Following a subpar performance at the Summer LAN Finals, C9 SMITE will be going into the SMITE Pro League Fall Split with a new face in the solo lane. As some of you may have already heard, Ryan "Omega" Johnson will be moving away from the C9 SMITE roster, and in his place comes the young and talented Woonyoung "Baskin" Kim, a free agent solo laner formerly of Denial eSports.
"With a change needing to be made, we started tryouts a couple weeks ago, and at first we were concerned that the talent pool in NA might not be viable," said C9 SMITE captain Andrew "Andinster" Woodward. "Luckily enough, we put some time into Baskin, who performed way above everyone else in terms of god pool, communication, and overall knowledge of the solo lane."
Before we continue, we'd like to take a moment thank Ryan for all the work he put in over the last 7 months with the team following their World Championship victory. Omega played an integral part in the team's 3rd place Spring Split and 2nd place Summer Split placings, ultimately helping them qualify into each successive SMITE Pro League split. We wish him the best of luck in whichever direction he chooses to take his competitive career, and we're excited at the prospect of seeing him again in the future.
With that being said, we're also excited to announce the acquisition of Sunny "MrMakey" Moran as the official C9 SMITE Head Coach. Sunny originally began assisting the roster several months ago, working closely with the team through the last SPL split. He also made a surprise appearance on the roster in place of our own John "BaRRaCCuDDa" Salter, who was ill during a key match at the SPL Summer LAN Finals.
"I'm thrilled to be working with the Cloud9 roster." shared Moran, "With the roster changes behind us, we hope to improve quickly and look forward to being a contender through the next SPL split and the upcoming SMITE World Championship."
We'd like to thank him for his past efforts and look forward to the progress he will make with the newly altered roster.
Following these changes, the C9 SMITE roster is as follows:
Andrew "Andinster" Woodward | Jungler
John "BaRRaCCuDDa" Salter | Hunter
Rosario "JeffHindla" Vilardi | Support
Brett "MLCSt3alth" Felley | Mid Laner
Woonyoung "Baskin" Kim | Solo Laner
Sunny "MrMakey" Moran | Head Coach
If you’d like to follow the players on their social channels, check out the Cloud9 SMITE page here: http://cloud9.gg/smite.