Counter Logic Gaming has announced their new player development coach for their League of Legends team, Grant “Grievance” Rousseau. Their former player development coach, Mike Schwartz, was recently reassigned to their Counter Strike: Global Offensive team.
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So far, it’s been a tough Spring Split in 2017 for the North American esports organization. Despite a roster full of big names, Counter Logic Gaming has only managed to win one of their four match ups so far, and that was against Team EnVyUs, who is currently 0-4.
Rousseau comes from a position as Bulldog Esports manager, and has a military background, as well as a degree in chemical engineering. As player development coach for Counter Logic Gaming, his task will be to work individually with the players, coaxing them to release their pro potential.
The roster of Counter Logic Gaming already sounds strong on paper, including their support player, Aphoromoo, who attended the 2016 All-Star Event in Barcelona. Counter Logic Gaming was the only NA LCS team to completely retain its 2016 roster. Going back even farther than that, Darshan, Xmithie, and Aphromoo all competed together under the Counter Logic Gaming banner as far back as Worlds 2015.
Rousseau has spent the past week working with CLG Black, a sister team for Counter Logic Gaming. According to The Score Esports, the team was very receptive to his methodology and he was able to test out some of his plans for the LCS team.
Starting work with the League of Legends LCS team this week means that his impact can immediately be gauged, at least by the fans. Week 3 of the Spring Split will see Counter Logic Gaming facing off against Team SoloMid and Team Dignitas. While Team Dignitas is not exactly high in anybody’s power rankings, TSM certainly is a force to contend with, and time will tell if CLG can pull ahead.
— Counter Logic Gaming (@clgaming) January 31, 2017