable achievements: 3rd place in 2015 EU LCS Spring Playoffs, 1st in: 2014 EU CS Summer Playoffs and 2014 EU Challenger Series Summer #1.
H2K Gaming entered the LCS Spring Split thanks to the expansion tournament, but they’ve definitely shown that they deserve a spot in the series. Thanks to their undying resolve, they manage to beat the odds again and again, and always try to win as a team. Maybe that’s why they haven’t had any roster changes in a while.
Current Roster H2K:
- Top lane: Odoamne
- Jungle: loulex
- Mid lane: Ryu
- ADC: Hjärnan
- Support: KaSing
Giants are relatively new to the scene, but they are not without eagerness to prove themselves. Coming straight from Spain, the team is prepared to take down any rival so they can prove they are the real Giants in the EU. So far luck hasn’t been on their side, but who knows – maybe things will change this summer split.
Current Roster Giants:
- Top lane: Werlyb
- Jungle: Fr3deric
- Mid lane: PepiiNeRO | Adryh
- ADC: Adryh | PepiiNeRO
- Support: Godfred
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Last update of LCS EU Season 5 | 2015 Summer Split Teams: 07/24/2015