North American esports group Cloud9 is about to signal Ricky “floppy” Kemery to its VALORANT workforce, in line with sources near Upcomer and RushBMedia.
The 21-year previous will reportedly change Skyler “Relyks” Weaver, who was launched by Cloud9 earlier at the moment, the group introduced. Relyks was the second participant to affix Cloud9’s VALORANT roster in June 2020, following the signing of Tyson “TenZ” Ngo in April final yr.
Right this moment we’re saddened to announce that we’re mutually parting methods with @RelyksOG.
Thanks for all the reminiscences prior to now yr Skyler. Better of luck along with your subsequent transfer! pic.twitter.com/2GW6oCGfx8
— Cloud9 (@Cloud9) April 16, 2021
Cloud9 has additionally trialled former CS:GO participant Erick “Xeppaa” Bach, in line with one supply.
The North American workforce has struggled in current tournaments. Cloud9 suffered a defeat to 100 Thieves within the higher bracket semi-finals of the newest VALORANT Championship Tour Stage 2 occasion. Within the decrease bracket, the workforce suffered a defeat by Version1.
A well-known face for Cloud9
As a former CS:GO skilled, floppy already has a embellished historical past with Cloud9. The younger gun joined the group final yr after Cloud9 bought his Counter-Strike workforce, ATK, following a profitable stint within the ESL Professional League Season 10.
After the transfer, floppy continued to carry out on Cloud9 and remained an integral a part of the roster. Nonetheless, late final yr, Cloud9 started to underperform. This finally led to a number of roster adjustments and floppy was the one participant that retained his place.
Underneath the “colossus” rebuild of Cloud9’s CS:GO workforce, former commentator Henry “HenryG” Greer revamped the roster. The brand new workforce noticed floppy joined by the likes of legendary in-game chief Alex “ALEX” McMeekin and AWPer Özgür “woxic” Eker. As a part of the roster revamp, floppy acquired a brand new three-year contract price $432,000, in line with HenryG.
Cloud9 CS:GO ship off their North American barbed anchor to a brand new European primarily based residence within the type of the Colossus!
Participant: Ricky “floppy” Kemery
Position: Rifler / Anchor / Loveable Troll
Contract size: 3 yr (Beginning 10/02/2020)
— HenryG (@HenryGcsgo) October 7, 2020
However regardless of the big price range, Cloud9’s CS:GO roster struggled to make a big effect. The workforce posted a 2-3 report at ESL Professional League Season 13, failing to make it out of group phases.
Regardless of current struggles, Cloud9’s VALORANT workforce is taken into account probably the greatest rosters in North America. At the moment sitting at eighth place, the group ranks simply behind TSM and XSET, in line with VLR.gg.