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Link
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RETIRED
Background Information
NameAustin Shin
Country of BirthUnited States
Competitive
TeamCounter Logic Gaming
RoleMid
Peak LeagueChallenger I
Social Media
Team History
TeamStart DateEnd DateRole
Orbit Gaminglogo std.png oRb4/20125/2012
CLG Blacklogo std.png CLG B5/201212/2012
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png CLG12/20124/2014
Cloud9logo std.png C94/20145/2014
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png CLG5/20145/2015



Biography

Shin hails from North Hills, California in the USA. A former member of CLG Black, Shin became known for his vast champion pool and, in part, his "Lee Sin's Great Escape" video. After CLG Black disbanded, Link joined the CLG main roster as an alternate, and quickly proved himself worthy of a starting position. In his starting role, Link has continuously displayed a high level of play, particularly with regards to innovation, being the first to debut  Syndra and  Xerath in the 2013 Spring North American LCS. Shin stayed on with CLG's main roster throughout the 2014 North American LCS.

League of Legends Career

On December 28th, 2012, Link joined Counter Logic Gaming as a substitute,[1] and would be promoted to Mid Laner two weeks after, following Bigfatlp stepping down from the starting roster. [2]

Previous to Counter Logic Gaming, Link played as the Mid Laner for CLG Black, Orbit Gaming, and HOODSTOMPGRAVESGG.

2015 Season

For the first eight weeks of the spring split, CLG were never lower in the standings than tied for second place, and the only reason they didn't receive a playoff bye was that they lost a second-place tie breaker to Cloud9 and so ended up in third place. CLG fans called the split CLG's "golden age," but the question still remained whether CLG could perform in the playoffs, especially after a dramatic comeback loss to Team SoloMid the first time the two teams met in the round robin. Ultimately, CLG were unable to perform in playoffs, as they lost to Team Liquid in the quarterfinals and ended the split tied for fifth place with Gravity. After the end of the split, CLG added Pobelter and HuHi to their roster, and Link left the team.[3] After leaving the team, Link announced his retirement and wrote out an 18-page-long chronicle of his experiences with CLG and opinions on the team that sparked heavy discussion within the community and responses from several of his teammates.[4]

Trivia

Achievements

2014
Date Event Result
2014-12-21 IEM Season IX - Cologne Silver.png Counter Logic Gaming Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png 1 : 3 Gambit Gaminglogo std.png Gambit Gaming
2014-05-11 All-Star Paris 2014 SF.png cloud 9 0 : 2 Oh My Godlogo std.png Oh My God
2014-04-20 2014 NA LCS Spring Playoffs Bronze.png Counter Logic Gaming Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png 2 : 0 Team Curselogo std.png Team Curse
2012
Date Event Result
2012-11-07 National ESL Pro Series Season 4 Bronze.png clgblack 2 : 0 Team Curselogo std.png Team Curse
2012-07-22 Leaguecraft ggClassic Presented by Arqade Silver.png clgblack 1 : 2 Team Dynamiclogo std.png Team Dynamic
2012-06-17 GIGABYTE Esports LAN Silver.png clgblack 0 : 2 Team SoloMidlogo std.png Team SoloMid
2012-05-30 NESL Premier Season 3 Gold.png clgblack 2 : 0 Lzuruha Gaminglogo std.png Lzuruha Gaming


Blog Posts and Vlogs


Interviews


Gallery

External Links

References

  1. CLG in 2013 clgaming.net
  2. hello peepzorz,... (in jijispeak) facebook.com; manisier comments on Bigfatlp is now a sub for CLG (English translation) reddit.com
  3. CLG Brings Change to the Mid Lane clgaming.net
  4. asdf docs.google.com