Link

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Link
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Background Information
NameAustin Shin
Country of Birth
United States
Residency
NA
North America
Competitive
Role
Sub/Mid
Favorite Champs


Soloqueue IDsSwiftDestiny, LiNk115, scarra115, MidLink, linkkk, kT Link, kT Zelda, CLG Zelda, younha, kyokt
Social Media & Links
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Austin "Link" Shin is a retired League of Legends esports player, previously substitute mid laner for Team Liquid.

Team History

Combine Role Swaps:No|Yes
Dates:Approx|Exact
TeamStartEnd
Notes
NA
Logo std.pngHOODSTOMPGRAVESGG
≈Mar 2012≈2012-03-??Apr 20122012-04-15≈1mo 14d
ejel
NA
Orbitlogo std.pngOrbit Gaming
Apr 20122012-04-15[1]May 20122012-05-211mo 6d
ejel
NA
CLG Blacklogo std.pngCLG Black
May 20122012-05-21[3]Dec 20122012-12-28[2]7mo 7d
ejel
NA
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG
Dec 20122012-12-28[6]May 20152015-05-13[4]2yr 4mo
ejel
NA
Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9
Apr 20142014-04-30[7]May 20142014-05-2020dOn Loan
ejel
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
Jan 20172017-01-05[11]Jun 20172017-06-22[9]5mo 17d
ejel
TeamStartEnd
Notes
NA
Logo std.pngHOODSTOMPGRAVESGG
≈Mar 2012≈2012-03-??Apr 20122012-04-15≈1mo 14d
ejel
NA
Orbitlogo std.pngOrbit Gaming
Apr 20122012-04-15[1]May 20122012-05-211mo 6d
ejel
NA
CLG Blacklogo std.pngCLG Black
May 20122012-05-21[3]Dec 20122012-12-28[2]7mo 7d
ejel
NA
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG
Dec 20122012-12-28[6]Jan 20132013-01-15[12]18d
ejel
NA
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG
Jan 20132013-01-15[12]Apr 20142014-04-30[14]1yr 3mo
ejel
NA
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG
Apr 20142014-04-30[14]May 20142014-05-2020dLoaned Out
ejel
NA
Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9
Apr 20142014-04-30[7]May 20142014-05-2020dOn Loan
ejel
NA
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG
May 20142014-05-20May 20152015-05-13[4]1yr 24d
ejel
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
Jan 20172017-01-05[11]Jun 20172017-06-22[9]5mo 17d
ejel

News

  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2017
NA
Logo std.pngHOODMarch (approx.),
Vech,
YoDa,
LiNk,
Hoodstomp, and
LemonNation join.
NA
Logo std.pngHOODApril 15,
Vech,
YoDa,
LiNk,
Hoodstomp, and
LemonNation leave.
NA
Orbitlogo std.pngORBApril 15,
Vech,
YoDa,
LiNk,
Hoodstomp, and
LemonNation join.
[1]
NA
Orbitlogo std.pngORBMay 21,
LiNk and
Hoodstomp leave.
NA
CLG Blacklogo std.pngCLBMay 21, CLG Blacklogo std.pngCLG Black is formed.
Sycho Sid,
Zuna,
LiNk,
Hoodstomp, and
BloodWater join.
[3]
NA
CLG Blacklogo std.pngCLBDecember 28, CLG Blacklogo std.pngCLG Black is disbanded.
Sycho Sid,
Zuna,
LiNk, and
BloodWater leave.[2]
NA
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLGDecember 28,
Aphromoo and sayocean (General Manager) join.

LiNk joins as substitute.
CyberBob (COO) and RealMomGG (CEO) leave.[6]
NA
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLGJanuary 15,
LiNk moves to starting roster.
bigfatlp moves to substitute.[12][13]
NA
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLGApril 30,
Link is loaned to Cloud9.[14][15]
NA
Cloud9logo std.pngC9April 30,
Link is loaned from CLG.
[7][8]
NA
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLGMay 20,
Link returns from loan to Cloud9.
NA
Cloud9logo std.pngC9May 20,
Link's loan from CLG ends.
NA
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLGMay 13,
Pobelter joins.

Huhi joins as substitute.

Link leaves.[4][5]
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTLJanuary 5,
Link joins as substitute.

vvian,
Yusan, and
Jynthe leave.[11]
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTLJune 22,
Inori joins.

Link leaves.[9][10]

Biography[edit]

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[edit]

On December 28, 2012, Link joined Counter Logic Gaming as a substitute,[16] and would be promoted to Mid Laner two weeks after, following Bigfatlp stepping down from the starting roster. [17]

Previous to Counter Logic Gaming, Link played as the Mid Laner for CLG Black, Orbit Gaming, and HOODSTOMPGRAVESGG.

2015 Season[edit]

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.[18] 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.[19]

2017 Season[edit]

After not playing competitively in 2016 and instead focusing on studies, Link joined Team Liquid in January 2017, with the intention of splitting games with Goldenglue.

Trivia[edit]

Tournament Results[edit]

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

Minimum place

Link Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultRoster
2017-08-053 - 4 Return of the Legends 2017
0 : 2Team China (Return of the Legends)logo std.pngCN
Team North America (Return of the Legends)logo std.pngNA HotshotGG,  TheOddOne,  Link,  Chaox,  Chauster
2015-04-195 - 6 NA LCS 2015 Spring Playoffs
0 : 3Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG ZionSpartan,  Xmithie,  Link,  Doublelift,  aphromoo,  scarra
2015-03-293 NA LCS 2015 Spring
12 - 6Blanklogo std.pngRR
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG Benny,  ZionSpartan,  Xmithie,  Link,  Doublelift,  Aphromoo,  Zikzlol,  scarra
2014-12-222 IEM Season 9 Cologne
1 : 3GambitLogo std.pngGambit
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG ZionSpartan,  Thinkcard,  Link,  Doublelift,  Aphromoo
2014-09-11Q NA LCS 2015 Spring Promotion
3 : 2Curse Academylogo std.pngCA
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG Seraph,  dexter,  Link,  Doublelift,  aphromoo
2014-09-016 NA LCS 2014 Summer Playoffs
1 : 3Dignitaslogo std.pngDIG
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG Seraph,  dexter,  Link,  Doublelift,  aphromoo,  MonteCristo
2014-08-035 NA LCS 2014 Summer
13 - 15Blanklogo std.pngRR
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG Seraph,  Nien,  dexter,  Thinkcard,  Link,  HotshotGG,  Doublelift,  Chaox,  aphromoo,  Baby,  MonteCristo
2014-05-103 - 4 All-Star 2014 Paris
0 : 2Oh My Godlogo std.pngOMG
Cloud9logo std.pngC9 Balls,  Meteos,  Link,  Sneaky,  LemonNation
2014-04-203 NA LCS 2014 Spring Playoffs
2 : 0Team Curselogo std.pngCRS
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG Nien,  dexter,  Link,  Doublelift,  aphromoo,  MonteCristo
2014-04-063 NA LCS 2014 Spring
18 - 10Blanklogo std.pngRR
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG Nien,  dexter,  Link,  HotshotGG,  Chauster,  Doublelift,  aphromoo,  MonteCristo

Media[edit]

  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2017

Videos[edit]

Highlight Videos[edit]

Images[edit]

Redirects

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References