Counter Logic Gaming

Founded: April, 2010

Nationality: North America

Counter Logic Gaming

The original League of Legends powerhouse, Counter Logic Gaming crushed all competition during the infancy of LoL esports. With a revitalized tactical direction, CLG’s 2014 spring split was exceptionally promising, and their summer split will hold some of the best performances the CLG organization has ever seen.

Team History

Counter Logic Gaming is one of the oldest teams in the League of Legends competitive scene. Beginning as a small group of friends with a passion for the game, they went on to win WCG 2010, one of the largest tournaments at the time. Since then, CLG has struggled to make it back to the top of LAN events. Several top players such as Cody "Elementz" Sigfusson, Brandon "Saintvicious" DiMarco, Joedat "Voyboy" Esfahani, and Choi "Locodoco" Yoon-sub have passed through their ranks and moved onto other top teams.

Over the past two NA LCS splits, CLG fell down to the middle of the pack, dropping into relegation matches for spring, and narrowly avoiding the same fate in summer. With new coach Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles, CLG solidified themselves as a top three team in NA, even after early season visa issues with Dexter caused a slew of mixed performances with various substitutes. By the end of the split, CLG was firmly capable of beating any team on any given day, finishing in third place in the playoffs. Following the spring split, top laner Nien decided to step away from CLG, leaving a void in the top lane that has yet to be officially filled. Though consistency remains an issue, their best games reveal a CLG who may have finally reached their full potential. While their top lane position is yet to be locked down, expect CLG to take a serious shot at first place in the summer split, and to be full-fledged contenders for a World Championship qualification.