CLG top laner Finn will explore options in LEC and LCS for 2022

The 22-year-old could be moving on from his first stint in North America.

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After a turbulent first year in the LCS, CLG top laner Finn will be exploring his options in free agency. The 22-year-old revealed today that although he’s still contracted to the team, he was given permission to mull around possibilities for next year.

Finn joined CLG at the start of 2021, where he was added to a roster with a plethora of veterans like Broxah, Pobelter, WildTurtle, and Smoothie. Although expectations for the team weren’t extremely high, they were still touted as a possible top-six team in North America.

But visa issues prevented Broxah from traveling to Los Angeles in time for the start of the year, causing the team to struggle heavily through the first few weeks of the 2021 LCS Spring Split. Whether it was miscommunication or general under-performances from specific players, CLG looked outclassed by their opponents almost every week.

By the end of the year, CLG only won 12 games. It also didn’t help that the team released a telling “behind-the-scenes video” that showed former general manager Tafokints speaking to the roster and saying that “this might be the last time that we have this roster of five playing.”

This was CLG’s fourth season in a row where they finished as a bottom-two team in the league. For Finn, this was the worst performance of his career. It would make sense if he made the decision to part ways with CLG, but it wouldn’t be surprising either if he gave the team’s new general manager Jonathon McDaniels a chance at redemption.

Finn is still young and has plenty of experience under his belt from his time with Rogue. He’ll look to find a good team to call home for the upcoming year.

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Tyler Esguerra
Lead League of Legends writer for Dot Esports. Forever an LCS supporter, AD carry main, with more than five years in the industry. Sometimes I like clicking heads in Call of Duty or VALORANT. Creator of the Critical Strike Podcast.