After multiple weeks of rumors and assumptions being made by the community at large, the former compLexity roster has finalized everything for the upcoming season. The team has been talking to the League of Legends organization for some time, but they have finally come to an agreement to further the partnership.
The agreement brings one of the largest gaming organizations that was created without Counter-Strike in mind into one of the fast growing games in eSports. With more tournaments being announced on an almost monthly basis, the former compLexity roster now has an organization that will be able to send them to more events, including overseas.
Spencer "Hiko" Martin, the teams captain, told this to the team's website, "We realized when meeting with Jack that we felt very assured and comforted that this was the next big step on our journey to success in the realm of competitive CS:GO. Our goals and Cloud9's vision for us are one in the same. We look forward to working with C9 in every aspect. Not only do we aim to better ourselves at our respective game, we want to benefit the Cloud9 organization and the eSports community as a whole."
The new organization also brings along a new member to the team, as Mike "shroud" Grzesiek officially joins the roster. Grzesiek was predicted to join the team when they removed Todd "anger" Williams shortly after the ESEA LAN Finals.
The team will debut under their new sponsor at the ESL One Cologne event in two weeks. It is unknown if they will be able to arrive early in order to boot camp against the worlds top teams. They will face off in a group against Dignitas, Titan and Vox Eminor.
Cloud9 Gaming CS:GO: Spencer "Hiko" Martin Kory "Semphis" Friesen Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert Sean "seangares" Gares Mike "shroud" Grzesiek