After fighting to keep their spot in the NA LCS, CLG has announced several surprising roster changes and position swaps.CLG website:
"Today CLG announces a change in its starting roster in anticipation for the Summer Split of LCS
- Zachary "Nientonsoh" Malhas has joined CLG as our new starter in top lane
- Steve "Chauster" Chau has moved from jungle to support
- Miko "bigfatlp" Tang has rejoined the starting roster to fill the jungle role
- Zaqueri "Aphromoo" Black has left CLG
- George "HotshotGG" Georgallidis will now act as a substitute/coach for the starting roster, focus on the business side of CLG, and work to further the connection between the team and the community
The full CLG starting roster now stands: Link (mid), Nientonsoh (top), bigfatlp (jungle), Chauster (support), and Doublelift (AD)
For further insight as to why these moves have been made, Travis Gafford (of GameSpot and State of the League) had an extensive interview with HotshotGG, which will be published shortly after his return from All Stars in China. The interview will go into great detail as to why these moves were made and how they will affect CLG moving forward. It will also include quotes from bigfatlp, Aphromoo, and Nientonsoh regarding their feelings about these changes.
CLG would like to thank Aphromoo for his time with the organization, as he leaves us on amicable terms. He was a great player and friend. He will be missed and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.
CLG would also like to welcome Nientonsoh to the team and express excitement on bigfatlp's return to the starting roster. Nientonsoh and bigfatlp will be moving into the CLG house shortly and begin scrimming with the team immediately in preparation for the summer split of LCS. "