CLG League of Legends team has been obtained by NRG Esports

Say it is not so painful.

Up to date on April 11, 1:02 p.m. (GMT+8): NRG confirmed on April 7 that they have acquired CLG and this posting has been up to date accordingly.

CLG’s (Counter Logic Gaming) League of Legends team and LCS slot was acquired above by NRG Esports, the organization declared on April 7.

The information was initially broke by esports written content creator Travis Gafford in a YouTube video clip on April 4. He experienced spoken to CLG staff members who were being knowledgeable on that working day that they will be let go on April 6. Greg Kim, previous CLG head and Evil Geniuses director, was portion of the layoffs.

NRG beforehand fielded a squad in NA LCS in 2016 but ended up relegated by the conclude of the year. This marks their 2nd return to the LCS.

A single of the longest-managing esports corporations, Counter Logic Gaming (CLG) has shut its doorways

Credit: Riot Video games

The organization’s League of Legends vertical, which comprises LCS and LCS academy rosters, have been obtained by NRG Esports and rebranded accordingly.

CEO and uncovered of NRG Esports, Andy Miller, clarified in a online video announcement that all gamers, coaches, analysts, workers, and even their chef have been retained. The Madison Square Garden company has also turn out to be a important share holder in NRG.

CLG’s rosters in Valorant, Smash, Apex Legends, and combating online games have been not obtained, and these players are now free of charge agents.

CLG’s League of Legends squad completed fourth in the regular period and capable for the LCS Spring 2023 playoffs. They had been defeated by Cloud9 3-1 in the higher bracket. In the reduced bracket, they were eradicated by Evil Geniuses in a sweep.

Niship “Dhokla” Doshi Top rated laner
Juan Arturo “Contractz” Garcia Jungler
Cristian “Palafox” Palafox Mid laner
Fatih “Luger” Güven Bot laner
Philippe “Poome” Lavoie-Giguere Support
Apollo “Apollo” Cost Bot laner (substitute)

Counter Logic Gaming is a North American esports corporation launched by now-retired esports pro player and icon, George “HotshotGG” Georgallidis in 2010. At age 32, he is nevertheless its president and co-founder.

Together with fellow teammates like Steve “Chauster” Chau, Michael “bigfatlp” Tang, Brian “TheOddOne” Wyllie, Brandon “Saintvicious” DiMarco, and Yiliang “Peter” “Doublelift” Peng to title a couple of, HotShotGG and his League of Legends roster peaked in 2011 and 2012 the place they qualified for Time 1 and 2’s Globe Championships.

Historically, CLG maintained a heated rivalry with TSM, a fellow LCS firm launched by retired mid laner Andy “Reginald” Dinh. Doublelift 1st produced a title for himself with CLG, and shocked the community when he declared in late 2015 that he was going over to be part of TSM for the 2016 year.

Just just before this move, TSM experienced laid off a sizeable part of its employees and could be slicing again on its esports rosters as properly.

Observe Travis Gafford’s total online video below.

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