For individuals who observe aggressive esports, Cloud9 is a reputation that’s fairly well-known, even when it comes to Valorant.
Organizations dissolving their enterprise in a sure esports title to give attention to one other one has all the time been a typical prevalence. This could occur as a consequence of lack of economic help, lack of management qualities, or typically even as a consequence of lack of correct administration.
Nevertheless, a colossal group like Cloud9 dissolving their as soon as profitable CS: GO mission, to solely give attention to Valorant, got here as a shock to the followers of the workforce.
Cloud9, as a corporation, have ventured into nearly all esports titles, together with Dota 2, CS: GO, Valorant, Rocket League, Smash, and extra. Via numerous victories and competitions, they’ve cemented their title among the many veterans of esports.
Some in the neighborhood counsel that the dissolving of the CS mission is the ultimate nail within the coffin for CS: GO within the North American area, the place the entire FPS group has roughly shifted to Valorant.
Cloud9 to focus solely on Valorant
In September final 12 months, the CS mission of Cloud9 was based, and it was handed to Henry “HenryG” Greer. He put his belief in Alex “ALEX” McMeekin for the management of the entire squad. Shortly after, Özgür “woxic” Eker, William “mezii” Merriman, Ricky “floppy” Kemery, and Patrick “es3tag” Hansen joined the brand new CS: GO roster, which was fashioned to compete within the upcoming tournaments.
Quickly after, the roster’s coach, Aleksandar “kassad” Trifunović, left the workforce, and “woxic” was changed by Erick “Xeppaa” Bach. For the entire month, the Cloud9 roster confirmed nothing greater than common outcomes, having not been capable of qualify for the IEM Katowice. They had been then defeated by VOYVOA and Winsteike in second-tier tournaments.
The ultimate nail within the coffin for this roster was not having the ability to qualify for the EPC season 13 playoffs, and thus, Cloud9 lastly determined to discontinue their 5-month lengthy CS mission. Cloud9 is considering pulling again to NA after the COVID-19 state of affairs is solved.
There have been additionally reviews of the gamers already shedding curiosity in CS altogether and that they had been prepared to change to Valorant. Regardless that no official assertion has been launched by Cloud9, the group thinks all their members may be part of Valorant, and a few may even be part of beneath the banner of Cloud9.
Way forward for Cloud9
In a later tweet, it was discovered that Cloud9’s CEO confirmed that they honestly are pulling out of CS from the EU, nevertheless, they’re nonetheless all for CS: GO, and will return with one other roster in NA.