Counter Logic Gaming

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Counter Logic Gaming
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Team Information
Location: Canada Canada
Region: News Label - North America.png North America
Sponsor(s): Corsair
Other Teams In Organization
Active LoL Teams CLG Academy
Inactive LoL Teams CLG Black
Counter Logic Gaming Europe
Other Wikis: Call of Duty
Created: April 16, 2010(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 team and a sister team Counter Logic Gaming Black, who they picked up following the North American Scouting Grounds. In the past they have also sponsored Counter Logic Gaming EU and two different North American squads under the name CLG Black. The organization also supports teams and players in Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Super Smash Bros, and Overwatch.


Pre-Season 1

Counter Logic Gaming was founded by HotshotGG on April 16th, 2010. The initial roster included Lociero, Grandjudge, Chauster, Nolja, HotshotGG, Clever, Sabertiger, bigfatjiji, Lilballz, and Kobe24. Most of these players left the team shortly after its creation: Locicero left to focus on school; Grandjudge and Nolja were from Korea while Lilballz was from Taiwan and so they had difficulties attending tournaments; Clever wanted to play casually; and Sabertiger was recruited into the army. When the official roster was finally formed, it consisted of HotshotGG, Kobe24, bigfatjiji, Chauster, and Elementz.

Season 1

CLG found early success with their roster, winning the 2010 WCG Grand Finals[1] and then the Newegg Winter Wanfest 2010 online tournament.[2] After those two early victories, jungler Kobe24 decided to retire from professional gaming and left the team in January 2011; he would eventually go on to become a caster for Riot Games. The next month, Saintvicious joined the team, replacing Kobe.

CLG was one of three North American teams to attend the Riot Season 1 Championship in Sweden in June 2011, along with Epik Gamer and Team SoloMid. They placed second in their group, behind TSM, and then fifth overall in the tournament.[3]

Preseason 2

After the Season 1 Championship, CLG won several major tournaments in a row. First, they won in the online National ESL Premier League Season 1, and then they attended their second international LAN tournament: IEM Cologne. With Salce substituting for Chauster, the lineup included HotshotGG top, Saintvicious jungle, Salce mid, Bigfatlp AD carry, and Elementz support. CLG won their group 3-0 and then defeated Millenium and TSM in the bracket to win the tournament.[4] With Chauster back but Voyboy substituting for bigfatlp, they also won MLG Raleigh in August, this time beating Epik Gamer in the finals.[5]

At IEM Guangzhou in October 2012, CLG's hot streak cooled off slightly, but they still finished in second place, losing to Team WE both in the group stage and in the finals.[6] Immediately after Guangzhou, the team attended IPL3, in Atlantic City. There, they defeated A Picture of A Goose in the first round but then lost to Dignitas in the semifinals before beating TSM in the third-place match. One week later, CLG flew to New York to play in IEM New York; this time they took home fourth place after defeats to SK Gaming and Sypher in the playoffs.

In November, CLG attempted to qualify for MLG Providence; however, in the qualifier they were intending to use a Lilac, but when he was unable to participate, they fielded Lapaka instead. Because Lapaka was officially on the roster of Absolute Legends for the event, CLG was disqualified and RFLX Gaming advanced to the top four and attended MLG Providence instead.[7]

In December 2011, CLG benched long-time support Elementz and moved Chauster to support; this made room for Doublelift to join the team from Epik Gamer. Elementz went on to play for Curse Gaming.

Season 2

In order to participate in the 2011 World Cyber Games, CLG put together a temporary roster including only Canadian players: Chaox and TheOddOne, AD carry and jungler of TSM, joined the team for the tournament; at the same time, Chauster and Reginald joined the other three members of TSM to form a one-off team that they called Chicks Dig Elo. CDE ended up winning the tournament, while CLG came in third.[8]

Returning to their standard lineup of HotshotGG, Saintvicious, bigfatlp, Doublelift, and Chauster, CLG participated in and won the online NESL Premier League Season 2 playoffs. Their next event wasn't until February 2012, when they played in the Curse Invitational and came in second. In March, they attended their next LAN, the IEM World Championship in Hanover. They placed second in their group behind Dignitas and then lost in the semifinals to Moscow Five, the eventual winners of the tournament; they took home third place after a victory over against All authority.[9]

On March 12th, 2012, CLG temporarily moved to a gaming house in South Korea in order to train and participate in Azubu The Champions Spring 2012. Placed in Group B, CLG entered playoffs but immediately lost to MiG Blaze, the eventual tournament winners, in the quarterfinals. While in Korea, CLG also competed in the online Leaguecraft ggClassic. They lost in the semifinals to 4Not.Fire and then forfeited their third-place match against JPak and Friends. They also briefly flew to Las Vegas (in the United States) to attend IPL 4 from April 6th to April 8th. After being sent to the loser's bracket by Dignitas in the second round, they came back to play against TSM in the grand final, which they ultimately lost to place second overall. On April 25th, moved back to North America.

In May 2012, CLG was involved in a major roster swap between themselves, Dignitas, and Curse Gaming. Saintvicious left CLG and joined Curse, while Curse jungler Crumbzz moved to Dignitas and switched to top lane, and CLG brought in Dignitas top laner Voyboy and moved HotshotGG from top lane to jungle. Additionally, the organization acquired a secondary roster consisting of Sycho Sid, LiNk, Zuna, Hoodstomp, and BloodWater. For more information about the history of that team, see CLG Black. The main CLG roster renamed itself to CLG Prime to avoid confusion.[10]

With their new lineup, CLG placed second at the 2012 Major League Gaming - Spring Championship in June[11] and then third at the GIGABYTE Esports LAN. 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. [12]

CLG returned to Korea to compete in Azubu The Champions Summer 2012 in July. Once again they placed second in their group, and once again they were eliminated in the quarterfinals, this time losing to Azubu Frost - who went on to win the tournament. After their elimination from the tournament, the team remained in Korea to continue to practice for the upcoming Season Two North American Regional Finals. There, they would take third place, qualifying for the Season 2 World Championship.

CLG didn't advance out of their group at Worlds, losing to Invictus Gaming and Azubu Frost, beating only SK Gaming by using strategy that involved running three Teleports and a Promote. Infamously, Chauster commented in an interview that the team had prepared primarily strategies to be used if they got blue side in the coin toss, but all three of their group-stage coin tosses gave them purple side.[13] After Worlds, Voyboy left the team, HotshotGG moved from jungle back to top lane, Chauster moved to the jungle, and former MiG Frost AD carry Locodoco joined the team to fill the open support role.

Pre-Season 3

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 took 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[14].

After the event, Locodoco expressed in an interview that "coming to America was a mistake"[15], 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. [16]

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. [17]

Season 3

Into the first week of Season 3, on February 9th, Bloodwater was announced to be the second substitute player of the team,[18] but he left the team 4 days later.[19]

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.[20]

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 IEM Season VIII - Cologne.[21]

2014 Season

On August 12th, 2014, Riot announced that Counter Logic Gaming violated the LCS rules by account sharing during their bootcamp in Korea. Link, dexter, Doublelift and Aphromoo were fined $ 1,250 USD each as well as 2-year ban from OGN and KeSPA-owned tournaments.[22][23]

2015 Preseason

CLG was one of the fan-voted teams to IEM Cologne, along with Team Dignitas and Gambit Gaming. New jungler Xmithie was signed prior to the tournament but was unable to attend due to visa issues; the team played with Thinkcard instead and finished second, behind Gambit Gaming.

On December 10th, CLG was fined $10,000 by Riot after being found guilty of poaching Scarra from Dignitas. Additionally, Scarra would be prohibited from serving the position of being CLG's head coach for the first three weeks of the spring LCS, and CLG would have to find a different head coach to fill that role for that period of time.[24]

CLG and Doublelift were fined once again on January 6th, 2015 after being found guilty of poaching ZionSpartan. CLG was fined $2,000 while Doublelift was fined $2,500. Furthermore was CLG restricted from fielding ZionSpartan as a player or coach for the first week of the 2015 LCS Spring Split.[25]

2015 Season

With the addition of Xmithie and ZionSpartan, CLG stormed to the top of the league's spring split, boasting a 7-1 start and holding either first or second place in the league at the end of every week until the last day of the split. Despite setting a team record regular season winrate at 12-6, CLG lost a second-place tiebreaker with Cloud9 and failed to receive a playoff bye. In the quarterfinals against Team Liquid, CLG repeated their last season's performance with another first-round 0-3 series loss, finishing the season tied for fifth with Gravity.

Prior to the start of the summer split, CLG announced that they would move to a six-man roster with two mid laners who would both start in games: Pobelter and Huhi joined the team, while Link left.[26] Despite this announcement, Pobelter would play every game in the summer split. They also added a new head coach, Chris "Blurred Limes" Ehrenreich, and moved analyst Zikz to Strategic Coach.[27]

Echoing their spring split performance, CLG started the summer split strong, in first place at the end of each of the first four weeks, but then lost four consecutive games and fell to fifth. This time, however, they rebounded and ended the season in second at 13-5 after a lost tiebreaker with first place Team Liquid. They received a bye in the first round of the playoffs and then swept both Team Impulse and Team SoloMid 3-0 to win their first LAN event since MLG Raleigh in 2011 and received North America's top seed to the World Championship. Shortly after their qualification, the team announced that Huhi would be substituting for them in the jungle, due to "unresolvable VISA issues" with Xmithie; however, two weeks later the situation was resolved with some help from members of the community who reached out to the team on reddit.[28][29][30] Despite playing with Xmithie and having a relatively easy group draw with KOO Tigers, Flash Wolves, and paiN Gaming, CLG didn't advance from their Worlds group, ending with a 2-4 record including a loss to paiN.

2016 Season


Despite the fact that Huhi hadn't gotten to play a single game live with the team during the 2015 season, in October CLG announced that he would replace Pobelter for the 2016 season as starting mid laner.[31] Doublelift also left the team, after over four years of playing for CLG.[32] He was replaced by Stixxay, originally a substitute at IEM San Jose in November 2015, but eventually a starting member for the 2016 season. At San Jose, CLG defeated Unicorns of Love and Jin Air before losing to Origen in the finals. Their performance earned them a seed into IEM Katowice, which they attended after the seventh week of the LCS. However, despite being in a strong position domestically, in second place behind only the almost-undefeated Immortals (to whom CLG had handed their only loss of the season the week before), CLG were eliminated immediately from Katowice, losing first to SK Telecom T1 and then to Fnatic.

NA LCS Spring Split

CLG entered the LCS playoffs in second place, still behind Immortals, and still the only team to have beaten Immortals in the regular season. They won their semifinal series against Team Liquid in five games, winning the last game with a double teleport play to catch out Piglet and close out a win. Despite seeding expectations, their finals match was against TSM, who had 3-0'd Immortals the week before. This series also went to five games, and CLG once again won, qualifying for the Mid-Season Invitational. While individually their players were not as strong as TSM's, CLG's win over them was attributed to team coordination; coach Zikz described the team by saying, "None of us are selfish, at all. We only focus on teamwork," in a post-finals interview.[33]

2016 Season Mid-Season Invitational

CLG were seen by some as too weak individually to compete at MSI and by others as having a chance based on their their teamwork. The team shattered expectations in two ways - first, by going 1-1 with both SK Telecom T1 and Royal Never Give Up, the two favorites; and second, by losing a game to the IWCI team SuperMassive eSports. Their final group stage record was 7-3, behind only the Chinese RNG, and they won their semifinal match against the Flash Wolves 3-1 before losing to the revitalized SK Telecom 3-0 in the finals. Aphromoo in particular received attention for setting the support meta of the tournament, playing  Sona in the semifinals which led to a  Nami pick from SKT's Wolf in the finals. Stixxay also cemented his position as a strong rookie player with several strong performances. With their second-place finish, CLG set two new records for a North American team: they were the first ever to beat SKT, and the first to advance to the finals of a Riot-sponsored international tournament.

NA LCS Summer Split

Returning to North America for the Summer Split, CLG were expected to be at the top of the league after their MSI performance. However, not only did they fail to achieve that, but they weren't even in the top half of the standings until week 6. From there, they climbed to a fourth place regular season finish. In the playoffs, CLG first faced off against Team Liquid, whom they beat 3-1, before falling to TSM 3-0 in the semifinals. Crucially, one of Huhi's signature mid lane champions Aurelion Sol was found to have a bug partway through their first game, and the game was remade with Aurelion Sol disabled for the rest of the playoffs (though it was generally accepted that TSM would have won regardless).[34] CLG lost the third-place to Immortals but automatically qualified for the World Championship based on Championship Points due to TSM's finals win over Cloud9.

2016 Season World Championship

CLG were seeded into Group A at Worlds, alongside the ROX Tigers, G2 Esports, and wildcard Albus NoX Luna. Going into the group, CLG and G2 were seen as contenders for the second seed, while Tigers and Albus NoX were expected to finish first and last, respectively. Instead, CLG dropped both of their games to the wildcard team, and ANX skyrocketed to a second-place group stage finish while G2 collapsed into last place; CLG ended their Worlds run in third with a 3-3 record.

2017 Season

Transitioning into the spring split of the 2017 LCS season, CLG was the only North American team to not make any changes to its roster. They were inconsistent to begin the split, fluctuating between 5th and 7th place over the first half of the season before stabilizing with a 2-0 week 5. CLG remained in the playoffs after that, and a 3-1 record down the stretch put them in fourth behind TSM, Cloud9 and a much improved Phoenix1.

In the playoffs, CLG faced off against 5th seed FlyQuest. Expected to win due to FlyQuest's late season struggles, CLG seemed to prove that prediction right by winning the first two games. However, FlyQuest came back to win the next two. With a game 5 draft consisting mainly of comfort picks on both sides, including Evelynn for Moon and Kalista for Stixxay, CLG seemed likely to win simply by outscaling FlyQuest. However, some questionable aggressive calls around Baron would allow FlyQuest to complete the reverse sweep, ending CLG's season.

In the mideason, CLG swapped junglers with Immortals, sending Xmithie, one of their longest tenured players, to the team for Dardoch. This change seemed to work out for both sides, as CLG began the season in a three way race for first with Immortals and TSM. At the close of week 7, CLG was 10-4, tied with TSM for second, one game behind Immortals. However, before the start of week 8, the team announced that Dardoch would be leaving for Team Liquid due to irreconcilable conflicts with his teammates, and would be replaced by rookie OmarGod, who had just spent his first professional season with CLG Academy in the NACS. CLG continued to play fairly well over the final two weeks, going 2-2, but fell into 3rd place due to TSM and Immortals posting better records, meaning they would miss out on a playoff bye.

In the quarterfinals, CLG matched up against 6th place Team EnVyUs, who had lost their last four games and were considered the weakest playoff team. After CLG won the first game decisively, EnVyUs shocked everyone by taking the next two games, capitalizing on OmarGod's inexperience and sudden subpar play by the CLG bottom lane. CLG's veteran leadership won out in the end, and they managed to come back to take the series, but the weakened team was immediately swept by Immortals in the semi-finals. Sent to the third place match against Team Dignitas, CLG managed to eke out a shred of hope for themselves by summarily sweeping them, in part due to them catching Dignitas jungler Shrimp out in the jungle in all three games.

Their third place finish gave CLG the second seed in the Regional Finals. There, they defeated FlyQuest 3-1, setting up a match with Cloud9 to make Worlds. After dropping the first two games, CLG managed to win the third and make it a series, but dropped the fourth, ending their 2017 season.


  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • January 15th, bigfatlp steps down from starting roster to a substitute position; LiNk takes starting mid lane role.[17]
  • January 16th, AZUBU TV sponsors Counter Logic Gaming.[75]
  • February 9th, BloodWater joins as the substitute.[18]
  • February 13th, BloodWater leaves.[19]
  • May 14th, iBUYPOWER sponsors Counter Logic Gaming.[76]
  • May 26th, Nientonsoh joins as new starting Top lane, Chauster moves to Support, bigfatlp moves to starting Jungle, HotshotGG moves to substitute/Coaching role, and Aphromoo leaves.[77]
  • July 3rd, NZXT sponsors Counter Logic Gaming.[78]
  • July 24th, MonteCristo officially confirmed as coach.[20]
  • August 2nd, NydusHerMain announced as substitute. [79]
  • August 5th, LolClass sponsors Counter Logic Gaming.[80]
  • October 23rd, Chauster retires and bigfatlp becomes a substitute.[81]

Player Roster


R C ID Name Role Contract Ends Joined
Current Official Residency Canada Darshan Darshan Upadhyaya 01 Top 2019-11-18 2014-11-07
Current Official Residency South Korea Reignover Kim Yeu-jin (김의진) 02 Jungle 2018-11-19 2017-11-26
Current Official Residency France Huhi Choi Jae-hyun (최재현) 03 Mid 2019-11-18 2015-05-13
Current Official Residency USA Stixxay Trevor Hayes 04 AD 2019-11-18 2015-11-20
Current Official Residency China Biofrost Vincent Wang 05 Support 2019-11-18 2017-11-26

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
USA Benny Benny Hung 01 Top Canada ZionSpartan 2015 Season LCS North America Spring Week 1
USA Thinkcard Thomas Slotkin 02 Jungle Philippines Xmithie IEM Season IX - Cologne
USA Thinkcard Thomas Slotkin 02 Jungle Germany dexter 2014 Season LCS North America Summer Week 11
China Chaox Shan Huang 04 AD USA Doublelift
USA babyeator Terry Chuong 05 Support USA Aphromoo
USA Chauster Steve Chau 03 Mid Germany dexter 2014 Season LCS North America Spring Week 3
Germany dexter Marcel Feldkamp 02 Jungle
Battle of the Atlantic 2013
USA Aphromoo Zaqueri Black 05 Support
Battle of the Atlantic 2013
IEM Season VIII - Cologne
USA TrickZ Brian Ahn 02 Jungle
IEM Season VIII - Cologne
USA xHazzard Michael Kuhlman 01 Top USA Voyboy GIGABYTE Esports LAN
2012 MLG Anaheim
China Chaox Shan Huang 04 AD USA Chauster 2011 World Cyber Games
Canada TheOddOne Brian Wyllie 02 Jungle USA saintvicious
USA Voyboy Joe Esfahani 01 Top Canada bigfatlp 2011 MLG Raleigh
USA Salce Trevor Salce 03 Mid USA Chauster IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne


C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
USA OmarGod Omar Amin 02 Jungle Clglogo std.png CLG Academy 2017-07-25 2017-11-26
USA Aphromoo Zaqueri Black 05 Support 100logo std.png 100 Thieves 2014-01-?? 2017-11-26
USA Joey Joseph Haslemann 10 Sub/Support
2017-02-23 2017-07-27
1deag Tony Yuan 11 Sub
2017-06-07 2017-07-27
Canada HotshotGG George Georgallidis 06 Sub/Top Clglogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming 2010-04-16 2017-06-07
USA Dardoch Joshua Hartnett 02 Jungle Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid 2017-05-12 2017-07-25
USA fallenbandit Kevin Wu 06 Sub/Top Clglogo std.png CLG Black 2017-03-27 2017-05-26
USA OmarGod Omar Amin 07 Sub/Jungle Clglogo std.png CLG Black 2017-03-27 2017-05-26
USA Zag Osama Alkhalaileh 09 Sub/AD Clglogo std.png CLG Black 2017-03-27 2017-05-26
USA BillyBoss Billy Yu 06 Sub/Top
2017-02-23 2017-05-21
Philippines Xmithie Jake Puchero 02 Jungle IMTlogo std.png Immortals 2014-12-08 2017-05-12
USA fallenbandit Kevin Wu 06 Sub/Top
2017-01-05 2017-02-23
USA OmarGod Omar Amin 07 Sub/Jungle
2017-01-05 2017-02-23
USA Zag Osama Alkhalaileh 09 Sub/AD
2017-01-05 2017-02-23
Canada Tuesday Jean-Sébastien Thery 08 Sub/Mid
2017-01-05 2017-02-23
USA Fill Lee Hyo-won (이효원) 10 Sub/Support
2017-01-05 2017-02-23
USA Fragnat1c Cole Gregory 07 Sub/Jungle DFXlogo std.png Delta Fox 2016-06-01 ???
USA YoonA Orlando Flota 09 Sub/AD DFXlogo std.png Delta Fox 2016-02-17 2016-12-24
USA KeNNy u Kenny Nguyen 06 Sub/Top NMElogo std.png Enemy 2016-01-07 2016-01-20
USA Thinkcard Thomas Slotkin 07 Sub/Jungle NMElogo std.png Enemy 2015-??-?? 2016-01-07
Canada bigfatlp Michael Tang 08 Sub/Mid FLYlogo std.png FlyQuest 2010-04-16 2016-01-07
USA Pobelter Eugene Park 03 Mid IMTlogo std.png Immortals 2015-05-13 2015-11-09
USA Doublelift Yiliang Peng 04 AD Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid 2011-11-23 2015-10-31
Canada hi im gosu 09 Sub/AD Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid 2014-08-22 2015-06-??
USA Link Austin Shin 03 Mid Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid 2012-12-28 2015-05-13
USA Nientonsoh Zach Malhas 06 Sub/Top Team FusionLogo std.png Team Fusion 2013-05-26 2014-10-??
South Korea Seraph Shin Woo-yeong (신우영) 01 Top TDKlogo std.png Team Dragon Knights 2014-05-19 2014-11-07
Germany dexter Marcel Feldkamp 02 Jungle ELlogo std.png Elements 2014-01-?? 2014-10-13
Canada NydusHerMain Philip Sohn 11 Sub TWZlogo std.png The Walking Zed 2013-08-02 2013-??-??
USA Chauster Steve Chau 05 Support Retired.png Retired 2010-04-16 2013-10-23
USA Balls An Le 11 Sub C9logo std.png Cloud9 2013-??-?? 2013-05-??
USA aphromoo Zaqueri Black 05 Support Crslogo std.png Team Curse 2012-12-28 2013-05-26
Bulgaria Bloodwater Lyubomir Spasov 11 Sub GGULogo std.png Good Game University 2013-02-09 2013-02-13
South Korea Locodoco Choi Yoon-seop (최윤섭) 05 Support NJ SHDlogo std.png NaJin Shield 2012-10-22 2012-12-??
USA Voyboy Joe Esfahani 01 Top Crslogo std.png Team Curse 2012-05-19 2012-10-22
USA Saintvicious Brandon DiMarco 02 Jungle Crslogo std.png Team Curse 2011-02-23 2012-05-19
Canada Elementz Cody Sigfusson 05 Support Crslogo std.png Team Curse 2010-04-16 2011-12-14
USA Doublelift Yiliang Peng 11 Sub Epiklogo std.png Epik Gamer 2011-03-?? 2011-05-??
USA Kobe24 Sam Hartman-Kenzler 02 Jungle Casterlogo std.png Caster 2010-04-16 2011-01-??
USA Reginald Andy Dinh 03 Mid Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid 2010-11-?? 2010-12-??
USA Dan Dinh Dan Dinh 11 Jungle/AD Epiklogo std.png Epik Gamer 2010-11-?? 2010-12-??
Taiwan Lilballz Sung "Alex" Kuan-Po (宋寬柏) 02 Jungle Logo std2.png For The Win 2010-04-?? 2010-07-??
South Korea Nolja Lee Hyun-jin (이현진) 02 Jungle OPlogo std.png Team OP 2010-04-?? 2010-07-??

Player LCS Participation

Player 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 EU NA Total
Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer
# Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team
HotshotGG 28 Clglogo std.png 6 Clglogo std.png 4 Clglogo std.png 0 38 38

bigfatlp 2 Clglogo std.png 28 Clglogo std.png 0 30 30

Link 28 Clglogo std.png 28 Clglogo std.png 28 Clglogo std.png 24 Clglogo std.png 18 Clglogo std.png 0 126 126

Doublelift 28 Clglogo std.png 28 Clglogo std.png 28 Clglogo std.png 24 Clglogo std.png 18 Clglogo std.png 18 Clglogo std.png 18 Tsmlogo std.png 41 Tsmlogo std.png 15 Liquidlogo std.png 41 Tsmlogo std.png 0 259 259

Chauster 26 Clglogo std.png 28 Clglogo std.png 3 Clglogo std.png 0 57 57

Aphromoo 28 Clglogo std.png 28 Clglogo std.png 24 Clglogo std.png 18 Clglogo std.png 18 Clglogo std.png 18 Clglogo std.png 46 Clglogo std.png 44 Clglogo std.png 46 Clglogo std.png 0 270 270

Nientonsoh 18 TeamMRNlogo std.png 28 Clglogo std.png 28 Clglogo std.png 4 Clglogo std.png 16 T8logo std.png 0 94 94

dexter1 5 Dragonbornlogo std.png 28 Lemondogslogo std.png 19 Clglogo std.png 24 Clglogo std.png 18 ELlogo std.png 51 43 94

Seraph 24 Clglogo std.png 18 TDKlogo std.png
42 NVlogo std.png 45 NVlogo std.png 47 NVlogo std.png 0 185 185
Thinkcard 2 Eglogo std.png 4 Clglogo std.png 0 6 6

babyeator 4 Clglogo std.png 3 TDKlogo std.png 0 7 7

Chaox 14 Tsmlogo std.png 4 Clglogo std.png 0 18 18

ZionSpartan 28 GGULogo std.png 27 CSTlogo std.png 28 CSTlogo std.png 28 Dignitaslogo std.png 16 Clglogo std.png 18 Clglogo std.png 18 Clglogo std.png 46 Clglogo std.png 44 Clglogo std.png 46 Clglogo std.png 0 299 299

Xmithie 28 Teamvulcunlogo std.png 28 Teamvulcunlogo std.png 28 XDGlogo std.png 18 Clglogo std.png 18 Clglogo std.png 18 Clglogo std.png 46 Clglogo std.png 44 Clglogo std.png 45 IMTlogo std.png 0 273 273

Benny 28 Teamvulcunlogo std.png 28 Teamvulcunlogo std.png 28 XDGlogo std.png 2 Clglogo std.png 0 86 86

Pobelter 28 Eglogo std.png 28 Eglogo std.png 18 WFXlogo std.png 18 Clglogo std.png 18 IMTlogo std.png 43 IMTlogo std.png 44 IMTlogo std.png 45 IMTlogo std.png 0 242 242

Huhi 18 Clglogo std.png 46 Clglogo std.png 44 Clglogo std.png 46 Clglogo std.png 0 154 154

Stixxay 18 Clglogo std.png 46 Clglogo std.png 42 Clglogo std.png 46 Clglogo std.png 0 152 152

Joey 2 Clglogo std.png 0 2 2

Dardoch 17 Liquidlogo std.png 40 Liquidlogo std.png 44 IMTlogo std.png
0 142 142
OmarGod 14 Clglogo std.png 0 14 14

For a full chart listing all LCS players, click here.
Only regular season games are listed. Last update: after LCS Summer 2017



ID Name Position
Canada HotshotGG George Georgallidis 11 President, Owner, & Co-Founder
Germany Vodoo Alexander Beutel Chief Technology Officer, & Co-Founder
USA Nick Allen Chief Operating Officer & Vice President of MSG Esports
USA Trinitiii Matt Nausha Director of Esports
USA bchenN Bryan Chen Director of Operations
USA Zikz Tony Gray 11 Head Coach
USA Plop Zachary Gold Assistant Coach
USA Prymari Brandon Kartman Analyst


ID Name Position Next Team
USA Mylixia Devin Nash Chief Executive Officer
USA Spiher John Spiher Director of Business Development
USA MaTTcom Matthew Marikian Art Director, Director of Partnerships, & Head of Merch
USA Syghanide Joseph Pomroy Analyst
USA zercei Jeff Prasad Player Improvement
United Kingdom Grievance Grant Rousseau Player Development Coach & Team Manager MMlogo std.png Mysterious Monkeys
USA Mike Michael Schwartz Player Development Coach Clglogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming
USA Mr. Mandalcio Analyst
USA Blurred Limes Chris Ehrenreich Head Coach Splycelogo std.png Splyce
Canada hi im gosu 11 Streamer Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
USA scarra William Li 11 Head Coach Clglogo std.png CLG Black
USA Comely Macro Specialist
USA SAYOCEAN Kelby May General Manager
USA MonteCristo Christopher Mykles 11 Head Coach RENlogo std.png Renegades
Canada RealMomGG Helen Georgallidis Chief Executive Officer
USA CyberBob Robert Del Papa Chief Operating Officer

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2017-09-10 WCS logo small.png A22nd 2017 North America Regional Finals 1 : 3 C9logo std.png Cloud9
2017-09-02 LCS logo 25x25.png A33rd 2017 NA LCS Summer Playoffs 3 : 0 Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas $ 30,000
2017-08-06 LCS logo 25x25.png A33rd 2017 NA LCS Summer Regular Season 12 : 6 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2017-04-09 LCS logo 25x25.png A55 - 6th 2017 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 2 : 3 FLYlogo std.png FlyQuest
2017-03-26 LCS logo 25x25.png A44th 2017 NA LCS Spring Regular Season 10 : 8 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-10-06 WCS 2015 small.png A99 - 12th 2016 Season World Championship 3 : 3 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) $ 114,075
2016-08-27 LCS logo 25x25.png A44th 2016 NA LCS Summer Playoffs 2 : 3 IMTlogo std.png Immortals $ 10,000
2016-07-31 LCS logo 25x25.png A44th 2016 NA LCS Summer Regular Season 10 : 8 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-05-15 MSI logo.png A22nd 2016 Mid-Season Invitational 0 : 3 SKT1Logo std.png SK Telecom T1 $ 100,000
2016-04-17 LCS logo 25x25.png A11st 2016 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 3 : 2 Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid $ 50,000
2016-03-20 LCS logo 25x25.png A22nd 2016 NA LCS Spring Regular Season 13 : 5 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-03-05 Esltumbnail.png A77 - 8th IEM Season X - World Championship 1 : 2 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic $ 1,500
2015-11-22 Esltumbnail.png A22nd IEM Season X - San Jose 0 : 3 Origenlogo std.png Origen $ 11,000
2015-10-08 WCS 2015 small.png B212 - 13th 2015 Season World Championship 2 : 4 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) $ 35,000
2015-08-23 LCS logo 25x25.png A11st 2015 NA LCS Summer Playoffs 3 : 0 Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid $ 50,000
2015-07-26 LCS logo 25x25.png A22nd 2015 NA LCS Summer Regular Season 13 : 5 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2015-04-04 LCS logo 25x25.png A55 - 6th 2015 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 0 : 3 Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
2015-03-29 LCS logo 25x25.png A33rd 2015 NA LCS Spring Regular Season 12 : 6 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2014-12-21 Esltumbnail.png A22nd IEM Season IX - Cologne 1 : 3 GambitLogo std.png Gambit Gaming $ 6,500
2014-09-09 LCS logo 25x25.png I1Q 2015 NA LCS Spring Promotion 3 : 2 Crs Acadlogo std.png Curse Academy
2014-08-29 LCS logo 25x25.png A66th 2014 NA LCS Summer Playoffs 1 : 3 Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas
2014-08-03 LCS logo 25x25.png A55th 2014 NA LCS Summer Regular Season 13 : 15 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2014-04-20 LCS logo 25x25.png A33rd 2014 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 2 : 0 Crslogo std.png Team Curse $ 15,000
2014-04-06 LCS logo 25x25.png A33rd 2014 NA LCS Spring Regular Season 18 : 10 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2013-11-24 Esltumbnail.png A33 - 4th IEM Season VIII - Cologne 1 : 2 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic $ 5,000
2013-08-31 LCS logo 25x25.png A55th LCS NA Season 3 Summer Playoffs 2 : 0 Crslogo std.png Team Curse
2013-08-16 LCS logo 25x25.png A66th LCS NA Season 3 Summer Regular Season 13 : 15 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2013-05-12 RpPoints.png I1Q LCS NA Season 3 Summer Promotion 3 : 0 Azure CatsLogo std.png Azure Cats
2013-04-26 LCS logo 25x25.png A55 - 6th LCS NA Season 3 Spring Playoffs 1 : 2 Teamvulcunlogo std.png Team Vulcun
2013-04-19 LCS logo 25x25.png A44th LCS NA Season 3 Spring Regular Season 13 : 15 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2012-12-01 Ipllogo small.png A55 - 6th IGN ProLeague 5 1 : 2 M5logo std.png Moscow Five $ 2,500
2012-11-03 MLG-Logo-Small.png A44th 2012 MLG Fall Championship 1 : 2 CLGlogo2 std.png CLG Europe $ 2,000
2012-10-04 RpPoints.png A99 - 10th Riot Season 2 World Championship 1 : 2 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) $ 50,000
2012-09-02 RpPoints.png A33rd Riot Season 2 North American Regionals 2 : 0 Crslogo std.png Team Curse $ 25,000
2012-07-03 Ogn logo.png A55 - 8th Azubu The Champions Summer 2012 0 : 2 Azflogo std.png Azubu Frost ₩ 6,500,000
2012-06-10 MLG-Logo-Small.png A22nd 2012 MLG Spring Championship 1 : 2 Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid $ 12,000
2012-04-25 Ogn logo.png A55 - 8th Azubu The Champions Spring 2012 0 : 2 MiGlogo std.png MiG Blaze ₩ 4,500,000
2012-04-08 Ipllogo small.png A22nd IGN ProLeague 4 0 : 2 Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid $ 12,500
2012-03-10 Esltumbnail.png A33rd IEM Season VI - World Championship 2 : 1 Aaalogo std.png against All authority $ 8,000
2011-12-11 WCGlogo small.png A33rd 2011 WCG Grand Finals 2 : 1 Milllogo std.png Millenium $ 3,000
2011-10-16 Esltumbnail.png A44th IEM Season VI - Global Challenge New York 1 : 2 Sypherlogo std.png Team Sypher $ 2,400
2011-10-09 Ipllogo small.png A33rd IGN ProLeague 3 2 : 0 Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid $ 2,500
2011-10-05 Esltumbnail.png A22nd IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Guangzhou 1 : 2 Welogo std.png Team WE $ 6,000
2011-08-27 MLG-Logo-Small.png A11st 2011 MLG Raleigh 4 : 0 Epiklogo std.png Epik Gamer $ 12,500
2011-08-21 Esltumbnail.png A11st IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne 2 : 1 Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid $ 12,000
2011-06-20 RpPoints.png A55th Riot Season 1 Championship 1 : 0 Gameddelogo std.png Team GAMED.DE $ 3,500
2010-10-03 WCGlogo small.png A11st 2010 WCG Grand Finals 2 : 1 Sklogo std.png SK Gaming $ 6,000
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-02-01 A33rd National ESL Pro Series V 2 : 0 Teamfearlogo std.png Team FeaR $ 900
2012-11-07 A11st National ESL Pro Series IV 2 : 0 Teamfearlogo std.png Team FeaR $ 6,000
2012-06-17 A33rd GIGABYTE Esports LAN 2 : 1 Teamdynamiclogo std.png Team Dynamic $ 1,000
2011-12-18 A11st National ESL Premier League II 2 : 0 Crslogo std.png Team Curse $ 2,400
2011-07-16 A11st National ESL Premier League I 2 : 0 Unrlogo std.png unRestricted eSports $ 2,400
2010-11-30 A11st Newegg Winter Wanfest 2010 2 : 1 OPlogo std.png Team OP $ 3,500

Highlight Videos

The CLG Documentary


CLG Video Content

Other Video Content

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See Also

External Links



  1. WCG 2010 Medal List
  2. Newegg Winter Wanfest 2010 Double Elimination Finals Bracket
  3. Official Season One Championship Page
  4. IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne
  5. MLG Raleigh 2011 Finals VODs
  6. IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Guangzhou
  7. MLG Providence 2011 Qualifier Results
  8. WCG 2011 Tournament Brackets
  9. IEM Season VI World Championship - Hanover '
  10. Introducing CLG's Second NA Team: CLG Black""
  11. MLG Spring Championship 2012 Results
  12. CLG appoints new CEO, Helen “RealMomGG” Georgallidis
  13. Chauster Talks About The S2 Worlds Loss feat. his girlfriend Maggie - IPL Interview
  14. Chauster talks about their run at IPL 5, 2013, and training more
  15. “Coming to America was a mistake.” – This Is Game interviews Locodoco of CLG Prime
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 CLG in 2013
  17. 17.0 17.1 hello peepzorz,... (in jijispeak); manisier comments on bigfatlp is now a sub for CLG (English translation)
  18. 18.0 18.1 Kelby May talks about how he made it in CLG, a new sub, and more
  19. 19.0 19.1 Good Game University Facebook Status
  20. 20.0 20.1 CLG brings on MonteCristo as Coach
  21. Aphromoo discusses his return to CLG, season 4, supports and more
  22. League of Legends Competition Ruling - Counter Logic Gaming
  23. 공식 리그 출전 선수 대리 게임 관련 e스포츠 제재 안내 (Korean)
  24. Competitive Ruling: Counter Logic Gaming
  25. Competitive Ruling: Counter Logic Gaming
  26. CLG Brings Change to the Mid Lane
  27. 27.0 27.1 Introducing the new CLG.LoL Coaching Staff
  28. 28.0 28.1 CLG Worlds Roster Update
  29. [LoL] Is there anyway I can get into contact with management in terms of the VISA issue, I found something that might help?
  30. 30.0 30.1 Xmithie to Play in 2015 World Group Stages
  31. 31.0 31.1 Mid Lane Changes For LCS 2016
  32. 32.0 32.1 CLG Parts Ways With Doublelift
  33. CLG vs TSM, Game 5 - NA LCS 2016 Spring Playoffs Grand Final - Counter Logic Gaming vs Team SoloMid (Interview with Tony "Zikz" Grey)
  34. Exit the Dragon: On Competitive Integrity and Aurelion Sol
  35. Welcome Coach Grievance
  36. Plop Named Assistant Coach
  37. Welcome Dardoch
  38. Farewell Dardoch - The Future of Immortals LCS Summer Split
  39. LCS Boot Camp + Updates
  40. Team Liquid's Tweet
  41. Farewell Dardoch, Welcome Omargod
  42. Nick Allen named VP of MSG Esports
  43. Madison Square Garden Names Twitch VP Nick Allen as Its New Head of Esports
  44. Introducing the CLG 2018 LCS Roster
  45. Farewell Aphromoo
  46. Announcing my Departure from CLG and a Thank You
  47. Our 2016 League of Legends Roster
  48. Enemy's Tweet
  49. Meet 2016 NA LCS Summer Split
  50. Welcome Welcome CLG Black!
  51. YoonA's Tweet
  52. CLG Coaching Staff Changes
  53. HyperX New Headset Sponsor of CLG
  54. Winterfox's Facebook post
  55. CLG Brings Change to the Mid Lane
  56. Counter Logic Gaming Appoints New CEO
  57. CLG adds an analyst
  58. Blurred Limes' Twitlonger
  59. Pobelter on Leaving CLG, Chris Let Go, the Doublelift Drama, and His
  60. Announcing CLG.LoL's New Head Coach
  61. LoL at IEM San Jose This Weekend
  62. CLG and Azubu renew partnership for 2014
  63. Nien steps down from starting role
  64. Links joins CLoud 9 to compete at All-Stars Paris 2014
  65. Link joins Cloud 9 to compete in All-Stars Paris 2014
  66. Seraph joins CLG
  67. CLG Parts Ways with AzubuTV
  68. CLG Partners with Twitch and Cellucor
  69. hi im gosu joins CLG
  70. Montecristo steps down as coach
  71. CLG Roster Changes: dexter Steps Down
  72. CLG Brings on Scarra as Coach; Tryouts to begin immediately
  73. ZionSpartan Joins CLG
  74. A Completed Roster and IEM Cologne
  75. CLG partners with Azubu
  76. CLG Partners with iBUYPOWER
  77. CLG Roster Changes
  78. CLG partners with NZXT
  79. NydusHerMain is now a sub for CLG
  80. CLG Partners with LoL Class
  81. Chauster Retires from League of Legends, CLG Roster Changes
  82. CLG NA heads to Korea after IEM
  83. Doublelift post-OGN loss AMA qq
  84. Counter Logic Gaming announces a new partnership with ELOBUFF
  85. CLG Roster
  86. Introducing CLG's Second NA Team: CLG Back
  87. Counter Logic Gaming Partners with XMG Schenker Notebooks
  88. CLG NA Roster Changes
  89. CLG Roster Change and Season 3 Tryouts
  90. Counter Logic Gaming
  91. Counter Logic Gaming tie the knot with Razer
  92. CLG Welcomes Doublelift back to the Fold
  93. The beginning of CLG (1st Anniversary)
  94. Newegg Wanfest