Counter Logic Gaming, owned by Madison Square Garden Sports and participating in League of Legends Championship Series (LCS), will close and layoffs are inevitable; this includes those on its LCS roster.
According to LCS content creator Travis Gafford, CLG has informed its staff of their fate – they plan on selling their LCS franchise slot to NRG Esports.
League of Legends
League of Legends is one of the world’s premier esports, hosting an international competition comprised of multiple regional leagues culminating in an annual World Championship tournament. Though its fast-paced gameplay may take some getting used to, those willing to invest their time will find that its rewards surpass even that offered by similar games.
The game features over 160 champions that specialize in different roles with their abilities and play styles, taking their names after regions on Summoner’s Rift map, each playing style being distinct: some champions act as snipers who deal high damage directly while others can stall enemy teams by depriving them of resources needed to win the battle.
CLG was established by former League of Legends player George ‘HotshotGG’ Georgallidis in 2010. Since its formation, the organization has quickly evolved into one of the top League of Legends esports teams; many players from CLG have won world championships!
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (abbreviated as CS: GO) is Valve’s fourth entry into their popular first-person shooter series, pitting two teams of Terrorists and Counter-Terrorists against each other in several multiplayer objective-based game modes – such as bomb defusal. Terrorists attempt to plant bombs at two distinct locations while Counter-Terrorists work against them and rescue hostages before explosion occurs; professional gamers regularly compete at international tournaments with sold-out arenas and substantial prize pools! It boasts an active esports scene where professional players earn lucrative salaries and compete at international tournaments featuring sold-out arenas and lucrative prize pools!
Over the years, various teams have dominated CS: GO with success – Fnatic being among them; the incredible summer of Luminosity and SK Gaming; Astralis’ impressive rise; etc. However, many fans were taken aback to hear that CLG would be shutting down with mass layoffs expected this week; an announcement was confirmed by Travis Gafford of Esports Content Creator via YouTube video.
Halo was an innovative sci-fi shooter that revolutionized its genre. Its expansive campaign mode told an epic tale revolving around humanity’s struggle with an alien race known as Flood and their zombie-like minions, while its impressive sound design allowed players to hear bullets whiz by them while enemies and allies responded via voiced dialogue to reflect what was transpiring on screen.
Halo 5, with an outstanding user score of 6.4, was met with criticism due to its microtransactions and forced players to work to unlock armor and weapons they desired. When compared with its predecessor which offered fans more opportunities for Spartan customization via in-game challenges, this seemed like a step back for the series.
Recently, it was reported that Madison Square Garden Sports, which owns both the Knicks and Rangers in New York, had acquired CLG’s LCS slot and that mass layoffs would likely occur; Chief Greg Kim of CLG will likely be among those being let go.
Super Smash Bros.
Though not the most complex or technical fighting game on the market, Super Smash Bros. still manages to draw players in with its enthusiastic collection of video game history. Players can take on characters from Nintendo franchises such as Mario, Pikachu and Kirby; or test themselves against more obscure NES RPG characters like Ness and Alucard for an exciting experience!
CLG was initially established in April 2010 by League of Legends players George “HotshotGG” Georgallidis and Alexander “Vodoo” Beutel as an exclusive League of Legends team; however, soon became an enterprise across several different games including Hearthstone, Apex Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
However, reports of its possible closure and mass layoffs have surfaced as reported by Travis Gafford. Despite an uncertain future for the organization, former staff and players alike have expressed gratitude for their time spent there.