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Counter Logic Gaming Black
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LOCATION: United States USA
COACHES: Sami "Rico" Harbi
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CREATED: May 21, 2012(2012-05-21)
Counter Logic Gaming

Counter Logic Gaming Black was founded on May 21st, 2012 as the third League of Legends team for Counter Logic Gaming and is now competing in the North American Challenger Series


Formation of Counter Logic Gaming Black

On April 30th, 2012, Counter Logic Gaming announced through saintvicious's twitter that the organization was looking for players to form a CLG B team.[1] The team was finalized and officially created on May 21st, 2012, with Hoodstomp and LiNk coming from Orbit Gaming, Bloodwater coming from 4Not.Fire, Zuna coming from mTw.NA, and Sycho Sid.[2]

Season 2

Counter Logic Gaming Black's first event together was the National ESL Premier League Season 3 on May 30th, where they had 2-0 victories over Team Green Forest, Absolute Legends NA, and Lzuruha Gaming to take home first place and the grand prize of $2,000.

On June 15th, 2012, CLG Black attended their first LAN tournament, competing in the GIGABYTE Esports LAN. CLG Black went 2-1 in the group stage, defeating Team Green Forest and Curse Gaming, but losing to Team SoloMid. They placed second in the group, advancing to the playoffs where they defeated DirtNap Gaming and Team Dynamic 2-0. They played against Team SoloMid in the finals, losing 0-2, and finishing second with a cash prize of $3,000.

On July 14th, 2012, CLG Black participated in the Leaguecraft ggClassic Presented by Arqade. They went 4-1 in the group stage. In the playoffs, they first defeated Curse Gaming 2-0 but then lost to Team Dynamic 1-2, dropping them into the loser's bracket. They then beat mTw.NA 2-0 and faced Team Dynamic in the finals. They beat Dynamic 3-2 in the first series and then played a best-of-three for the grand finals which they lost 1-2, finishing second with a cash prize of $2,000. On December 28th, CLG Black disbands due to differences in aspirations of members amongst the team.



Player Roster

ID Name Contract
Top Laner USA fallenbandit Kevin Wu 11/19/2018
Mid Laner Canada Tuesday Jean-Sebastien Thery 11/19/2018
Mid Laner USA Linsanity Allen Lin Signed
AD Carry USA Zag Osama Alkhalaileh 11/19/2018
Support USA Fill Hyo-won Lee 11/19/2018
Support Canada Vulcan Philippe Laflamme Signed
Support USA Joey Joseph Haslemann 05/21/2017

ID Name Role New Team
USA OmarGod Omar Amin Jungle
Counter Logic Gaming
Canada Darshan Darshan Upadhyaha Top
Counter Logic Gaming
USA Thinkcard Thomas Slotkin Jungle
Canada Innox Tyson Kapler Mid
Bulgaria Unlimited Petar Georgiev Support
SK Gaming
USA I KeNNy u Kenny Nguyen Top
Counter Logic Gaming
USA Scarra William Li Mid
USA Westrice Jonathan Nguyen Top Retired.png Retired
Bulgaria BloodWater Lyubomir Spasov Support
Azure Gaming
USA LiNk Austin Shin AP
Counter Logic Gaming
USA Sycho Sid Benny Hung Top
Team FeaR
USA Zuna Chris Buechter Jungle
Team FeaR
USA Hoodstomp Devon Mark AD
Exertus eSports Zeal
Brazil Rakin Rafael Knittel Mid

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
Canada Wild Turtle Jason Tran AP USA LiNk 2012 MLG Summer Championship


ID Name Position
Canada HotshotGG George Georgallidis President/Co-Founder
Germany Vodoo Alexander Beutel CTO/Co-Founder
USA Mattcom Matthew Marikian General Manager
USA bchenN Bryan Chen Director of Finance and Operations
France Rico Sami Harbi Head Coach

ID Name Position
USA Tetsmer Head Coach
Canada RealMomGG Helen Georgallidis Chief Executive Officer
USA CyberBob Robert Del Papa Chief Operating Officer
Canada Peolo Bear Timothy Yeung Manager
USA Garvey Mark Candella Director of Business Development
USA SAYOCEAN Kelby May General Manager

Team Achievements

2017 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2017-07-13 CS NA logo.png 5th 2017 NACS Summer Split 6 - 15 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)
2017-04-29 CS NA logo.png Q 2017 NACS Summer Qualifiers 3 : 0
Team Gates

2012 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2012-11-07 Epssmalllogo.png 3rd National ESL Pro Series Season 4 2 : 0
Team Curse
$ 900
2012-10-30 1st ROCCAT King Of The Hill Week 3 2 : 1
Monomaniac Ferus
$ 1,000
2012-08-25 MLG-Logo-Small.png 5 - 6th 2012 MLG Summer Championship 0 : 2
Team Dynamic
$ 4,000
2012-08-21 1st ROCCAT King Of The Hill Week 2 2 : 0
$ 1,000
2012-07-22 2nd Leaguecraft ggClassic Presented by Arqade 1 : 2
Team Dynamic
$ 2,000
2012-07-09 1st ROCCAT King Of The Hill Week 1 2 : 0
Orbit Gaming
$ 1,000
2012-06-17 GIGABYTE Esports LAN.png 2nd GIGABYTE Esports LAN 0 : 2
Team SoloMid
$ 3,000
2012-05-30 Epssmalllogo.png 1st NESL Premier Season 3 2 : 0
Lzuruha Gaming
$ 2,000


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