CLG ENTERS FIGHTING GAME COMMUNITY WITH THE LAUNCH OF CLG FGC

 

CLG To Run Weekly Tournament Series Titled “CLG Run It Thursdays”
With East and West Coast Ladders

Counter Logic Gaming has announced its entry into the Fighting Game Community (FGC) with the launch of CLG FGC. The organization will run a weekly tournament series with East and West Coast brackets titled “CLG Run It Thursdays.” The tournaments are open to participants at every level of play and will give players of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for cash prizes. The $800 prize pot will be split between the East and West Coast brackets and paid out to the Top 8 competitors. Registration and additional information about the tournament series is now available HERE.

“CLG Run It Thursdays” will kick off on Thursday, July 7 at 4 p.m. ET for the East Coast bracket, and 4 p.m. PT for the West Coast bracket. The broadcast will begin with the Top 8 of the East Coast bracket at 8 p.m. ET, while the Top 8 of the West Coast bracket begins at 8 p.m. PT. The Top 8 from each bracket will be live streamed weekly on Thursdays via the official CLG Twitch Channel.

The weekly tournaments intend to provide a new and fun space for passionate FGC fans to play, with the ultimate goal of becoming the premier weekly for both Street Fighter V and Guilty Gear Strive. The unique structure of the tournament provides top talent and new entrants to the FGC with additional opportunities to test their skills in a competitive environment by allowing an unlimited number of matches during the open ladder. 

CLG aims to produce unique, community-oriented content and coverage to introduce CLG fans and inexperienced FGC players to the culture of FGC, while also contributing to the existing FGC player base. CLG also intends to host tournaments for additional fighting game communities in future iterations, such as Tekken 7 and Dragon Ball FighterZ.

CLG has signed FGC players Brian_F (Street Fighter) and Cuddle_Core (Tekken), with two additional players to be announced in the coming weeks. Tournaments are open to participants at every level of play.

About CLG

CLG is a top tier North American esports organization respected for its championship legacy and passionate fanbase. CLG was founded originally in 2010 as a League of Legends team by George Georgallidis, with the intent of pushing the boundaries of esports and creating a thriving community around it. CLG is now one of the largest esports organizations in the world. CLG fields teams in all leading esports titles: League of Legends, Valorant, Fortnite, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Apex Legends and Super Smash Bros. In 2017, CLG partnered with The Madison Square Garden Company (now Madison Square Garden Sports Corp.), allowing CLG to further disrupt and cement its legacy in esports history. CLG has won multiple championships throughout its history, most notable are the LCS Summer 2015 Championship at Madison Square Garden, the LCS Spring 2016 Championship at Mandalay Bay; and the Halo 2016 World Championship in Hollywood, California. More information is available at www.clg.gg

 
Chris Han