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Counter Logic Gaming reportedly sign Broxah, Finn to lead new LCS roster

Published: 12/Nov/2020 6:34 Updated: 12/Nov/2020 6:52

by Isaac McIntyre

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Counter Logic Gaming is reportedly planning to build their 2021 roster around European stars Mads ‘Broxah’ Brock-Pedersen and Finn ‘Finn’ Wiestål, as the former LCS contenders look to return to title glory in the franchised league.

According to IWillDominate, CLG has signed both LEC stars to their LoL roster heading into 2021 in an effort to return to playoffs.

Counter Logic Gaming plans to retain star mid laner Eugene ‘Pobelter’ Park and support Andy ‘Smoothie’ Ta. This means Kim ‘Ruin’ Hyeong-min, Raymond ‘Wiggily’ Griffin, and CLG’s former franchise player Trevor ‘Stixxay’ Hayes will all be shown the door.

The North American organization is expected to round their roster out with Matthew ‘Deftly’ Chen. The bot laner will likely require a buyout, as the LCS Academy starter is still under contract with Evil Geniuses.

Finn would also require a deal with current team Rogue. He is contracted with the European organization until 2022. Broxah, on the other hand, is a free agent.

Broxah has been off the boil since switching to the LCS to join Team Liquid in late 2019.
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Broxah has been off the boil since switching to the LCS to join Team Liquid in late 2019.

Counter Logic Gaming have suffered a sharp fall from grace in competitive League of Legends over the past few years. The founding LCS team has twice won the North American league, and finished second behind SKT T1 at MSI in 2016.

The team has failed to make a final since, however. CLG have twice finished third, in 2017 and 2019, but have fallen behind old rivals like Team SoloMid, Cloud9, and even Team Liquid since the American league moved to a franchised format.

CLG finished dead last in Spring, before narrowly avoiding back-to-back wooden spoons in Summer despite winning just a single game in the final five weeks of play.

Finn struggled to find his footing at Worlds with Rogue last month.
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Finn struggled to find his footing at Worlds with Rogue last month.

The general consensus is the leaked Counter Logic Gaming roster won’t go far to solve their modern LoL woes. Broxah has been less than impressive since arriving in North America and Finn was exposed at Worlds against League’s biggest stars.

Nothing is set in stone just yet, however. CLG may yet alter plans, and build around different pieces. Dexerto will keep you updated as the offseason unfolds.

CS:GO

Why Karrigan is key to unlocking Bymas’ potential

Published: 17/Nov/2020 16:04

by Shane King

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Aurimas ‘Bymas’ Pipiras is one of CSGOs most intriguing rookies. At just 16 he was scouted by FaZe Clan to step into the shoes of Counter-Strike legend Olofmeister.

Despite early performances from the Lithuanian prodigy, his stint on the CS Galacticos lasted just under three months after making the switch to Karrigan’s mousesports. The Danish IGL has a reputation for helping young talent flourish on the biggest stage, and this could be the key to unlocking the true potential of Bymas.

The young rifler was plucked from the ranks of FACEIT Pro League by the superstar playmaker Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač, who hallmarked the then 16-year-old prodigy for success. He stated, “I believe he has the potential to make it to the top and do some good things.”

But after failing to step into Olofmeister’s shoes during his short stint with FaZe Clan, many argued that his debut with the CS elite was premature. Yet Finn ‘Karrigan’ Andersen recognized the value in this young talent’s flair. Here’s why the Danish Kingpin is key to unlocking Bymas’ potential.