Thank You, Smoothie

By John Nomis | |

We at Cloud9 are announcing the departure of Andy Smoothie Ta via trade with Echo Fox. In return, Cloud9 is receiving Wang Feng Xiao-Feng. The decision was a difficult one, but Cloud9 wanted to honor Smoothie’s wishes and, despite there being opportunities that were substantially better for the organization, we wanted to provide Smoothie with the pathway he thought most beneficial to his career.

Cloud9 is incredibly grateful for everything Smoothie helped us accomplish while a member of our League of Legends roster. Since joining us in the Summer Split of 2016, Smoothie’s leadership, commitment, and insight were often a pillar of the team’s success.

With an accolades list too long to fully account for, Smoothie helped lead Cloud9 to the 2016 Summer Split Finals, the 2017 Spring Split Finals, first place in the 2016 and 2017 NA Regional Finals, running the gauntlet to get us to Worlds, and back-to-back 5th-8th place finishes at Worlds in Cloud9’s runs as North America’s last hope.

“Every now and then you encounter someone you’d like to work with forever, and Smoothie was the embodiment of that. We’re thrilled to be working with Feng and what he brings to us, but Echo Fox is receiving one of the best there is and we’re excited to meet him again on the Rift, both as a tough opponent and also as a friend.”
— Jack Etienne, Cloud9 CEO & Owner

The organization is eager to see what new things our roster will accomplish and the team is looking forward to being back in action this weekend. We will have a tribute to Smoothie's time with us on our broadcast this Thursday at 5:30pm PST.

Once again, from everyone here at Cloud9, thank you Smoothie for your time with us and we wish you nothing but the very best as you continue your historic career.

    

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, Fortnite, Rainbow Six Siege, Rocket League, Clash Royale, H1Z1, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros Melee, and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. To find more information about Cloud9, visit http://www.cloud9.gg.

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