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Counter Logic Gaming Europe
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Team Information
Org LocationEurope Europe
Region
EU
 Europe
Sponsor(s)Razer
AZUBU TV
ELOBUFF
iBUYPOWER
NZXT
LoL-Class
History
CreatedDecember 1, 2011(2011-12-01)
DisbandedDecember 28, 2012(2012-12-28)
Social Media & Links
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Counter Logic Gaming Europe was formed in December of 2011 as an extension of the North American organization, Counter Logic Gaming. Taking consistent top place finishes throughout Season 2, CLG.eu has been hailed as one of the strongest European teams. One year after their acquisition, on December 28, 2012, the CLG.eu roster parted ways with Counter Logic Gaming after deciding not to renew their contract with the organization, and one month after was acquired by Evil Geniuses.

History

Formation of Counter Logic Gaming Europe

On December 20, 2011, Counter Logic Gaming and Absolute Legends announced a merger between the two organizations, with a roster that included Wickd, Froggen, Snoopeh, Krepo, and yellowpete.[1]

However, on January 30, 2012 the two organizations decided that the partnership would not work, and in the separation the European team decided to stay with Counter Logic Gaming.[2]

Season 2

The team's first major appearance would be at the Kings of Europe online tournament, which held from January 27 to January 31, 2012. In the group stage, CLG EU would place first and go 3-0, defeating FnaticRC, Sypher, and against All authority. In the semi finals of the playoff, CLG EU would defeat Team Mistral 2-0, advancing to the grand finals, where they would face Moscow Five. Against the Russian team, CLG EU would come out victorious 2-1, taking home first place in the tournament.[3][4][5]

Two months later, on March 31, 2012, Counter Logic Gaming EU would place first in the 4Players.de All or Nothing tournament. In the tournament, CLG EU would defeat FnaticRC, Meet Your Makers, and Absolute Legends. [6]

On April 1, 2012, Counter Logic Gaming EU would place first in the Absolute Pro League: March. Placed into Group B, Counter Logic Gaming would finish off group stage in second, going 2-1 by defeating Millenium, and TCM Gaming, while falling to against All authority. In the playoffs, CLG.EU would take out Mousesports 2-0 in the quarterfinals and Absolute Legends 2-1 in the semifinals to advance into the grand finals. There, CLG EU would defeat aAa 2-1 to take home first place.

A few days later, CLG EU would participate in the RaidCall PLAY Cup 1, where they were able to place first by defeating NoobHeroes, Western Wolves, MeetYourMakers, and FnaticRC.[7]

After placing first in their respective group in the qualifiers, Counter Logic Gaming EU would participate in the Gamers Assembly 2012. CLG EU would defeat Art Chaos and Eclypsia in the first two rounds of the tournament, but would be defeated by Team Sypher in the third round, knocking CLG EU down to the loser's bracket. There, CLG EU would defeat Millenium, MeetYourMakers, and Absolute Legends to advance to the finals. However, CLG EU would once again lose to Sypher in the finals 2-0, finishing the tournament with a second place standing. [8]

On May 14, 2012, CLG EU would place second at the online Solomid EU Tournament Circuit. At the event, Counter Logic Gaming EU would take out Sypher 2-0 in the first round, but would fall to Natus Vincere 1-2 in the second round, dropping to the loser's bracket. There, CLG EU would defeat aAa 2-1, Sypher 2-0, and Team Solomid 2-1 to advance to the finals. At the grand finals against Natus Vincere, CLG EU would take the first set 2-1, but would fall 0-2 in the second and final set of the tournament, taking second place.

On May 16, 2012, Counter Logic Gaming EU would place first at the Corsair Vengeance Cup. At the tournament, CLG EU most notably defeated Teamless, SK Gaming, and against All authority in the playoffs to reach the finals. There, CLG EU would take out Moscow Five 2-0 to take first place. [9]

Counter Logic Gaming EU was invited to the In2LOL Kickoff EU Tournament on June 3, 2012. At the event, CLG EU would defeat Eclypsia 1-0, Natus Vincere 1-0, and FnaticRC 2-0 in the finals to take first place. [10][11][12][13]

The next event that CLG EU participated in would be the Esports Heaven Medion Challenge 2012. At the tournament, CLG EU would take out exHCL and Fnatic in the second phase of the double elimination playoffs to advance to the grand finals. There, CLG EU would take out Moscow Five 3-1 to take first place at the event. [14]

Flying out to America, CLG EU would participate in the 2012 MLG Pro Circuit - Spring Championships. CLG EU would start out with 2-0 victory over mTw.NA, but would fall to Team Solomid 1-2 in the next round. Dropping down to the loser's bracket, CLG EU would defeat both Curse Gaming EU and Orbit Gaming 2-1 to advance to round 6 of the loser's bracket, where CLG EU would ultimately fall to Counter Logic Gaming Prime 1-2. Counter Logic Gaming EU would finish off the event with a 5th/6th place finish. [15]

On June 16, 2012, Counter Logic Gaming EU would fly out to Jönköping, Sweden to participate in the DreamHack Summer 2012 LAN tournament. CLG EU would qualify for DreamHack Summer by participating in their BYOC qualifiers, taking first at the qualifier by defeating Millenium. In the group stage, CLG EU would place first by going 3-0, defeating Moscow Five, Absolute Legends, and Mebdi's Minions. In the playoffs, CLG EU would defeat FnaticRC 2-0 in the semifinals to advance to the grand finals where CLG EU would face off against Moscow Five. There, CLG EU would come out on top 2-0 against M5, taking home the grand prize and first place.

As one of the eight European invitees for the Season 2 Regional Finals - Cologne, Counter Logic Gaming EU would fly out to Germany to compete for the chance to enter the Season 2 World Championship. In the second day of the quarterfinals, Counter Logic Gaming EU would be matched up against Team Alternate, whom they were able to defeat 2-0 to advance to the semifinals. Unfortunately, despite being the heavy favorites coming into the event, Counter Logic Gaming EU would fall to SK Gaming 2-0, dropping down to play the third place match again Fnatic. There, Counter Logic Gaming EU would be able to take a 2-0 victory, taking home third place from the event and securing themselves a spot in the Season 2 World Championship. [16]

Counter Logic Gaming EU would be one out of the two European teams to be invited to attend the offline tournament Azubu The Champions Summer 2012, which ran from July 2012 to September 2012. Placed into Group D, Counter Logic Gaming EU would go undefeated in group play going 3-0 against Counter Logic Gaming Prime, LG-IM, and MVP Blue. In the playoffs, CLG EU show an outstanding performance, defeating Team WE 2-0 in the quarterfinals and NaJin Sword 3-1 in the semifinals. Matched up against Azubu Frost in the grand finals, Counter Logic Gaming EU would come out strong and take an early 2-0 lead in the best of 5, but would drop the next 3 games in the series and eventually fall to Azubu Frost, taking home second place. [17]

Counter Logic Gaming EU traveled to Los Angeles in October of 2012 to compete in the Season 2 World Championship. In the group stage, CLG EU looked dominant while taking games off of Team Dignitas and Saigon Jokers. Although they dropped one match against NaJin Sword, they advanced out of Group B as the second seed and went on to face Team WE in the round of eight. CLG EU's quarterfinal match was marred by technical issues; the series was tied 1-1 after two grinding games, but the third had to be postponed due to power failures and connection problems. In the deciding third game, CLG EU once again pulled out a slow and methodical victory in an extremely close showing. CLG EU maintained their form through the first game of their semifinal against Azubu Frost, but were outmatched in games two and three, losing out 1-2. They finished in 3rd-4th place and took home $ 150,000.

Pre-Season 3

Counter Logic Gaming EU would attend IPL 5 in Las Vegas on the 29th of November. They would start the tournament with a four game winning streak against NA teams, taking out CLG Prime and Team FeaR in the group stages, and sending NA powerhouse TSM in to the losers bracket with a 2-0 sweep. Their winning ways would end once faced with the eventual winners of the tournament, Team WE. The Chinese team denied them their chances to make it to late game, and built large advantages throughout the early and mid game. CLG EU would fall 0-2, dropping them to the losers bracket. There they would face Taipei Assassins. After winning a rather fast game one, the Assassins would comeback and take the 2 remaining games of the set, eliminating CLG EU from the tournament. They would place 5th-6th along with their NA counterpart CLG Prime, and take home $2,500 in winnings.

On December 28, 2012, one year after their acquisition, the Counter Logic Gaming EU roster, having decided not to renew their contract, parted ways with the Counter Logic Gaming organization. On January 25, 2013, the team would be picked up by Evil Geniuses.

Timeline

  • 2012
  • 2011

Trivia

  • After the name change of Counter Logic Gaming Prime, Snoopeh joked about renaming the EU team to "Counter Logic Gaming Optimus" and excused himself in his video log, stating it became way too serious. [21]

Player Roster

CLG EU Season 2 Roster
Left to Right: Froggen, yellowpete, Snoopeh, Krepo and Wickd

Former

ID Name Role Next Team
Denmark Wickd Mike Petersen 1Top Laner Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
United Kingdom Snoopeh Stephen Ellis 2Jungler Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
Denmark Froggen Henrik Hansen 3Mid Laner Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
Germany Yellowpete Peter Wüppen 4Bot Laner Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
Belgium Krepo Mitch Voorspoels 5Support Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
Sweden Jree Alexander Bergström 5Support Belgium Krepo 2012 MLG Fall Championship

Organization

ID Name Position
Canada HotshotGG George Georgallidis 70President/Co-Founder
Germany Vodoo Alexander Beutel CTO/Co-Founder
United States sayocean Kelby May General Manager
United States Garvey Mark Candella Director of Business Development

Tournament Results

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.
Tournament Results - Show Prize as (Local • USDEurosLocal • USD • EurosLocalUSD • Euros)
DatePlacePrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2012-12-15A55 - 6$ 3,000$ 3,000€ 2,250Esltumbnail.png IEM Season 7 Cologne1 - 2Blanklogo std.png RR
 Wickd,
 Snoopeh,
 Froggen,
 Yellowpete,
 Krepo
2012-12-02A11$ 7,500$ 7,500€ 5,775Lone Star Clash 2.png Lone Star Clash 23 : 2Team Curselogo std.png Crs
 Wickd,
 Snoopeh,
 Froggen,
 Yellowpete,
 Krepo
2012-12-01A55 - 6$ 2,500$ 2,500€ 1,925Ipllogo small.png IPL 51 : 2Tpa std.png TPA
 Wickd,
 Snoopeh,
 Froggen,
 Yellowpete,
 Krepo
2012-11-23A22kr 85,000$ 12,750€ 9,350DH-star.png DreamHack Winter 20121 : 2Fnaticlogo std.png FNC
 Wickd,
 Snoopeh,
 Froggen,
 Yellowpete,
 Krepo
2012-11-04A33$ 4,000$ 4,000€ 3,080MLG 2012 Fall logo.png MLG 2012 Fall0 : 2Azblogo std.png AZB
 Wickd,
 Snoopeh,
 Froggen,
 Yellowpete,
 Jree
2012-10-13A33 - 4$ 150,000$ 150,000€ 115,500WCS logo small.png World Championship Season 21 : 2Azflogo std.png AZF
 Wickd,
 Snoopeh,
 Froggen,
 yellowpete,
 Krepo
2012-09-26A11$ 1,000$ 1,000€ 778.09MLG-Logo-Small.png MLG Prizefights - #52 : 0Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png CLG Prime
2012-09-08A22₩ 20,000,000$ 17,600€ 13,800LCK logo small.png Champions 2012 Summer2 : 3Azflogo std.png AZF
 Wickd,
 Snoopeh,
 Froggen,
 Yellowpete,
 Krepo
2012-08-25A22Unknown Infobox Image - Tournament.png Kung Fu Cup - #20 : 2Welogo std.png WE
2012-08-19A33$ 25,000$ 25,000€ 20,250WCS logo small.png EU Regional Finals Season 20 : 2Fnaticlogo std.png FNC
 Wickd,
 Snoopeh,
 Froggen,
 Yellowpete,
 Krepo
Total Prize: USD 193,000 • KRW 20,000,000 • SEK 85,000

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