Counter Logic Gaming parts ways with Griffin

Source: Paul de Leon for Riot Games

 

Counter Logic Gaming has parted ways with Raymond "Griffin" Griffin. The jungler formerly known as Wiggily has played for both CLG and CLG Academy during his near four-year tenure with the organization — longer than any other jungler who has donned the black and blue. 

 

 

After being drafted out of the 2017 NA Scouting Grounds by Cloud9, Griffin got his start as the jungler for C9 Academy in the 2018 North American Academy League Spring Split. Griffin spent the next calendar year or so on CLG Academy before making an impressive League of Legends Championship Series debut for CLG in week 9 of the Summer Split. 

 

Most of Griffin's time as CLG's jungler was inconsistent and oftentimes, flat out lacking, but in the 2019 LCS Summer Split, Griffin put together a MVP award-campaign with his immaculate performance. He didn't win the award, but CLG finished 3rd in the 2019 LCS Summer Playoffs. Unfortunately, the team failed to qualify for the 2019 World Championship, instead, finding itself as a mere stop on Clutch Gaming's miracle run. 

 

After a disappointing 2020 season for CLG, Griffin was slated to start for CLG Academy in 2021 and retired his Wiggily moniker in favor of his last name. Visa issues stopped Mads "Broxah" Brock-Pedersen from arriving on time, so Griffin found himself in the LCS once again. 

 

Since Griffin was starting in the 2021 LCS Spring Split, CLG signed Ryan "Keel" Keel (formerly known as Frostynomad) as the CLG Academy jungler in the interim. When Broxah arrived, Griffin reclaimed his starting position on CLG Academy, but Keel remained with the team and this week, started for CLG Academy in Griffin's place in the 2021 LCS Proving Grounds Spring Last Chance Qualifier. One day later, CLG announced its parting of ways with Griffin. 

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