Clutch Gaming

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Clutch Gaming
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Team Information
Org LocationUnited States United States
Region
NA
 North America
SponsorCORSAIR
History
Created2017-11-20
Disbanded2019-10-28
Social Media & Links
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Current Roster
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Clutch Gaming is an American esports organization owned by the NBA team Houston Rockets.

History[edit]

2018 Season[edit]

Spring Split[edit]

Clutch Gaming was one of four new organizations awarded a slot in the newly franchised LCS. Their first roster was made up of jungler LirA, AD carry Apollo and support Hakuho from the disbanded Team EnVyUs, as well as former EULCS MVP mid laner Febiven and former Challenger series top laner Solo. Clutch was considered one of the better newly formed teams, but not strong enough to challenge for a top spot. All of the former EnVy players were considered solid but not spectacular, and Febiven's strength in the mid lane was thought to be balanced by Solo's inexperience, especially given the presence of many Korean import top laners.

Once the Spring Split began, Clutch quickly acquired a reputation for beating every team below them and losing to every team above them, only managing three wins against teams that would later make the playoffs, two of which were early season wins against a slumping TSM. However, in a very volatile split, they were also one of the most consistent teams, only ever falling out of the top six once and posting only a single 0-2 week. This consistency led to them clinching a playoff spot by Week 7 with a 9-5 record. However, Clutch stagnated over the final two weeks, only managing to go 2-2 as teams like 100 Thieves and Team Liquid surged, causing them to fall into a historical four-way tie for third that necessitated a tiebreaker series. Their struggles to beat other strong teams continued in that series, as they lost both tiebreakers to fall into sixth place.

In the playoff quarterfinals, Clutch faced third seed TSM, who were the overwhelming favorites due to their veteran lineup and having gone 5-1 over the final three weeks of the season. TSM easily dispatched Clutch in game 1 by focusing LirA early, but Clutch struck back with a comeback victory in game 2. However, with TSM failing to ban Hakuho's Thresh in either of the two final games, Clutch stomped a faltering TSM in a historic upset, becoming the first team in the history of the NALCS to defeat them in quarterfinals, and keeping TSM out of the finals for the first time. Clutch then moved on to face the 1st seeded 100 Thieves in the semifinals. Similar to the TSM series, Clutch were heavy underdogs, but managed to keep pace with 100 Thieves to take the series to five games. Clutch took an early lead in game 5, but the game extended into an excruciating, tense 74 minute siege in which Clutch took 100 Thieves down the wire but finally lost the game off a teamfight in their base. This sent Clutch to the third-place match against 2nd seed Echo Fox. Despite expectations of a close series, Echo Fox stomped Clutch in three quick games, meaning that their only playoff reward would be 30 Championship Points.

Timeline[edit]

  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019

Player Roster[edit]

Former[edit]

R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
KR

Huni Heo Seung-hoon (허승훈) 11Top Laner Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas 2018-11-272018-11-27 2019-10-282019-10-28
KR

Lira Nam Tae-yoo (남태유) 12Jungler Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas 2017-12-022017-12-02 2019-10-282019-10-28
NA

Damonte Tanner Damonte 13Mid Laner Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas 2018-11-262018-11-26 2019-10-282019-10-28
NA

Cody Sun Cody Sun 14Bot Laner Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas 2019-03-222019-03-22 2019-10-282019-10-28
NA

Vulcan Philippe Laflamme 15Support Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas 2018-11-282018-11-28 2019-10-282019-10-28
NA

Rodov Tom Rodov 21Sub/Top Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas Academy 2019-09-292019-09-29 2019-10-282019-10-28
NA

Piglet Chae Gwang-jin (채광진) 13Mid Laner None 2018-11-302018-11-30 2019-06-142019-06-14
NA

Solo Colin Earnest 11Top Laner Echo Foxlogo std.pngEcho Fox 2017-12-022017-12-02 2018-11-242018-11-24
NA

Apollo Apollo Price 14Bot Laner Echo Foxlogo std.pngEcho Fox 2017-12-022017-12-02 2018-11-242018-11-24
NA

Hakuho Nickolas Surgent 15Support Echo Foxlogo std.pngEcho Fox 2017-12-022017-12-02 2018-11-242018-11-24
EU

Febiven Fabian Diepstraten 13Mid Laner Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMisfits Gaming 2017-12-022017-12-02 2018-11-202018-11-20

Player League Participation[edit]

Note that tiebreaker games ARE included in this display even though they are typically not included for regular-season records.

LCS

Player20132014201520162017201820192020Games
SpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummer
ApolloTeam Coastlogo std.pngTeam Impulselogo std.pngTeam Impulselogo std.pngDignitaslogo std.pngApexlogo std 2.pngTeam EnVyUslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUslogo std.pngClutch Gaminglogo std.pngClutch Gaminglogo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.png289
HakuhoRenegadeslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUslogo std.pngClutch Gaminglogo std.pngClutch Gaminglogo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.png219
LiraTeam EnVyUslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUslogo std.pngClutch Gaminglogo std.pngClutch Gaminglogo std.pngClutch Gaminglogo std.pngClutch Gaminglogo std.png160
SoloEcho Foxlogo std.pngClutch Gaminglogo std.pngClutch Gaminglogo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.png73
FebivenClutch Gaminglogo std.pngClutch Gaminglogo std.png38
PigletTeam Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngClutch Gaminglogo std.pngClutch Gaminglogo std.png170
MoonNRG Esportslogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngClutch Gaminglogo std.pngCounter Logic Gaminglogo std.png111
VulcanClutch Gaminglogo std.pngClutch Gaminglogo std.pngClutch Gaminglogo std.png38
Cody SunImmortalslogo std.pngImmortalslogo std.png100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Thieveslogo std.pngClutch Gaminglogo std.pngClutch Gaminglogo std.png148
HuniImmortalslogo std.pngImmortalslogo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.pngClutch Gaminglogo std.pngClutch Gaminglogo std.png136
DamonteEcho Foxlogo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.pngClutch Gaminglogo std.pngClutch Gaminglogo std.png56

Organization[edit]

Current[edit]

C ID Name Position

Tilman Fertitta Owner

Sebastian Park VP of Esports

Former[edit]

C ID Name Position Next Team

Andrew Barton Assistant General Manager & Esports Development Analyst Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas

TheAzotal Ryan Friedman Assistant General Manager & Esports Operations Analyst Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas

Empyre Naser Al-Naqi Head of Scouting and Analysis Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas

Pyrex Toby Kwon (권용현) Manager & Team Operations Coordinator Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas

Thinkcard Thomas Slotkin 90Head Coach Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas

Artemis Connor Doyle 90Assistant Coach Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas

Rigby Han Earl (한얼) 90Assistant Coach Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas

whanderlust Sandra Chen Social Media Coordinator Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid

mcscrag Brendan McGee 90Head Coach None

Rigby Han Earl (한얼) 90Assistant Coach Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngClutch Gaming

Kevin Wood Head of Esports Brand Management None

Baby Zeus Alec Warren 90Assistant Coach None

Curry Anand Agarwal 90Interim Head Coach FlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuest Academy

Karen Morey Social Media Manager None

DLim David Lim 90Head Coach FC Schalke 04 Esportslogo std.pngFC Schalke 04

Tournaments[edit]

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place

Clutch Gaming Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2019-10-1901301613 - 16$27,812.50$ 27,812.5€ 24,617.68
Worlds 2019
0 - 6Blanklogo std.pngRR

 Huni,
 Lira,
 Damonte,
 Cody Sun,
 Vulcan,
 Thinkcard
2019-09-080010001
LCS 2019 Regional Finals
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 Huni,
 Lira,
 Damonte,
 Cody Sun,
 Vulcan,
 Thinkcard,
 Artemis
2019-08-240040004$25,000$ 25,000€ 22,430.95
LCS 2019 Summer Playoffs
2 : 3Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG

 Huni,
 Lira,
 Damonte,
 Cody Sun,
 Vulcan,
 Thinkcard,
 Artemis
2019-08-040050005
LCS 2019 Summer
9 - 9Blanklogo std.pngRR

 Huni,
 Lira,
 Damonte,
 Cody Sun,
 Vulcan,
 mcscrag,
 Thinkcard,
 Artemis
2019-03-240090009
LCS 2019 Spring
5 - 13Blanklogo std.pngRR

 Huni,
 Lira,
 Damonte,

 Piglet,
 Cody Sun,
 Vulcan,
 mcscrag,
 Artemis
2018-10-080010001 Bilibili USA vs. China Showmatch
1 : 0Bilibili Gaminglogo std.pngBLG

 Solo,
 Moon,
 Sun,
 Apollo,
 Vulcan
2018-09-140040004
NA Regional Finals 2018
0 : 3Echo Foxlogo std.pngFOX

 Solo,
 LirA,
 Febiven,
 Apollo,
 Hakuho,
 mcscrag,
 Baby Zeus
2018-08-200090009
NA LCS 2018 Summer
6 - 12Blanklogo std.pngRR

 Solo,
 LirA,
 Moon,
 Febiven,
 Apollo,
 Piglet,
 Hakuho,
 Vulcan,
 DLim,
 Curry,
 mcscrag,
 Baby Zeus
2018-04-080040004$20,000$ 20,000€ 16,276.73
NA LCS 2018 Spring Playoffs
0 : 3Echo Foxlogo std.pngFOX

 Solo,
 LirA,
 Febiven,
 Apollo,
 Hakuho,
 DLim
2018-03-180060006
NA LCS 2018 Spring
11 - 7Blanklogo std.pngRR

 Solo,
 LirA,
 Febiven,
 Apollo,
 Hakuho,
 DLim
Total Prize:USD 72,813

Media[edit]

  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019

Images[edit]

Logos[edit]

Rosters[edit]

External Links[edit]

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