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Background Information
Name: Austin Shin
Country of Birth: United States
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Residency:
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North America
Competitive
Team: Counter Logic Gaming
Role: Mid
Favorite champions:
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Alternate IDs: LiNk115, scarra115, MidLink, linkkk, kT Link, kT Zelda, CLG Zelda, younha, kyokt
Peak League:
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Challenger I (NA)
Social Media and Links
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Team History
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Apr 2012 - May 2012
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 Orbit Gaming
May 2012 - Dec 2012
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 CLG Black
Dec 2012 - Apr 2014
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 Counter Logic Gaming
Apr 2014 - May 2014
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 Cloud9
May 2014 - May 2015
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 Counter Logic Gaming
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Austin "Link" Shin is the mid laner for Counter Logic Gaming.

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
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 Syndra and
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 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 28th, 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]

Trivia

  • 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
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     Lee Sin.
  • Has a very wide variety of champions he can play including
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     Syndra and
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     Twisted Fate.

Achievements

  • 2014
  • 2012
2014
Date Event Result
2014-12-21 IEM Season IX - Cologne
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Counter Logic Gaming 
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1 : 3
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 Gambit Gaming
2014-05-11 All-Star Paris 2014
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Cloud9 
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0 : 2
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 Oh My God
2014-04-20 2014 NA LCS Spring Playoffs
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Counter Logic Gaming 
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2 : 0
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 Team Curse
2012
Date Event Result
2012-11-07 National ESL Pro Series Season 4
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CLG Black 
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2 : 0
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 Team Curse
2012-07-22 Leaguecraft ggClassic Presented by Arqade
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CLG Black 
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1 : 2
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 Team Dynamic
2012-06-17 GIGABYTE Esports LAN
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CLG Black 
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0 : 2
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 Team SoloMid
2012-05-30 NESL Premier Season 3
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CLG Black 
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2 : 0
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 Lzuruha Gaming

Blog Posts and Vlogs

Interviews

  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012

Gallery

External Links

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