CLG to expand to CS:GO

December 12th, 2014 13:55

Counter Logic Gaming owner George "HotshotGG" Georgallidis has revealed that the organisation is looking to expand to CS:GO "very soon".

Founded in April 2010, CLGL's LoL team were one of the dominant sides during the early days of the game, when they won WCG and IEM VI's Global Challenge Cologne, and finished fifth in Riot's very first Championship.

Just one month after recruiting a Halo team, featuring the likes of Tom "Ogre2" Ryan and Richie "Heinz" Heinz, CLG will continue to break new ground, and CS:GO is a strong possibility, the organisation's owner has said.

"We're looking at all avenues. Right now we're really interested in CS:GO and Dota 2, and hopefully we'll be expanding to those areas very soon," Georgallidis told

You can watch the complete interview with CLG's owner below:

2014-12-12 13:56
motherfuckers want to make money
2014-12-12 14:41
someone tell him there aren't any teams to sign cuz all are bad.
2014-12-12 16:21
Portugal dashh 
there's been some talk about the NA scene going through some rosters changes, so it's possible that there will be a few players left out and those players could make a new top 3 NA team.
2014-12-12 17:33
clg aka worst organisation
2014-12-12 22:44
2014-12-12 13:56
Poland Zgrzyt 
Rhythm to this org! Help them be more consistent! Very talented guys!
2014-12-12 14:21
lol pls no, just no
2014-12-12 16:10
Spain akproxx 
n1 for csgo :D
2014-12-12 13:57
Tunisia edgg 
2014-12-12 13:56
hltv always so good at waiting for 100% confirmation
2014-12-12 13:56
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Portugal impZ' 
2014-12-12 13:57
Torqued to clg? they are pretty nice
2014-12-12 13:58
haha rip richii
2014-12-12 14:00
torqued inc
2014-12-12 14:01
Netherlands xdanny 
probably this will be a case SK. THE LEGENDARY SK COMES TO CSGO. 1 month later... you guys achieve shit. Disband ggwp byebye
2014-12-12 14:01
imo the sk team didn't even do that bad. They just didn't have enough time as a team.
2014-12-12 21:06
Hope they will pick up a good team with potential so we wont see a new thread every third month with team change because the team didn't follow CLG's expectations.
2014-12-12 14:03
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2014-12-12 14:06
f0rest | 
Algeria NS! 
Are they drunk or something?
2014-12-12 14:06
Latvia Ke]R[4u 
well, its impossible for them to do worse in cs;go than their lol team ;]
2014-12-12 14:08
+1 lol
2014-12-12 14:13
I was about to mention that, CLG has been terrible these past couple of seasons.
2014-12-12 16:38
Would be better if TSM ventured into CS:GO. Much better and bigger organization. Great nevertheless!
2014-12-12 14:11
Have TSM had a GO team before?
2014-12-12 14:25
2014-12-12 14:49
Oh, I'm thinking of TCM I think.. the german team with cLy
2014-12-12 18:01
2014-12-12 15:36
The return of
2014-12-12 14:15
Ukraine petruska 
HotshotGG Steel
2014-12-12 14:16
hotshotgg <333
2014-12-12 14:16
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2014-12-12 14:22
bound to fail LOL
2014-12-12 14:23
that interview lol
2014-12-12 14:25
2014-12-12 14:25
Good news.
2014-12-12 14:26
Woo, shoutout for Halo. Their team is fucking nuts btw. Probably only EG have the potential to consistently beat them.
2014-12-12 14:26
Europe midi 
No thanks
2014-12-12 14:26
Greeks...Greeks everywhere.!
2014-12-12 14:28
All those LoL kids migrating to GO will be last nail in the coffin for the counterstrike community.
2014-12-12 14:29
"last nail"?? The scene is bigger and more diverse than it has ever been...
2014-12-12 16:48
Doublelift rifler 2 good
2014-12-12 14:29
enjoy your top 250 american team
2014-12-12 14:31
2014-12-12 14:52
no sense to US csgo .....
2014-12-12 14:42
France Escher 
Inb4 Hiko and n0thing to CGL.
2014-12-12 14:42
N0thing doesn't give two shits about the game anymore and doesn't deserve to be a top team. fact.
2014-12-12 14:49
How would you know that? Because some guy on his stream said so? Rofl
2014-12-12 14:52
France Escher 
DaZed said that.
2014-12-12 14:56
alright, i forgot that dazed know better than n0thing what does n0thing think. sry, sry for insultes
2014-12-12 15:15
N0things lack of CS:GO motivation is not something new and lots of pros know about it.
2014-12-12 18:06
oOoooHhhhHHh mr insiderR
2014-12-12 20:46
Then why did he just call it a better game than 1.6?
2014-12-13 04:43
Okey but who would they pick up...torqued mayby but m0E can't play esea till march, perhaps try and steal away a team from a org like denial , iBP or even elevate i guess
2014-12-12 14:51
Looking at how multinational many LoL teams are, I don't think they, as an NA org, would have any problem with sponsoring an EU team if it meant better chances at success.
2014-12-12 14:52
Finland joona 
This, or if they're even more serious they could pick up some NA team and get a gaming house for them in europe.
2014-12-12 15:05
they allready had a EU lol team so i bet they wouldnt mind having a Eu csgo team
2014-12-12 17:38
Heyhey boys, CLG already had EU LOL Division who was one of the best in the world, so they can choose EU Cs division aswell :-)
2014-12-12 14:58
must be CLG.EU, or it will suck
2014-12-12 15:02
2014-12-12 15:07
Denmark :~ 
2014-12-12 15:07
Still expanding to 2 different games while getting fined by riot for $10k. These guys got the dough lol
2014-12-12 15:10
lol dude they are so rich that 10k wouldnt mean a thing
2014-12-12 15:18
steal ibuypower ez
2014-12-12 15:13
steel ibuypower ez
2014-12-12 15:16
CLG-iBuyPower Like Cloud9-hyperX, or LMQ-iBuyPower Sounds possible.
2014-12-12 15:30
still ibuypower ez
2014-12-13 21:33
Great for cs to have another sponsor
2014-12-12 15:15
There is no chance for Torqued to find serious team as long as m0E is banned on ESEA!
2014-12-12 15:18
Make a swedish CLG team pls, its needed!
2014-12-12 15:20
smart move with csgo being added to MLG
2014-12-12 15:26
Getting bored of the same teams over and over, recycled from one org to another. Hopefully CLG can come in with something original. Still think the Asian market needs to be penetrated so the game can move forward; otherwise growth will end up stagnating.
2014-12-12 15:27
the asians already got penetrated at the group stage of ESWC
2014-12-12 16:59
So did your nan when I paid her a visit last week. rekt :S
2014-12-12 17:38
2014-12-12 17:41
I think we can all agree the asian scene 100% cheats.
2014-12-13 09:06
Torqued for sure
2014-12-12 15:38
Please torqued
2014-12-12 15:54
What are they without Dazed, though? desi will bring a lot to the team, but they are still stuck with the likes of frozt, tck, and monte.
2014-12-12 16:19
Dazed wasnt calling , so if they replace him with an even better aimer , they could have a chance.
2014-12-13 17:38
that interviewer is high or what lol ? His face looks funny
2014-12-12 16:18
CLG steel, CLG m0e, CLG monte, CLG tck, CLG frozt :):):)
2014-12-12 16:22
does frozt replace dazed?
2014-12-13 17:39
they will be the same as the lol team, so yeah, baddies
2014-12-12 16:24
its a big orga so I say go for EU team if you wanna make history in the game
2014-12-12 16:25
Portugal maguire 
BIGFATJIJI h4h4 w0wwww
2014-12-12 16:33
Torque under the wings?
2014-12-12 16:43
I think their best bet is a Swedish team. There's a load of Swedish free agent talent around, some better than others, that could make a top 10 team easily. I know some are bound to teams but I bet they'd join CLG easily. twist pyth Delpan schneider dennis cype MODDII Pauf SKYTTEN Berg Spitfire Maxaki Zende zet? Is he good yet? IMO something like this could be really good: dennis (IGL) Delpan (AWP) schneider (Rifle) twist (Rifle) pyth/MODDII (Rifle) I know pyth never lasts on teams, so could have MODDII instead
2014-12-12 17:01
World oml 
You think MODDII lasts on teams??
2014-12-12 20:56
Idk who's worse in that regard, MODDII or pyth.
2014-12-12 23:27
Bulgaria npo_Nrpok 
2014-12-12 21:49
Interviewer is ugly as fuck :D
2014-12-12 17:00
ogre2 wasn't he like the best gaylo player ever? lel nice
2014-12-12 17:40
doublelift <3
2014-12-12 17:44
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2014-12-12 18:52
In my opinion, these are the players that CLG could construct a team out of - excluding players from C9, iBP, and Denial - if they choose to put their faith in North America: fl0m ptr tarik jdm desi steel noswal adren glorinsz rush arya
2014-12-12 20:06
2014-12-12 20:42
hotshotgg <3 will be a new top tier organisation in cs go
2014-12-12 20:44
nice xdd
2014-12-12 22:14
2014-12-12 22:33
plenty of time for the N America scene to develop.. the fact that we have 2 teams that can take games off top teams shows that within a couple years we will be just as competitive as Sweden or France.. mark it down crybabies.
2014-12-13 07:42
this guy sound like a retarded
2014-12-13 08:59
2014-12-13 14:13
They can recruit eu team just like they did in Lol 2 season ago
2014-12-13 16:10
Jesus fucking christ. This video should just be called 'two virgins talking'.
2014-12-13 21:44
pls no
2014-12-14 00:43
That dudes nose is as long as my dick
2014-12-14 02:16
shaGuar | 
United States brieN 
clg has gone through so many teams in games besides lol its stupid. give their new teams 6-12 months before leaving
2014-12-14 07:58
hotshotgg is love hotshotgg is life
2014-12-14 09:04
CLG.zet CLG.Delpan CLG.jumpy CLG.Spitfire CLG.MODDII You heard it here first!!!
2014-12-14 11:06
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AdreN | 
Hungary southh 
hiko 5x
2014-12-15 13:52
featuring the likes of Tom "Ogre2" Ryan I remember back when I was really big into halo 2 and MLG back in 2004-2007, can't believe this guy still plays competitively.
2014-12-17 00:05
I bet it's gonna be Tarik Cutler Fns Hazed Jdm
2015-09-13 04:33
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