Professional League Of Legends Player Lee “Crown” Min-ho Parts Ways With Counter Logic Gaming

Professional League Of Legends Player Lee “Crown” Min-ho Parts Ways With Counter Logic Gaming
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In a move that seems to have upset a great deal of fans, Lee “Crown” Min-ho has parted ways with his team, Counter Logic Gaming (CLG). The departure comes just three months and thirteen days after Crown joined the team.

With such a short stint on the team, it’s understandable why he hasn’t claimed any accolades while playing for them. Still, Crown is considered one of the best active players at the moment, especially among his favored mid-lane role.

“Today, we are parting ways with Crown,” reads the announcement that CLG presented on Twitter, which we’ve placed below. “Thank you for your time on CLG. We wish you the best moving forward. #WeAreCLG.”

Reading through the replies, you can automatically see quite a bit of anger from the fans. One decently liked tweet places the blame on Weldon Green, the head coach for CLG, for flubbing the roster. The user states that Weldon was responsible for the roster, communication, and the mental health of players before bluntly calling the head coach a failure and putting the entirety of the blame on him.

Currently, CLG is participating in the Spring Split of the LCS, but they’re not having the best time. In fact, the team currently sits on the bottom of the entire standings, having won two games and taking ten losses with six points all in all. Sitting in tenth, they have a four-way tie for sixth place above them between 100 Thieves, Dignitas, Golden Guardians, and Evil Geniuses, all of whom sit at fifteen points with five wins and seven losses.

It’s possible that a good chunk of this departure is on Crown, who likely wasn’t satisfied being a mid-laner for an LCS team that was failing to so much as compete in the current season. Additionally, CLG recently brought Pobelter back on, who had departed from the team back in November of 2015. It’s likely that competing for his role with his fellow mid-laner may have been the last straw for Crown, who likely wasn’t impressed in his three-month stint.

Moving forward, it’s unknown what Crown intends to do. This is his third LCS team, and it’s possible he could look at joining in on another region instead of butting his head against the walls of the LCS. Stints with OpTic, Immortals, and now CLG have failed to give Crown much in the way of victory, whereas he claimed the 2016 and 2017 Korea Regional Finals while playing with Samsung Gaming – not to mention Worlds 2017 with the same team and the 2018 KRFwith Gen. G.

Whatever is next for Crown, the League of Legends audience likely just hopes that the player can find a team that delivers the same quality he brings.