After serving an almost 3 year tenure, Austin “Link” Shin has stepped down from Counter Logic Gaming.
Playing with the team since the inception of the LCS, Link has been one of the core members of CLG for 5 splits. Having been a mainstay through countless roster changes, the only remaining member of the original CLG LCS squad is Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng.
Link’s statement on his departure:
â€œIt has been a huge pleasure working with the CLG organization, especially George. It has given me a lot of fond memories, but unfortunately the time has come for us to part ways. I’ll be making a more in depth post on why I’m leaving elsewhere.â€
In the ways of SK Telecom T1, CLG has opted to recruit not one, but two midlaners.Â Eugene â€œPobelterâ€ Park and Jae Hyun â€œHuHiâ€ Choi will both join the CLG starting roster, rotating as the team sees fit. Assuming they stick to the plan of alternating players every few matches, they will become the first organization in the NA LCS to attempt this type of variation.
“I have much respect for each CLG member, and am excited for this opportunity to work alongside them. I believe that with the help of CLG’s talented coaching staff we can achieve greatness this upcoming split. Thank you to all of my fans as well as CLG’s for the support; I will try my hardest!” – Pobelter
â€œI think I have finally got to a point where I can show everyone what I am capable of. Iâ€™ll never lose this motivation that I have right now and never gain an ego. People might be confused and think that I am a sub and will not probably play for CLG in the LCS but we are going to use two mid laners like SKT T1. I think it can be really good because not only can me and Pobelter discuss a lot about how to play mid and play each other, but also we can take care of each other when one of us gets stressed.â€ – HuHi
Official Statement by CLG