Cloud9 CS:GO esports team put on “pause” – Esportz Network

Cloud9 CS:GO esports team put on “pause” – Esportz Network

Official reports and announcements today revealed that Cloud9 will place its CS:GO esports team on pause until COVID-19 settles down.

C9 on “Pause”

In a public statement on social media, Cloud9 shared its decision to stop operations for its CS:GO esports team. The primary reason to cease operations comes from the challenges of playing remotely. C9 found that remote training for the team was too difficult and inefficient since the pandemic eliminates in-person training.

With this announcement, all the players and the majority of staff were let go. Alex “ALEX” McMeekin, William “mezii” Perriman, Ricky “Floppy” Kemery, Erick “Xeppaa” Bach, and Patrick “Es3tag” Hansen are immediately benched and ready for transfer. This includes Head Coach Chris “Elmapuddy” Tebbit, though Assistant Coach Joshua “M1cks” Micks is still on the team.

Thankfully, Rush B Media founder Ryan Friend found that this isn’t the end of the line for Cloud9’s CS:GO esports team. He spoke to Cloud9 CEO Jack Etienne and learned that this is just a setback and not the end. Jack said that they remain committed to the scene and will return with an NA roster.