Cloud9 csgo squad have made a serious change in there csgo roster with former players Jordan “nothing” Gilbert and Mike “shroud” Grzesiek moved to bench .
Will “RUSH” Wierzba and Tarik “tarik” Cekik will be replacing nothing and shroud . This change came as result of mixed performance of Cloud9 in year 2017 . Cloud9 has struggling phase going on with few bad results with several groups exit in several Major CSGO offline events .
RUSH and tarik were taken from OpTic gaming , who are facing similar issues sincd Peter “stanislaw” Jarguz left the squad at the beginning in February . OpTic also tried Spencer “Hiko” Martin before Jason “jasonR” Ruchelski and Janes “hazed* Cobb stayed for next few months .
Rush had addressed Csgo scene and his followers regaring his ongoing issues with OpTic and accepting Cloud9 offer in a long tweet
“The feeling you get when you taste being on top, only for it to come crashing down so quickly is something I can’t get past. It is because of this that I’ve decided to join Cloud9 alongside Tarik. I’ve been incredibly patient with this roster, turning down a good number of offers during my tenure on the team. This last one I got is one I really couldn’t turn down. It’s been nearly 8 months now where we haven’t had a solidified roster. Always a stand-in or trial, nothing set. It’s one of the most frustrating periods I’ve had in CS because there is no point where the team gets better. The process of bringing in a new 5th continually is such a detriment to a teams growth. In this day in age for cs most players are overvalued and this made it really hard for us to attain a player we were comfortable with. We tried the whole time to get players we wanted, but in the end nothing came to fruition. We were just about done figuring our roster (for OpTic), where we would have had to settle on our 3rd/4th option. It is at this point where the C9 offer came in.”
Here is the current Cloud9 CSGO squad
Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham
Jake “Stewie2k” Yip
Timothy “autimatic” Ta
Will “RUSH” Wierzba
Tarik “tarik” Celik
Soham “valens” Chowdhury (coach )
Jordan “nOthing” Gilbert (inactive/bench)
Mike “shroud” Grzesiek (inactive/bench)
RUSH and tarik will debue with Cloud9 at ESL One Newyork’s closed qualifiers (August 19-20) . But Braxton “Swag” Pierce will step in for “automatic” so the team would not be playing with there full roster .
NA CSGO squad Cloud9 will face Virtus.pro and NiP in group C at ELAGUE CS:GO Premier
OpTic is down to just 2 players
Oscar “Mixwell” Canellas
Keith “NAF” Markovic
Chet “ImAPet ” Singh ( Coach)