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Counter Logic Gaming
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LOCATION: North America North America
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CREATED: 2010-04-16
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Counter Logic Gaming (CLG) is a North American eSports organization. Founded in April 2010 by George "HotshotGG" Georgallidis, CLG is the oldest League of Legends team still active to this day. Counter Logic Gaming currently hosts their flagship League of Legends team, as well as CLG Halo, CLG CS:GO, CLG Smash, and CLG Black Ops 3. They have previously sponsored Counter Logic Gaming Black, Counter Logic Gaming EU, and one Defense of the Ancients 2 team.


Creation of Counter Logic Gaming

Counter Logic Gaming was founded by HotshotGG on April 16th, 2010, after he left messiahwins due to an inconvenience between HotshotGG and Reginald. The initial roster consisted of Locicero, Grandjudge, Chauster, Nolja, HotshotGG, Clever, Sabertiger, bigfatjiji, Lilballz, and Kobe24. This large roster did not last long, however, as many members left due to various reasons; Locicero left to focus more on school, Grandjudge had difficulty competing in tournaments due to living in Korea and eventually lost contact with HotshotGG, Nolja was in Korea as well and also had difficulties attending tournaments in addition to being very inactive, Clever left as he wanted to play more casually, Sabertiger left since he was recruited into the army, and Lilballz had difficulty attending tournaments due to living in Taiwan.

Eventually, the official roster was formed, consisting of HotshotGG, bigfatjiji, Chauster, Kobe24, and Elementz.

2011 Season

With the reformed roster, on October 3rd, 2010, Counter Logic Gaming took first place at the 2010 World Cyber Games Grand Finals, winning 2-1 against SK Gaming in the finals. [1]

On November 30th, 2010, Counter Logic Gaming attended the Newegg Winter Wanfest 2010 online tournament. At the event, CLG took out DIN0, Team OP, and Rock Solid in the playoffs to reach the finals, where CLG played Team OP again. CLG lost the first best of three series 0-2 to Team OP, but came back in the final set and won 2-1 against the Korean team, taking home first place. [2]

In early 2011, Kobe24 officially retired from professional gaming and thus left Counter Logic Gaming. On February 23rd, 2011, Saintvicious took Kobe24's place and joined CLG as their new jungler.

On June 18, 2011, Counter Logic Gaming attended the Riot Season 1 Championship in Sweden. CLG started off going 2-1 in the group stage, defeating gamed!de and Xan, while falling to Team SoloMid. In the playoff bracket, CLG fell in the relegation round 0-2 against FnaticMSI, knocking CLG out of contention for first place. CLG ended up defeating gamed!de once again in the fifth place match. [3]

Pre-2012 Season
One month later, on July 16, 2011, Counter Logic Gaming attended the National ESL Premier League Season 1. CLG placed second in the group stage, going 9-2 by defeating Low Elo, jpak and friends, WHALE, complexity, HKEGG, TeamLiquid, Defy All Odds, and OGODBEARS, while falling to Team SoloMid and unRestricted. Advancing into the playoffs, CLG defeated Rock Solid in the semifinals, placing them to compete against unRestricted for the grand prize. CLG took first place in the NESL Season 1 Championship after defeating unRestricted 2-0 in the grand finals.

Counter Logic Gaming participated in their second international LAN tournament, flying out to Cologne to play in the IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne on August 17, 2011. CLG started the event by going 3-0 in group stage, defeating FnaticRC, SK Gaming, and Frag Executors. They continued into the playoff bracket, defeating Millenium 2-1 in the semifinals and playing against Team SoloMid in the grand finals, where CLG finished with a 2-1 victory. [4]

Moving back home to North American, CLG attended the 2011 MLG Pro Circuit - Raleigh on August 26, 2011. Counter Logic Gaming once again placed first in their group stage, going 3-0 over Epik Gamer, Team SoloMid, and Curse Gaming. CLG faced off against Epik Gamer in the finals and came out victorious with a 2-1 victory, finishing first place for the event. [5]

On October 5th, 2011, Counter Logic Gaming participated in the IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Guangzhou. In the group stage CLG placed second after defeating Millenium and Team Flash, but falling to Team WE. In the playoffs, CLG defeated SK Gaming 2-1 in the semifinals, but was again defeated by Team WE in the finals 1-2, taking home second place. [6]

The next day, Counter Logic Gaming attended IPL3 in Atlantic City. CLG's first match was against A Picture of A Goose, where CLG won 2-0. In the semifinals, CLG lost to Dignitas 0-2, knocking them out of contention for first place. CLG played against Team SoloMid for third place, in which CLG came out with a 2-0 victory.

On October 13th, 2011, Counter Logic Gaming flew out to New York and participated in the IEM Season VI - Global Challenge New York. CLG went 2-1 in the group stage, defeating Dignitas and Team SoloMid while losing to FnaticRC. CLG fell to SK Gaming 0-2 in the semifinals, knocking them down to play against Sypher for third place. Against the French team, CLG fell short in a best of three which resulted in a 2-1 victory for Sypher.

CLG attended the MLG 2011 - Providence Qualifiers, but were disqualified in the quarterfinals. CLG won their Top 4 placement match against RFLX Gaming. However, during this match, CLG elected to use Lapaka, from Absolute Legends, in the place of CLG Lilac. AL Lapaka was registered as the team leader for AbsoluteLegends, another team in the tournament, and played in the AL vs TSM match. As CLG made the decision to illegally substitute him into their active roster in the match against RFLX, CLG have been disqualified from the Tournament and RFLXGaming advanced into the Top 4. [7]

2012 Season

A day after the start of Season 2, Counter Logic Gaming benched long standing member Elementz in order to add Doublelift to their active roster. As a result, Chauster moved to the support position while Doublelift took up the position of AD Carry. Elementz left the team soon after, accepting an offer to play for Curse Gaming.

In order to participate in the 2011 World Cyber Games, Counter Logic Gaming formed a team consisting of only Canadian players, Chaox, bigfatlp, HotshotGG, Elementz, and TheOddOne. In the group stage, this CLG squad placed second, defeating Sequential Gaming, Team Redbyte, Bida Gaming, while losing to Chicks Dig Elo. In the playoffs, Counter Logic gaming defeated the Chinese Invictus Gaming 2-0, advancing the Canadian team to the semifinals. Here, CLG faced off against the Polish ExGameburg Team, where CLG lost 0-2. The Canadian team played against the French team Millenium for third place, where CLG came out victorious 2-1.[8]

One week later, Counter Logic Gaming, with their normal roster of HotshotGG, bigfatlp, Chauster, Doublelift, and Saintvicious, participated in the National ESL Premier League Season 2 playoffs. CLG defeated YMN7 2-0, LeagueCraft 2-0, and Curse Gaming 2-1, advancing to the winner's bracket finals against Team SoloMid. Against TSM, CLG came out victorious 2-0. In the finals, Counter Logic Gaming defeated Curse Gaming 2-0, taking home first place for the second time at a NESL event.

On February 11, 2012, Counter Logic Gaming participated in the LoLPro.com Curse Invitational. In the playoffs, CLG defeated Choppa In Da Car 2-0 in the first round, and Team SoloMid 2-1 in the semifinals. In the finals, CLG lost to Team Dignitas 1-2.

CLG participated in the sixth event of the global league of the Intel Extreme Masters in Hanover on March 6th, 2012. In the group stage, Counter Logic Gaming went 4-1 and placed second, defeating against All authority, Team ALTERNATE, FnaticRC, and Millenium, with their only loss coming from Team Dignitas. In the playoffs, CLG defeated Curse Gaming 2-0, but lost to Moscow 5 in the semifinals, knocking them down to play the 3rd place match against aAa, whom CLG beat 2-1.[9]

On March 12th, 2012, Counter Logic Gaming moved into a temporary gaming house in South Korea in order to train and participate in the Azubu The Champions Spring 2012. Placed in Group B in the 2012 OGN Spring Championships, CLG went 2-1 and placed second, losing their first match against Xenics Storm, but defeating XD and NeL to qualify for the playoffs. In the first round of the playoffs, CLG fell to eventual OGN champion MiG Blaze 2-0. On April 25th, 2012, Counter Logic Gaming moved back to North America.

On the first of April, CLG competed in the Leaguecraft ggClassic. At the event, Counter Logic Gaming placed fourth, defeating Icons of Vanity 2-0 and Epik Gamer 2-1 before falling to 4Not.Fire 1-2, knocking them to play the deciding match for third place. However, CLG decided to forfeit their third place match, giving the win to jpak and friends.

In the midst of the OGN tournament, CLG flew to Las Vegas to compete in the IGN ProLeague Season 4 - Las Vegas, which was held on April 6th, 2012. At the event, CLG defeated against All authority 2-0 in the first round, but fell to Dignitas 1-2 in the second round. Being knocked down to the loser's bracket, CLG defeated v8 Esports and Monomaniac 2-0 to face off against Dignitas once again in the loser's bracket finals, where CLG defeated them 2-0. In the grand finals, CLG played against Team SoloMid, whom they took the first set 2-0 from. However, TSM defeated CLG in the second set 2-0, thus putting CLG in second place.

On May 19th, 2012, Counter Logic Gaming went through a roster reformation, benching long time CLG member Saintvicious, adding top laner Voyboy from team Dignitas, and having HotshotGG switch to the jungling position.

Two days after the roster change announcement, CLG also announced their name change from Counter Logic Gaming to Counter Logic Gaming Prime to avoid confusion with their second North American team, Counter Logic Gaming Black.

The next premier event that CLG.Prime participated in was the 2012 Major League Gaming - Spring Championship on June 8th, 2012. In the tournament, CLG.Prime defeated Orbit Gaming 2-1 in the first round, and Curse Gaming 2-0 in the second round before falling to team Dignitas 1-2 in the third round. Knocked to the loser's bracket, CLG.Prime faced off against their European squad, Counter Logic Gaming EU, whom CLG.Prime defeated 2-1. From there, CLG.Prime played against Team Dynamic, which resulted in a 2-0 victory for CLG.Prime. Counter Logic Gaming Prime then played Dignitas again after being knocked down to the loser's bracket by them previously. The set ended in a 2-0 victory for Counter Logic Gaming, which set them to play against Team SoloMid in the grand finals. Counter Logic Gaming Prime won in the first best of three 2-1, but fell in the second best of three 1-2 against TSM. CLG.Prime took home second place at this tournament. [10]

Five days later, CLG.Prime played in the GIGABYTE Esports LAN event located at the California State Polytechnic University of Pomona in Southern California. In the group stage, CLG.Prime placed second, going 2-1 in the group by defeating Dirtnap Gaming and mTw North America, while losing to Team Dynamic. In the playoffs, CLG.Prime faced off and defeated Curse Gaming 2-1, advancing them into the semifinals. There, CLG.Prime fell to Team SoloMid 1-2, knocking CLG down to play for the third place match against Team Dynamic. In the third place match, CLG.Prime was victorious with a 2-1 finish over Team Dynamic.

On July 2nd, 2012, HotshotGG stepped down from the position of active CEO of Counter Logic Gaming, being replaced by his mother Helen "RealMomGG" Georgallidis. [11]

Counter Logic Gaming Prime would be one out of the two North American teams to be invited to compete in the Azubu The Champions Summer 2012 tournament hosted in Seoul, South Korea. Placed into Group D, Counter Logic Gaming Prime would fall in their first game in group stage to Counter Logic Gaming EU. Despite the early loss to CLG EU, Counter Logic Gaming Prime would come back and qualify for the playoffs by defeating LG-IM and MVP Blue in the fifth and sixth games in the group stage, ending group play with a 2-1 second place finish. In the playoffs, Counter Logic Gaming Prime would unfortunately be eliminated from the tournament by losing to Azubu Frost 0-2, ending the event with a 5th-8th place placing. Despite no longer competing in the Azubu The Champions Summer 2012 tournament, Counter Logic Gaming Prime would stay in a gaming house in Korea to practice for the upcoming North American Regional.

Counter Logic Gaming Prime would fly back to North America to participate in the Season Two North American Regional Finals. In their first match at the event, Counter Logic Gaming Prime would pull out a 2-1 victory over Team Legion. However, in the semifinals Counter Logic Gaming Prime would fall to Team Dignitas 0-2, dropping to play in the third place match in order to qualify for the Season 2 World Championship. There, Counter Logic Gaming Prime would win two games in a row against Curse Gaming to take third place at the event and secure a spot at the Season 2 World Championship.

At the Season 2 World Championship in October, CLG Prime only managed a 9th-10th place finish. Despite attempts at several unconventional strategies, the team was knocked out in the group stage, falling to Invictus Gaming and Azubu Frost. Their sole win came against SK Gaming through a triple Teleport and Promote tactic, but it was not enough for CLG to advance. They took home $ 50,000.

On October 22nd, Counter Logic Gaming Prime's lineup went through several changes. First, Voyboy departed and former MiG Frost AD player Locodoco was picked up to play as the new support. With this change, long time support player Chauster shifted to the jungle position and HotshotGG would move back to his original top lane role.

Pre-2013 Season

CLG prime would attend the 2012 MLG Fall Championship in Dallas on November 2nd through 4th. In the first round they faced the Korean powerhouse NaJin Sword, where they were routed in two lopsided matches. Falling to the losers bracket, CLG Prime would sweep Curse Gaming in round one, and then pick up a close 2-1 series against another NA team Dignitas. They would face their sister team CLG EU in Round 3. Unfortunately, they were outmatched as the European team eliminated them 2-1 from the tournament. CLG Prime would place 4th with $2,000 in winnings.

On November 29th, CLG would enter the IPL 5 tournament held in Las Vegas. In the group stages CLG Prime would dispatch the newly formed Team FeaR twice while dropping a game to CLG EU to advance. In the first round they would defeat Curse EU 2-1, and then move on to face FnaticRC. CLG Prime managed to take the first game off Fnatic with sharp play from their Jiji's Twisted Fate, however the champion was quickly banned out and CLG Prime would lose the next two games. In the losers bracket CLG Prime would face Moscow 5, they would take the first game of the set, but then fell twice against the Russian team, finishing their run in the tournament. CLG Prime would place 5th-6th with $2,500 in prize money. CLG Prime outperformed most expectations of them at tournament, with a strong showing of Chauster as the new jungler, they also challenged the perception of Team Solo Mid as the strongest team in the NA scene[12].

After the event, Locodoco expressed in an interview that "coming to America was a mistake"[13], but added that it did not indicate he would be leaving the team. On December 4th however, CLG announced the departure of Locodoco. They would use Nhat Nguyen as temporary substitute in the coming MLG Prizefights.

On December 28th, CLG officially announced Aphromoo as their starting support player to fill the position left by Locodoco, and the acquisition of LiNk as an alternate player. Also announced were the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Helen “RealMomGG” Georgallidis and Chief Operations Officer Robert “CyberBob” Del Papa, promotion of Kelby “SAYOCEAN” May to General Manager for the organization, and the renaming of the premier squad back to the original Counter Logic Gaming name from Counter Logic Gaming Prime, due to the departure of Counter Logic Gaming EU and disbanding of Counter Logic Gaming Black, leaving the previously known Prime as the only team under the CLG banner. [14]

Following the acquisition of LiNk, on January 15th, bigfatlp announced that he would be stepping down from the starting roster to a substitute position, citing lack of confidence in his own play. [15]

2013 Season
Into the first week of Season 3, on February 9th, Bloodwater was announced to be the second substitute player of the team,[16] but he left the team 4 days later.[17]

On February 27th, 2013, CLG was participating in Riot Season 3 NA Championship Series Spring Season. After 10 weeks Round Robin with Team SoloMid, Team Dignitas, Team Vulcun, Team MRN, Curse Gaming, Good Game University and compLexity Gaming, CLG successfully qualified to Sping Season Playoffs. However, CLG was outplayed by Team Vulcun with 1-2 in Quarterfinals, placed 5th-6th with Team Dignitas. Also, CLG failed to qualify to Riot Season 3 NA Championship Series Summer Season and participated in Summer Promotion. In the Summer Promotion, CLG faced Azure Cats in the promotion match. Fortunately, CLG defeated Azure Cats 3-0, securing their spot in the Riot Season 3 NA Championship Series Summer Season.

As the unsatisfactory result of LCS Spring Season and preparing for LCS Summer Season, HotshotGG decided to step down from top lane and acquired Nientonsoh to fill the position. Moreover, bigfatlp returned to the main roster as jungler while Aphromoo left and Chauster returned to support position.

On July 24th, 2013, CLG announced that MonteCristo would be joining CLG as a coach.[18]

The Summer LCS Season proved to rocky for the new CLG roster, spending most of the season competing to stay in middle of the pack, ending the season in 6th place with a 13-15 but able to make it into the playoffs. Their first game was against old time rivals TSM but they were unable to win a game, going 0-2, losing their chance to make it to the Season 3 World Championship. They went on to face Team Curse to compete for the 5th place spot to win a spot back for the Season 4 Spring LCS. They were able to come together and go 2-0 and win back the spot into the league.

Pre-2014 Season
Chauster announce his retirement from competitive play. bigfatlp moves to sub position. CLG stated that they are currently trying out new players for jungle and support.

On November 7th it was announced that Aphromoo and TrickZ would fill the support and jungler positions for CLG during the upcomingIEM Cologne.[19] At the event, CLG defeated the Turkish Team Turquality 2-0 before falling to the eventual winners of the tournament, Gambit Gaming of Russia. The Counter Logic Gaming organization announced that jungler Trickz would not remain with the team coming into 2014.

Before the start of the following season's LCS, CLG solidified their team by picking up new jungler dexter, formerly of European runner-up team Lemondogs, and offered a permanent roster spot to Aphromoo.

2014 Season

In the 2014 NA LCS Spring Season, CLG initially struggled with its new roster and slipped to fifth place at the start of the split. However, the team improved steadily throughout the season, and went the last six weeks 12-4 to end the season with their best ever record and placing at 18-10 in third, below Cloud 9 and Team SoloMid. At the 2014 NA LCS Spring Playoffs, CLG placed third after losing 2-1 to Team SoloMid but then winning against Team Curse 2-0. After the Spring Playoffs, top laner Nientonsoh decided to step down from the starting line up due to both personal reasons and being unable to handle the ongoing heavy criticism from the public. A few days before the summer split kicked off, former NaJin White Shield substitute Seraph was officially announced as the team's new starting top laner.

With its third place finish in the Spring, CLG was able to compete in the 2014 NA LCS Summer Season. That season, the NA LCS faced an unparalleled level of competition, as last place compLexity finished only eight games behind first place Cloud 9. In addition, for five weeks in the mid-season, CLG held first place and peaked at a 13-7 record. However, toward the end of the season their record began to plummet, and days before Week 11 began, coach MonteCristo announced that the team would spend a number of weeks "bootcamping" in Korea to prepare for their playoffs and prospective World Championship spot. A roster made of substitutes, including former CLG stars Nientonsoh and Hotshotgg, competed in place of CLG's main roster and, as many expected, met little success with a 0-4 showing. Ending with an 8-game losing streak, the team finished the split with a 13-15 record in fifth place.

On August 12th, Riot Nick Allen announced that 4 members of the team - LiNk, Doublelift, dexter and Aphromoo - were fined $1,250 USD each for violating the LCS rule associated with account sharing during their bootcamp in Korea and were banned from OGN and KeSPA-owned tournaments for 2 years.[20]

In the 2014 NA LCS Summer Playoffs, CLG entered with heightened expectations after their bootcamp in South Korea. The team was favorited heavily to take their initial series from Curse, but was swept 0-3 and eliminated from Worlds contention. The next week, playing against Dignitas for fifth place overall and a guaranteed spot in the next split of the LCS, CLG lost once more, falling 1-3 and entering the following season's promotion tournament.

Pre-2015 Season

On December 10th, Nick Allen announced that CLG is fined $ 10, 000. Riot was informed that CLG violated an LCS Ruleset by soliciting scarra who was still under contract with Dignitas as a substitute player. Aside from the fine, CLG is restricted from using scarra as head coach for the first 3 weeks of the 2015 LCS Spring Split.[21]

2015 Season

In Spring Split of the 2015 Season, CLG finished the split in 3rd place with a record of 12 wins and 7 losses securing themselves a spot in Spring Playoffs. Due to not placing in top 2 they had to play into quarter finals where the faced Team Liquid. They lost 0-3 causing them to finished 5th/6th overall in the Spring Split. After playoffs, LiNk leaves the team and Pobelter and HuHi are picked up to replace him in mid for the Summer Split. In Summer Split, CLG placed 2nd after losing a tiebreaker match to Team Liquid for first place and having an overall record of 13 win and 6 losses. This earned them a bye in the Summer Playoffs. Their first set was against Team Impulse where they won 3-0 allowing them to enter the finals where they met their long time Rivals TSM. CLG went to beat TSM 3-0 securing themselves a spot for the 2015 World Championship. It was later announced that Xmithie was having Visa issues and would not be able to attend Worlds, in his place CLG would place HuHi in the Jungle.

After failing to make it out of the Group Stage in the 2015 World Championship, the organization decided to make some changes in the team. On October 23rd, it was announced that Pobelter will be stepping down from the main roster and will be replaced by HuHi as starting Mid Laner. It was also announced on October 31st that the team has parted ways with Doublelift who had been the team's AD Carry for 4 years.[22]

2016 Season

CLG using Sub ADC Stixxay as the new starter worked out well and CLG had an impressive first split with its new roster with a record of 13 - 5 and going on to beat Liquid 3-2 in the semifinals and beat TSM 3-2 in the finals where they then qualified for MSI. CLG impressed the world at MSI with a 7-3 record and making it to the finals vs SKT, losing 0-3 but taking home second place. After MSI CLG went back to NA and struggled the first half of the Summer Split. CLG ended up finishing 4th with a record of 10 - 8 and then beating Liquid in the quarter finals 3 - 1 and losing to TSM 0 - 3 in the semi finals. They would go on to play IMT in the 3rd/4th Place Match and lose 2-3 but in the end would qualify for worlds on circuit points.


  • January 10th, Announces partnership with Corsair.[23]
  • January 30th, Grant "Grievance" Rousseau joins as Player Development Coach.[24]
  • May 12th, Dardoch joins. Xmithie leaves.[25]
  • July 25th, Dardoch leaves.[26]

  • February 19th, Based Yoona joins as Sub AD.[27]
  • November 8th, Matt "Trinitiii" Nausha joins as Director of Esports.[28]
  • December 25th, YoonA leaves.[29]

  • January 6th, Counter Logic Gaming is fined $ 2, 000 and is restricted from fielding ZionSpartan as player or coach for the first week of 2015 LCS Spring Split due to violation of LCS Ruleset. [30]
  • April 17th, scarra steps down as Head Coach.[31]
  • May 13th, Pobelter and HuHi join, while LiNk leaves.[32]
  • May 30th, Zikzlol moved to "Strategic Coach" position, and Chris "Blurred Limes" Ehrenreich becomes the new Head Coach.[33]
  • June 17th, G2A sponsors CLG.[34]
  • June 18th, CLG partners with DXRacer.[35]
  • September 11th, HuHi to play as starting jungler for the 2015 World Championship, due to Xmithie's visa issues.[36]
  • September 25th, Xmithie returns as starting jungler for the 2015 World Championship, as the visa issues have been resolved.[37]
  • October 23rd, HuHi to be the starting mid laner while Pobelter becomes free agent.[38]
  • October 28th, Blurred Limes released as Head Coach.[39]
  • October 31st, Doublelift is Released.[40]
  • November 11th, Tony "Zikzlol" Gray is moved from Analyst to Head Coach.[41]
  • November 16th, ZionSpartan changed summoner name to Darshan.

  • April 20th, 3rd place at the LCS North America Season 4 Spring Playoffs
  • April 23rd, Nientonsoh steps down to substitute.[citation needed]
  • May 19th, Seraph joins as new starting top laner.[42]
  • June 2nd, AZUBU.TV no longer sponsors Counter Logic Gaming, Twitch.TV is the new streaming sponsor.
  • September 4th, SanDisk partners with Counter Logic Gaming.
  • September 5th, MonteCristo steps down as the team's coach.[43]
  • September 22, SayOcean (Kelby May) steps down as the team's general manager. Matthew Marikian becomes the new general manager, and CLG hires Bryan Chen as the Director of Finance and Operations.[44]
  • October 13th, Dexter leaves [45]
  • October 31st, Scarra named Head Coach, tryouts begin for Mid-Laner and Jungler.[46]
  • November 6th, ZionSpartan joins, while Seraph is released.[47]
  • December 8th, Xmithie joins as new starting jungler.[48]

  • January 15th, LiNk moves to starting mid laner; bigfatlp steps down to substitute.
  • January 16th, AZUBU TV sponsors Counter Logic Gaming.[49]
  • February 9th, BloodWater joins as substitute.
  • February 13th, BloodWater leaves.
  • May 14th, iBUYPOWER sponsors Counter Logic Gaming.[50]
  • May 26th, Nientonsoh joins as new starting top laner, Chauster moves to starting support; bigfatlp moves to starting Jungler; HotshotGG moves to substitute/coach; Aphromoo leaves.[51]
  • July 3rd, NZXT sponsors Counter Logic Gaming.[52]
  • July 24th, MonteCristo officially confirmed as coach.
  • August 2nd, NydusHerMain joins as substitute. [53]
  • August 5th, LoL-Class sponsors Counter Logic Gaming.[54]
  • October 23rd, Chauster retires; bigfatlp steps down to substitute.[55]
  • December 3rd, Dexter joins as new starting jungler.

Player Roster

ID Name Contract
Top Laner Canada Darshan Darshan Upadhyaha 11/20/2017
Jungler USA OmarGod Omar Amin 11/19/2018
Mid Laner South Korea HuHi Choi Jae-hyun (최재현) 11/20/2017
AD Carry USA Stixxay Trevor Hayes 11/20/2017
Support USA Aphromoo Zaqueri Black 11/20/2017

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 Next Team
Jungler USA Dardoch Joshua Hartnett
Team Liquid
Jungler Philippines Xmithie Jake Puchero
AD Carry USA Based Yoona Orlando Flota
Top Laner USA I KeNNy u Kenny Nguyen
AD Carry USA Doublelift Yiliang Peng
Team SoloMid
Top Laner USA Benny Benny Hung Retired.png Retired
Jungler USA Thinkcard Thomas Slotkin
Mid Laner USA Pobelter Eugene Park
Sub AD Carry Canada Hiimgosu
Mid Laner USA bigfatlp Michael Tang
Mid Laner USA LiNk Austin Shin
Top Laner South Korea Seraph Shin Wu-Yeong
Team Dragon Knights
Jungler Germany dexter Marcel Feldkamp
Substitute Canada NydusHerMain Philip Sohn
The Walking Zed
Support USA Chauster Steve Chau Retired.png Retired
Substitute USA Balls An Le
Substitute Bulgaria Bloodwater Lyubomir Spasov
Good Game University
Support South Korea Locodoco Choi Yoon-sub
NaJin Shield
Top Laner USA Voyboy Joe Esfahani
Team Curse
Jungler USA Saintvicious Brandon DiMarco
Team Curse
Support Canada Elementz Cody Sigfusson
Team Curse
Jungler USA Kobe24 Sam Hartman-Kenzler Casterlogo std.png Caster
Mid Laner USA Reginald Andy Dinh
Team SoloMid
AD Carry USA Doublelift Yiliang Peng
Epik Gamer
USA Dan Dinh Dan Dinh
Epik Gamer
Jungler Taiwan Lilballz Alex Sung
For The Win
Jungler South Korea Nolja Lee Hyun-jin
Team OP
AD Carry USA Nientonsoh Zack Malhas
Team Fusion Gaming

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
USA Stixxay Trevor Hayes AD
IEM X San Jose
USA Thinkcard Thomas Slotkin Jungle Philippines Xmithie IEM Season IX - Cologne
USA babyeator Terry Chuong Support USA Aphromoo 2014 NA LCS Summer Split (Week 11)
USA Chaox Shan Huang AD USA Doublelift
Canada HotshotGG George Georgallidis Mid USA LiNk
USA Thinkcard Thomas Slotkin Jungle Germany dexter
USA Nien Zach Malhas Top South Korea Seraph
USA Chauster Steve Chau Mid Germany dexter 2014 NA LCS Spring Split (Week 3)
Germany dexter Marcel Feldkamp Jungle Template:Elements Battle of the Atlantic 2013
USA Aphromoo Zaqueri Black Support
Battle of the Atlantic 2013
IEM Season VIII - Cologne
USA TrickZ Brian Ahn Jungle
IEM Season VIII - Cologne
USA xHazzard Michael Kuhlman Top USA Voyboy GIGABYTE Esports LAN
2012 MLG Anaheim
Canada Chaox Shan Huang AD USA Chauster 2011 World Cyber Games
Canada TheOddOne Brian Wyllie Jungle USA saintvicious
USA Voyboy Joe Esfahani Top Canada bigfatlp 2011 MLG Raleigh
USA Salce Trevor Salce Mid USA Chauster IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne


ID Name Position
Canada HotshotGG George Georgallidis President/Co-Founder
Germany Vodoo Alexander Beutel CTO/Co-Founder
USA Mylixia Devin Nash CEO
USA Trinitiii Matt Nausha Director of Esports
USA Mattcom Matthew Marikian General Manager
USA bchenN Bryan Chen Director of Finance and Operations
USA Zikzlol Tony Gray Head Coach
USA Grievance Grant Rousseau Player Development Coach

ID Name Position
USA Blurred Limes Chris Ehrenreich Head Coach
USA SAYOCEAN Kelby May General Manager
USA MonteCristo Christopher Mykles Head Coach
USA Zuna Christopher Buechter Coach
Canada RealMomGG Helen Georgallidis Chief Executive Officer
USA CyberBob Robert Del Papa Chief Operating Officer
USA Scarra William Li Head Coach

Team Achievements

2017 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2017-09-10 NA LCS.png NQ 2017 NA LCS Regional Qualifiers 1 : 3
2017-09-02 NA LCS.png 3rd 2017 NA LCS Summer Playoffs 3 : 0
Team Dignitas
2017-08-06 NA LCS.png 3rd 2017 NA LCS Summer Split 12-6 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)
2017-04-09 NA LCS.png 5 - 6th 2017 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 2 : 3
FlyQuest eSports
10 CP
2017-03-26 NA LCS.png 4th 2017 NA LCS Spring Split 10-8 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)

2016 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-10-06 Worlds Logosmall.png 9 - 12th 2016 World Championship 3 - 3 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L) $ 150,750
2016-08-27 NA LCS.png 4th 2016 NA LCS Summer Playoffs 2 : 3
$ 10,000
2016-07-31 NA LCS.png 4th 2016 NA LCS Summer Split 9 - 9 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)
2016-05-15 2016 Mid-Season Invitational.png 2nd 2016 Mid-Season Invitational 0 : 3
SK Telecom T1
$ 100,000
2016-04-17 NA LCS.png 1st 2016 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 3 : 2
Team SoloMid
90 CP
2016-03-20 NA LCS.png 2nd 2016 NA LCS Spring 13 - 5 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)
2016-03-05 Esltumbnail.png 7 - 8th IEM X World Championship 1 : 2
$ 1,500

2015 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-11-22 Esltumbnail.png 2nd IEM X San Jose 0 : 3
$ 11,000
2015-10-08 Worlds Logosmall.png 9 - 12th 2015 World Championship 2 : 4 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L) $ 45,000 (tied w/ paiN Gaming
2015-08-23 NA LCS.png 1st 2015 NA LCS Summer Playoffs 3 : 0
Team SoloMid
$ 50,000 + Q to Worlds
2015-07-26 NA LCS.png 2nd 2015 NA LCS Summer Split 13 : 6 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)
2015-04-04 NA LCS.png 5 - 6th 2015 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 0 : 3
Team Liquid
10 CP
2015-03-29 NA LCS.png 3rd 2015 NA LCS Spring Split 12 : 7 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)

2014 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-12-21 Esltumbnail.png 2nd IEM Season IX - Cologne 1 : 3
Gambit Gaming
$ 6,500
2014-09-09 NA LCS.png Q 2015 NA LCS Spring Promotion 3 : 2
Curse Academy
2014-08-29 NA LCS.png 6th 2014 NA LCS Summer Playoffs 1 : 3
Team Dignitas
2014-08-03 NA LCS.png 5th 2014 NA LCS Summer Regular Season 13 : 15 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)
2014-04-20 NA LCS.png 3rd 2014 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 2 : 0
Team Curse
$ 15,000
2014-04-06 NA LCS.png 3rd 2014 NA LCS Spring Regular Season 18 : 10 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)

2013 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-11-24 Esltumbnail.png 3 - 4th IEM Season VIII - Cologne 1 : 2
$ 5,000
2013-08-31 NA LCS.png 5th LCS North America Season 3 Summer Playoffs 2 : 0
Team Curse
2013-08-16 NA LCS.png 6th LCS North America Season 3 Summer Regular Season 13 : 15 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)
2013-05-12 RpPoints.png Q LCS North America Season 3 Summer Promotion 3 : 0
Azure Cats
2013-04-26 NA LCS.png 5 - 6th LCS North America Season 3 Spring Playoffs 1 : 2
Team Vulcun
2013-04-19 NA LCS.png 4th LCS North America Season 3 Spring Regular Season 13 : 15 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)
2013-02-01 Epssmalllogo.png 3rd National ESL Pro Series V 2 : 0
Team FeaR
$ 900

2012 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2012-12-01 Ipllogo small.png 5 - 6th IGN ProLeague 5 1 : 2
Moscow Five
$ 2,500
2012-11-07 Epssmalllogo.png 1st National ESL Pro Series IV 2 : 0
Team FeaR
$ 6,000
2012-11-03 MLG-Logo-Small.png 4th 2012 MLG Fall Championship 1 : 2
CLG Europe
$ 2,000
2012-10-04 RpPoints.png 9 - 10th Riot Season 2 World Championship 1 : 2 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L) $ 50,000
2012-09-02 RpPoints.png 3rd Riot Season 2 North American Regionals 2 : 0
Team Curse
$ 25,000
2012-07-03 Ogn logo.png 5 - 8th Azubu The Champions Summer 2012 0 : 2
Azubu Frost
₩ 6,500,000
2012-06-17 GIGABYTE Esports LAN.png 3rd GIGABYTE Esports LAN 2 : 1
Team Dynamic
$ 1,000
2012-06-10 MLG-Logo-Small.png 2nd 2012 MLG Spring Championship 1 : 2
Team SoloMid
$ 12,000
2012-04-25 Ogn logo.png 5 - 8th Azubu The Champions Spring 2012 0 : 2
MiG Blaze
₩ 4,500,000
2012-04-08 Ipllogo small.png 2nd IGN ProLeague 4 0 : 2
Team SoloMid
$ 12,500
2012-03-10 Esltumbnail.png 3rd IEM Season VI - World Championship 2 : 1
against All authority
$ 8,000

2011 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2011-12-18 Epssmalllogo.png 1st National ESL Premier League II 2 : 0
Team Curse
$ 2,400
2011-12-11 WCGlogo small.png 3rd 2011 WCG Grand Finals 2 : 1
$ 3,000
2011-10-16 Esltumbnail.png 4th IEM Season VI - Global Challenge New York 1 : 2
Team Sypher
$ 2,400
2011-10-09 Ipllogo small.png 3rd IGN ProLeague 3 2 :
Team SoloMid
$ 2,500
2011-10-05 Esltumbnail.png 2nd IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Guangzhou 1 : 2
Team WE
$ 6,000
2011-08-27 MLG-Logo-Small.png 1st 2011 MLG Raleigh 4 : 0
Epik Gamer
$ 12,500
2011-08-21 Esltumbnail.png 1st IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne 2 : 1
Team SoloMid
$ 12,000
2011-07-16 Epssmalllogo.png 1st National ESL Premier League I 2 : 0
unRestricted eSports
$ 2,400
2011-06-20 RpPoints.png 5th Riot Season 1 Championship 1 : 0
$ 3,500

2010 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2010-11-30 Newegg Logosmall.png 1st Newegg Winter Wanfest 2010 2 : 1
Team OP
$ 3,500
2010-10-03 WCGlogo small.png 1st 2010 WCG Grand Finals 2 : 1
SK Gaming
$ 6,000


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See Also


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  1. WCG 2010 Medal List wcg.com
  2. Newegg Winter Wanfest 2010 Double Elimination Finals Bracket wanfest.newegg.com
  3. Official Season One Championship Page season-one-championship.eu.leagueoflegends.com
  4. IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne esl-world.net
  5. MLG Raleigh 2011 Finals VODs tv.majorleaguegaming.com
  6. IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Guangzhou esl-world.net
  7. MLG Providence 2011 Qualifier Results majorleaguegaming.com
  8. WCG 2011 Tournament Brackets wcg.com
  9. IEM Season VI World Championship - Hanover 'esl-world.net
  10. MLG Spring Championship 2012 Results majorleaguegaming.com
  11. CLG appoints new CEO, Helen “RealMomGG” Georgallidis clgaming.net
  12. Chauster talks about their run at IPL 5, 2013, and training more gamespot.com
  13. “Coming to America was a mistake.” – This Is Game interviews Locodoco of CLG Prime ggchronicle.com
  14. CLG in 2013 clgaming.net
  15. hello peepzorz,... (in jijispeak) facebook.com; manisier comments on bigfatlp is now a sub for CLG (English translation) reddit.com
  16. Kelby May talks about how he made it in CLG, a new sub, and more gamespot.com
  17. Good Game University Facebook Status
  18. CLG brings on MonteCristo as Coach clgaming.net
  19. Aphromoo discusses his return to CLG, season 4, supports and more ongamers.com
  22. CLG Parts Ways With Doublelift clgaming.net
  23. CLG's Twitter Post
  24. Welcome Coach Grievance
  25. Welcome Dardoch
  26. Farewell Dardoch, Welcome Omargod
  27. Welcome Based Yoona
  28. Welcome Trinitiii
  29. YoonA's Twitlonger Post
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  32. CLG Brings Change to the Mid Lane
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  35. CLG Partners with DXRacer
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  40. CLG Parts Ways With Doublelift
  41. CLG's analyst becomes Head Coach
  42. Seraph joins CLG
  43. Montecristo steps down as coach
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  45. CLG's Twitter Post
  46. CLG Brings on Scarra as Coach
  47. Zionspartan joins CLG!
  48. Xmithie joins as new starting jungler
  49. CLG partners with Azubu
  50. CLG Partners with iBUYPOWER
  51. CLG Roster Changes
  52. CLG partners with NZXT
  53. NydusHerMain is now a sub for CLG
  54. CLG Partners with LoL Class
  55. Chauster Retires from League of Legends, CLG Roster Changes
  56. CLG NA heads to Korea after IEM
  57. Doublelift post-OGN loss AMA qq
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  60. Introducing CLG's Second NA Team: CLG Back
  61. Counter Logic Gaming Partners with XMG Schenker Notebooks
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  63. CLG Roster Change and Season 3 Tryouts
  64. Counter Logic Gaming
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  66. CLG Welcomes Doublelift back to the Fold
  67. The beginning of CLG (1st Anniversary)
  68. Newegg Wanfest