Cloud9 sign tarik and RUSH, n0thing and shroud benched
Cloud9 have announced the addition of Tarik 'tarik' Celik and Will 'RUSH' Wierzba in place of long-time members, Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert and Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek.
Last night news emerged of the addition of ex-OpTic Gaming representatives Tarik 'tarik' Celik and Will 'RUSH' Wierzba to the core CS:GO roster of Cloud9. As a result two slots required vacation, leading to the benching of Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert and Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek, both of which have been part of the organisation's Counter-Strike roster for over two years.
Tarik 'tarik' Celik expressed:
It seems that the decision to bench/add players was made in order to see through improvement within Cloud9's roster. In the recent past the roster has shown lacklustre results, unable to live up to expectations set out by management. The most recent positive results was a second place finish at ESL One Cologne 2017, however prior to the aforementioned the team struggled to produce top finishes outside of local events, such as the Subaru Invitational 2017 and the iBUYPOWER Spring Invitational 2017.
Following the addition of the former OpTic Gaming duo, Cloud9 CS:GO is composed of the following five members:
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