Counter Logic Gaming Europe
|Counter Logic Gaming Europe|
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|Created:||December 1, 2011|
|Disbanded:||December 28, 2012|
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Counter Logic Gaming Europe was formed in December of 2011 as an extension of the North American organization, Counter Logic Gaming. Taking consistent top place finishes throughout Season 2, CLG.eu has been hailed as one of the strongest European teams. One year after their acquisition, on December 28th, 2012, the CLG.eu roster parted ways with Counter Logic Gaming after deciding not to renew their contract with the organization, and one month after was acquired by Evil Geniuses.
 Formation of Counter Logic Gaming Europe
However, on January 30th, 2012 the two organizations decided that the partnership would not work, and in the separation the European team decided to stay with Counter Logic Gaming.
 Season 2
The team's first major appearance would be at the Kings of Europe online tournament, which held from January 27 to January 31st, 2012. In the group stage, CLG EU would place first and go 3-0, defeating FnaticRC, Sypher, and against All authority. In the semi finals of the playoff, CLG EU would defeat Team Mistral 2-0, advancing to the grand finals, where they would face Moscow Five. Against the Russian team, CLG EU would come out victorious 2-1, taking home first place in the tournament.
Two months later, on March 31st, 2012, Counter Logic Gaming EU would place first in the 4Players.de All or Nothing tournament. In the tournament, CLG EU would defeat FnaticRC, Meet Your Makers, and Absolute Legends. 
On April 1st, 2012, Counter Logic Gaming EU would place first in the Absolute Pro League: March. Placed into Group B, Counter Logic Gaming would finish off group stage in second, going 2-1 by defeating Millenium, and TCM Gaming, while falling to against All authority. In the playoffs, CLG.EU would take out Mousesports 2-0 in the quarterfinals and Absolute Legends 2-1 in the semifinals to advance into the grand finals. There, CLG EU would defeat aAa 2-1 to take home first place.
After placing first in their respective group in the qualifiers, Counter Logic Gaming EU would participate in the Gamers Assembly 2012. CLG EU would defeat Art Chaos and Eclypsia in the first two rounds of the tournament, but would be defeated by Team Sypher in the third round, knocking CLG EU down to the loser's bracket. There, CLG EU would defeat Millenium, MeetYourMakers, and Absolute Legends to advance to the finals. However, CLG EU would once again lose to Sypher in the finals 2-0, finishing the tournament with a second place standing. 
On May 14th, 2012, CLG EU would place second at the online Solomid EU Tournament Circuit. At the event, Counter Logic Gaming EU would take out Sypher 2-0 in the first round, but would fall to Natus Vincere 1-2 in the second round, dropping to the loser's bracket. There, CLG EU would defeat aAa 2-1, Sypher 2-0, and Team Solomid 2-1 to advance to the finals. At the grand finals against Natus Vincere, CLG EU would take the first set 2-1, but would fall 0-2 in the second and final set of the tournament, taking second place.
On May 16th, 2012, Counter Logic Gaming EU would place first at the Corsair Vengeance Cup. At the tournament, CLG EU most notably defeated Teamless, SK Gaming, and against All authority in the playoffs to reach the finals. There, CLG EU would take out Moscow Five 2-0 to take first place. 
Counter Logic Gaming EU was invited to the In2LOL Kickoff EU Tournament on June 3rd, 2012. At the event, CLG EU would defeat Eclypsia 1-0, Natus Vincere 1-0, and FnaticRC 2-0 in the finals to take first place. 
The next event that CLG EU participated in would be the Esports Heaven Medion Challenge 2012. At the tournament, CLG EU would take out exHCL and Fnatic in the second phase of the double elimination playoffs to advance to the grand finals. There, CLG EU would take out Moscow Five 3-1 to take first place at the event. 
Flying out to America, CLG EU would participate in the 2012 MLG Pro Circuit - Spring Championships. CLG EU would start out with 2-0 victory over mTw.NA, but would fall to Team Solomid 1-2 in the next round. Dropping down to the loser's bracket, CLG EU would defeat both Curse Gaming EU and Orbit Gaming 2-1 to advance to round 6 of the loser's bracket, where CLG EU would ultimately fall to Counter Logic Gaming Prime 1-2. Counter Logic Gaming EU would finish off the event with a 5th/6th place finish. 
On June 16th, 2012, Counter Logic Gaming EU would fly out to Jönköping, Sweden to participate in the DreamHack Summer 2012 LAN tournament. CLG EU would qualify for DreamHack Summer by participating in their BYOC qualifiers, taking first at the qualifier by defeating Millenium. In the group stage, CLG EU would place first by going 3-0, defeating Moscow Five, Absolute Legends, and Mebdi's Minions. In the playoffs, CLG EU would defeat FnaticRC 2-0 in the semifinals to advance to the grand finals where CLG EU would face off against Moscow Five. There, CLG EU would come out on top 2-0 against M5, taking home the grand prize and first place.
As one of the eight European invitees for the Season Two Regional Finals - Cologne, Counter Logic Gaming EU would fly out to Germany to compete for the chance to enter the Season 2 World Championship. In the second day of the quarterfinals, Counter Logic Gaming EU would be matched up against Team Alternate, whom they were able to defeat 2-0 to advance to the semifinals. Unfortunately, despite being the heavy favorites coming into the event, Counter Logic Gaming EU would fall to SK Gaming 2-0, dropping down to play the third place match again Fnatic. There, Counter Logic Gaming EU would be able to take a 2-0 victory, taking home third place from the event and securing themselves a spot in the Season 2 World Championship. 
Counter Logic Gaming EU would be one out of the two European teams to be invited to attend the offline tournament Azubu The Champions Summer 2012, which ran from July 2012 to September 2012. Placed into Group D, Counter Logic Gaming EU would go undefeated in group play going 3-0 against Counter Logic Gaming Prime, LG-IM, and MVP Blue. In the playoffs, CLG EU show an outstanding performance, defeating Team WE 2-0 in the quarterfinals and NaJin Sword 3-1 in the semifinals. Matched up against Azubu Frost in the grand finals, Counter Logic Gaming EU would come out strong and take an early 2-0 lead in the best of 5, but would drop the next 3 games in the series and eventually fall to Azubu Frost, taking home second place. 
Counter Logic Gaming EU traveled to Los Angeles in October of 2012 to compete in the Season 2 World Championship. In the group stage, CLG EU looked dominant while taking games off of Team Dignitas and Saigon Jokers. Although they dropped one match against NaJin Sword, they advanced out of Group B as the second seed and went on to face Team WE in the round of eight. CLG EU's quarterfinal match was marred by technical issues; the series was tied 1-1 after two grinding games, but the third had to be postponed due to power failures and connection problems. In the deciding third game, CLG EU once again pulled out a slow and methodical victory in an extremely close showing. CLG EU maintained their form through the first game of their semifinal against Azubu Frost, but were outmatched in games two and three, losing out 1-2. They finished in 3rd-4th place and took home $ 150,000.
 Pre-Season 3
Counter Logic Gaming EU would attend IPL 5 in Las Vegas on the 29th of November. They would start the tournament with a four game winning streak against NA teams, taking out CLG Prime and Team FeaR in the group stages, and sending NA powerhouse TSM in to the losers bracket with a 2-0 sweep. Their winning ways would end once faced with the eventual winners of the tournament, Team WE. The Chinese team denied them their chances to make it to late game, and built large advantages throughout the early and mid game. CLG EU would fall 0-2, dropping them to the losers bracket. There they would face Taipei Assassins. After winning a rather fast game one, the Assassins would comeback and take the 2 remaining games of the set, eliminating CLG EU from the tournament. They would place 5th-6th along with their NA counterpart CLG Prime, and take home $2,500 in winnings.
On December 28th, 2012, one year after their acquisition, the Counter Logic Gaming EU roster, having decided not to renew their contract, parted ways with the Counter Logic Gaming organization. On January 25th, 2013, the team would be picked up by Evil Geniuses.
- December 20th, Absolute Legends merges with Counter Logic Gaming and forms a European team. Froggen, Snoopeh, Yellowpete, Krepo, and Wickd join.
- January 30th, Absolute Legends separates from Counter Logic Gaming. The team stays with the Counter Logic Gaming organization.
- January 31st, 1st place in Kings of Europe.
- April 9th, 3rd place in Gamers Assembly 2012.
- May 16th, 1st place in Corsair Vengeance Cup.
- June 10th, 5th place at 2012 MLG Pro Circuit/Spring.
- June 18th, 1st place at DreamHack Summer 2012.
- July 29th, 2nd place at European Challenger Circuit: Poland.
- August 19th, 3rd place at Season Two European Regional Finals.
- September 8th, 2nd place at Azubu The Champions Summer 2012.
- October 10th, 3rd-4th place at Season 2 World Championship.
- November 4th, 3rd place at 2012 MLG Fall Championship.
- November 23rd, 2nd place at DreamHack Winter 2012
- December 1st, 5th-6th place at IGN ProLeague Season 5
- December 28th, CLG EU decides to not re-sign with the Counter Logic Gaming organization.
- January 25th, Evil Geniuses signs former CLG EU roster. Snoopeh, Froggen, Wickd, Yellowpete, and Krepo leave. 
- After the name change of Counter Logic Gaming Prime, Snoopeh joked about renaming the EU team to "Counter Logic Gaming Optimus" and excused himself in his video log, stating it became way too serious. 
 Player Roster
|Froggen||Henrik Hansen||AP||Evil Geniuses|
|Snoopeh||Stephen Ellis||Jungle||Evil Geniuses|
|Yellowpete||Peter Wüppen||AD||Evil Geniuses|
|Krepo||Mitch Voorspoels||Support||Evil Geniuses|
|Wickd||Mike Petersen||Top||Evil Geniuses|
 Temporary Subs
|Jree||Alexander Bergström||Support||Krepo||2012 MLG Fall Championship|
|sayocean||Kelby May||General Manager|
|Garvey||Mark Candella||Director of Business Development|
 Team Achievements
|In Premier Tournaments|
|2012-12-15||5 - 6th||IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Cologne||1 : 2||Group Stage||$ 3,000|
|2012-12-01||5 - 6th||IPL 5||1 : 2||TPA||$ 2,500|
|2012-11-23||2nd||DreamHack Winter 2012||1 : 2||Fnatic||$ 12,600|
|2012-11-04||3rd||2012 MLG Fall Championship||0 : 2||AZB||$ 4,000|
|2012-10-10||3 - 4th||Season 2 World Championship||1 : 2||AZF||$ 150,000|
|2012-09-08||2nd||Azubu The Champions Summer 2012||2 : 3||AZF||₩ 20,000,000|
|2012-08-19||3rd||Season Two Regional Finals||2 : 0||Fnatic||$ 25,000|
|2012-07-29||2nd||European Challenger Circuit: Poland||0 : 2||M5||$ 10,000|
|2012-06-18||1st||DreamHack Summer 2012||2 : 0||M5||$ 15,000|
|2012-06-10||5 - 6th||MLG 2012 - Spring Championship||0 : 2||CLG Prime|
|In Major Tournaments|
|2012-11-11||1st||Lone Star Clash 2||3 : 2||Curse Gaming||$ 7,500|
|2012-05-16||1st||Corsair Vengeance Cup||2 : 0||Moscow Five||$ 6,000|
|2012-04-09||3rd||Gamers Assembly 2012||1 : 2||Absolute Legends||€ 1,500|
|Complete results in Minor, Monthly and Weekly Tournaments|
 Highlight Videos
- Krepo's "Flash Banana" kill at DreamHack Summer 2012
- Snoopeh's "Flash Rupture" kill at the Season 2 Championships
- Froggen's "Ahri 1v3" kill at the OGN The Champions Summer 2012 Finale
- July 14th, 2012 - 한국이 좋아요! - CLG.EU가 여러분의 질문에 답합니다. (Korean) (English Translation) with Inven
- August 26th, 2012 - Azubu Exclusive Interview: CLG EU (video) with Azubu
 See Also
- CLG EU Preview: Season Two World Finals by ggChronicle
- ↑ http://www.absolutelegends.net/news/527/AbsoluteLegends-is-merging-with-Counter-Logic-Gaming
- ↑ http://www.absolutelegends.eu/news/638/AbsoluteLegends--Back-to-the-Roots
- ↑ Kings of Europe Day 1 Groups A&B VOD "youtube.com"
- ↑ Kings of Europe Day 2 Semi-finals VOD "youtube.com"
- ↑ Kings of Europe Final VOD "youtube.com"
- ↑ 4Players.de All or Nothing Tournament "4players.de"
- ↑ PLAY RaidCall LoL Cup CLG.EU Win "play.fnatic.com"
- ↑ Gamers Assembly 2012 Brackets "binarybeast.com"
- ↑ Corsair Vengeance Cup Match Results "vengeance-cup.corsair.com"
- ↑ in2LOL Kickoff EU VOD: CLG.EU vs Eclypsia "in2lol.com"
- ↑ in2LOL Kickoff EU VOD: CLG.EU vs Na'Vi "in2lol.com"
- ↑ in2LOL Kickoff EU VOD: CLG.EU vs FnaticRC Game 1 "in2lol.com"
- ↑ in2LOL Kickoff EU VOD: CLG.EU vs FnaticRC Game 2 "in2lol.com"
- ↑ Esports Heaven Medion Challenge 2012 Brackets (INCOMPLETE) "esportsheaven.net"
- ↑ MLG Anaheim 2012 League of Legends Bracket "majorleaguegaming.com"
- ↑ Official Season 2 EU Regionals Bracket "tournaments.leagueoflegends.com"
- ↑ Azubu The Champions Summer 2012 Tournament Results "ognlol.com"
- ↑ AbsoluteLegends is merging with Counter Logic Gaming!"absolutelegends.net"
- ↑ AbsoluteLegends - Back to the Roots"absolutelegends.net"
- ↑ CLG in 2013 clgaming.net
- ↑ This is how we play curse.com
- ↑ Snoopeh - Weekly Video Blog #4 youtube.com