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CLG confirms Seraph as leading candidate for top lane, will tryout at the CLG team house

Korea's Shin 'Seraph' Woo Yeong will be flying to North America to tryout at the Counter Logic Gaming team house.

Zach 'Nien' Malhas's departure has left a hole in the top lane that CLG is still trying to fill.

The former NaJin White Shield substitute Shin 'Seraph' Woo Yeong will be traveling this Sunday to Counter Logic Gaming's team house in Diamond bar, California to try out for the team, onGamers has learned. Last week onGamers reported CLG top lane Zach 'Nien' Malhas was stepping down from the team, and the search for a replacement has been on since then.

CLG General Manager Kelby May says Shin will arrive Sunday night and will tryout at the team house indefinitely. Shin will continue to play and stay at the CLG house until a decision has been made on whether he will join or not.

Shin 'Seraph' Woo Yeong

Shin is the leading candidate for the top lane position, with other no plans to fly anyone in for a tryout. CLG was considering a second player from a relegated North American team, but that the buyout amount was too high for consideration.

Earlier today former Ninjas in Pyjamas top lane Morten 'Zorozero' Rosenquist confirmed to onGamers that he was offered the spot, but will instead be taking a break from professional League of Legends to study.

Shin was tested for game knowledge, English proficiency, and mechanical skill by CLG Head Coach Christopher 'MonteCristo' Mykles. CLG believes Shin's English sufficient to communicate in-game with a solid foundation to develop fluency through immersion in America.

While May says that while they are not necessarily looking for someone with a similar play style as Malhas, it would indeed help for their selection process.

"Seraph possesses a much different playstyle than Nien and we must test his synergy with the team and his ability to communicate in English before committing to him as a starting top laner", Mykles told onGamers

"Beyond this announcement, we are not comfortable discussing our try-out process further until we make a final selection".

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