CLG bring in FugLy; pita to coach

CLG have filled out their roster for the 2016 season by signing ex-Liquid player Jacob 'FugLy' Medina as the team's fifth as well as making Faruk 'pita' Pita the team's head coach.

CLG saw a dip in form that brought the North American outfit from being perhaps the second best team in North America in the middle of 2015 to being the third best, as well as falling to 15th place in our latest team ranking.

After the ESL ESEA Pro League Season 2 finals, the team parted ways with longtime teammate Pujan "FNS" Mehta and announced an open recruitment period in the hopes of finding a fifth member.


FugLy finds a new home in CLG

The team have now announced that they have signed Jacob "FugLy" Medina as their fifth, who was last seen plying his trade for Liquid before quietly stepping down as that team decided to try out Aleksi "allu" Jalli before ultimately signing Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev.

In a statement on CLG's website, FugLy gave a few words on his signing to the North American organisation:

"CLG is a top tier organization in North America and I know that our future looks really good with their support and their involvement with the CS:GO team...Anything we need, whether it be a bootcamp or hiring a guy for analysis they can do for us."

"My strengths would definitely be being a team player and trading efficiently! I am not afraid to go in and revenge a kill if needed."

In addition, Faruk "pita" Pita, who was already brought on board to coach CLG for both Northern Arena and the ESL ESEA Pro League Season 2 finals in December, has been signed as the new head coach of CLG.

Both FugLy and pita himself spoke briefly about the decision to bring the storied player on board as coach:

"With the addition of pita as a coach, it means strict 'EU-esque' practice habits...I won't go into details, but with his help I'm convinced that we will do great things," Medina said.

"I have no expectations, only goals. We will take it one step at a time and hopefully be able to compete versus the best today," Pita said.

The new 2016 lineup for CLG Blue (so called to differentiate it from CLG Red) will be:

United States Tarik "tarik" Celik
United States Stephen "reltuC" Cutler
United States Josh "jdm64" Marzano
United States James "hazed" Cobb
United States Jacob "FugLy" Medina

Bosnia and Herzegovina Faruk "pita" Pita

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Faruk 'pita' Pita
Faruk 'pita' Pita
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
168
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.15
Canada Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
781
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1294
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
United States Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
829
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
801
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
United States Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
944
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
United States James 'hazed' Cobb
James 'hazed' Cobb
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
673
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1025
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
#1
EliGE | 
United States CiToX 
Nice! Great change from clg, strong potential out of this roster, esp with FugLy now. <3
2016-01-21 01:15
+1
2016-01-21 01:15
+1
2016-01-21 05:06
-1, i dont think this will elevate the roster to the next level. they'll at best be back to what they were over parts of this year: making it kinda close in bo1s against europes top.
2016-01-21 07:17
+1
2016-01-21 10:35
#140
oskar | 
Ireland sk0ffin 
+1
2016-01-21 14:15
+1
2016-01-21 16:22
#146
EliGE | 
United States CiToX 
shhhh, I was just trying to get a good first comment
2016-01-21 16:25
Still tier 3/4 team
2016-01-21 17:50
i arent think that, t2 for sure
2016-01-22 15:26
t2 na maybe :^)
2016-01-22 21:09
so tier 3/4 team beat fnatic etc? :DD
2016-01-22 23:05
yes in a bo1?
2016-01-23 00:50
well youre clearly a newfag, everyone who watched them during 2015 before they fell off knows they were a solid team, definetly t2 ;)
2016-01-23 00:53
I don't see anyone except for you?
2016-01-23 02:10
shhh newfag its okay, i wont tell anyone how ignorant you are
2016-01-23 11:44
HEYYY JOSHHHH AYYYYYY
2016-01-21 01:15
pita where's the charity money??
2016-01-21 01:53
he used it on pitas im sry man
2016-01-21 11:52
#3
Norway lar$$ 
wtf pita gonna add to the team lmao
2016-01-21 01:16
scamming 101 classes
2016-01-21 01:22
expected
2016-01-21 21:30
#5
 | 
United States L0MAA 
rofl
2016-01-21 01:15
#8
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Canada Turborat 
Big upgrade from FNS
2016-01-21 01:15
#11
KQLY | 
World zonev5 
hide your charity money
2016-01-21 01:15
XDDDD
2016-01-21 04:36
kek
2016-01-21 01:15
inb4 CLG has their ducats stolen
2016-01-21 01:16
#15
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Bahrain CRY_A_RIVER 
lol
2016-01-21 01:16
How could they bring in a fucking thief. Fuck off CLG, seriously. Nobody wants you in the scene, pita.
2016-01-21 01:16
context on being a theif
2016-01-21 01:37
He stole money from charity
2016-01-21 01:44
i wonder if hes taking his brand new car over to NA
2016-01-21 02:02
+1 lol'd hard
2016-01-22 05:55
what charity and how?
2016-01-21 02:47
Look up GO4Balkan charity. He has defended himself in a hltv news post, but it's shady as fuck. Basically he couldn't properly explain where all the money from the event went, and NiP management was also involved in it. A user here on hltv made like a shit ton of forum posts about it.
2016-01-21 03:21
It seemed like someone fucked up doing the paperwork or someone stole alot of cash ^^
2016-01-21 08:38
Actually fugly is pretty good player, imo perfect player for clg, im just sad that c9 decided to take stewie2virgin instead fugly.
2016-01-21 01:16
Shh. They needed someone so retardedly aggressive it would make even Apex feel bad.
2016-01-21 02:53
#112
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India RrOuTe_FoRcE 
> retardedly aggressive so friberg ??
2016-01-21 06:20
he's just retarded lately :/
2016-01-21 10:07
The difference is actually that apEX is a good player with it, not s2k.
2016-01-21 06:28
potential to improve is big though
2016-01-21 13:06
LOL
2016-01-21 16:24
This is a great move by CLG Fugly is a upgrade to FNS and can play that lurker role good pickup overall
2016-01-21 01:17
new coach new bmw
2016-01-21 01:17
gl hf
2016-01-21 01:17
#22
AdreN | 
United Kingdom Lonom8 
Good to see Fugly on CLG dude deserves to be on a top team.
2016-01-21 01:17
#23
United States iwnl 
c9's missin out
2016-01-21 01:18
clg to g2
2016-01-21 01:18
#25
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North America Medusza 
I'm looking forward to the N/A pro league, watching N/A teams after all these shuffles is gonna be good. GO CLG!
2016-01-21 01:18
I'm looking forward to this years NA cs to kick off. Excited to see how everyone weighs up!
2016-01-21 01:19
cheers m8
2016-01-21 01:34
EXPECTED
2016-01-21 01:19
goodbye dear dollar
2016-01-21 01:19
#29
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
better than fns
2016-01-21 01:19
Expected
2016-01-21 01:20
#31
apEX | 
China Darmody 
ROflmao Pita. Him and GMX biggest rats ^^
2016-01-21 01:21
Basically, all of the NA teams have gotten worse, except maybe Liquid. What another great shuffle. All that's left is coL, and Method hasn't had an official announcement yet right? It's sad to think the closest NA will ever get to a good major result was that GTR clutch on Train... Fugly might as well be FNS - he was statistically one of the worst players on Liquid, and won't add shit to the team. Great choice. Honestly, this E-League is going to be exactly like CGS in that it stops NA from actually winning tourneys that matter, and lets players focus on TV dough.
2016-01-21 01:21
coL signed shinobi, the 3rd best player from Denial, and dephh, a UK player who has experience in source (iirc) but only 1 season of premier in CSGO. So many gambles this season - the only safe roster move among top teams was FugLy to CLG. Stewie to C9, s1mple to Liquid, shinobi and dephh to coL, even TACO and fnx to LG - all gambles.
2016-01-21 01:43
The LG gamble with TACO seems to be working out nicely for them.
2016-01-21 01:49
fugly is lightyears better than FNS, this was a great move
2016-01-21 01:54
"Fugly might as well be FNS" you clearly have no idea what you're talking about
2016-01-21 13:37
2016-01-23 11:47
b8 detected
2016-01-21 16:26
CLG "charity" fundraising inc
2016-01-21 01:21
pita where is the charity money??
2016-01-21 01:21
if they just got rid of hazed for another talent around that level, they would easily be #2 NA.
2016-01-21 01:21
#102
 | 
North America Medusza 
They don't wanna break up their core Hazed, Cutler and Tarik have been playing together for ages. JDM is kinda inconsistent too but he's better than most NA awpers and he's been with the team for alost a full year.
2016-01-21 04:32
#36
Spain Ayrr 
Upgrade imo, gl.
2016-01-21 01:21
#37
Australia BCP 
expected, decent upgrade
2016-01-21 01:21
#38
 | 
Brazil hugoooo 
Good move, he brings more to the team than FNS was capable to.
2016-01-21 01:22
nice fugly gonna be good
2016-01-21 01:24
why not sewage2k?? Kappa Fugly > FNS, so not bad
2016-01-21 01:24
Org. to bankrupt in less than 4 months due to Pita wanting a new car that he'll drive on automatic. poor fucking organisation..what an awful choice
2016-01-21 01:27
#43
 | 
Sweden Kasidro 
Why do people hire pita
2016-01-21 01:27
top 2 NA, no joke 1 - Liquid 2 - CLG 3 - C9
2016-01-21 01:27
+1 might start being a CLG fan after this move. I love fugly
2016-01-21 14:18
This guy gets it
2016-01-21 16:27
stealing charity money for CLG, smart move.
2016-01-21 01:28
Misconception: Hiko stole Fugly's spots and lurking role. What happened: Hiko took over most of Flowsicks spots, except post-Cluj where Hiko and Fugly changed spots on Mirage (this is the only one that I can think of). Even on T-sides, Hiko went into a more supportive role (Flowsicks) while Fugly lurked. Fugly started to fall off, statistically anyway, because Nitro and Elige started topping the fragging boards. Edit: Hopefully this move works out for Fugly, the guy can be insane. Probably the second best NA Shuffle roster move this offseason.
2016-01-21 01:31
#47
 | 
Canada pokerchip 
100% expected. They already had them and everyone knew it. =D
2016-01-21 01:28
-rep
2016-01-21 01:29
fugly expected
2016-01-21 01:30
#50
 | 
Europe jesh 
clg look at pita's hands
2016-01-21 01:30
now clg have tarik, fugly, and maybe cutler who are three of the best site anchors in na. There ct side was already good. Hopefully with an actual lurker that doesnt choke every 1v1 they can stop losing every match 16-14
2016-01-21 01:31
exactly right. fns provided so many cringeworthy lurk moments that destroyed rounds. CLGs T side probably wont improve much but their CT is probably the best in NA now
2016-01-21 01:56
Yeah I'm excited to see how NA scene will look now. Plenty of interesting new lineups!
2016-01-21 10:09
Now replace hazed with roca and we have another legit consistent top 10 contender in NA Roca Tarik Fugly Cutler JDM
2016-01-21 01:34
Completely agree. So many NA teams with one or two good players. They need to consolidate and make a few actually good teams instead of a bunch of mediocre ones. Easier said than done :/
2016-01-21 01:42
trueeeeeeeeeeeeee... i like the thought
2016-01-21 01:57
Anyone want to buy my tec-9 'columbine'? #NA
2016-01-21 01:35
Yeah, I'll trade you my Paris AK-47 for it.
2016-01-21 19:47
Most expected ever
2016-01-21 01:38
gl
2016-01-21 01:40
I FUCKING CALLED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2016-01-21 01:40
BUT WHERE IS THE MONEY PITA?>?????
2016-01-21 01:41
#63
Germany pmb  
lol pita, clg is a lost case now
2016-01-21 01:42
Awesome signing. CLG going to compete that first place with Liquid.
2016-01-21 01:42
No, CLG is so mediocre..they haven't improved their strats over the past what? 14 months? They play fulltime and live in a gaming house but yet they failed to have the most simple terrorist strats.
2016-01-21 02:03
#66
Kaze | 
Malaysia Swattax 
gz Fugly solid player
2016-01-21 01:43
top 4 NA ez
2016-01-21 01:44
gl
2016-01-21 01:45
finally
2016-01-21 01:46
gl
2016-01-21 01:47
#73
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Portugal dracø 
fugly > fns, this is a good improve to the team in theory. But pita, we won't forget your shit m8!
2016-01-21 01:48
#75
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North America Roberzitok 
inb4 pita kills hotshot and rape CLG.RED
2016-01-21 01:50
CLG looking decent now good pick up
2016-01-21 01:50
noice
2016-01-21 01:53
gl pita, you deserve more, but stay focused!
2016-01-21 02:09
charity stealer
2016-01-21 02:46
I would expect most swedes to defend pita, but seems from this news that a lot think he scammed. If he did it or not, it's still shady as fuck, and i don't understand how people are hiring him all the time,
2016-01-21 03:26
His evidence was garbage, he proved nothing. I loved him as a player but i dont trust him anymore as a person.
2016-01-21 03:30
is this because we are from AMERICA???????
2016-01-21 02:50
Excited to see this ESL NA season.
2016-01-21 02:53
gl cutler
2016-01-21 02:55
-cutler +shazam/ptr
2016-01-21 03:14
Fuck no. Ewwwww
2016-01-21 03:48
thief hype
2016-01-21 03:31
pita the money pls
2016-01-21 03:41
PITA ( &#865;° &#860;&#662; &#865;°) now it gets interesting - there will be no excuses left on this side..
2016-01-21 03:45
expected
2016-01-21 04:21
pita sucks
2016-01-21 04:33
for once a semi decent pick up! lets go clg for na top#5 this year!!
2016-01-21 04:52
Pita, the money grubbing whore is back!
2016-01-21 04:53
+1
2016-01-21 12:21
Nice! great news and very happy for my boy fugs! amazing news!
2016-01-21 05:07
another wasted salary on a coach...
2016-01-21 05:09
No clue why that piece of shit gets hired after the scam he pulled. Also, I doubt he'll do CLG any good except offer his EU dick to CLG Red.
2016-01-21 07:29
whats with all the lies Pita said that he got a week off work to coach them one event now its permanent ?
2016-01-21 05:12
Slight upgrade for CLG. Unless Liquid or C9's gambles pay off way more than expected, it looks like the parity in top tier CS in USA is going to be the highest it's ever been. I could agree with any of the 3 teams being 1, 2, or 3 atm. Really just don't get the pita hiring though...
2016-01-21 06:01
pita gonna disappear with skrilla
2016-01-21 06:42
I like the Fugly addition, and pita in pure coaching aspect, but he lost all of the respect I (and a lot of others) had for him with the go4balkan charity. Worst explanation ever. Inb4 the news that pita is stepping down from coaching to focus on his job at a bank (which they for some reason must mention almost everytime). It's like he asks them to add it when being interviewed.
2016-01-21 07:19
#118
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Brazil Collee 
pita is probably just a sponsor, since he's rich fake coach
2016-01-21 07:34
This just in: Faruk "pita" Pita arrested for stealing CLG assets from their gaming house vault!!
2016-01-21 07:37
could be a good change
2016-01-21 07:37
#122
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Sweden godname 
we already know pita coaching:) GL fugly
2016-01-21 09:02
Why will somebody bring this bosnian ugly muslim shit to coach them, when he steal fucking money from people who lost everything? Same shit like everyother religion islam mate, just crush this ugly face and finish with this shit
2016-01-21 09:04
ye starting charity event for the flooded victims in balkan then he used the money to buy a new car for himself fucking hell and people still hire this fucker
2016-01-21 16:26
Its verry sad, but muricans hire him so i am not suprised at all...muricans stay muricans...same shits like him...
2016-01-22 09:18
put fugly on CLG red Kappa
2016-01-21 09:05
gl =D
2016-01-21 09:54
#128
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African Union ArisA 
Fugly is shit doe.
2016-01-21 10:09
Could actually be a decent team imo, pretty good change
2016-01-21 10:32
pizza stealing CLGs money now?
2016-01-21 12:02
Show me the money...pita
2016-01-21 12:50
Lets show the world how great you are Pita! GL
2016-01-21 12:58
Gl clg!
2016-01-21 13:02
fugly and hazed are the exact same player no?
2016-01-21 13:40
Fugly goodluck!
2016-01-21 14:46
#143
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Spain akproxx 
pita should coaching FaZe not clg...
2016-01-21 15:08
"pita to coach" more like "pita to steal some money and then leave the org"
2016-01-21 16:25
kek
2016-01-21 16:28
rip CLG money [*]
2016-01-21 16:40
[*]
2016-01-21 17:31
Looks like a solid roster. Hopefully they can have a greater impact with fugly. NA cs is looking to get much closer. Hopefully the top 3 (imo c9, liquid, clg) can make some sort of impact internationally too.
2016-01-21 17:19
I've liked Fugly and CLG. This is a good move and I'll be cheering for them especially since Liquid is no longer all NA and C9 would have been better getting Fugly over sewage2k
2016-01-21 17:35
Pita to steal again
2016-01-21 17:55
#160
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Vietnam FAKTARES 
piçta
2016-01-21 18:30
I don't understand how an org like CLG could hire someone who stole charity money.
2016-01-22 01:42
nice
2016-04-01 22:52
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