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Steve "Chauster" Chau is a North American professional League of Legends player. He was the Support player for Counter Logic Gaming. In the past, he has also been the AD Carry, Mid Laner, and Jungler for CLG. Retired from competitive League of Legends on October 23rd, 2013.
Steve "Chauster" Chau hails from San Jose, California. The youngest of his family, Chau always followed his older siblings and mimicked whatever they did, which was predominantly playing games. He first played NES games like Contra, Double Dragon, and Tecmo Wrestling before transitioning to SNES and PlayStation. During that time, he began playing Starcraft I exclusively. However, Chau found it difficult to balance his time for gaming and education, so he decided to take a break from gaming. When he found free time, he tried out League of Legends just as something to do to pass time but eventually became hooked.
League of Legends Career
Throughout his career, Chauster believed that even though he didn't have the best mechanics, reaction time, or skill, he makes up for it with his superior knowledge of gameplay. That entire career was spent with Counter Logic Gaming, from April 2010 to his retirement in 2013. However, throughout that career he played multiple roles on the team. Chauster started as AD Carry as one of the founding members of the team, where he played until November 2011. He then moved to support, replacing Elementz in that role when Doublelift joined the team as starting AD Carry.
In October 2012, Chauster moved to the jungle in the starting roster, when Locodoco joined the team as support, Voyboy left, and HotshotGG moved to toplane. He stayed there until May 2013, when he switched roles once again, landing back in support with bigfatlp rejoining the team in the jungle. Chauster spent the rest of his CLG career there.
On October 23rd, Chauster announced his retirement from League of Legends. He was replaced by Aphromoo. In February 2014, he returned for two final games in the NA LCS Spring Split as a sub for CLG.
- Known for his Ezreal early in his career.
- His favorite champion was at one point Lee Sin.
- Was known as one of the most intelligent players in the competitive scene and was often considered the brains behind CLG.
- Has played every single role in the game (Top, Jungler, Mid, AD and Support) professionally.
- Was part of two first-place teams at the World Cyber Games (2010/2011).
- Lives in Northern California and has co-cast for the IGN Pro League.
- Has been noted to be unable to drink large amounts of alcohol .
- Has an Ask Me Anything thread on the Clgaming.net forums that has over 25,000 posts and 6.0 Million views.
- He was the main shot caller for Counter Logic Gaming while he was on the team.
- Graduated from UC Berkeley with a Dietetics major.
- Innovated the triple-teleport strategy, surprising viewers of the S2 NA Regionals.
- He currently works as an accountant.
- Chauster is currently one of the two only players in e-sports to have won two WCG titles, alongside with Starcraft legend BoxeR.
|2012-11-11||SoloMid Series Week 3||clg prime 3 : 2 Pulse Esports|
|2012-11-07||National ESL Pro Series Season 4||clg prime 2 : 0 Team FeaR|
|2012-11-03||MLG Dallas 2012||clg prime 1 : 2 CLG Europe|
|2012-10-21||SoloMid Series - Week 1||clg prime 1 : 2 Orbit Gaming|
|2012-09-02||Season Two North American Regional Finals||clg 2 : 0 Team Curse|
|2012-06-17||GIGABYTE Esports LAN||clg 2 : 1 Team Dynamic|
|2012-06-10||MLG 2012 - Spring Championship||clg 1 : 2 Team SoloMid|
|2012-05-27||Solomid NA Tournament Circuit||clg 0 : 2 Team SoloMid|
|2012-04-08||IGN Proleague Season 4 - Las Vegas||clg 1 : 2 Team SoloMid|
|2012-03-09||IEM Season VI - World Championship||clg 2 : 1 against All authority|
|2012-02-18||LoLPro.com Curse Invitational||clg 1 : 2 Team Dignitas|
|2012-02-17||OnGameNet LoL Invitational||clg 1 : 2 MiG Frost|
|2011-12-19||National ESL Premier League Season 2||clg 2 : 0 Team Curse|
|2011-12-11||2011 World Cyber Games Grand Finals||CDE 2 : 1 exGameburg Team|
|2011-10-16||IEM Season VI - Global Challenge New York||clg 1 : 2 Team Sypher|
|2011-10-09||IGN Proleague Season 3 - Atlantic City||clg 1 : 2 Team SoloMid|
|2011-10-05||IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Guangzhou||clg 1 : 2 Team WE|
|2011-09-24||Sound Blaster Nations Championship||Team USA 0 : 2 File:Team Canadalogo std.png Team Canada|
|2011-08-27||2011 MLG Raleigh||clg 4 : 0 Epik Gamer|
|2011-06-19||CEVO Champions Challenge||clg 2 : 0 LastMinute|
|2010-11-30||Newegg Winter Wanfest 2010||clg 2 : 1 Outplayed|
|2010-10-03||2010 World Cyber Games Grand Finals||clg 2 : 1 SK Gaming|
- November 29th, Chauster Reflects on Esports Glory Days in His Current Life, Says Current Scene Lacks Old Persona… with onGamers
- February 1st - Chauster talks about being back in the LCS (video) with onGamers
- December 6th - Travis catches up with Chauster and Benny as they get ready to ARAM at IEM San Jose (video) with onGamers
- December 11th - IEM San Jose: Chauster "trying to transition back to school" (video) with SK Gaming
- February 22nd - Chauster talks about HotshotGG, practice partners, and LCS WK 3 (video) with GameSpot
- February 22nd - CLG Chauster on LCS W3 Day 2 (video) with Leaguepedia
- March 26th - Chauster 'Grilled' (video) with Team Acer
- April 1st - Know Your Role Episode 4 - Jungle with Chauster (video) with GameSpot
- June 14th - Chauster talks about CLG's match against Curse at the LCS (video) with GameSpot
- June 14th - League of Legends LCS [SS WK 1] Chauster - CLG vs. DIG (video) with MachinimaVS
- July 4th - Doublelift and Chauster talk 4th of July LCS Perfomance (video) with GameSpot
- July 12th - League of Legends LCS [SS WK 5] DOUBLELIFT AND CHAUSTER - CLG vs. TSM (video) with MachinimaVS
- October 23rd - Counter Logic Gaming's Chauster Discusses His Decision to Retire with GameSpot
- October 24th - Hello. Chauster AMA - Ask me anything! First and last as a competitive player with Reddit
- February 15th - Chauster Interview - Gaming History - IPL League Of Legends (video) with IGN Pro League
- February 16th - Chauster Interview - Counter to Everything - IPL League Of Legends (video) with IGN Pro League
- March 1st - Dan Dinh and Chauster Interview - Snowball Comp - IPL League of Legends (video) with IGN Pro League
- June 15th - CLG Chauster - Pre GESL Interview (video) with State of the League
- September 13th - Interview with CLG.NA Chauster about Regionals matchups and strategies with Team Dignitas
- September 21st - Interview with CLG.Prime Chauster: "[Lee Sin] is falsely known to fall off late game." with Team Dignitas
- October 4th - Chauster Talks About The S2 Worlds Loss feat. his girlfriend Maggie with IGN Pro League
- December 2nd - Chauster talks about their run at IPL 5, 2013, and training more (video) with GameSpot
- June 8 - Chauster Interview - Counter Logic Gaming (video) with MobaChampions
- August 29 - Interview with Chauster at MLG (video) with Team SoloMid
- Retirement clgaming.net
- CLG are the 2010 WCG Champions "na.leagueoflegends.com"
- CDE Interview After 1st Place at WCG 2011 "youtube.com"
- CHAUSTER HANDLE YOUR SH*T! youtube.com
- ask me questions - Page 2,160 clgaming.net
- Chauster Reflects on Esports Glory Days in His Current Life, Says Current Scene Lacks Old Personality "gamespot.com"