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Counter Logic Gaming
Counter Logic Gaminglogo square.png
Team Information
Location: Canada Canada
Coaches: Tony "Zikzlol" Gray
Analysts: Brandon Prymari Kartman
Jeff Shaw
Managers: Matthew "MaTTcom" Marikian
Sponsor(s): Razer
Youtube: Counter Logic Gaming
Facebook: Counter Logic Gaming
Team Subreddit: /r/CLG
Twitter: clgaming
Sister Team (Current): CLG Black
Sister Team (Former): Counter Logic Gaming Europe
Created: April 16, 2010(2010-04-16)
Current Roster
Clg summer 2017 with OmarGod.jpg

Counter Logic Gaming (CLG) is a North American eSports organization. Founded in April 2010 by George "HotshotGG" Georgallidis, CLG is the oldest League of Legends team still active to this day. Counter Logic Gaming currently only hosts their flagship team, though in the past have sponsored Counter Logic Gaming Black, Counter Logic Gaming EU, and one Defense of the Ancients 2 team. For information about their Halo team see their Halo Esportspedia page.


Pre-Season 1

Counter Logic Gaming was founded by HotshotGG on April 16th, 2010. The initial roster included Lociero, Grandjudge, Chauster, Nolja, HotshotGG, Clever, Sabertiger, bigfatjiji, Lilballz, and Kobe24. Most of these players left the team shortly after its creation: Locicero left to focus on school; Grandjudge and Nolja were from Korea while Lilballz was from Taiwan and so they had difficulties attending tournaments; Clever wanted to play casually; and Sabertiger was recruited into the army. When the official roster was finally formed, it consisted of HotshotGG, Kobe24, bigfatjiji, Chauster, and Elementz.

Season 1

CLG found early success with their roster, winning the 2010 WCG Grand Finals[1] and then the Newegg Winter Wanfest 2010 online tournament.[2] After those two early victories, jungler Kobe24 decided to retire from professional gaming and left the team in January 2011; he would eventually go on to become a caster for Riot Games. The next month, Saintvicious joined the team, replacing Kobe.

CLG was one of three North American teams to attend the Riot Season 1 Championship in Sweden in June 2011, along with Epik Gamer and Team SoloMid. They placed second in their group, behind TSM, and then fifth overall in the tournament.[3]

Preseason 2

After the Season 1 Championship, CLG won several major tournaments in a row. First, they won in the online National ESL Premier League Season 1, and then they attended their second international LAN tournament: IEM Cologne. With Salce substituting for Chauster, the lineup included HotshotGG top, Saintvicious jungle, Salce mid, Bigfatlp AD carry, and Elementz support. CLG won their group 3-0 and then defeated Millenium and TSM in the bracket to win the tournament.[4] With Chauster back but Voyboy substituting for bigfatlp, they also won MLG Raleigh in August, this time beating Epik Gamer in the finals.[5]

At IEM Guangzhou in October 2012, CLG's hot streak cooled off slightly, but they still finished in second place, losing to Team WE both in the group stage and in the finals.[6] Immediately after Guangzhou, the team attended IPL3, in Atlantic City. There, they defeated A Picture of A Goose in the first round but then lost to Dignitas in the semifinals before beating TSM in the third-place match. One week later, CLG flew to New York to play in IEM New York; this time they took home fourth place after defeats to SK Gaming and Sypher in the playoffs.

In November, CLG attempted to qualify for MLG Providence; however, in the qualifier they were intending to use a Lilac, but when he was unable to participate, they fielded Lapaka instead. Because Lapaka was officially on the roster of Absolute Legends for the event, CLG was disqualified and RFLX Gaming advanced to the top four and attended MLG Providence instead.[7]

In December 2011, CLG benched long-time support Elementz and moved Chauster to support; this made room for Doublelift to join the team from Epik Gamer. Elementz went on to play for Curse Gaming.

Season 2

In order to participate in the 2011 World Cyber Games, CLG put together a temporary roster including only Canadian players: Chaox and TheOddOne, AD carry and jungler of TSM, joined the team for the tournament; at the same time, Chauster and Reginald joined the other three members of TSM to form a one-off team that they called Chicks Dig Elo. CDE ended up winning the tournament, while CLG came in third.[8]

Returning to their standard lineup of HotshotGG, Saintvicious, bigfatlp, Doublelift, and Chauster, CLG participated in and won the online NESL Premier League Season 2 playoffs. Their next event wasn't until February 2012, when they played in the Curse Invitational and came in second. In March, they attended their next LAN, the IEM World Championship in Hanover. They placed second in their group behind Dignitas and then lost in the semifinals to Moscow Five, the eventual winners of the tournament; they took home third place after a victory over against All authority.[9]

On March 12th, 2012, CLG temporarily moved to a gaming house in South Korea in order to train and participate in Azubu The Champions Spring 2012. Placed in Group B, CLG entered playoffs but immediately lost to MiG Blaze, the eventual tournament winners, in the quarterfinals. While in Korea, CLG also competed in the online Leaguecraft ggClassic. They lost in the semifinals to 4Not.Fire and then forfeited their third-place match against JPak and Friends. They also briefly flew to Las Vegas (in the United States) to attend IPL 4 from April 6th to April 8th. After being sent to the loser's bracket by Dignitas in the second round, they came back to play against TSM in the grand final, which they ultimately lost to place second overall. On April 25th, moved back to North America.

In May 2012, CLG was involved in a major roster swap between themselves, Dignitas, and Curse Gaming. Saintvicious left CLG and joined Curse, while Curse jungler Crumbzz moved to Dignitas and switched to top lane, and CLG brought in Dignitas top laner Voyboy and moved HotshotGG from top lane to jungle. Additionally, the organization acquired a secondary roster consisting of Sycho Sid, LiNk, Zuna, Hoodstomp, and BloodWater. For more information about the history of that team, see CLG Black. The main CLG roster renamed itself to CLG Prime to avoid confusion.[10]

With their new lineup, CLG placed second at the 2012 Major League Gaming - Spring Championship in June[11] and then third at the GIGABYTE Esports LAN. On July 2nd, 2012 HotshotGG stepped down from the position of active CEO of Counter Logic Gaming, being replaced by his mother Helen "RealMomGG" Georgallidis. [12]

CLG returned to Korea to compete in Azubu The Champions Summer 2012 in July. Once again they placed second in their group, and once again they were eliminated in the quarterfinals, this time losing to Azubu Frost - who went on to win the tournament. After their elimination from the tournament, the team remained in Korea to continue to practice for the upcoming Season Two North American Regional Finals. There, they would take third place, qualifying for the Season 2 World Championship.

CLG didn't advance out of their group at Worlds, losing to Invictus Gaming and Azubu Frost, beating only SK Gaming by using strategy that involved running three Teleports and a Promote. Infamously, Chauster commented in an interview that the team had prepared primarily strategies to be used if they got blue side in the coin toss, but all three of their group-stage coin tosses gave them purple side.[13] After Worlds, Voyboy left the team, HotshotGG moved from jungle back to top lane, Chauster moved to the jungle, and former MiG Frost AD carry Locodoco joined the team to fill the open support role.

Pre-Season 3

CLG prime would attend the 2012 MLG Fall Championship in Dallas on November 2nd through 4th. In the first round they faced the Korean powerhouse NaJin Sword, where they were routed in two lopsided matches. Falling to the losers bracket, CLG Prime would sweep Curse Gaming in round one, and then pick up a close 2-1 series against another NA team Dignitas. They would face their sister team CLG EU in Round 3. Unfortunately, they were outmatched as the European team eliminated them 2-1 from the tournament. CLG Prime would place 4th with $2,000 in winnings.

On November 29th, CLG would enter the IPL 5 tournament held in Las Vegas. In the group stages CLG Prime would dispatch the newly formed Team FeaR twice while dropping a game to CLG EU to advance. In the first round they would defeat Curse EU 2-1, and then move on to face FnaticRC. CLG Prime took the first game off Fnatic with sharp play from their Jiji's Twisted Fate, however the champion was quickly banned out and CLG Prime would lose the next two games. In the losers bracket CLG Prime would face Moscow 5, they would take the first game of the set, but then fell twice against the Russian team, finishing their run in the tournament. CLG Prime would place 5th-6th with $2,500 in prize money. CLG Prime outperformed most expectations of them at tournament, with a strong showing of Chauster as the new jungler, they also challenged the perception of Team Solo Mid as the strongest team in the NA scene[14].

After the event, Locodoco expressed in an interview that "coming to America was a mistake"[15], but added that it did not indicate he would be leaving the team. On December 4th however, CLG announced the departure of Locodoco. They would use Nhat Nguyen as temporary substitute in the coming MLG Prizefights.

On December 28th, CLG officially announced Aphromoo as their starting support player to fill the position left by Locodoco, and the acquisition of LiNk as an alternate player. Also announced were the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Helen “RealMomGG” Georgallidis and Chief Operations Officer Robert “CyberBob” Del Papa, promotion of Kelby “SAYOCEAN” May to General Manager for the organization, and the renaming of the premier squad back to the original Counter Logic Gaming name from Counter Logic Gaming Prime, due to the departure of Counter Logic Gaming EU and disbanding of Counter Logic Gaming Black, leaving the previously known Prime as the only team under the CLG banner. [16]

Following the acquisition of LiNk, on January 15th, bigfatlp announced that he would be stepping down from the starting roster to a substitute position, citing lack of confidence in his own play. [17]

Season 3

Into the first week of Season 3, on February 9th, Bloodwater was announced to be the second substitute player of the team,[18] but he left the team 4 days later.[19]

On February 27th, 2013, CLG was participating in Riot Season 3 NA Championship Series Spring Season. After 10 weeks Round Robin with Team SoloMid, Team Dignitas, Team Vulcun, Team MRN, Curse Gaming, Good Game University and compLexity Gaming, CLG successfully qualified to Sping Season Playoffs. However, CLG was outplayed by Team Vulcun with 1-2 in Quarterfinals, placed 5th-6th with Team Dignitas. Also, CLG failed to qualify to Riot Season 3 NA Championship Series Summer Season and participated in Summer Promotion. In the Summer Promotion, CLG faced Azure Cats in the promotion match. Fortunately, CLG defeated Azure Cats 3-0, securing their spot in the Riot Season 3 NA Championship Series Summer Season.

As the unsatisfactory result of LCS Spring Season and preparing for LCS Summer Season, HotshotGG decided to step down from top lane and acquired Nientonsoh to fill the position. Moreover, bigfatlp returned to the main roster as jungler while Aphromoo left and Chauster returned to support position.

On July 24th, 2013, CLG announced that MonteCristo would be joining CLG as a coach.[20]

The Summer LCS Season proved to rocky for the new CLG roster, spending most of the season competing to stay in middle of the pack, ending the season in 6th place with a 13-15 but able to make it into the playoffs. Their first game was against old time rivals TSM but they were unable to win a game, going 0-2, losing their chance to make it to the Season 3 World Championship. They went on to face Team Curse to compete for the 5th place spot to win a spot back for the Season 4 Spring LCS. They were able to come together and go 2-0 and win back the spot into the league.

Pre-2014 Season

Chauster announce his retirement from competitive play. bigfatlp moves to sub position. CLG stated that they are currently trying out new players for jungle and support.

On November 7th it was announced that Aphromoo and TrickZ would fill the support and jungler positions for CLG during IEM Season VIII - Cologne.[21]

2014 Season

On August 12th, 2014, Riot announced that Counter Logic Gaming violated the LCS rules by account sharing during their bootcamp in Korea. Link, dexter, Doublelift and Aphromoo were fined $ 1,250 USD each as well as 2-year ban from OGN and KeSPA-owned tournaments.[22][23]

2015 Preseason

CLG was one of the fan-voted teams to IEM Cologne, along with Team Dignitas and Gambit Gaming. New jungler Xmithie was signed prior to the tournament but was unable to attend due to visa issues; the team played with Thinkcard instead and finished second, behind Gambit Gaming.

On December 10th, CLG was fined $10,000 by Riot after being found guilty of poaching scarra from Dignitas. Additionally, Scarra would be prohibited from serving the position of being CLG's head coach for the first three weeks of the spring LCS, and CLG would have to find a different head coach to fill that role for that period of time.[24]

CLG and Doublelift were fined once again on January 6th, 2015 after being found guilty of poaching ZionSpartan. CLG was fined $2,000 while Doublelift was fined $2,500. Furthermore was CLG restricted from fielding ZionSpartan as a player or coach for the first week of the 2015 LCS Spring Split.[25]

2015 Season

With the addition of Xmithie and ZionSpartan, CLG stormed to the top of the league's spring split, boasting a 7-1 start and holding either first or second place in the league at the end of every week until the last day of the split. Despite setting a team record regular season winrate at 12-6, CLG lost a second-place tiebreaker with Cloud9 and failed to receive a playoff bye. In the quarterfinals against Team Liquid, CLG repeated their last season's performance with another first-round 0-3 series loss, finishing the season tied for fifth with Gravity.

Prior to the start of the summer split, CLG announced that they would move to a six-man roster with two mid laners who would both start in games: Pobelter and Huhi joined the team, while Link left.[26] Despite this announcement, Pobelter would play every game in the summer split. They also added a new head coach, Chris "Blurred Limes" Ehrenreich, and moved analyst Zikz to Strategic Coach.[27]

Echoing their spring split performance, CLG started the summer split strong, in first place at the end of each of the first four weeks, but then lost four consecutive games and fell to fifth. This time, however, they rebounded and ended the season in second at 13-5 after a lost tiebreaker with first place Team Liquid. They received a bye in the first round of the playoffs and then swept both Team Impulse and Team SoloMid 3-0 to win their first LAN event since MLG Raleigh in 2011 and received North America's top seed to the World Championship. Shortly after their qualification, the team announced that Huhi would be substituting for them in the jungle, due to "unresolvable VISA issues" with Xmithie; however, two weeks later the situation was resolved with some help from members of the community who reached out to the team on reddit.[28][29][30] Despite playing with Xmithie and having a relatively easy group draw with KOO Tigers, Flash Wolves, and paiN Gaming, CLG didn't advance from their Worlds group, ending with a 2-4 record including a loss to paiN.

2016 Season

Despite the fact that Huhi hadn't gotten to play a single game live with the team during the 2015 season, in October CLG announced that he would replace Pobelter for the 2016 season as starting mid laner.[31] Doublelift also left the team, after over four years of playing for CLG.[32] He was replaced by Stixxay, originally a substitute at IEM San Jose in November 2015, but eventually a starting member for the 2016 season. At San Jose, CLG defeated Unicorns of Love and Jin Air before losing to Origen in the finals. Their performance earned them a seed into IEM Katowice, which they attended after the seventh week of the LCS. However, despite being in a strong position domestically, in second place behind only the almost-undefeated Immortals (to whom CLG had handed their only loss of the season the week before), CLG were eliminated immediately from Katowice, losing first to SK Telecom T1 and then to Fnatic.

CLG entered the LCS playoffs in second place, still behind Immortals, and still the only team to have beaten Immortals in the regular season. They won their semifinal series against Team Liquid in five games, winning the last game with a double teleport play to catch out Piglet and close out a win. Despite seeding expectations, their finals match was against TSM, who had 3-0'd Immortals the week before. This series also went to five games, and CLG once again won, qualifying for the Mid-Season Invitational. While individually their players were not as strong as TSM's, CLG's win over them was attributed to team coordination; coach Zikz described the team by saying, "None of us are selfish, at all. We only focus on teamwork," in a post-finals interview.[33]

CLG were seen by some as too week individually to compete at MSI and by others as having a chance based on their their teamwork. The team shattered expectations in two ways - first, by going 1-1 with both SK Telecom T1 and Royal Never Give Up, the two favorites; and second, by losing a game to the IWCI team SuperMassive eSports. Their final group stage record was 7-3, behind only the Chinese RNG, and they won their semifinal match against the Flash Wolves 3-1 before losing to the revitalized SK Telecom 3-0 in the finals. Aphromoo in particular received attention for setting the support meta of the tournament, playing  Sona in the semifinals which led to a  Nami pick from SKT's Wolf in the finals. Stixxay also cemented his position as a strong rookie player with several strong performances. With their second-place finish, CLG set two new records for a North American team: they were the first ever to beat SKT, and the first to advance to the finals of a Riot-sponsored international tournament.

After returning from MSI, CLG was expected to continue their strong performance. However, in the new Bo3 format for the summer split, the team unexpectedly got off to a very slow start. In particular, Huhi was heavily criticised for his in-game decision. Still towards the end of the summer split, the team was finally able to adapt to the meta to finish 4th with 10-8 record. In the Summer Playoffs, they faced off Team Liquid in the first round and easily advance to the semi-finals in 3:1 fashion. In another showdown against their long time rival TSM, the team did not win a single match. Notably in this series, due to a technical bug with Aurelion Sol, a champion that Huhi was very proficient with, both teams have to remake Game 1. Though the team placed fourth for the Summer Playoffs after losing the third place match up against Immortals, their accumulated circuit points were enough to qualify them for Worlds as the second seed from the NA region.

At Worlds, they were grouped with ROX Tigers, G2 Esports, and Albus Nox Luna. While the squad had some brilliant moments, such as Huhi's strong performance on Aurelion Sol to beat out ROX the first round of Group Stage, their 3-3 record was not enough advance them out of Group Stage.

2017 Season

Without any change in their starting line up, the team maintained their previous season's performance, going 10-8 to place 4th at the end of the spring split to secure a bye into the quarter finals. This time however, they lost to FlyQuest in 2:3 fashion. Their spring playoffs placement secures them 10 circuit points towards 2017 World Championship.

During the offseason, CLG traded Xmithie to Immortals for Dardoch.

Going into the summer split, CLG appear to start off strong, with Dardoch showcasing a much more aggressive playstyle in the jungle to help the team take the lead in early game phases. However, towards the end of the split, the team's performance plateaued with signs of sub-optimal synergies amongst team members. Much to the surprise of fans and some analysts, the organization announced on July 25 that they are letting go of Dardoch to Team Liquid and bringing onboard OmarGod from their training squad to play for the rest of the season. According to the press statement, Dardoch was let go becuase of his unwillingness to align with the team's focus on teamwork and culture. With the new line up, the team performed well enough to place third in the regular season.

During the playoff, they first faced off Team EnVyUs and narrowly beat them out 3:2 to advance to the semifinals where they meet Immortals. Unfortunately, the team failed to secure a single win. In the third place match at Boston, CLG completely dominated Team Dignitas to end their 2017 playoffs in third place. While disappointing, the team still secured enough circuit points to make one final effort get the last seed spot in the 2017 Season North America Regional Finals.

In the regional gauntlet, the team first faced off FlyQuest who had just come off of a domineering performance against Team Dignitas. In 3:1 fashion, CLG advance to the next round where they faced Cloud9. This is the first time these two organizations' history to face each other in the post-regular season match up. Though the team was able to take back a match off of Huhi's stellar performance on his pocket pick Aurelion So in Game 3, the team was unable to reserve sweep the series, thus ending their 2017 season run.


  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • January 15th, bigfatlp steps down from starting roster to a substitute position; LiNk takes starting mid lane role.[17]
  • January 16th, AZUBU TV sponsors Counter Logic Gaming.[68]
  • February 9th, BloodWater joins as the substitute.[18]
  • February 13th, BloodWater leaves.[19]
  • May 14th, iBUYPOWER sponsors Counter Logic Gaming.[69]
  • May 26th, Nientonsoh joins as new starting Top lane, Chauster moves to Support, bigfatlp moves to starting Jungle, HotshotGG moves to substitute/Coaching role, and Aphromoo leaves.[70]
  • July 3rd, NZXT sponsors Counter Logic Gaming.[71]
  • July 24th, MonteCristo officially confirmed as coach.[20]
  • August 2nd, NydusHerMain announced as substitute. [72]
  • August 5th, LolClass sponsors Counter Logic Gaming.[73]
  • October 23rd, Chauster retires and bigfatlp becomes a substitute.[74]
  • March 12th, moves to South Korea to participate in Azubu The Champions Spring 2012.[75]
  • April 25th, moves back to North America after being knocked out of the Azubu The Champions Spring 2012.[76]
  • May, ELOBUFF sponsors Counter Logic Gaming.[77]
  • May 19th, Voyboy replaces saintvicious. HotshotGG switches to jungling position. [78]
  • May 21st, Counter Logic Gaming renames to Counter Logic Gaming Prime.[79]
  • June 14th, XMG sponsors Counter Logic Gaming.[80]
  • July 2nd, CLG appoints new CEO, Helen “RealMomGG” Georgallidis.[citation needed]
  • October 22nd, Voyboy leaves. Locodoco joins as support while HotshotGG moves back to top and Chauster moves to jungle. [81]
  • December 4th, Locodoco leaves.[82]
  • December 28th, LiNk and Aphromoo join.[16]
    • Helen "RealMomGG" Georgallidis and Robert "CyberBob" Del Papa resign.[16]
    • Kelby "sayocean" May becomes General Manager.[16]
    • Counter Logic Gaming Prime renames to Counter Logic Gaming.[16]
    • GGWP Apparel sponsors Counter Logic Gaming.[16]

Player Roster


R C ID Name Role Contract Ends
Current Official Residency Canada Darshan Darshan Upadhyaha 01 Top 2018-11-18
Current Official Residency USA Reignover Yeujin Kim 02 Jungle 2018-11-19
Current Official Residency France Huhi Choi Jae-hyun (최재현) 03 Mid 2018-11-18
Current Official Residency USA Stixxay Trevor Hayes 04 AD 2018-11-18
Current Official Residency USA Biofrost Vincent Wang 05 Support 2018-11-18

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
USA Benny Benny Hung 01 Top Canada ZionSpartan 2015 Season LCS North America Spring Week 1
USA Thinkcard Thomas Slotkin 02 Jungle Philippines Xmithie IEM Cologne
USA Thinkcard Thomas Slotkin 02 Jungle Germany dexter 2014 Season LCS North America Spring Week 11
China Chaox Shan Huang 04 AD USA Doublelift
USA babyeator Terry Chuong 05 Support USA Aphromoo
USA Chauster Steve Chau 03 Mid Germany dexter 2014 Season LCS North America Spring Week 3
Germany dexter Marcel Feldkamp 02 Jungle
Battle of the Atlantic 2013
USA Aphromoo Zaqueri Black 05 Support
Battle of the Atlantic 2013
IEM Season VIII - Cologne
USA TrickZ Brian Ahn 02 Jungle
IEM Season VIII - Cologne
USA xHazzard Michael Kuhlman 01 Top USA Voyboy GIGABYTE Esports LAN
2012 MLG Anaheim
China Chaox Shan Huang 04 AD USA Chauster 2011 World Cyber Games
Canada TheOddOne Brian Wyllie 02 Jungle USA saintvicious
USA Voyboy Joe Esfahani 01 Top Canada bigfatlp 2011 MLG Raleigh
USA Salce Trevor Salce 03 Mid USA Chauster IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne


C ID Name Role Next Team
USA Joey Joey Haslemann 06 Sub/Top Liquid Alogo std.png Team Liquid Academy
USA 1deag Tony Yuan 11 AD/Sub OPTlogo std.png OpTic Gaming
USA OmarGod Omar Amin 02 Jungle Clglogo std.png CLG Black
USA aphromoo Zaqueri Black 05 Support 100logo std.png 100 Thieves
USA Dardoch Joshua Hartnett 02 jungle Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
USA Fallenbandit Kevin Wu 06 Sub/Top Clglogo std.png CLG Black
USA Tuesday Jean Sebastien 08 Sub/Mid
USA Fill Hyo-won Lee 09 Sub/AD
USA Zag Osama Alkhalaileh 10 Sub/Support Clglogo std.png CLG Black
Philippines Xmithie Jake Puchero 02 Jungle IMTlogo std.png Immortals
USA YoonA Orlando Flota 09 Sub/AD
Canada HotshotGG George Georgallidis 08 Sub/Mid Managerlogo std.png Manager
USA KeNNy u Kenny Nguyen 06 Sub/Top NMElogo std.png Enemy
USA Thinkcard Thomas Slotkin 07 Sub/Jungle NMElogo std.png Enemy
Canada bigfatlp Michael Tang 08 Sub/Mid
USA Pobelter Eugene Park 03 Mid IMTlogo std.png Immortals
USA Doublelift Yiliang Peng 04 AD Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
Canada hi im gosu 09 Sub/AD Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
USA Link Austin Shin 03 Mid
USA Nientonsoh Zach Malhas 06 Sub/Top Team FusionLogo std.png Team Fusion
South Korea Seraph Shin Woo-yeong (신우영) 01 Top TDKlogo std.png Team Dragon Knights
Germany dexter Marcel Feldkamp 02 Jungle ELlogo std.png Elements
Canada NydusHerMain Philip Sohn 11 Sub TWZlogo std.png The Walking Zed
USA Chauster Steve Chau 05 Support Retired.png Retired
USA Balls An Le 11 Sub C9logo std.png Cloud9
Bulgaria Bloodwater Lyubomir Spasov 11 Sub GGULogo std.png Good Game University
South Korea Locodoco Choi Yoon-sub 05 Support NJ SHDlogo std.png NaJin Shield
USA Voyboy Joe Esfahani 01 Top Crslogo std.png Team Curse
USA Saintvicious Brandon DiMarco 02 Jungle Crslogo std.png Team Curse
Canada Elementz Cody Sigfusson 05 Support Crslogo std.png Team Curse
USA Kobe24 Sam Hartman-Kenzler 02 Jungle Casterlogo std.png Caster
USA Reginald Andy Dinh 03 Mid Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
USA Dan Dinh Dan Dinh 11 Jungle/AD Epiklogo std.png Epik Gamer
Taiwan Lilballz Alex Sung 02 Jungle Logo std2.png For The Win
South Korea Nolja Lee Hyun-jin 02 Jungle OPlogo std.png Team OP

Player LCS Participation

Player 2013 2014 2015 2016 EU NA Total
Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring
# Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team
HotshotGG 28 Clglogo std.png  6 Clglogo std.png  4 Clglogo std.png  0 38 38

bigfatlp 2 Clglogo std.png  28 Clglogo std.png  0 30 30

Link 28 Clglogo std.png  28 Clglogo std.png  28 Clglogo std.png  24 Clglogo std.png  18 Clglogo std.png  0 126 126

Doublelift 28 Clglogo std.png  28 Clglogo std.png  28 Clglogo std.png  24 Clglogo std.png  18 Clglogo std.png  18 Clglogo std.png  18 Tsmlogo std.png  0 162 162

Chauster 26 Clglogo std.png  28 Clglogo std.png  3 Clglogo std.png  0 57 57

Aphromoo 28 Clglogo std.png  28 Clglogo std.png  24 Clglogo std.png  18 Clglogo std.png  18 Clglogo std.png  18 Clglogo std.png  0 134 134

Nientonsoh 18 TeamMRNlogo std.png  28 Clglogo std.png  28 Clglogo std.png  4 Clglogo std.png  16 T8logo std.png  0 94 94

dexter1 5 Dragonbornlogo std.png  28 Lemondogslogo std.png  19 Clglogo std.png  24 Clglogo std.png  18 ELlogo std.png  51 43 94

Seraph 24 Clglogo std.png 18 TDKlogo std.png
0 51 51
Thinkcard 2 Eglogo std.png  4 Clglogo std.png  0 6 6

babyeator 4 Clglogo std.png  3 TDKlogo std.png  0 7 7

Chaox 14 Tsmlogo std.png  4 Clglogo std.png  0 18 18

ZionSpartan 28 GGULogo std.png  27 CSTlogo std.png  28 CSTlogo std.png  28 Dignitaslogo std.png  16 Clglogo std.png  18 Clglogo std.png  18 Clglogo std.png  0 163 163

Xmithie 28 Teamvulcunlogo std.png  28 Teamvulcunlogo std.png  28 XDGlogo std.png  18 Clglogo std.png  18 Clglogo std.png  18 Clglogo std.png  0 138 138

Benny 28 Teamvulcunlogo std.png  28 Teamvulcunlogo std.png  28 XDGlogo std.png  2 Clglogo std.png  0 86 86

Pobelter 28 Eglogo std.png  28 Eglogo std.png  18 WFXlogo std.png  18 Clglogo std.png  18 IMTlogo std.png  0 110 110

Huhi 18 Clglogo std.png  0 18 18

Stixxay 18 Clglogo std.png  0 18 18

For a full chart listing all LCS players, click here.


  • Current
  • Former
ID Name Position
Canada HotshotGG George Georgallidis 11 President/Owner/Co-Founder
Germany Vodoo Alexander Beutel CTO/Co-Founder
USA Nick Allen Chief Operating Officer
USA Trinitiii Matt Nausha Director of Esports
USA Zikzlol Tony Gray 11 Head Coach
USA Michael Schwartz Player Development Coach
USA zercei Jeff Prasad Player Improvement
USA Goldman Zach Goldman Analyst/Content Creator
USA Syghanide Joseph Pomroy Analyst
USA Mr. Mandalcio Analyst
ID Name Position Next Team
USA Mylixia Devin Nash CEO
USA bchenN Bryan Chen Director of Finance and Operations
USA MaTTcom Matthew Marikian General Manager/Director of Partnerships/Art Director
USA Blurred Limes Chris Ehrenreich Head Coach Splycelogo std.png Splyce
Canada hi im gosu 11 Streamer Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
USA scarra William Li 11 Head Coach Clglogo std.png CLG Black
USA Comely Macro Specialist
USA SAYOCEAN Kelby May General Manager
USA MonteCristo Christopher Mykles 11 Head Coach RENlogo std.png Renegades
Canada RealMomGG Helen Georgallidis Chief Executive Officer
USA CyberBob Robert Del Papa Chief Operating Officer

Team Achievements

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-09-10 RpPoints.png A22nd 2017 Season North America Regional Finals 1 : 3 C9logo std.png Cloud9
2017-09-02 LCS logo 25x25.png A33rd 2017 NA LCS Summer Playoffs 3 : 0 Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas
2017-08-06 LCS logo 25x25.png A33rd 2017 NA LCS Summer Round Robin 12 : 6 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2017-04-9 LCS logo 25x25.png A55 - 6th 2017 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 2 : 3 FLYlogo std.png FlyQuest
2017-03-26 LCS logo 25x25.png A44th 2017 NA LCS Spring Round Robin 10 : 8 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-10-06 WCS 2015 small.png A99 - 12th 2016 Season World Championship 3 : 3 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) $ 37,687.50
2016-08-27 LCS logo 25x25.png A44th 2016 NA LCS Summer Playoffs 2 : 3 IMTlogo std.png Immortals $ 10,000
2016-07-30 LCS logo 25x25.png A44th 2016 NA LCS Summer Round Robin 25 : 21 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-05-15 MSI logo.png A22nd 2016 Mid-Season Invitational 0 : 3 SKT1Logo std.png SK Telecom T1 $ 100,000
2016-04-17 LCS logo 25x25.png A11st 2016 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 3 : 2 Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid $ 50,000
2016-03-20 LCS logo 25x25.png A22nd 2016 NA LCS Spring Round Robin 13 : 5 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-03-05 Esltumbnail.png A77 - 8th IEM Season X - World Championship 1 : 2 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic $ 1,500
In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-11-22 Esltumbnail.png A22nd IEM Season X - San Jose 0 : 3 Origenlogo std.png Origen $ 11,000
2015-10-08 WCS 2015 small.png B212 - 13th 2015 World Championship 2 : 4 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) $ 35,000
2015-08-23 LCS logo 25x25.png A11st 2015 NA LCS Summer Playoffs 3 : 0 Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid $ 50,000
2015-07-26 LCS logo 25x25.png A22nd 2015 NA LCS Summer Round Robin 13 : 5 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2015-04-04 LCS logo 25x25.png A55 - 6th 2015 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 0 : 3 Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
2015-03-29 LCS logo 25x25.png A33rd 2015 NA LCS Spring Round Robin 12 : 6 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-12-21 Esltumbnail.png A22nd IEM Season IX - Cologne 1 : 3 GambitLogo std.png Gambit Gaming $ 6,500
2014-09-09 LCS logo 25x25.png I1Q 2015 NA LCS Spring Promotion 3 : 2 Crs Acadlogo std.png Curse Academy
2014-08-29 LCS logo 25x25.png A66th 2014 NA LCS Summer Playoffs 1 : 3 Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas
2014-08-03 LCS logo 25x25.png A55th 2014 NA LCS Summer Round Robin 13 : 15 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2014-04-20 LCS logo 25x25.png A33rd 2014 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 2 : 0 Crslogo std.png Team Curse $ 15,000
2014-04-06 LCS logo 25x25.png A33rd 2014 NA LCS Spring Round Robin 18 : 10 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-11-24 Esltumbnail.png A33 - 4th IEM Season VIII - Cologne 1 : 2 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic $ 5,000
2013-08-31 LCS logo 25x25.png A55th LCS NA Season 3 Summer Playoffs 2 : 0 Crslogo std.png Team Curse
2013-08-16 LCS logo 25x25.png A66th LCS NA Season 3 Summer Regular Season 13 : 15 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2013-05-12 RpPoints.png I1Q LCS NA Season 3 Summer Promotion 3 : 0 Azure CatsLogo std.png Azure Cats
2013-04-26 LCS logo 25x25.png A55 - 6th LCS NA Season 3 Spring Playoffs 1 : 2 Teamvulcunlogo std.png Team Vulcun
2013-04-19 LCS logo 25x25.png A44th LCS NA Season 3 Spring Regular Season 13 : 15 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-02-01 A33rd National ESL Pro Series V 2 : 0 Teamfearlogo std.png Team FeaR $ 900
In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2012-12-01 Ipllogo small.png A55 - 6th IGN ProLeague 5 1 : 2 M5logo std.png Moscow Five $ 2,500
2012-11-03 MLG-Logo-Small.png A44th 2012 MLG Fall Championship 1 : 2 CLGlogo2 std.png CLG Europe $ 2,000
2012-10-04 RpPoints.png A99 - 10th Riot Season 2 World Championship 1 : 2 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) $ 50,000
2012-09-02 RpPoints.png A33rd Riot Season 2 North American Regionals 2 : 0 Crslogo std.png Team Curse $ 25,000
2012-07-03 Ogn logo.png A55 - 8th Azubu The Champions Summer 2012 0 : 2 Azflogo std.png Azubu Frost ₩ 6,500,000
2012-06-10 MLG-Logo-Small.png A22nd 2012 MLG Spring Championship 1 : 2 Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid $ 12,000
2012-04-25 Ogn logo.png A55 - 8th Azubu The Champions Spring 2012 0 : 2 MiGlogo std.png MiG Blaze ₩ 4,500,000
2012-04-08 Ipllogo small.png A22nd IGN ProLeague 4 0 : 2 Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid $ 12,500
2012-03-10 Esltumbnail.png A33rd IEM Season VI - World Championship 2 : 1 Aaalogo std.png against All authority $ 8,000
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2012-11-07 A11st National ESL Pro Series IV 2 : 0 Teamfearlogo std.png Team FeaR $ 6,000
2012-06-17 A33rd GIGABYTE Esports LAN 2 : 1 Teamdynamiclogo std.png Team Dynamic $ 1,000
In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2011-12-11 WCGlogo small.png A33rd 2011 WCG Grand Finals 2 : 1 Milllogo std.png Millenium $ 3,000
2011-10-16 Esltumbnail.png A44th IEM Season VI - Global Challenge New York 1 : 2 Sypherlogo std.png Team Sypher $ 2,400
2011-10-09 Ipllogo small.png A33rd IGN ProLeague 3 2 : 0 Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid $ 2,500
2011-10-05 Esltumbnail.png A22nd IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Guangzhou 1 : 2 Welogo std.png Team WE $ 6,000
2011-08-27 MLG-Logo-Small.png A11st 2011 MLG Raleigh 4 : 0 Epiklogo std.png Epik Gamer $ 12,500
2011-08-21 Esltumbnail.png A11st IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne 2 : 1 Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid $ 12,000
2011-06-20 RpPoints.png A55th Riot Season 1 Championship 1 : 0 Gameddelogo std.png Team GAMED.DE $ 3,500
2010-10-03 WCGlogo small.png A11st 2010 WCG Grand Finals 2 : 1 Sklogo std.png SK Gaming $ 6,000
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2011-12-18 A11st National ESL Premier League II 2 : 0 Crslogo std.png Team Curse $ 2,400
2011-07-16 A11st National ESL Premier League I 2 : 0 Unrlogo std.png unRestricted eSports $ 2,400
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2010-11-30 A11st Newegg Winter Wanfest 2010 2 : 1 OPlogo std.png Team OP $ 3,500

Highlight Videos

The CLG Documentary


Other Video Content


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See Also

External Links



  1. WCG 2010 Medal List
  2. Newegg Winter Wanfest 2010 Double Elimination Finals Bracket
  3. Official Season One Championship Page
  4. IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne
  5. MLG Raleigh 2011 Finals VODs
  6. IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Guangzhou
  7. MLG Providence 2011 Qualifier Results
  8. WCG 2011 Tournament Brackets
  9. IEM Season VI World Championship - Hanover '
  10. Introducing CLG's Second NA Team: CLG Black""
  11. MLG Spring Championship 2012 Results
  12. CLG appoints new CEO, Helen “RealMomGG” Georgallidis
  13. Chauster Talks About The S2 Worlds Loss feat. his girlfriend Maggie - IPL Interview
  14. Chauster talks about their run at IPL 5, 2013, and training more
  15. “Coming to America was a mistake.” – This Is Game interviews Locodoco of CLG Prime
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 CLG in 2013
  17. 17.0 17.1 hello peepzorz,... (in jijispeak); manisier comments on bigfatlp is now a sub for CLG (English translation)
  18. 18.0 18.1 Kelby May talks about how he made it in CLG, a new sub, and more
  19. 19.0 19.1 Good Game University Facebook Status
  20. 20.0 20.1 CLG brings on MonteCristo as Coach
  21. Aphromoo discusses his return to CLG, season 4, supports and more
  22. League of Legends Competition Ruling - Counter Logic Gaming
  23. 공식 리그 출전 선수 대리 게임 관련 e스포츠 제재 안내 (Korean)
  24. Competitive Ruling: Counter Logic Gaming
  25. Competitive Ruling: Counter Logic Gaming
  26. CLG Brings Change to the Mid Lane
  27. 27.0 27.1 Introducing the new CLG.LoL Coaching Staff
  28. 28.0 28.1 CLG Worlds Roster Update
  29. [LoL] Is there anyway I can get into contact with management in terms of the VISA issue, I found something that might help?
  30. 30.0 30.1 Xmithie to Play in 2015 World Group Stages
  31. 31.0 31.1 Mid Lane Changes For LCS 2016
  32. 32.0 32.1 CLG Parts Ways With Doublelift
  33. CLG vs TSM, Game 5 - NA LCS 2016 Spring Playoffs Grand Final - Counter Logic Gaming vs Team SoloMid (Interview with Tony "Zikz" Grey)
  34. Welcome Dardoch
  35. Grievance departs
  36. Farewell Dardoch
  37. Heeeeee's Baaaaaaaack
  38. Farewell Aphromoo
  39. 2018 roster Announcement
  40. [ Our 2016 League of Legends Roster>
  41. Enemy's Tweet
  42. Meet 2016 NA LCS Summer Split teams.
  43. Welcome Trinitiii
  44. YoonA's Twitter Post
  45. CLG Coaching Staff Changes
  46. HyperX New Headset Sponsor of CLG
  47. Winterfox's Facebook post
  48. CLG Brings Change to the Mid Lane
  49. Counter Logic Gaming Appoints New CEO
  50. CLG adds an analyst
  51. Blurred Limes' Twitlonger
  52. Pobelter on Leaving CLG, Chris Let Go, the Doublelift Drama, and His
  53. Announcing CLG.LoL's New Head Coach
  54. LoL at IEM San Jose This Weekend
  55. CLG and Azubu renew partnership for 2014
  56. Nien steps down from starting role
  57. Links joins CLoud 9 to compete at All-Stars Paris 2014
  58. Link joins Cloud 9 to compete in All-Stars Paris 2014
  59. Seraph joins CLG
  60. CLG Parts Ways with AzubuTV
  61. CLG Partners with Twitch and Cellucor
  62. hi im gosu joins CLG
  63. Montecristo steps down as coach
  64. CLG Roster Changes: dexter Steps Down
  65. CLG Brings on Scarra as Coach; Tryouts to begin immediately
  66. ZionSpartan Joins CLG
  67. A Completed Roster and IEM Cologne
  68. CLG partners with Azubu
  69. CLG Partners with iBUYPOWER
  70. CLG Roster Changes
  71. CLG partners with NZXT
  72. NydusHerMain is now a sub for CLG
  73. CLG Partners with LoL Class
  74. Chauster Retires from League of Legends, CLG Roster Changes
  75. CLG NA heads to Korea after IEM
  76. Doublelift post-OGN loss AMA qq
  77. Counter Logic Gaming announces a new partnership with ELOBUFF
  78. CLG Roster
  79. Introducing CLG's Second NA Team: CLG Back
  80. Counter Logic Gaming Partners with XMG Schenker Notebooks
  81. CLG NA Roster Changes
  82. CLG Roster Change and Season 3 Tryouts
  83. Counter Logic Gaming
  84. Counter Logic Gaming tie the knot with Razer
  85. CLG Welcomes Doublelift back to the Fold
  86. The beginning of CLG (1st Anniversary)
  87. Newegg Wanfest