Counter Logic Gaming announced today that Christopher “Exec” Spinell will be the coach of its Rainbow Six: Siege division. Exec was the co-founder of one of the most successful NA Rainbow Six: Siege organizations in Continuum and previously played for Astral Authority in the first season of R6 Pro League. This will be Exec’s first foray into coaching, but we are confident that his previous experience in management and as a professional player will translate over into this new role. Exec has already trialed with the team to ensure that he would be a good fit and will be able to provide valuable insight and structure for the team.
I am excited to welcome Exec as the coach of CLG Rainbow Six. In addition to his work experience with Continuum, he brings leadership, structure, assists with team dynamics, and strategy. During the short period of time Exec has been working with the team, he has provided a lot of value in various areas. We are eager to see how the team develops with Exec as coach.
- Matt "Trinitiii" Nausha, Director of Esports
“My philosophy focuses on not being afraid to make mistakes as long as you’re learning from them,” said Exec. “Siege is a game that requires you to be constantly learning or you’ll fall behind. This requires mental toughness as well as accountability.”
The team has not had the strong performance we wanted in this season’s Pro League, but we know from their previous achievements that they have the individual skill to be at the top. We believe that with Exec to help add structure and guide the team, that they will be able to rise once again to the top.
I'm extremely excited for a new challenge as well as joining an organization as prestigious as CLG. Siege is a great game with an exciting future and I hope to help keep CLG at the top of the competitive scene.
- Chris "Exec" Spinell, Rainbow Six Head Coach
About Counter Logic Gaming
Counter Logic Gaming (CLG) is a premier North American esports organization known for its passionate fan base and winning culture. Founded originally in 2010 as a League of Legends team by George Georgallidis, it’s now one of the largest esports organizations in the world. CLG fields teams in all leading esports titles: League of Legends, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Super Smash Bros., H1Z1, Rainbow Six, Rocket League, and SMITE. It is also known for its past success with teams in DOTA 2, Hearthstone, Halo, and Call of Duty. CLG has won multiple championships throughout its history: the LCS Summer 2015 Championship at Madison Square Garden; the LCS Spring 2016 Championship at Mandalay Bay; and the Halo 2016 World Championship in Hollywood.