Das größte Geheimnis in der amerikanischen CS:GO-Szene ist gelüftet: Cloud9 verpflichtet Jake ‘stewie2k’ Yip. Der 18-Jährige stewie2k wurde in der Vergangenheit mit verschiedensten Teams in Verbindung gebracht, mitunter mit auch dem neuen Team SoloMid. Cloud9 galt als heißer Favorit für die Verpflichtung des jungen Talents. Nun knapp zwei Monate später, nachdem Sean ‘sg@res’ Gares zurückgetreten ist cloud9 wieder komplett.
I’d like to thank Cloud9 as an organization, and the team itself, for giving me this chance. Although the majority of the community may not approve of this decision, I fully intend to change their minds. This is a huge opportunity and I will do everything to reach my full potential and achieve the goals I’ve set for myself. The team believes in me and I am confident that playing alongside them will help propel me to new heights. I mean, after all, that is what team sports are all about.
Tres “stunna” Saranthus (Manager):
In our search for a 5th we were able to test how we wanted to operate and see what different styles we were comfortable with. Filling the void left by Sean is not easily accomplished, especially when you consider what a major component he was within the team. We feel comfortable going forward with Stewie2k for a variety of reasons, namely his desire to prove himself as a top tier player.
We recognize his lack of experience, as does he. We will be investing all of our resources in ensuring he becomes the world-class player we see him to be. We are also currently working on securing the assistance of a coach who we feel best benefits our play style.
Taylor ‘Skadoodle’ Latham
Mike ‘shroud’ Grzesiek
Ryan ‘fREAKAZOiD’ Abadi
Jordan ‘n0thing’ Gilbert
Jake ‘Stewie2k’ Yip