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Chauster
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Background Information
Name: Steve Chau
Country of Birth: United States
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Birthday: February 13, 1989 (1989-02-13) (age 28)
Residency:
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North America
Competitive
Previous Roles: AD, Jungler, Support
Favorite champions:    
Alternate IDs: CLG Chaustar (KR), Wise Quoter, Chooster, ChausterSOON™
Peak League: ChallengerTier.png Challenger I (NA)
Social Media and Links
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Team History
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Apr 2010 - Oct 2012
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Oct 2012 - May 2013
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May 2013 - Oct 2013
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Steve "Chauster" Chau is a North American professional League of Legends player. He was the Support player for Counter Logic Gaming. In the past, he has also been the AD Carry, Mid Laner, and Jungler for CLG. Retired from competitive League of Legends on October 23rd, 2013.

Biography

Steve "Chauster" Chau hails from San Jose, California. The youngest of his family, Chau always followed his older siblings and mimicked whatever they did, which was predominantly playing games. He first played NES games like Contra, Double Dragon, and Tecmo Wrestling before transitioning to SNES and PlayStation. During that time, he began playing Starcraft I exclusively. However, Chau found it difficult to balance his time for gaming and education, so he decided to take a break from gaming. When he found free time, he tried out League of Legends just as something to do to pass time but eventually became hooked.

League of Legends Career

Throughout his career, Chauster believed that even though he didn't have the best mechanics, reaction time, or skill, he makes up for it with his superior knowledge of gameplay. That entire career was spent with Counter Logic Gaming, from April 2010 to his retirement in 2013. However, throughout that career he played multiple roles on the team. Chauster started as AD Carry as one of the founding members of the team, where he played until November 2011. He then moved to support, replacing Elementz in that role when Doublelift joined the team as starting AD Carry.

In October 2012, Chauster moved to the jungle in the starting roster, when Locodoco joined the team as support, Voyboy left, and HotshotGG moved to toplane. He stayed there until May 2013, when he switched roles once again, landing back in support with bigfatlp rejoining the team in the jungle. Chauster spent the rest of his CLG career there.

On October 23rd, Chauster announced his retirement from League of Legends.[1] He was replaced by Aphromoo. In February 2014, he returned for two final games in the NA LCS Spring Split as a sub for CLG.

Trivia

  • Known for his  Ezreal early in his career.
  • His favorite champion was at one point  Lee Sin[2].
  • Was known as one of the most intelligent players in the competitive scene and was often considered the brains behind CLG.
  • Has played every single role in the game (Top, Jungler, Mid, AD and Support) professionally.
  • Was part of two first-place teams at the World Cyber Games (2010/2011)[3][4].
  • Lives in Northern California and has co-cast for the IGN Pro League.
  • Has been noted to be unable to drink large amounts of alcohol [5].
  • Has an Ask Me Anything thread on the Clgaming.net forums that has over 25,000 posts and 6.0 Million views.
    • He temporarily closed his Ask Me Anything thread after Bigfatlp stepped down to be a substitute.[6].
  • He was the main shot caller for Counter Logic Gaming while he was on the team.
  • Graduated from UC Berkeley with a Dietetics major.
  • Innovated the triple-teleport strategy, surprising viewers of the S2 NA Regionals.
  • He currently works as an accountant.[7]
  • Chauster is currently one of the two only players in e-sports to have won two WCG titles, alongside with Starcraft legend BoxeR.

Achievements

  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
2012
Date Event Result
2012-11-11 SoloMid Series Week 3
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CLG Prime 
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3 : 2
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 Pulse Esports
2012-11-07 National ESL Pro Series Season 4
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CLG Prime 
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2 : 0
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 Team FeaR
2012-11-03 MLG Dallas 2012
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CLG Prime 
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1 : 2
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 CLG Europe
2012-10-21 SoloMid Series - Week 1
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CLG Prime 
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1 : 2
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 Orbit Gaming
2012-09-02 Season Two North American Regional Finals
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Counter Logic Gaming 
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2 : 0
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 Team Curse
2012-06-17 GIGABYTE Esports LAN
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Counter Logic Gaming 
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2 : 1
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 Team Dynamic
2012-06-10 MLG 2012 - Spring Championship
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Counter Logic Gaming 
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1 : 2
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 Team SoloMid
2012-05-27 Solomid NA Tournament Circuit
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Counter Logic Gaming 
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0 : 2
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 Team SoloMid
2012-04-08 IGN Proleague Season 4 - Las Vegas
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Counter Logic Gaming 
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1 : 2
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 Team SoloMid
2012-03-09 IEM Season VI - World Championship
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Counter Logic Gaming 
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2 : 1
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 against All authority
2012-02-18 LoLPro.com Curse Invitational
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Counter Logic Gaming 
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1 : 2
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 Team Dignitas
2012-02-17 OnGameNet LoL Invitational
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Counter Logic Gaming 
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1 : 2
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 MiG Frost
2011
Date Event Result
2011-12-19 National ESL Premier League Season 2
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Counter Logic Gaming 
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2 : 0
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 Team Curse
2011-12-11 2011 World Cyber Games Grand Finals
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2 : 1
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 exGameburg Team
2011-10-16 IEM Season VI - Global Challenge New York
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Counter Logic Gaming 
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1 : 2
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 Team Sypher
2011-10-09 IGN Proleague Season 3 - Atlantic City
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Counter Logic Gaming 
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1 : 2
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 Team SoloMid
2011-10-05 IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Guangzhou
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Counter Logic Gaming 
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1 : 2
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 Team WE
2011-09-24 Sound Blaster Nations Championship
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Team USA 
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0 : 2
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 Team Canada
2011-08-27 2011 MLG Raleigh
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Counter Logic Gaming 
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4 : 0
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 Epik Gamer
2011-06-19 CEVO Champions Challenge
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Counter Logic Gaming 
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2 : 0
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 LastMinute
2010
Date Event Result
2010-11-30 Newegg Winter Wanfest 2010
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Counter Logic Gaming 
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2 : 1
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 Team OP
2010-10-03 2010 World Cyber Games Grand Finals
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Counter Logic Gaming 
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2 : 1
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 SK Gaming

Interviews

  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011

Gallery

References

  1. Retirement clgaming.net
  2. http://www.progamingtours.net/index.php?/League-of-Legends/counter-logic-gaming-clg.html
  3. CLG are the 2010 WCG Champions "na.leagueoflegends.com"
  4. CDE Interview After 1st Place at WCG 2011 "youtube.com"
  5. CHAUSTER HANDLE YOUR SH*T! youtube.com
  6. ask me questions - Page 2,160 clgaming.net
  7. Chauster Reflects on Esports Glory Days in His Current Life, Says Current Scene Lacks Old Personality "gamespot.com"