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'Reflections' with Kelby

Episode 36 of 'Reflections' talks team management with Kelby, General Manager of CLG.

Kelby May, General Manager of Counter Logic Gaming, is the star of the 36th episode of 'Reflections'. This episode was recorded on May 11th.

Timeline of topics discussed:

  • 00:06 Intro
  • 01:00 Becoming the General Manager of CLG
  • 05:53 Running the whole company
  • 07:56 What he had experience of when he became the GM
  • 11:01 The challenges of working with the identity of the CLG brand
  • 15:27 How exaggerated was the scope of the early CLG streaming success?
  • 18:52 What input does he have in roster moves?
  • 20:43 HotshotGG's input on roster moves
  • 22:54 The impact of success in the game on the organisational aspects and vice-versa.
  • 28:19 Correcting the mistakes of bad roster moves
  • 34:16 The myth that legacy players couldn't be removed without losing your fanbase.
  • 37:44 MonteCristo's initial point of contact leading to becoming a coach.
  • 39:55 How did Monte sell them on him as a coach?
  • 42:31 Early impact of the coaching
  • 45:19 Monte's input on roster moves
  • 46:13 Using the example of Monte to show that teams need to take chances on coaches.
  • 49:42 How good is Kelby on selling his players on ideas?
  • 52:25 Changing the culture of CLG
  • 53:53 Perceptions of Kelby
  • 56:00 Managing Doublelift's persona
  • 1:01:17 How much control CLG want over people's personas/images.
  • 1:07:10 Is he ever frustrated when the results of the team are poor but the organisation is making good moves?
  • 1:10:42 What limits Kelby has due to results.
  • 1:12:56 What are C9 and TSM doing right?
  • 1:15:45 Kelby's highlights
  • 1:21:35 What the fuck were they thinking: CLG role swaps
  • 1:23:31 What the fuck were they thinking: Loco at Support
  • 1:24:14 Why they don't embrace the "that's counter logic" unofficial motto?
  • 1:24:45 Final words.