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[LoL News] Season Two Regional Spotlight: Europe

Discussion in 'LoL News' started by Adiados, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. Adiados

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    Home of the Season One Champions and Runners-up, Europe has been a hotbed of competitive League of Legends since launch. Europe is known for its deep competitive scene, with many teams able to take games off of the best teams in the region, and its wide participation in tournaments. The region is host to a huge number of online tournaments and teams often compete in multiple online tournaments every week. While a few players are able to make a living via streaming, teams are typically more dependent on winning tournaments for their professional careers than North American players. Unlike North America, many of Europe’s top teams are members of longstanding eSports organizations, such as SK Gaming, Fnatic, and Moscow Five. This fiercely competitive region comes to the Season Two World Championship with a mind to show once again they are the best.

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    Moscow Five stands as the undisputed champions of Europe. After exploding on to the competitive League of Legends scene with their victory over Team SoloMid at IntelEM Kiev, Moscow Five continued to dominate by winning the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship without losing a single game. Known for aggressive counter jungling and hyper aggression when they get an advantage, Moscow Five is widely considered Europe’s best hope for a Champion. They are not unbeatable however; Counter Logic Gaming EU managed to defeat them during Dreamhack. However, Moscow Five turned around and smashed the competition at ECC Poland and at the European Regionals. They are a team driven to win above everything else, and a potential match-up between them and the Korean teams is highly anticipated.

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    Aleksei “Alex Ich” Ichetovkin
    Position:AP Carry
    Hometown: Penza, Russia

    Regional Stats
    Champions Played:
    Gragas: 42.86%
    Ryze: 28.57%
    Zyra: 14.29%
    KDA: 8.89
    Average Kills: 6.00
    Average Deaths: 1.43
    Average Assists: 6.71
    Gold Per Minute: 389.82

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    Evgeny “Darien” Zhuzhlikov
    Position:Top Lane
    Hometown:Voronezh, Russia

    Regional Stats
    Champions Played:
    Yorick: 28.57%
    Shen: 28.57%
    Renekton: 14.29%
    KDA: 4.74
    Average Kills: 3.14
    Average Deaths: 2.14
    Average Assists: 7.00
    Gold Per Minute: 332.62

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    Danil “Diamondprox” Reshetnikov
    Position:Jungler
    Hometown:Saint-Petersburg, Russia

    Regional Stats
    Champions Played:
    Lee Sin: 42.86%
    Udyr: 42.86%
    Shyvana: 14.29%
    KDA: 5.54
    Average Kills: 3.29
    Average Deaths: 2.14
    Average Assists: 8.57
    Gold Per Minute: 319.48

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    Evgeny “Genja” Andryushin
    Position:AD Carry
    Hometown:Moscow, Russia

    Regional Stats
    Champions Played:
    Corki: 57.14%
    Ezreal: 42.86%
    KDA: 14.62
    Average Kills: 4.57
    Average Deaths: 0.86
    Average Assists: 8.00
    Gold Per Minute: 313.1

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    Eduard “GoSu Pepper” Abgaryan
    Position:Support
    Hometown: Omsk, Russia

    Regional Stats
    Champions Played:
    Sona: 73.43%
    Nunu: 28.57%
    KDA: 7.64
    Average Kills: 2.14
    Average Deaths: 1.57
    Average Assists: 9.86
    Gold Per Minute: 249.49


    Counter Logic Gaming EU

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    Despite being considered one of Europe’s best teams since its inception, Counter Logic Gaming EU only appeared in the top standings on the Challenger Circuit after their victory over Moscow Five at Dreamhack. After getting knocked out of the qualifiers for Dreamhack, the team flew to Sweden, entered the open qualifiers and went on to win the event without dropping a game. The team also spent time in Korea, competing in Azubu The Champions, where they took second place in Korea’s most watched eSports league. Counter Logic Gaming EU has some of the most popular personalities from Europe and is known for an effective late game style, playing safe in the early and mid-game until they are confident they can win teamfights and take objectives. As the only team that has bested both Korean teams and Moscow Five, Counter Logic Gaming EU has unique insight in to defeating the favorites of the tournament.

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    Henrik “Froggen” Hansen
    Position:AP Carry
    Hometown: Grinsted, Denmark

    Regional Stats
    Champions Played:
    Gragas: 66.67%
    Morgana: 16.67%
    Anivia: 16.67%
    KDA: 8.67
    Average Kills: 5.17
    Average Deaths: 1.50
    Average Assists: 7.83
    Gold Per Minute: 355.19

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    Mike “Wickd” Petersen
    Position:Top Lane
    Hometown:Haruum, Denmark

    Regional Stats
    Champions Played:
    Renekton: 50.00%
    Irelia: 16.67%
    Malphite: 16.67%
    KDA: 8.89
    Average Kills: 4.33
    Average Deaths: 1.33
    Average Assists: 7.50
    Gold Per Minute: 326.99

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    Stephen “Snoopeh” Ellis
    Position:Jungler
    Hometown:Stirling, Scotland

    Regional Stats
    Champions Played:
    Cho’Gath: 33.33%
    Maokai: 33.33%
    Shyvana: 16.67%
    KDA: 4.71
    Average Kills: 1.83
    Average Deaths: 2.83
    Average Assists: 11.50
    Gold Per Minute: 260.03

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    Peter “yellowpete” Wüppen
    Position:AD Carry
    Hometown:Hamburg, Germany

    Regional Stats
    Champions Played:
    Ezreal: 50.00
    Corki: 33.33%
    Kog’Maw: 16.67%
    KDA: 7.92
    Average Kills: 5.67
    Average Deaths: 1.83
    Average Assists: 8.83
    Gold Per Minute: 330.21

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    Mitch “Krepo” Voorspoels
    Position:Support
    Hometown: Noorderstraat, Belgium

    Regional Stats
    Champions Played:
    Leona: 33.33%
    Nunu: 33.33%
    Alistar: 16.67%
    KDA: 6.34
    Average Kills: 1.17
    Average Deaths: 2.00
    Average Assists: 7.50
    Gold Per Minute: 215.79

    Links to additional community coverage:

    ggChronicle’s Counter Logic Gaming Europe Preview

    in2LOL's Counter Logic Gaming Europe Preview

    SK Gaming

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    While Moscow Five is known for their relentless aggression and CLG EU is known for their technical execution, SK Gaming is known for their competitive spirit and passion. Star player Ocelote is one of Europe’s most popular streamers and biggest personalities, and the whole team can be heard shouting instruction and encouragement during matches. Though SK Gaming has been competing throughout Season Two, they did not settle on their final roster until ECC Poland, where they took third place. In a stunning upset victory at the European Regionals, SK Gaming defeated CLG.EU 2 – 0 in the semi-finals. SK Gaming’s passion got them this far; we’ll see how they fare up against the world’s best.

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    Carlos “Ocelote” Rodriguez Santiago
    Position:AP Carry
    Hometown: Madrid, Spain

    Regional Stats
    Champions Played:
    Orianna: 50.00%
    Gragas: 33.33%
    Twisted Fate: 16.67%
    KDA: 4.84
    Average Kills: 3.50
    Average Deaths: 2.00
    Average Assists: 6.17
    Gold Per Minute: 347.68

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    Kevin “Kev1n” Rubiszewski
    Position:Top Lane
    Hometown:Berlin, Germany

    Regional Stats
    Champions Played:
    Gangplank: 66.67%
    Irelia: 14.29%
    Yorick: 14.29%
    KDA: 4.61
    Average Kills: 4.33
    Average Deaths: 2.17
    Average Assists: 5.67
    Gold Per Minute: 327.43

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    Alvar “Araneae” Martin
    Position:Jungler
    Hometown:palma De Mallorca, Spain

    Regional Stats
    Champions Played:
    Maokai: 33.33%
    Malphite: 33.33%
    Alistar: 16.67%
    KDA: 1.32
    Average Kills: 1.00
    Average Deaths: 4.17
    Average Assists: 4.50
    Gold Per Minute: 234.28

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    Bora “YellOwStaR” Kim
    Position:AD Carry
    Hometown:paris, France

    Regional Stats
    Champions Played:
    Ezreal: 50.00%
    Corki: 33.33%
    Ashe: 16.67
    KDA: 3.84
    Average Kills: 2.50
    Average Deaths: 2.17
    Average Assists: 5.83
    Gold Per Minute: 299.62

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    Patrick “Nyph” Funke
    Position:Support
    Hometown: Kirchheim unter Teck, Germany

    Regional Stats
    Champions Played:
    Janna: 83.33%
    Nunu: 16.67%
    KDA: 2.31
    Average Kills: 0.17
    Average Deaths: 3.83
    Average Assists: 8.67
    Gold Per Minute: 209.23

    Links to additional community coverage:

    ggChronicle’s SK Gaming Preview
    IntelEM – You’re Training for that Moment (featuring SK Gaming)
    In2LOL’s SK Gaming Preview

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