Just a few days after announcing an entire departure from their 2021 roster, CLG has now revealed their plans for the upcoming season. On Friday November 19, CLG announced that they will go into the 2022 season with Jenkins, Contractz, Palafox, Luger and Poome. This roster will be lead by new Head Coach Thinkcard, and new General Manager Jonathon McDaniel.
𝐀 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐀𝐠𝐞.
We are excited to announce our 2022 #LCS roster.
— CLG (@clgaming) November 19, 2021
To say CLG struggled in 2020 would be an understatement. The team finished 9th overall in LCS Spring, and managed to fall into 10th to close out the year. The roster struggled to really find an identity through the year, and ultimately finished the year with a 12-33 record. CLG’s poor performance meant that everything had to change from top to bottom. Before the free agency window opened, CLG brought in Jonathon McDaniel to take over the General Manager role as well as a new coach in Thinkcard.
CLG will turn to a younger roster this year in hopes to avoid last year’s dreadful results. Jenkins, formerly of Team Liquid, will serve as the teams top laner for 2022. In the jungle is former Evil Geniuses’ player Contractz, who is looking to prove to viewers he is ready to handle a full time starting position once again. Palafox joins the team after a year playing with FlyQuest as their mid lane starter.
The most exciting aspect of this team is its new bot lane duo of Luger and Poome. The pair proved to be one of the better bot lanes in academy last season during their time with 100T Academy. This new CLG lineup may be a bit of wildcard heading into 2022, but a new roster could always mean new success.
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