The Checkpoint - ROCCAT Moves Up the EU LCS Standings, NRG Completes Overwatch Roster

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Today on The Checkpoint, the daily esports show on twitch.tv/wwg that airs each weekday at 2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT:

  • The fiestas never end in the League of Legends EU LCS. Vitality defeated Origen 2-0 to solidify their freedom from the relegation series as Origen slips to 0-10.

    In ROCCAT vs Fnatic, the craziness of this split kept going. During a game where ROCCAT was far ahead but yet unable to assault Fnatic's base, Betsy claimed he used Zhonya's Hourglass but it didn't go off. After a long review, the game was not restarted and drug out for another 15 minutes, well past the 50 minute mark, before ROCCAT finally won. They would take the set 2-1 in the end.

    With ROCCAT's win, they move past GIANTS! Gaming in the Group A standings, helping their chances of falling to the relegation tournament.
  • The ESL Hearthstone Trinity Series started the playoffs yesterday as Luminosity Gaming defeated Virtus.pro 6-4 and compLexity Gaming took out Team Liquid 6-5, including a crazy win for compLexity's Dragon Priest over Liquid's heavily favored Renolock deck.
  • The EU side of the ESL Pro League CS:GO regular season finished week 4 yesterday, with No. 1 Astralis in the WWG CS:GO Team Rankings taking out No. 19 Heroic, No. 4 Natus Vincere splitting their set against No. 11 Fnatic 1-1, No. 16 mousesports tying No. 22 LDLC 1-1, and No. 6 North narrowly defeating No. 13 Team EnVyUs 2-0.

    On the NA side, Rush defeated Selfless 2-0, No. 25 Luminosity Gaming took out compLexity 2-0, No. 20 Renegades beat No. 17 Team Liquid 2-0, and Misfits surprised No. 10 Cloud9 by upsetting them 2-0.
  • Millenium has announced the acquisition of Team Infused's Call of Duty squad in preparation for the action this weekend at CWL Dallas. It was reported that the buyout for the team was several tens of thousands of dollars.
  • In one of the worst kept secrets in esports, NRG officially announced the addition of former compLexity player Harbleu on their roster. He joins Ajax, another standout pickup, to complete the full team. Despite pulling out of the next event they were scheduled to play due to not having enough practice yet, NRG will field the full roster in competitive events very soon.

James Bates joins the show to answer some viewer questions about the EU and NA LCS and share some predictions on the upcoming LCK Spring Split playoffs.

LOL NALCS TEAM RANKINGS

1 Cloud9 31-13
2 Team SoloMid 31-16
3 Phoenix1 26-15
4 Counter Logic Gaming 22-22
5 Dignitas 22-22
6 Immortals 21-23
7 FlyQuest 22-21
8 Team Liquid 17-30
9 Echo Fox 15-28
10 Team EnVyUs 14-31
FULL LIST

WWG CS:GO TEAM RANKINGS

2 1 FaZe Clan 4-6
2 1 Astralis 5-5
3 2 G2 Esports 9-1
4 2 Natus Vincere 3-7
5 2 Fnatic 8-2
6 2 North 7-3
7 4 SK Gaming 5-5
8 Virtus.pro 3-7
9 4 Ninjas in Pyjamas 6-4
10 4 Team EnVyUs 6-4
FULL LIST