Grig Domestic Career
Grig began his League of Legends career on COGnitive Gaming. Together with his teammates, he took part in the NACL New Year’s Kick-off Tournament. COGnitive Gaming had a strong start with a 2-0 win over INRT Gaming, but the following 2-1 loss to Storm knocked them down to the loser’s bracket. There, they suffered a 2-0 defeat against CompLexity Gaming.
After such a disappointing showing, COGnitive Gaming disbanded, and Grig went on to look for greener pastures. He briefly substituted for Cloud9 Tempest in League One before settling on Team Liquid Academy (TLA). On TLA, Grig took on the NA CS 2015 Summer Qualifier. His team found a confident victory against Zenith eSports, but the following series had them clashing with the tournament favorites in Misfits. TLA lost the match with a 2-1 score, and were eliminated from the competition.
Grig parted ways with TLA to play for Also Known As. However, he didn’t have any notable showings until he became a substitute for Echo Fox in the 2016 NA LCS Spring Split. Unfortunately, he only went on stage three times, and each of these gamed ended in a loss.
Then, Grig left Echo Fox to join Destined For Glory. Together with his new teammates, he took a shot at the NA CS 2016 Summer Qualifiers, but their run came to a swift end after a 3-0 defeat at the hand of the powerhouse Cloud9 Challenger roster. Afterward, Grig went back to Echo Fox to sub in for 2 games in the 2016 NA LCS Summer Split, but his presence didn’t change much for the struggling lineup.
Still, Echo Fox recognized his potential, so they signed him to be a part of their Delta Fox roster. On Delta Fox, Grig attended the 2017 NA CS Spring Qualifiers. There, he scored a 3-0 victory against Toronto eSports to break into the Challenger Series.
Delta Fox had a very shaky showing in the 2017 NA CS Spring Split. The only managed to find a single win against Team Gates, and their 1-1-3 (wins-ties-losses) record wasn’t enough to advance to the playoffs. Even so, Grig’s performance was decent enough that Echo Fox moved him onto their main roster to play alongside Akaadian.
Echo Fox went through massive struggles in the 2017 NA LCS Summer Split. Grig was viewed as a backup jungler, so he spent a huge chunk of the regular season sitting on the bench. And when he did get opportunities to start, he looked like a clear downgrade to Akaadian. With that, Echo Fox produced an abysmal 5-13 record, and failed to qualify for the Summer Split playoffs. At the end of the year, Grig left Echo Fox to play for TSM Academy.
TSM Academy had a mixed showing in the 2018 NA Academy Spring Split. They were strong enough to be competitive with most lineups, but they couldn’t break into the top of the standings. In the end, their 8-10 record amounted to a sixth-place finish, which wasn’t enough to advance to the knockout stage.
At the same time, TSM’s main lineup struggled to develop synergy with its jungler, MikeYeung. After a full split, these issues were never resolved, so the organization promoted Grig to the starting roster to play in the 2018 NA LCS Summer Split.
Grig International Tournaments
Over the course of his career, Grig didn’t attend any international events.