A single of the most significant names in the League of Legends competitive scene in North America, Counter Logic Gaming (CLG), has bid adieu to the League of Legends Championship Collection (LCS). On 6th April, NRG Esports (NRG) CEO Andy Miller verified that they have acquired CLG and its LCS operations, like the main roster, the Challengers staff and the coaching staff, retaining most of the infrastructure intact. Although this marks the finish of CLG’s legacy in the esport scene, it does not get absent from the achievements and accolades the group produced over the a long time. It also marks the return of NRG Esports to the League of Legends pro scene after a gap of 7 several years.
Notably, the news with regards to CLG’s position and mass layoffs was exposed earlier in the week by material creator and afterwards by .
NRG CEO confirms CLG acquisition & LoL takeover
On 6th April, NRG Esports wrote on social media, “A fast message from NRG CEO Andy Miller. We have some thrilling items planned, and will be answering a lot more thoughts in the coming week.” The organization formally verified its return to the LCS and it welcomed CLG’s League of Legends crew.
In the announcement video, CEO Andy Miller claimed it was a significant working day for NRG and recalled how the firm has been fully commited to producing a comeback in the League of Legends esports scene.
Miller also additional that CLG’s parent business, the Madison Sq. Yard Company, will become a big shareholder in NRG Esports and the organization is waiting around for Riot Games’ approval for shifting the branding from CLG to NRG.
LCS welcomes NRG Esports
On Twitter, the LCS formally welcomed NRG again into the LCS. The league also lauded the remarkable legacy of CLG. In its , the LCS mentioned, “One particular of the founding associates of NA LCS back again in 2013, Counter Logic Gaming is an inextricable portion of our heritage more than the final 10 years, and an business whose influence on North American esports can’t be overstated.”
Notably, NRG eSports in League of Legends was announced in November 2015 as the crew purchased the NA LCS slot of Staff Coastline for the 2016 Spring Time. Subsequent this, in 2016, soon after experiencing relegation from the league, NRG Esports disbanded.
NRG Esports is a nicely-set up model in the esports environment. It fields rosters in Valorant, Overwatch (San Francisco Shock), Apex Legends, and Rocket League. Notably, NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal is a single of the organization’s proprietors.