Mad Catz' Team ALTERNATE Attax are something of a Cinderella story in the ongoing League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) European Summer Split. As late qualifiers, the team didn’t have the same opportunity to gel, or even to garner the requisite months of experience with their Mad Catz R.A.T.3, S.T.R.I.K.E.5, F.R.E.Q.7, and G.L.I.D.E.9 hardware that players of this level often expect to have.

After the first week, all of that changed. A 5-0 win streak and clear leadership of the group left most spectators slack jawed. The team had well and truly bonded, and flew to Moscow for the next round with high expectations and a newfound sense of confidence.

The second week was a battle royale, yet the team still only succumbed to the pressure from local heroes Gambit Gaming (formerly Moscow Five). A flight back to Berlin for the Week Three matches found ALTERNATE Attax still comfortably leading the group, 8-2.

Now we head to Week Four with a slight lineup change for the team, with top-tier mid-laner WhiteKnight coming in for the rambunctious ForrellenLord.

Saturday at 6:00pm GMT will see the LCS European Summer Split grudge match, with Team ALTERNATE once again taking on the second ranked Gambit Gaming. Be sure to catch the stream below and see if ALTERNATE Attax can emerge as the ultimate League of Legends champions!

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