CLG has confirmed to Gamezo that Greg Kim will oversee all business operations, working closely with Daniel Fleeter, MSG Sports’ Vice President of Business Operations, and George “HotshotGG” Georgallidis, CLG Founder, on advancing the organization’s goals.
He will be responsible for maximizing CLG business performance; launching new growth initiatives; driving marketing partnerships; enhancing fan engagement, and providing leadership in the evolving esports community.
“Greg has built an incredible reputation within the esports industry around his passion for growing the world of professional and amateur gaming. On behalf of the entire CLG staff, I am excited to work with him as we continue to cultivate CLG and drive the long-term success of our organization.”
Dan Fleeter, MSG Sports’ Vice President of Business Operations
It’s a good time to be a fan of Counter Logic Gaming! Greg Kim joins CLG, not only for the LCS, but as the “Head of CLG”. The organization has not had the best of splits so far, save for the 3-0 weekend when Broxah brought out the Vi for the first time. This move could potentially turn things around for the organization.
But who is Greg Kim?
Greg Kim most recently served as the Director of Esports for Evil Geniuses, another team that’s part of the LCS. In this role, he was responsible for competitive operations and gaming strategy across the organization’s various esports titles. Greg Kim joined Evil Geniuses in 2019, alongside some notable players like Jiizuke, and Bang.
Prior to joining Evil Geniuses in 2019, Mr. Kim was the LCS Insights Lead at Riot Games, where he was responsible for spearheading a data-minded approach to the management of League of Legends esports.
While to some, the role might sound boring, this position was quite powerful in the hands of a coach. You would have access to data analytics of every match at the palm of your hands. Which champions had high win rates? Which potentially strong champions managed to slip past the bans during the draft? What movements were common for certain teams? In the hands of a coach, you would have every tool you would need to either surprise your opponents or better yet, dominate them.
It’s no wonder that someone in that position would jump at the opportunity to join the staff of an esports team. With years of experience with regard to data analysis, Greg has practically become someone who could potentially foresee what would work, and what wouldn’t.
Evil Geniuses might have lost their architect, but CLG fans now have something to look forward to for the future of the organziation.