Rogue Leap Over Empire at EU Pro League Break
Playday seven of the Rainbow Six EU Pro League has come and gone and Europe has four emerging teams. Team Empire, Rogue, G2 Esports and Team Vitality are the top four of Europe. The way things are going, each team is in a strong spot, and several curses seem to be lifted. With the mid-season break for regular play now in session, now is a good time to reflect on EU so far.
The Four Horsemen
Rogue, Team Vitality, and G2 Esports all had curses to beat if they wanted to get to the top. For Rogue, their consistency wasn’t there at the start of the season, which earned them draws. As for Team Vitality, they couldn’t win a game on Monday, and they were normally heavy defeats. Meanwhile, G2 Esports couldn’t win on Wednesdays. These three teams overcame their issues and found themselves gaining momentum away from the .
G2 Esports only managed to lift their Wednesday defeat curse against Na’Vi on the final Wednesday of this half of the season. Team Vitality took down Chaos E.C. on playday seven and did so with supreme confidence, in comparison to their other Monday results. Finally, Rogue lifted their draw spree around playday five. Whilst the community joked that Rogue as an organization couldn’t escape their draw curse, the EU team made sure it remained a joke.
As a result of this growth for the three teams, the deadlock has been broken. G2 and Team Vitality tie for the third and fourth place spot on 12 points. On the other hand, Rogue surpassed Team Empire as the number one seed with G2 taking down Team Empire on the final day. G2 Esports managed to beat Team Empire on Coastline, a map that both teams play. G2 even did it with a debuting Ferenc “SirBoss“ Mérész, who joins the team on loan from PENTA.
For Team Empire, Rogue and G2 Esports, their next challenge is the Six Invitational 2020. Rogue not losing a single game, G2 looking like they are finding form, and Team Empire’s attack looking incredible gives EU a strong base to perform at the Six Invitational.
BDS Esports is a strange team. Their opening games left lots to be desired, but in week three their 2-0 victory over forZe and Chaos gave them a bit of an x-factor. However, they lost to Na’Vi on the final playday. BDS Esports seems like a team full of ups and downs with unfulfilled potential.
For the next half of the EU Pro League season, BDS needs to prove to us whether they can be a stable Pro League team. Right now, the teams in the bottom half of the bracket seem slippy. That seems to be the difference between the top half and the bottom half. So, BDS, you need to decide what half you want to be in. The Six Invitational will be the first sign to see how this roster will look in the future.
After our report last week describing that Na’Vi seems to be , they pulled a win out of the bag. Their win against BDS Esports on playday seven showed that Na’Vi had found life once again. Ben “CTZN” McMillan was back to his fragging power, whilst Luke “Kendrew” Kendrew’s Echo was at an elite level.