This article will continue the analysis of the League of Legends (LoL) Season 2 World Championship Teams. Last week, we took a look at how Moscow 5, Counter Logic Gaming EU, and SK Gaming got their spots in the Season 2 World Championship.
This week we’ll take a look at the North American teams: Team Solomid, Team Dignitas, and Counter Logic Gaming Prime.
Click here to read about last week’s analysis of the European LoL teams!
Team Solomid is one of the oldest teams in the professional League of Legends scene. With almost two years of experience, trial and error, and hard work, Team Solomid is the team to beat at the World Championship. The team consists of captain and mid laner Andy “Reginald” Dinh, jungler Bryan “TheOddOne” Wyllie, AD Carry Shan “Chaox” Huang, Support Alex “Xpecial” Chu and top laner Marcus “Dyrus” Hill. Team Solomid (or TSM) has worked very hard to get to the World Championship. They have placed first in the past four major tournaments they’ve attended. They’re also very popular streamers and Solo Queue players, so it is very easy to pick them as a favorite. While the team’s roster may have gone through extensive changes throughout their career, they have found the perfect combination of skill and synergy. They are definitely a fearsome team.
Counter Logic Gaming Prime
CLG Prime is the oldest of the North American teams. They were one of the first serious teams to pop into the scene. Their roster is as follows: Founder and Jungler George “HotshotGG” Georgallidis, mid laner Michael “Bigfatlp” Tan, AD carry Peter “Doublelift” Pang, Support Steve “Chauster” Chau and top laner Joe “Voyboy” Esfahani. As previously stated, CLG Prime was involved in the triangle trade in which they booted long time jungler Brandon “Saintvicious” DiMarco and picked up current top laner Voyboy. After this trade, HotshotGG moved from the top lane and replaced Saint as their jungler. CLG has a certain reputation for replacing its team members. In late 2011, they booted founding member Cody “Elementz” Sigfusson in order to pick up current AD Doublelift. However, this has allowed CLG to form the perfect lineup. Like Dignitas, they spent some time in Korea honing their skills. While they may have come in third at the PAX regionals, their 3rd place status may end up fueling them to do better. It seems CLG Prime will be going to LA with something to prove.
Next week, we’ll look at the teams hailing from China and Taiwan: Team World Elite, Invictus Gaming, and Taipei Assassins! So make sure to stay tuned to Gaming Illustrated for all your League of Legends Season 2 World Championship news!