CLG enters the FGC and launches community tournaments

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North American esports organisation Counter Logic Gaming (CLG) has announced its entry into the Fighting Game Community (FGC) scene.

Alongside competing within the ecosystem under the team name CLG FGC, the organisation will also launch weekly community tournaments. 

Dubbed CLG Run It Thursdays, the tournaments will be open to participants at every level. An $800 (~£672) prize pot will be split between US East and West Coast brackets, with the top eight competitors receiving shares of the prize pool.

For its debut, the tournaments will take place across Street Fight V and Guilty Gear Strive. However, the organisation has stated that it intends to host tournaments for additional fighting game communities, specifically naming Tekken 7 and Dragon Ball Fighter Z.

According to CLG, the tournament structure looks to provide top talent and new entrants to the FGC with additional opportunities to test their skills in a competitive environment. As such, the organisation will allow an unlimited number of matches during the open ladder.

The CLG Run It Thursdays top eight brackets for both East and West Coast will be broadcast via the organisation’s official Twitch channel.

CLG’s new competitive FGC roster, CLG FGC, has signed players Brian_F and Cuddle_Core to compete in Street Fighter and Tekken, respectively. Two additional players are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. 

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From a commercial standpoint, 2022 has been a relatively quiet year for the North American esports organisation. However, In January, American brewing company Anheuser-Busch was named an esports partner of CLG and Knicks Gaming, both properties of parent company Madison Square Garden Sports.

CLG’s other partners include Samsung, Logitech, Delta Air and Squarespace, among others.

Tom Daniels
Tom has been part of Esports Insider's team since October 2020 and is currently the platform's Editor. When not playing Football Manager, he enjoys reporting on the mobile esports scene as well as the betting sector.