Counter Logic Gaming (CLG) is announcing today that it is parting ways with Chet “ImAPet” Singh, Head Coach of CLG Counter Strike. ImAPet made his start in CLG as a trial analyst for the team a little over a year ago. Since then he has worked diligently to help improve the team’s strategic gameplay and tactics and made his way up from an official analyst to eventually becoming the head coach. Other teams have taken note of his growth under CLG and as such have expressed interest in him. After several days of talks and negotiation with CLG, ImAPet has decided to move on to pursue new opportunities. We are proud to have had ImAPet as a part of CLG in the past year and seen him develop as an individual during that time. We wish him the best and thank him for his services under CLG.
“Chet has grown tremendously during his tenure here and was a hard worker that understood the strategic subtleties of Counter Strike due to that hard work,” said Matt “Trinitiii” Nausha, CLG Esports Director. “I wish him well and thank him for his time with CLG.”
“Chet is one of the greatest strategic minds I’ve had the pleasure of working with,” said Mike Schwartz, CS:GO Player Development Coach. “His knowledge and dedication to the game are second to none and I’m confident wherever he goes, he will be able to elevate that team’s play to the next level. While it’s unfortunate to see him leave, I truly appreciate all the work that he’s put in over the past year to bring our team to where it is now and wish him the best in the future."
Moving forward we are, effective immediately, hiring a new strategic coach for CLG Counter Strike. Mike Schwartz, will be acting as interim head coach of the team in the short term. Mike will continue to provide his experience and expertise to the CS:GO team and has been instrumental in providing the infrastructure and framework that has allowed the team to develop and improve over the past several months.
“As we search for a new strategic coach, I will work closely with FNS to ensure that we are prepared for the upcoming competition at Dreamhack Valencia,” Mike said. “The team will be working even harder in Chet’s absence and although it may be difficult, I am confident that the team will be able to push forward and succeed.”
"I've been with CLG for over a year and it's been filled with nothing but great experiences,” ImAPet said. “I've been with CLG since the team was at its lowest point to the team it is now. CLG as an organization has grown as well. Since the introduction of Matt, our esports director, our lives have become much easier. So thank you CLG for introducing more structure into the organization and caring for the players. I am happy with what we’ve accomplished, but not satisfied. CLG matched my offers but I chose to go to a new path and rebuild my vision in a new team. I still have the same goal in mind, which is to produce the best NA team that can compete internationally and consistently in majors. I hope to continue creating healthy and productive environments in future teams, with the knowledge and experience I’ve gained from my time at CLG."
About Counter Logic Gaming
Founded originally in 2010 as a League of Legends team, Counter Logic Gaming is North America’s premier esports organization. We field players that compete at the highest levels in the most popular competitive video games. We take pride in creating a culture where nothing is primary over attitude. Our players and staff are the most driven and passionate in the industry.