Counter Logic Gaming

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[e][h]Counter Logic Gaming
Team Information
USA Matthew "Mattcom" Marikian
Team Captain:
Canada Pujan "FNS" Mehta
Total Earnings:
Organization: 2010-04-16

Counter Logic Gaming is an established professional gaming organization with teams competing worldwide at the highest levels. They are known for their League of Legends Team that is the oldest League of Legends team still active.


Founding (2010-2011)[edit]

Counter Logic Gaming took off as a League of Legends team on April 16, 2010 by George "HotshotGG" Georgallidis after parting ways with his former squad due to internal disagreements. While the original League team consisted of a huge total of ten players, their starting five-man roster soon took form, and they established themselves a dominating contender with victories at WCG 2010 and later IEM VI's Global Challenge Cologne in 2011.[1]

Entering Global Offensive (2014- )[edit]

CLG's expansion into Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was first hinted at in December 2014 by Georgallidis in an interview with onGamers:

We're looking at all avenues. Right now we're really interested in CS:GO and Dota 2, and hopefully we'll be expanding to those areas very soon.
George "HotshotGG" Georgallidis

The expansion became a reality on January 1, 2015, when the former squad of mouseSpaz that had taken the North American scene by storm towards the end of 2014, qualifying to MLG X Games Aspen over their rivals Torqued as well as achieving respectable victories in various online tournaments, joined the organization. The team's first event appearance under the CLG banner was the MLG Invitational, where the team was drawn into a "group of death" against Fnatic, Team and the replacement of ex-iBUYPOWER, Team Liquid.

The squad managed to kick the event off with a shocking upset over LDLC with a 16-14 victory on Dust II, led by a strong 32-frag performance by ptr.[2]. However, in their next game against their countrymen in Liquid, the Counter Logic team suffered a devastating 5-16 defeat. On the second day of the tournament, Fnatic hit the final nail in the CLG coffin - the Swedes destroyed reltuC's squad 16-7 on Mirage, knocking them out of the tournament and ending their campaign in their debut event with a disappointing 7-8th place finish.


  • January 16th - Counter Logic Gaming picks up the former squad of mouseSpaz. reltuC, FNS, hazed, tarik, and ptr join.[3]
  • April 29th - CLG part ways with ptr.[4]
  • May 8th - Counter Logic Gaming announce that they're actively looking for applicants to fill their CS:GO roster.[5]
  • June 2nd - jdm64 joins the team.[6]
  • December 15th - FNS steps down.[7]
  • January 20th - Counter Logic Gaming announce the addition of FugLy, as well pita becoming the head coach after a month-long trial period.[8]
  • May 13th - FugLy steps down from Counter Logic Gaming.[9]
  • June 13th - Counter Logic Gaming and Team Liquid swap jdm64 and koosta.[10]
  • July 14th - tarik and pita leave the roster after the team is eliminated from ELEAGUE Season 1, with tarik remaining with the organization as a streamer until his contract expires [11]
  • August 5th - CLG announce the additions of Grt as coach and ImAPet as analyst [12]
  • August 17th - CLG announces the additions of Subroza and nahtE to fill the two vacant spots [13]
  • August 20th - tarik is acquired by OpTic Gaming [14]
  • September 27th - CLG announce that they have parted ways with Grt.[15]
  • December 2nd - CLG officially announce ImAPet as their coach.[16]
  • December 31th - CLG part ways with hazed.[17]
  • January 11th - Counter Logic Gaming welcomes FNS back.[18]
  • February 13th - Subroza steps down due to personal reasons. [19]
  • March 6th - Rickeh from Renegades joins [20]
  • June 28th - Counter Logic Gaming parts ways with ImAPet.[21]

Player Roster[edit]


Active Squad
ID Name Join Date
USA reltuC Stephen Cutler 2015-01-16 [3]
USA koosta Kenneth Suen 2016-06-13 [10]
USA nahtE Ethan Arnold 2016-08-17 [13]
Canada FNS Captain Pujan Mehta 2017-01-11 [18]
Australia Rickeh Ricky Mulholland 2017-03-06 [20]
Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
USA Schwartzbruder (Coach) 
CLGlogo std.png
Michael Schwartz
DreamHack Valencia 2017


Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA ImAPet (Coach) Chet Singh 2016-12-02 [16] 2017-06-28 [21] OpTic Gaminglogo std.png OpTic Gaming
Canada Subroza Yassine Taoufik 2016-08-17 [13] 2017-02-13 [19] Csgologo std.png FRENCH CANADIANS
USA hazed James Cobb 2015-01-16 [3] 2016-12-31 [17]
Canada Grt (Coach) Garett Bambrough 2016-08-05 [12] 2016-09-27 [15]
USA tarik Tarik Celik 2015-01-16 [3] 2016-08-20 [14] OpTic Gaminglogo std.png OpTic Gaming
Bosnia and Herzegovina pita (Coach) Faruk Pita 2015-12-06 [8] 2016-07-14 [11] QWERTY white logo std.png qwerty
USA jdm64 Joshua Marzano 2015-06-02 [6] 2016-06-13 [10] Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
USA FugLy Jacob Medina 2016-01-20 [8] 2016-05-13 [9] NRG eSportslogo std.png NRG eSports
Canada FNS Pujan Mehta 2015-01-16 [3] 2015-12-15 [7] Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
USA ptr Peter Gurney 2015-01-16 [3] 2015-04-29 [4] Luminositylogo std.png Luminosity Gaming



ID Name Position Join Date
USA Mylixia Devin Nash CEO
USA HotshotGG George Georgallidis President/Co-Founder
Germany Vodoo Alexander Beutel CTO/Co-Founder
USA Mattcom Matthew Marikian General Manager
USA bchenN Bryan Chen Director of Finance and Operations
USA dayV1D Matt David Analyst


Former Organization
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date
USA ImAPet Chet Singh Analyst 2016-08-05 [12] 2016-12-02 [16]


Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2017-04-09 A55 - 8th A1Premier Csgo icon.png StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 0 : 2 Astralislogo std.png $10,000
2016-07-14 B211 - 14th A1Premier Csgo icon.png ELEAGUE Season 1 1 : 2 FaZe Clanlogo std.png $40,000
2016-04-01 A55 - 8th A1Premier Csgo icon.png MLG Major Championship: Columbus 0 : 2 Liquidlogo std.png $35,000
2016-02-07 A44th A1Premier Csgo icon.png Global eSports Cup - Season 1 0 : 2 Astralislogo std.png $20,000
2015-12-06 A11st A2Major Csgo icon.png Northern Arena 2015 2 : 0 CompLexity Gaminglogo std.png $10,000
2015-11-19 A44th A1Premier Csgo icon.png ESL ESEA Pro League Season 2 - North America 14/8 Grp. S. $13,500
2015-09-06 A11st A3Minor Csgo icon.png CS:GO Championship 2 : 1 Luminositylogo std.png $10,000
2015-07-04 A33 - 4th A1Premier Csgo icon.png ESL ESEA Pro League Season I - Finals 0 : 2 Cloud9logo std.png $25,000
2015-06-22 A44th A1Premier Csgo icon.png ESL ESEA Pro League Season 1 - North America 14/8 Grp. S. $13,500
2015-04-15 A11st A2Major Csgo icon.png CEVO Professional Season 6 2 : 1 Elevatelogo std.png $5,861
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament



  1. CLG to expand to CS:GO,
  2. Stats for LDLC vs CLG,
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 CLG sign ex-mouseSpaz,
  4. 4.0 4.1 ptr released from CLG,
  5. CLG announce roster opening,
  6. 6.0 6.1 CLG complete jdm64 signing,
  7. 7.0 7.1 Striker (2015-12-15). "FNS steps down from CLG". HLTV.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 itsSlicer (2016-01-20). "CLG Blue 2016: Welcome FugLy and Pita!".
  9. 9.0 9.1 itsSlicer (2016-05-13). "FugLy Departs From CLG".
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Striker (2016-06-13). "Liquid and CLG swap jdm64, Koosta".
  11. 11.0 11.1 "". Counter Logic Gaming. 2016-07-11.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 itsSlicer (2016-08-05). "Introducing our new CS:GO Staff". Counter Logic Gaming.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 itsSlicer (2016-08-17). "Welcome nahtE and Subroza!". Counter Logic Gaming.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "OpTic Gaming Welcomes Tarik". OpTic Gaming. 2016-08-20.
  15. 15.0 15.1 "Garett “Grt” Bambrough did not meet the expectations for the Counter Logic Gaming CS:GO team". Counter Logic Gaming. 2016-09-27.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 itsSlicer (2016-12-02). "ImAPet Named Strategic Coach". Counter Logic Gaming.
  17. 17.0 17.1 itsSlicer (2016-12-31). "Thank You Hazed". Counter Logic Gaming.
  18. 18.0 18.1 itsSlicer (2015-01-11). "Welcome Back FNS".
  19. 19.0 19.1 itsSlicer (2017-02-13). "Farewell Subroza". Counter Logic Gaming.
  20. 20.0 20.1 itsSlicer (2017-03-06). "Welcome Rickeh". Counter Logic Gaming.
  21. 21.0 21.1 itsSlicer (2017-06-28). "CLG Parts Ways with CS Coach ImAPet". Counter Logic Gaming.