BiBiAhn joins CLG Red after six months with Mindfreak

CLG Red go international

CLG Red's overhaul has seen a number of long-time players leave the lineup.

CLG Red, North America's sole professional women's team, have announced a massive overhaul of their roster heading into the second half of 2022. These changes see CLG Red move away from their North American roots with the additions of two international players in the form of Australian player Vivienne "BiBiAhn" Quach and French player Coline "Kaoday" Le Floc'h. Additionally, former Please Send Help player, Marissa "madss" Dasta, has joined CLG Red after leaving Please Send Help in June.

To make room for all these new additions, CLG Red have waved goodbye to long-time members Diane "di^" Tran and Emma "Emy" Choe along with somewhat more recent addition Jiliana "Juli" Tosic. For di^, this marks the end of a seven year tenure with CLG, having originally joined the organization alongside the rest of UBINTED in July 2015.

These changes come after recent struggles by CLG Red to assert themselves as a top team in ESL's Impact circuit. CLG Red finished ESL Impact Season 1 in 3rd-4th place after falling to FURIA Female before failing to make it out of groups in ESL Impact Valencia. In Valencia, the team bested GODSENT Female before being foiled by back-to-back losses to Brazilian squads FURIA Female and MIBR Female.

Looking towards CLG Red's new additions, BiBiAhn joins the team after having spent the past six months with Mindfreak in Australia. She is notably on a short list of female players to have played MDL/ECL, having played with Australian mixteam Rooster 2 in ESEA MDL Season 35 Australia. Kaoday, meanwhile, spent the start of 2022 on a European mixteam called New School Crew. Despite the team failing to qualify to the European ESL Impact division, they regularly finished in the top four of the ESL Impact Cash Cups, regularly locking horns with NAVI Javelins and Nigma Galaxy Female.

The final piece of the puzzle, madss, is the newest of the three additions to semi-professional competition, having only started playing in 2022 with Please Send Help. Despite being new to the scene, she was the team's top performer in the ESL Impact Season 1 finals, posting a 1.19 rating over five maps.

Regarding these changes to CLG Red, the team's coach, Viktor "flashie" Tamás Bea told

We knew changes are going to happen even before DH Dallas as some of the players wanted to go in a different directions. I started to look through all the options, it was a bit hard to find the time because we were trying our best to win both Dallas and Valencia so I couldn't put all my focus on scouting. However, I managed to find two new players before Valencia. After the event we were still missing one player.

I decided to hold open trials where tons of talented players applied, and we managed to find our last piece through that process. I was aiming to complete our lineup with players who are really dedicated and hungry for success and can possibly play multiple roles in a team setting. This gives us a lot of diversity on the server and the option to change things up consistently. All three players are really talented individuals who already have solid foundations to build on and they complement the team very well. Can't wait to start competing again!

With these additions, CLG Red are now:

  • Canada Mounira "GooseBreeder" Dobie

  • United States Kelsie "uhKelsie" Click

  • Australia Vivienne "BiBiAhn" Quach

  • Coline "Kaoday" Le Floc'h

  • United States Marissa "madss" Dasta

  • Viktor "flashie" Tamás Bea (Coach)

CLG Red are currently playing ESEA Main Season 42 and await the start of the North American division of ESL Impact Season 2 on September 4th.

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#1(With 0 replies)
August 14, 2022 08:24AM
hopefully they win some LANs in the future
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