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

by Kevin Knocke

Today on The Checkpoint, the daily esports show on 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 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.