Counter Logic Gaming Eyes Overwatch League With New Team

By   /   Dec 17, 2016

Counter Logic Gaming, one of the most storied and prestigious names in esports, has signed a new team ahead of next year’s Overwatch League.

The announcement came during the proceedings of Major League Gaming’s Overwatch Invitational, being held in Las Vegas. Counter Logic Gaming CEO Devin Nash confirmed that the entire roster of The 1 Percent has been picked up to represent the blue stripes in Blizzard’s team-based shooter.

The roster includes Joao Pedro “Hydration” Goes Telles, Adam “waffletastic” Syndor, Bryan “iShiny” McCarthy, Nathan “Miso” Lui, Michael “The” Kuhns, and Daniel “Mikado” Yamikoski.

“Our roster is the most dedicated group of players I’ve ever worked with and I take pride in the fact that despite having full-time students and jobs that we stayed as a solid six-man roster and play at the highest level,” said Mikado in a statement on the official website. “Having the entire [The 1 Percent] roster sign with CLG is the realization of a dream I’ve had since playing in the closed beta and a testament that commitment and hard work pay off.”

The members of The 1 Percent have been playing competitive Overwatch together since August when the team was formed. They will now mark their debut under the new CLG banner in 2017. The management will be hoping that its newly acquired roster manages to qualify for the much anticipated Overwatch League.

Scheduled to commence in Q3 2017, Overwatch League promises a mature esports ecosystem for the game. In contrast to other esports setups, Blizzard is going with permanent city-based teams for its league. There will be no relegation system which the developer believes will help offer a “genuine career opportunity for the most skilled Overwatch players”.

There’s also a guaranteed baseline minimum salary for players which stands as the highest incentive to qualify for the league. We’re likely to see other organizations follow CLG’s decision to accept the Overwatch esports scene in the coming months.

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