Cloud9 CS:GO is proud to announce the acquisition of a highly talented individual to complete the 5-man squad as they kick off the 2016 season. The player chosen for the starting line-up has displayed a raw talent for the game and, even more importantly, a desire to learn and perfect his craft in a constantly changing meta. Jake “Stewie2k” Yip will be joining us as we compete amongst the world's best.
"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." - Jake “Stewie2k” Yip
In addition, team manager Tres “stunna” Saranthus had this to say about the pick up and the future of the CS:GO division:
“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.” -Tres “stunna” Saranthus (Manager)
We want to thank all of our fans for your amazing and never-ending support as we continue in the 2016 season. The current starting lineup is as follows:
Jordan “n0thing” Gilbert
Michael “shroud” Grzesiek
Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham
Ryan “fREAKAZOiD” Abadir
Jake “Stewie2k” Yip