Link

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Link
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Background Information
NameAustin Shin
Country of BirthUnited States United States
Residency
NA
 North America
Competitive
RoleMid Laner
Favorite ChampsSyndraSquare.pngEzrealSquare.pngNidaleeSquare.png
Soloqueue IDsLiNk115, scarra115, MidLink, linkkk, kT Link, kT Zelda, CLG Zelda, younha, kyokt
Social Media & Links
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Team History
Apr 2012 - May 2012
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Orbitlogo std.png Orbit Gaming
May 2012 - Dec 2012
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Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png CLG Black
Dec 2012 - May 2015
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Apr 2014 - May 2014
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Cloud9logo std.png Cloud9
Jan 2017 - Jun 2017
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Team Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
Austin "Link" Shin was previously a substitute mid laner for Team Liquid.

Biography

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 SyndraSquare.png Syndra and XerathSquare.png 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

On December 28, 2012, Link joined Counter Logic Gaming as a substitute,[1] and would be promoted to Mid Laner two weeks after, following Bigfatlp stepping down from the starting roster. [2]

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

2015 Season

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.[3] 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.[4]

2017 Season

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

Tournament Results

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.
Link Tournament Results
DatePlaceEventLast ResultTeamRoster
2017-08-05A33 - 4Return of the Legendslogo square.png Return of the Legends 20170 : 2Team China (Return of the Legends)logo std.png CNTeam North America (Return of the Legends)logo std.png NA
 HotshotGG,
 TheOddOne,
 Link,
 Chaox,
 Chauster
2015-04-19A55 - 6NA LCS 2018 Logo.png NA LCS 2015 Spring Playoffs0 : 3Team Liquidlogo std.png TLCounter Logic Gaminglogo std.png CLG
 ZionSpartan,
 Xmithie,
 Link,
 Doublelift,
 aphromoo,
 scarra
2015-03-29A33NA LCS 2018 Logo.png NA LCS 2015 Spring12 - 6Blanklogo std.png RRCounter Logic Gaminglogo std.png CLG
 Benny,
 ZionSpartan,
 Xmithie,
 Link,
 Doublelift,
 Aphromoo,
 Zikzlol,
 scarra
2014-12-22A22Esltumbnail.png IEM Season 9 Cologne1 : 3GambitLogo std.png GambitCounter Logic Gaminglogo std.png CLG
 ZionSpartan,
 Thinkcard,
 Link,
 Doublelift,
 Aphromoo
2014-09-11I1QNA LCS 2018 Logo.png NA LCS 2015 Spring Promotion3 : 2Curse Academylogo std.png Crs ACounter Logic Gaminglogo std.png CLG
 Seraph,
 dexter,
 Link,
 Doublelift,
 aphromoo
2014-09-01A66LCS NorthAmerica Logo.png NA LCS 2014 Summer Playoffs1 : 3Dignitaslogo std.png dCounter Logic Gaminglogo std.png CLG
 Seraph,
 dexter,
 Link,
 Doublelift,
 aphromoo
2014-08-03A55LCS NorthAmerica Logo.png NA LCS 2014 Summer13 - 15Blanklogo std.png RRCounter Logic Gaminglogo std.png CLG
 Seraph,
 Nien,
 dexter,
 Thinkcard,
 Link,
 HotshotGG,
 Doublelift,
 Chaox,
 aphromoo,
 Baby
2014-05-10A33 - 4All-Star Paris 2014 logo small.png All-Star 2014 Paris0 : 2Oh My Godlogo std.png OMGCloud9logo std.png C9
 Balls,
 Meteos,
 Link,
 Sneaky,
 LemonNation
2014-04-20A33LCS NorthAmerica Logo.png NA LCS 2014 Spring Playoffs2 : 0Team Curselogo std.png CrsCounter Logic Gaminglogo std.png CLG
 Nien,
 dexter,
 Link,
 Doublelift,
 aphromoo
2014-04-06A33LCS NorthAmerica Logo.png NA LCS 2014 Spring18 - 10Blanklogo std.png RRCounter Logic Gaminglogo std.png CLG
 Nien,
 dexter,

 Link,
 HotshotGG,
 Chauster,
 Doublelift,
 aphromoo

Interviews

  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012

Player Content

Articles

  • 2017

Videos

Highlight Videos

Gallery

External Links

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References

  1. CLG in 2013 clgaming.net
  2. hello peepzorz,... (in jijispeak) facebook.com; manisier comments on Bigfatlp is now a sub for CLG (English translation) reddit.com
  3. CLG Brings Change to the Mid Lane clgaming.net
  4. asdf docs.google.com