|Country of Birth||United States|
|Soloqueue IDs||LiNk115, scarra115, MidLink, linkkk, kT Link, kT Zelda, CLG Zelda, younha, kyokt|
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Austin "Link" Shin was previously a substitute mid laner for Team Liquid.
Shin hails from North Hills, California in the USA. A former member of CLG Black, Shin became known for his vast champion pool and, in part, his "Lee Sin's Great Escape" video. After CLG Black disbanded, Link joined the CLG main roster as an alternate, and quickly proved himself worthy of a starting position. In his starting role, Link has continuously displayed a high level of play, particularly with regards to innovation, being the first to debut Syndra and Xerath in the 2013 Spring North American LCS. Shin stayed on with CLG's main roster throughout the 2014 North American LCS.
League of Legends Career
For the first eight weeks of the spring split, CLG were never lower in the standings than tied for second place, and the only reason they didn't receive a playoff bye was that they lost a second-place tie breaker to Cloud9 and so ended up in third place. CLG fans called the split CLG's "golden age," but the question still remained whether CLG could perform in the playoffs, especially after a dramatic comeback loss to Team SoloMid the first time the two teams met in the round robin. Ultimately, CLG were unable to perform in playoffs, as they lost to Team Liquid in the quarterfinals and ended the split tied for fifth place with Gravity. After the end of the split, CLG added Pobelter and HuHi to their roster, and Link left the team. After leaving the team, Link announced his retirement and wrote out an 18-page-long chronicle of his experiences with CLG and opinions on the team that sparked heavy discussion within the community and responses from several of his teammates.
- Known for running triple gold items on AP carries. (Philosopher's Stone / Heart of Gold / Kage's Lucky Pick)
- Before joining Counter Logic Gaming as a substitute, he was a sophomore at UC Berkeley.
- Known for his role versatility.
- Played for Cloud 9 on an emergency loan deal for two months in 2014 when Hai was hospitalized with a collapsed lung that forced him to miss All-Star Paris 2014 and Cloud 9 requested him as a replacement.
- Known for his Great Escape as Lee Sin.
- Has a very wide variety of champions he can play including Syndra and Twisted Fate.
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- January 17, Team Liquid's LiNK: The Metagame's Better Than Before with PVP Live
- January 19, A sit-down with Team Liquid's Link: 'Quite honestly, I don’t really like how I did things or how I ended things' with The Score
- January 20, Link on the new pick/ban: 'The one problem I have in the 10-ban system is that there is way too little time' with The Score
- February 8, Link: "I think I bring a lot more to the team that a lot of people don't realize." (video) with onGamers
- February 14, NA LCS 2015: Link "They're [TSM] the only team we're having trouble versus." (video) with SK Gaming
- March 21, NA LCS 2015: Link "We always have a chance of winning" (video) with SK Gaming
- November 30, Roommates Link and Benny on the Donezo Manifesto, Life After League, and Current CLG with onGamers
- February 21, "this split we fixed a lot of [problems] and we’re working towards becoming one of the best teams in NA." -CLG Link with onGamers
- March 3, Link discusses making plays and setting a new CLG win streak record (video) with onGamers
- March 22, Link shares his thoughts on CLG in Week 9 (video) with onGamers
- May 8, C9's Link discuss defection and filling in Hai's shoes (video) with onGamers
- May 9, Meteos and LiNk on Day One of All-Stars (video) with onGamers
- May 12, Hi I'm C9/CLG Link - AMA with Reddit
- July 13, Link shares his thoughts on what it will take for CLG to get to Worlds (video) with onGamers
- January 12, LiNK talks about aspiring to become a starter (video) with GameSpot
- January 13, Pluto Interviews CLG Link - Season 3 NA Qualifiers (video) with ReignOfGaming
- April 11, League of Legends LCS WK9 - LINK - Dignitas vs. CLG (video) with MachinimaVS
- May 22, Link talks Blogs, Recent Patch, New Teams, & More (video) with MachinimaVS
- June 21, League of Legends LCS [SS WK 2] Link - TSM vs. CLG (video) with MachinimaVS
- July 1, Link talks match against Vulcun, the Yi-Sets by Scarra and more (video) with GameSpot
- July 4, CLG Link: "We knew we wanted to win, [so] we made the calls to win." (video) with Leaguepedia
- July 13, Doublelift and Link talk about Playing Dumbly at the LCS WK 5 (video) with GameSpot
- July 26, Link says Meteos play is Beautiful (video) with GameSpot
- July 26, CLG Link talks Montecristo as Analyst, Dig's Reset Comp, & Next Match [LCS SS WK 7] (video) with MachinimaVS
- August 30, Interview with Link before the big TSM vs CLG Match (video) with GameSpot
- November 12, LiNk 'Grilled' (Episode #88)(video) with Team Acer
- April 3, CLG Vlogs: Link on CLG roster, the difference of team synergy, and breaking into the top two in NA
- April 30, Link Vlog: Going to Cloud 9 for All-Stars
- July 12, CLG.Link vlog: Review on previous Super Week and prep for Week 8
- February 28, The Importance of Communication and “Shot Calling”
- April 26, Link on NA Relegations
- October 23, ‘Comms’ – Communication
- December 12, Link + Xmithie iBUYPOWER Vlog: Link makes the cut and the return of Xmithie to LCS
- January 15, LCS: 5 players to watch in 2017 by Xing Li on Dot Esports
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