[UPDATED Dec. 16] Counter Logic Gaming confirm rosters & staff for 2022 LCS & LCS Academy seasons

Source: Counter Logic Gaming


UPDATE Dec. 16: CLG have announced a full positional coaching staff for each of the five players on their starting LCS roster in addition to head coach Thinkcard and the rest of the staff. CLG is the second team to utilize this staff structure this off-season after Golden Guardians. 




UPDATE Dec. 08: After finalizing the rosters for the Counter Logic Gaming LCS roster and CLG Academy, as well as the staff for CLG's LCS team, the organization has confirmed the staff for CLG Academy heading into the 2022 season. Brandon "Juves" Defina has been named the new head coach for CLG Academy, while Brandon "Mash" Phan, who spent the past season coaching for Evil Geniuses, has been named the Academy roster's new assistant coach.



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UPDATED Nov. 30: After a complete overhaul of their LCS players and coaches for the 2022 season, Counter Logic Gaming has announced the CLG Academy roster for the 2022 season. All five players on the roster played in the LCS Academy league throughout the 2021 season, and mid laner Stephen "Triple" Li, who spent most of his time last season on FlyQuest Academy, competed in the LCS for FlyQuest for a stretch of the Summer Split.



Jungler Kim "RoseThorn" Tae-ho and AD carry Jacob "Prismal" Feinstein competed for Golden Guardians Academy in 2021, and support Brindon "Breezyyy" Keesey, who has experience in the Academy League with 100 Thieves Academy two years ago, most recently competed for Cloud9 Amateur for the 2021 season. 


Triple isn't the only player on CLG Academy that has LCS experience- top laner Niship "Dhokla" Doshi rounds out the CLG Academy roster. Dhokla started in the top lane for TL Academy for a good chunk of the past summer, but hasn't seen LCS play since 2018 with OpTic Gaming.


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UPDATED Nov. 19:  Counter Logic Gaming has confirmed its roster for LCS 2022 following a departure of every player and staff member who worked for CLG in 2021. The CLG 2022 LCS roster confirms the reported signing of Contractz in the jungle aside former Team Liquid top laner Thomas "Jenkins" Tran, former FlyQuest mid laner Cristian "Palafox" Palafox, and former 100 Thieves Academy bot lane duo in AD carry Fatih "Luger" Güven and support Philippe "Poome" Lavoie-Giguere.



As previously reported, Thinkcard will serve as the head coach for Counter Logic Gaming in 2022 with Croissant as strategic coach following his signing.



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Source: Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games via ESPAT 


On November 15, Counter Logic Gaming cut the entirety of its roster and coaching staff from the 2021 LCS season. CLG recently signed Thomas "Thinkcard" Slotkin and Chris "Croissant" Sun as the team's new head coach and strategic coach, respectively, and according to a report made on Dot Esports' League of Legends Free Agency show, are now interested in former Evil Geniuses jungler Juan "Contractz" Garcia. CLG Academy jungler Ryan "Keel" Keel was also released.


Around the same time CLG nuked its 2021 components, Evil Geniuses confirmed it was parting ways with Contractz, who spent the majority of the season as EG Academy's jungler before beginning to split an increasing amount of time in the LCS with starting jungler Dennis "Svenskeren" Johnsen.


Evil Geniuses has also parted ways with mid laner Daniele "Jiizuke" di Mauro in favor of promoting EG Academy mid laner Joseph "jojopyun" Pyun to the LCS, and most recently, announced the acquisition of Cloud9 support Philippe "Vulcan" Laflamme. EG is also reportedly in talks to acquire Rogue jungler Kacper "Inspired" Słoma.


Of the former CLG players, Immortals is reportedly interested in signing AD carry Jason "WildTurtle" Tran. Top laner Finn "Finn" Wiestål has a contract with CLG through 2023, but was allowed to explore his options. A report by Upcomer states that Excel Esports is buying out Finn's contract from CLG following the confirmed retaining of jungler Mark "Markoon" van Woensel as well as the contract extensions of head coach Joey "YoungBuck" Steltenpool and AD carry Patrik "Patrik" Jírů.


Finn's official departure from CLG points towards his acquisition by XL, but the competitive futures of former CLG jungler Mads "Broxah" Brock-Pedersen and support Andy "Smoothie" Ta are currently unknown, as are those of Eugene "Pobelter" Park and Tanner "Damonte" Damonte, the two mid laners who played for the team in 2021, and former assistant coach Brandon "Prymari" Kartman. Analyst Christopher "Prussian" Troeh has been retained in his same position for 2022.



Former head coach Galen "Galen" Holgate claims to have plans in the works, but was vague about the details in his announcement via Twitter. 

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