Cloud9 Announces CS:GO Roster Shuffle

By Bobby Koh | |

Cloud9 announces our new active CS:GO roster:

  • Timothy "autimatic" Ta
  • Damian "daps" Steele
  • Kenneth "Koosta" Suen
  • Tyson "TenZ" Ngo
  • Óscar "mixwell" Cañellas Colocho
  • James "JamezIRL" Macaulay - Head Coach

Our new team lead by JamesIRL brings a wealth of variety and experience, ranging from true veterans to rising stars.  Pairing the experience of autimatic, daps, Koosta and mixwell with the new rising talent of TenZ, we are excited to take the next step in the evolution of Cloud9 CS:GO.

To provide insight and clarity to these extensive changes, out of our previous roster:

  • Timothy "autimatic" Ta will remain on the team. 
  • William "Rush" Wierzba will be placed on the bench.
  • Soham "valens" Chowdhury will move to a Data Scientist role in support of the new head coach, James "JamezIRL" Macaulay. 
  • Maikil “Golden” Selim Rahim is on loan to NIP (Ninjas In Pyjamas) and will be participating in the 2019 Berlin Major with them.

Finally, we want to thank Daniel "vice" Kim and Rene "cajunb" Borg for their time, hard work, dedication, and amazing spirit, and we can’t wait to see what they will accomplish next! 

 

"I would like to thank Cloud9 for the amazing opportunity to play with them. Although this is the end of my time at Cloud9, I wish the team the best of luck in the future" - Rene "cajunb" Borg
 
“Some things can only be achieved with a deliberate step in a new direction. These changes will help perpetuate the mindset that we all need to be willing to be a beginner every single morning. Thank you to Mike, Dan, Rene, Will, and Kevve for trying to right the ship-- I am excited to see where they continue their journey. Without further ado, please join us in welcoming James, Damian, Tyson, Oscar, and Kenny to build a team with Tim that we can all be proud of! I'll be cheering... try and stop me. ” - Soham "valens" Chowdhury

 

With the roster now complete, the team is setting their sights on a strong showing at BLAST Pro Series: Los Angeles 2019, which kicks off on July 13th. For more on this, as well as other #C9CSGO news, check out the official Cloud9 Discord.

 

 

About Cloud9

Founded in 2013, Cloud9 has grown to become one of the most recognizable esports organizations in the world. With championships industry-wide, unmatched viewership hours, and extensive benefits packages for players and staff, Cloud9 prides itself on being the best in all categories. At this time, Cloud9 fields professional teams in League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Apex Legends, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros Melee, Rules of Survival, Rocket League, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, and World of Warcraft. To find more information about Cloud9, visit http://www.cloud9.gg.

 

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