CLG Faces Criticism For Filming Players About To Lose Their Jobs

Counter Logic Gaming (CLG) is facing criticism after posting a video of its League of Legends team apparently being told that they might be losing their jobs.

The esports team published a video to their social channels yesterday which gave a behind the scenes look at the inner workings of the team. After a few consecutive losses in the League of Legends LCS tournament, CLG is looking to make some changes to the roster.

The team created a short behind the scenes clip that showed the players getting told the news. CLG has now deleted the clip, but mirrors of it have flooded Twitter.


In the video, CLG general manager Daniel ‘Tafokints’ Lee is seen delivering the bad news.

“I’m going to be upfront, I’m looking at roster swaps,” he says bluntly. “It’s been a little over two months, we’re not really progressing. So there’s very likely going to be changes this week. I’m exploring options.

“This might be the last that we have this roster of five playing.”


All the while, the camera pans over the reactions of the CLG team members. Much out of the online criticism appears to be because the clip was part of a sponsor deal. Bud Light branding is plastered all over the video. For some, that doesn’t sit right on a video of players being told they’re about to lose their jobs.

One user writes: “Doing what you did in that video is absolutely disgusting, why create panic and uncertainty in the whole team by openly saying that one of them or more will get benched/kicked. How can you even say that!? Not only did you say it but you also filmed it. Absurd!”

Several other tweets demand that CLG apologise to its players.


The video has now been removed

CLG has since taken down the video and issued an apology.

It reads: “This morning, we published a short post-game video giving a look at behind the scenes of our current season.

“Our goal was to share an authentic moment with our fans and be as transparent as possible leading up to potential changes that may occur this week.


“We recognise the negative light that it brings to our player,s and for that we apologize and have taken down the video.”

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