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Cloud9 add ShahZaM; Hiko out
By: stich
Time: 2014-12-15 05:50
Game: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Cloud9 have replaced longtime player Spencer "Hiko" Martin with Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan from Denial.

As confirmed by the team's management itself, Hiko will be stepping down as an active member of Cloud9's lineup.


Hiko departs from Cloud9's lineup

Former Denial player ShahZaM will be filling out the lineup in Martin's stead.

With a long history at the ESEA Invite level of North American CS, ShahZaM will presumably be drawn upon for his AWP skills, which were on full display at ESEA S17 LAN last weekend.


ShahZaM helped lead Denial to their underdog win over Cloud9 at ESEA LAN

Regarding the lineup change, team manager Tres "stunna" Saranthus had this to say:

"We have assembled a lineup capable of giving it’s all in the spirit of competition. It is my job to build the team and the players themselves, and in 2015 I plan to continue to do that starting with the reintroduction of Shahzeb 'ShahZam' Kahn," Saranthus said.

With these changes, Cloud9's lineup currently consists of:

Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert
Mike "shroud" Grzesiek
Kory "SEMPHIS" Friesen
Sean "[email protected]" Gares
Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan

With undoubtable changes still to come, stay tuned to HLTV.org for more information on the ongoing developments.

HLTV CONFIRMED
2014-12-15 05:50:59
So what's next? Hiko joins iBP? The word is...there will be a shuffle.
2014-12-15 06:24:42
Nitro needs to get out but no, Hiko and Swag share a similar role. iBP seems to think Nitro is good for some reason also...

If they wanted to yes Hiko could replace Nitro, Swag and Hiko are both versatile.
2014-12-15 06:28:43
Nitr0 was one of their best players at ESEA LAN. Why would they drop him?
2014-12-15 06:33:21
You have a point.
2014-12-15 06:40:10
Yeh lol, Nitro looked derp as fuck when he played, but somehow he always ended up topping the scoreboard, no need to drop him.
2014-12-15 09:37:25
lel
2014-12-20 22:01:06
because hiko and swag carried coL to a 4th place major finish and esea lan doesn't mean shit

Post edited 2014-12-15 12:55:59
2014-12-15 12:55:37
Yah, Nitro is good. But he is not hiko. Hiko is undoubtedly best rifler in NA.
Yah I agree, swag and hiko both r lurkers. But iBP plays a lot skill heavy game anyway. And hiko, swag and ska are top 3 players in NA. It would be fun to see them in the same team. :)
2014-12-15 06:38:47
yeah, 6-12 months ago hiko was the best rifle in NA. times have changed my friend. look at hikos performance over the past few months, downward trend is easy to see
2014-12-15 07:46:00
Hiko was the only good thing bout c9.

Hiko is so much better then Semphis its not even funny, but obviouslyh Hiko was not having a good feeling in this team as shown his departure after his recent shittyy form


I still think c9 needs to get rid of Semphis, but heck who do they replace him with...

Post edited 2014-12-15 07:57:38
2014-12-15 07:57:08
6-12 months ago hiko was considered the greatest rifle NA because he carried several NA teams further than any other NA team has gone. still true now

area 51 w/ dazed winning esea and several good EU placements

coL taking 4th at a major w/ swag + some decent EU finishes

hiko was the best player on both of those lineups, and each one had current ibp players. better than you can say for nitr0

Post edited 2014-12-15 13:05:55
2014-12-15 13:04:35
I thought hiko bullied swag, and swag therfore left in the first place. Personally I hoped swag returns to c9 after hiko drops out
2014-12-15 11:26:36
False rumor
2014-12-15 20:03:34
ok man yo chill the fuck out
2014-12-15 20:04:06
??
2014-12-15 20:46:09
??
2014-12-15 20:55:09
plz chill out m8
2014-12-15 21:26:56
Ummm.....all he said was "False rumor" lol



we all think it's you who need to chill

2014-12-15 22:46:01
woah! chill out man!
2014-12-15 22:51:57
dude

CHILL THE FUCK OUT
2014-12-15 23:31:45
I think hiko will take a little break and then probably join a team with adren.
2015-12-27 20:38:44
n1
2014-12-15 05:51:14
shazam: ez
semphis: u wonder why ppl hate you

http://i.imgur.com/4GmqCiQ.png
2014-12-15 06:37:13
good skill, self-centered attitude, low to no respect to others, i guess..
2014-12-15 06:46:55
haha that's great
2014-12-15 07:41:35
Haha, best! Semphis always so salty.
2014-12-15 09:13:45
I really don't see them playing on a top level with shazham, pretty sure he won't perform like he did at last esea lan.

Remember anger did the same at an esea lan where he went nuts all games, but we never saw him at this level again.

Post edited 2014-12-15 05:51:55
2014-12-15 05:51:38
ya Hiko is remaining on the roster for C9 :D
2014-12-15 05:55:35
I'm not sure at all but i think it is because he still has a contract with cloud9. But im just guessing.
2014-12-15 06:00:23
they kicked the wrong guy .....
2014-12-15 06:05:42
kicked, i don't think so but they picked someone based on 1 tournament and 3 matches.
2014-12-15 06:08:30
everytime some1 get kicked they told us it was his decision :D
2014-12-15 06:09:08
Hiko tweeted that he left.
2014-12-16 03:19:35
Shahzam has been to 1000 lans you fucking mongoloid your just now learning about him because you're new.
2014-12-15 06:29:20
True, but this is the only LAN that we've seen him play at an extremely good level at.

Good enough to beat what was considered the 2nd best team in NA if not the first if people think that the roster changes in iBP was a reason to lower them in their own favour.
2014-12-15 20:44:51
Ive known of him since 1.6 and this was his FIRST real lan that he did good. FIRST

Post edited 2014-12-16 03:12:56
2014-12-16 03:12:05
Anger is just as good as he was, he's just not on a pro-team anymore moron. He was a god on iBP when they did well.
2014-12-15 06:29:56
If anger was such a god, then why was he removed from iBP and coL? Saying he performed like a god on iBP doesn't make it true. His stats prove he played like shit on iBP.
2014-12-15 11:26:20
He got removed cuz he was so good duh.
2014-12-15 14:14:29
n1
2014-12-15 05:51:39
FUCKING HELL CLOUD9
2014-12-15 05:51:39
RIP Hiko
2014-12-15 05:51:47
Stupid move.
2014-12-15 05:51:48
Now this team has 3 shitty awpers
2014-12-15 05:51:52
4real
2014-12-15 06:28:48
"Tenk ju, tenk ju veri mutch" -Shahzam.
2014-12-15 05:51:57
-n0thing +steel all aliases must start with an S in this team
2014-12-15 05:52:09
summit Kappa ;D
2014-12-15 05:53:19
[*]
2014-12-15 05:52:12
Could've thought of a way better replacement but.. ok.
2014-12-15 05:52:28
lol
2014-12-15 05:52:29
swap9
sad they had to copy nip's move

Post edited 2014-12-15 05:54:30
2014-12-15 05:52:30
Hiko> fifflaren
2014-12-15 12:11:39
sad they had to copy nip's move
logic ?
2014-12-15 13:27:49
4ever out in groups
2014-12-15 05:52:47
shahzams picture, lmao

rip c9, hf sucking
2014-12-15 05:53:41
Hope Shahzam acts like a professional. He's representing one of NA's best so I hope he cuts out the shahzamigans.
2014-12-15 05:53:42
stich - HLTV.org
#27
I didn't want to stretch stunna's quote but if you see the rest of his statement in the cloud9 release he speaks on that topic
2014-12-15 05:55:02
"We know ShahZam has had an interesting and sometimes even questionable series of interactions within the community in the past. Per Cloud9ís policies and history, we will continue ensuring that all our players will behave like true professionals and represent the CSGO community properly. "

If you care about it
2014-12-15 05:57:31
WELLL F U C9, stupidest decision ever
2014-12-15 05:54:09
RIP c9
2014-12-15 05:54:11
More importantly Denials Daps confirmed #NAShuffle is not over yet...

https://twitter.com/Denialdaps/status/544348150073..
2014-12-15 05:54:55
gl hiko
2014-12-15 05:55:05
GL shahzam! Even if I rather would see another player left instead of hiko im quite sure that this lineup will do some pretty good damage!
2014-12-15 05:55:14
Hiko was usually a top performer for C9. I don't get it.
2014-12-15 05:55:22
no he wasn't.
2014-12-15 06:05:59
stats ?? dude has 1.14 rating and even tho he played like shit, he still maintains the best stats in NA. I'm sure he will own those scrubs with iBP folks
2014-12-15 06:13:50
prolly yes,cause motivation
2014-12-15 12:38:34
rip in pepperonis c9...rofl what a joke team it is now :DDDD
2014-12-15 05:55:35
He will be cut after a terrible loss at mlg! heard it here first
2014-12-15 05:55:43
+nitr0

hes 19

Post edited 2014-12-15 05:57:31
2014-12-15 05:56:04
Still older tgan swag, what is he like 14?
2014-12-15 06:31:43
17
2014-12-15 07:09:04
rip [*]
2014-12-15 05:56:17
Yes cut one of your best...Hiko to ibp?
2014-12-15 05:56:17
Hiko wasn't cut he quit.

Post edited 2014-12-15 22:29:51
2014-12-15 22:29:35
Cool bruh. It wasn't know that it was his choice to leave when I posted this and the way the coach makes it seems they cut him but I now know that's not the case.
2014-12-16 04:40:42
gl
2014-12-15 05:56:20
RIPerino
2014-12-15 05:56:39
whatever the case maybe, they have the biggest fails in their team. they are........
2014-12-15 05:56:46
Bad move.. They maybe will do good in the beginning but worse in the end..

Hiko was one of the more consistent players of Cloud9..
They could have replaced Semphis instead with a better player then Shahzam..
2014-12-15 05:57:01
rip
2014-12-15 05:57:15
c9 go Full Retard ?
why hiko
why not semp
why not sgares
why u do this stunna
why ?
hy?
y?

y_y
2014-12-15 05:57:59
because hiko hates shazahm. everybody knows hiko cant stand the guy, there was no way they were goign to play on the same team.
2014-12-15 06:05:25
He is a professionalist, feelings shouldn't be the main factor.
2014-12-15 13:45:00
lol..thats not how cs works.

if you dont like someone on your team then youre just going to end up arguing in the middle of matches. its a bad environemntt and players dont mesh then your team is going to do bad. team chemistry is cs 101.
2014-12-16 03:45:15
Because no one else on Cloud 9 had the balls to do what it takes to win (i.e. cut Semp, Sgares, etc). They would rather have bad results in play with friends then win and play with the best.
2014-12-15 06:07:54
All the best players are taken.
2014-12-15 07:15:14
lol?
2014-12-16 03:24:18
Hiko went on [vac]ation.
2014-12-15 07:14:24
shutup your embarrassing yourself
2014-12-15 08:54:56
Hiko left, they didn't kick him.
2014-12-16 03:25:10
dumb dumb dumb dumb
2014-12-15 05:58:07
Shahzam: Beats c9, then joins them!
2014-12-15 05:58:17
Rest In Piece Hiko and gl to ur new home Shazham! Best of the luck :)
2014-12-15 05:58:18
Idiots,rip
2014-12-15 05:58:56
hiko to iBP?

ooooo interestiinnnng
2014-12-15 05:59:37
wtf
2014-12-15 06:00:03
lets hope he shahzams us with his awp skills
2014-12-15 06:00:21
explorer user ?
2014-12-15 06:00:51
Dunno what to think about this... :D
2014-12-15 06:01:00
hiko did not get cut, he left the team on his own terms.
2014-12-15 06:01:38
stich - HLTV.org
#80
Actually good point, I made it sound too ambiguous, I've rephrased that sentence to clarify
2014-12-15 06:12:41
yeah, he got replaced because he's shit on lan.
2014-12-15 07:11:12
Lol expected but wtf
2014-12-15 06:02:30
Even though hiko left rather than being cut, I wish it was -semphis/sgares +adreN :(
2014-12-15 06:05:34
good toxic personality is removed. now remove the stoner nothing who can't perform consistently in go and remove sgares cause he sucks and maybe they stand a chance
2014-12-15 06:06:29
rip in pepperonis c9
2014-12-15 06:07:41
bye bye hiko.
2014-12-15 06:08:51
this makes so much sense, kappa.
2014-12-15 06:09:35
Unbelievable!

But ok, hiko going on better for him!
2014-12-15 06:10:01
I mean cmon anyone but shazam, there are plenty of players that can be moulded to be great and deffo better than him, he seems like a spoiled idiot no character whatsoever. Imo as a sniper even LeX would be a much better pickup
2014-12-15 06:10:19
Who would've thought just a month ago? Crazy. Can't say I wish them luck anymore. Very sad to see Shroud is still on the team.
2014-12-15 06:11:37
Why is it sad? He is the BEAST.
2014-12-15 06:13:28
Because he deserves a better team.
2014-12-15 06:19:38
I'll miss Hiko's clutches so much :(
2014-12-15 06:12:25
What clutches? Have you watched him the last couple of tournaments?
2014-12-15 06:26:22
have u seen him clutch a donut
2014-12-15 07:20:46
HAHAHAHA
2014-12-15 19:17:13
Hiko deserves a better team
inb4 c9 releases csgo team
GG

Post edited 2014-12-15 06:12:53
2014-12-15 06:12:34
hiko ARE YOU KIDDING ME ?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2014-12-15 06:14:00
i scrolled down the comment section specifically to see this comment. i was expecting it to be much sooner :D
2014-12-15 11:50:03
good luck, we'll see :)
2014-12-15 06:14:23
RIP
2014-12-15 06:19:59
in my opinion, a bad move. but who am I to disagree... would've preferred steel
2014-12-15 06:22:00
wtf? talk about downgrade. it shouldve been semphis or sgares. This is stupid.
2014-12-15 06:23:43
whatever new team hiko joins will become top 1 NA
2014-12-15 06:26:23
Probably not, now that Hiko can't comfortably use workshop cheats.
2014-12-15 06:32:32
They took him cuz of laugh.
2014-12-15 06:28:22
Bad move. C9 kick their best player and maybe the best player of NA.

Post edited 2014-12-15 06:31:28
2014-12-15 06:29:05
even ibp has 3-4 out of 5 who are better than hiko but nice try hiko
2014-12-15 06:40:18
He wasn't kicked he quit.
2014-12-15 22:32:03
Inb4 Hiko to Torqued, please make it happen
2014-12-15 06:34:09
Bad
2014-12-15 06:38:52
NA still a shit scene, hiko, one of a kind at clutches, the only one from c9 is out. nice move.
2014-12-15 06:39:17
he was shit since cologne fanboy
2014-12-15 06:43:00
goodluck dweeb
2014-12-15 06:45:49
hehehehehehehe
2014-12-15 06:46:06
they will disband

this is a downgrade, not to mention semphis will have to play with someone he hates
2014-12-15 06:49:26
C9 downgrade...
2014-12-15 06:51:59
R.I.P. NA CS:GO
2014-12-15 06:52:26
-nitr0 +hiko and you have the 5 best NA players on one team

2014-12-15 06:52:30
AMURICANS - think they know something, but they don't :(.

Best of luck for ShZ.
2014-12-15 06:52:46
Can't say I'm too happy with this.

Let's see how they do.
2014-12-15 06:58:17
I dont know what to feel about this ;_;
2014-12-15 07:03:04
So hiko to clg?
2014-12-15 07:04:06
why hiko?
2014-12-15 07:05:59
gl
2014-12-15 07:12:02
waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat ?
2014-12-15 07:15:48
funny how a season or two ago, no invite team would pick up shazham because of how immature and how much of an attention whore he was. now hes in cloud9.

i really dont see this team going anywhere... if anything hiko will probably get picked up by ibp to replace nitr0

Post edited 2014-12-15 07:16:01
2014-12-15 07:15:48
Nitr0 said on stream today he wasn't on a team, but he could have been/probably was trolling.
2014-12-15 07:19:53
Don't see logic replacing them great riffler/clutcher with awper? They gonna triple awp with seangares, semphis and shahzam? Rather I would replaced seangares or semphis...
2014-12-15 07:23:30
have u ever seen sean with the awp? if so then u should know why they need an awp'er
2014-12-15 08:24:49
Sean has never wanted to AWP. It has always been forced onto him. He is a Rifler now with Semphis and ShaZam will be C9's full time AWPer.
2014-12-15 22:34:58
correct me if I am wrong, hiko's performance at esl cologne 2014 was extra ordinary, right?
2014-12-15 07:26:40
he performed bad after that but shazham really ? they forget about hikos insane performances
2014-12-15 11:07:41
This is a joke hiko carried c9 and complexity over years that you can See at his k/d. Semphis and sgares are playing so damn bad.Now their best player leave... .I definately dont think that they will make it to the next major. Shazam is just a awpeIng faggot.
2014-12-15 07:27:00
lol Ripperino C9
with Semphis n Sgares - Hiko ... omfg ...
2014-12-15 07:30:27
They probably kicken him because the team isnt worth it to have such a good Player in their team. The onl two guys Who are skilled are n0thing and shroud i dont See any potential in sgares and semphis they are playing just so bad sry to say this but i am just so mad about this because it is just incredible to kick one of the Best Players in the N/A scene only because He had sone Bad games in the last week.
thats all im gonna say...
2014-12-15 07:32:28
He wasn't kicked he quit.
2014-12-15 22:35:45
ShahZaM in a top NA team sounds so wrong
2014-12-15 07:38:46
Shahzam noob. Shitty lineup. GG.
2014-12-15 07:44:55
Fuck me, drop the player who has reached the highest level in NA csgo? Are they high?

Especially when Seangares sucks so damn hard...

This is like if NiP replaced friberg instead of fifflaren
2014-12-15 07:48:20
L O L
2014-12-15 07:56:03
if they add NAF, i can understand. but shahzam..........................?
2014-12-15 08:11:48
now C9 become worse
2014-12-15 08:12:22
C9 WITHOUT HIKO ????? WHO NEXT ? NOTHING ? FUCK C9 :(
2014-12-15 08:18:12
rip C9
2014-12-15 08:21:46
Downgrade. Going to become 5th best NA. I fucking hate Shazham.
2014-12-15 08:23:20
Still a shit team
2014-12-15 08:28:15
hiko has to move in europe for a big team,and big tournaments C9 never pass group stage,sad
2014-12-15 08:29:47
rip na boys sad sad day in ibp and torqued we trust hopefully torqued pick up the big boy heeks
2014-12-15 08:30:41
I think c9 is going to surprise.

I guess we'll see if I'm just being optimistic or not during the Aspen run.
2014-12-15 20:27:28
DAMN HIKO OUT WTF!? RIP C9
2014-12-15 08:31:38
rip cloud 9 semi finals in majors no more
2014-12-15 08:32:37
shroud needs to find a better team
2014-12-15 08:42:20
rip c9
2014-12-15 08:43:53
Ta ti che
2014-12-15 08:50:56
c9 needed a change but this is retarded. Hiko was the spirit of the team and easily one of the most talented on the team even if he has not been on form. semphis shouldve gone or sgares. i doubt c9 will make to the next major...
2014-12-15 08:45:19
no Hiko NO C9
2014-12-15 08:49:04
hiko + dazed in ibp ?
2014-12-15 08:50:53
To those paying attention, Hiko has been under preforming lately, more so than Semphis and Sgares, I would've liked to see him turn things around with C9 but I feel like he didn't even sound motivated with the team anymore which is maybe why he's playing worse, either way I think Hiko leaving C9 could be good for both him and the team, Shazam will AWP for sure, Sgares will likely be primarily a rifler now like he wanted to be in the first place and we'll have to see how things go, Shazam has to prove his worth big time now.
2014-12-15 08:55:50
What a terrible move. Sure hes been of his game for a couple of months, but come on. RIP C9.

Post edited 2014-12-15 08:56:36
2014-12-15 08:56:08
lol they kicked best player in their team, anyway good for hiko maybe now he will find better team

problem with c9 is in too many old faces and no one really makes progress

hiko is really good player almost always performing at top lvl so i belive it won't take long before some good na team picks him up
2014-12-15 09:02:43
=) he played like shit after cheating scandal. guess why
2014-12-15 09:07:08
hiko step down when vacation drama begins

simple as that

KQLY was gr8 too !! hahaha :(
2014-12-15 09:13:23
ShahZaM is good AWP'er but still -semphis -sgares
2014-12-15 09:14:35
Good luck Shahzam.
2014-12-15 09:17:27
bahaha
2014-12-15 13:06:33
rip c9
2014-12-15 09:18:00
brilliant, if ShahZaM continues to be the main AWP as he was in his previous team, sgares will become a rifler?? LOL that dude is terrible =x

And I srsly doubt that this change will stop Semphis from being overly aggressive, so their main problems remain the same.

And considering how dramatic the NA scene is with shit like this: http://i.imgur.com/4GmqCiQ.png
I don't think this will last xD

Post edited 2014-12-15 09:26:17
2014-12-15 09:19:00
Long stay, shahzam!
2014-12-15 09:27:26
-sgares +dboorn ?
2014-12-15 09:29:26
I think adding Shazam to C9 is also historical moment, because now he is officially 2nd colored professional player.
2014-12-15 09:33:07
he was already a professional player you moron
2014-12-15 09:54:08
semi-pro u moron...
2014-12-15 17:48:20
When you have an organisation under you and compete and place well at ESEA LAN you can consider yourself a professional
2014-12-15 22:33:54
Well did he ever attended international lan? Esea Lan is 4 teams NA and 4 teams EU, so its easier for semi-pro NA teams to attend the Esea lan. Did he get payed for playing?
2014-12-15 23:36:06
NA scene goes nuts as usual
2014-12-15 09:35:25
RIP C9
2014-12-15 09:38:50
now shazam thinks hes actually the best player.. pls no
2014-12-15 09:40:09
Bur in hell C9, hiko da best... Good bye shit team ! :)
2014-12-15 09:41:00
TITAN HIKO

or

TORQUED HIKO

Kappa
2014-12-15 09:42:03
Omg too bad... they release best player :( seangares much worse!
2014-12-15 09:45:43
He wasn't released he quit.
2014-12-15 22:38:03
they have 2 awp right now... 1 very good awp and 1 weak
2014-12-15 09:46:04
Sean isn't AWPing anymore. He has never wanted to AWP. that is why they brought in ShahZam.
2014-12-15 22:40:16
RIP C9, Hiko is the most stronger of his ex-team, c9 going down fast i preddict it
2014-12-15 09:49:56
cruel cruel joke

c9 without hiko is unwatchable
2014-12-15 10:03:58
Okay then I'm explaining the masterplan. Titan said they will wait till January/February. AZK will move to EU and join Titan and Hiko will join iBP
2014-12-15 10:08:30
RIP c9
2014-12-15 10:09:53
all they now is +mOE

Post edited 2014-12-15 10:19:48
2014-12-15 10:13:33
Hiko was bad, but shahzam is not a huge player either. I would have better seen NAF fulltime awp, this guy seems to have much more potential.
2014-12-15 10:14:53
C9 wont make next major now... Torqued will. This puts IBP and Torqued as top 2 NA. Replacing Hiko with a match fixing back-stabbing little cunt isnt the answer.
2014-12-15 10:16:34
lol clown9, they were a really bad team with semphis and sgares already and instead kicking them, recruit another noob and send arguably best player in the team.

New team could top NA with;
tarik
naf-fly
hiko
hazed
+1

Post edited 2014-12-15 10:19:32
2014-12-15 10:18:56
Honestly People are gonna just hate on them but they needed an Awper and Shazam is a Great pick-up for them!

as for Hiko he is a great player nothing against him but he wasnt Performing well at all every since ESL so i understand the Reason behind him getting let go!

Cant wait to see Cloud9 in action with Shazam :) Goodluck guys!
2014-12-15 10:23:58
considering he was the only one really performing at a top level for a long time, and just recently had a slump, is the last player i would cut. must be his slump/chemistry with team or they are just dumb and cut him for bad results, after he carried them for a long time before that.
2014-12-15 10:26:32
Yeah they needed a awp but was hiko the one to get rid of imo no they should've dropped semphis even though hiko was playing bad he is still better than semphis and would rather see them pick up adreN but Shazham is okay

Post edited 2014-12-15 12:02:23
2014-12-15 12:01:23
back to streaming to make money :D
2014-12-15 10:26:09
Why hiko :(
2014-12-15 10:28:04
Yep)
2014-12-15 10:28:53
shahzeb
2014-12-15 10:30:03
Lets see if it pays off
2014-12-15 10:33:23
bye C9
2014-12-15 10:34:58
Just, LOL ?? They should -sgares or -semphis
(or both of them) , Hiko is good
2014-12-15 10:36:22
hiko it is necessary to play with the European teams
2014-12-15 10:38:25
n0thing to leave next
2014-12-15 10:38:31
DAMN
2014-12-15 10:42:25
C9 R.I.P 2015
2014-12-15 10:43:42
FREE GUCCI MANE!
2014-12-15 10:51:40
Rip [*][*][*]
2014-12-15 10:52:48
So this was the big new? omg
2014-12-15 10:56:35
+ NAF
- Sgares
2014-12-15 11:06:00
+FODDER inc
2014-12-15 11:08:55
lel
2014-12-15 11:15:12
these murican, german and danish scenes are funny as fuck :D
2014-12-15 11:15:21
shazam is a stupid autistic kid who throws matches and cant act properly online


rip c9, not a fan anymore.
2014-12-15 11:31:05
Shazhams face tho.
2014-12-15 11:34:57
ah dont think its good idea...

he was their main player with n0thing.
he could perform when it mattered they just didnt have luck and he played not so great lately but again on long term i doubt this is good change anyway.



Post edited 2014-12-15 11:42:45
2014-12-15 11:42:31
they just want slim ppl, hiko was to must expensive on europe on food.
2014-12-15 11:43:39
GG c9 will be shit now well even shittier than before
2014-12-15 11:44:21
-sgares +top rifler , sem igl gogogo
2014-12-15 11:49:14
Hiko to Torqued. The shared hatred of Shahzam amongst all of Torqued's players will be good for team bonding.
2014-12-15 11:53:38
lmfao
2014-12-15 12:06:51
C9 if only this team can have a nice long bootcamp before majer events. Never saw such a overrated team.

2014-12-15 11:54:16
-1
hiko is op
2014-12-15 12:00:05
EG.Hiko
2014-12-15 12:00:15
-hiko , rip c9
2014-12-15 12:02:57
Hiko replaced by scammer and unmature kid. Well I hope Hiko get good team and can darape c9.
Currently every team can win c9..Sean's tactics are not godlike as he believes to be.

-seangraves
-semphis
+Hazed
+Steel

2014-12-15 12:04:44
what he scammed? he seems like a nice guy
2014-12-15 12:21:11
Shahzam? He wasn't even the best AWPer in his own former team...
2014-12-15 12:06:07
Nice call C9!!!!!!!

now just

-semphis and top1
2014-12-15 12:08:12
hiko confirmed cheater. since vacation he was playing like shit.
2014-12-15 12:20:32
im sure most people hating shahzam cus he is indian. he will 100% perform better than hiko given this chance. youll see
2014-12-15 12:21:17
i am indian and let me tell you, being indian is actually a great thing. we have beautiful people and we have ugly people. just like any race. I for 1 am a great person, have great friends, and i take care of every one that is in my life and i am glad to do it, and for that i have people that love me around me. also, indian parents are one of the best parents you can have. sometimes they can be really strict, but they will take care of you no matter what, and they will buy you what ever it is that you need. as long as your not a selfish ****head. Also, we all have great jobs, lots of money and a family that we all love and take care off.
2014-12-15 13:20:12
lol im not a indian hater man in fact i love indian people... Salman Khan is my favorite actor watched all of his movies.. but i feel like the real reason shahzam is hated so much is because he is not a real murican (indian) just like moe he's not bad but people keep saying he is shit because he is muslim. Im not saying everyone does this but there is alot
2014-12-15 14:01:22
He's Paki
2014-12-15 18:13:18
hiko to fat to follow. c9 was sick of waiting for him all the time :D
2014-12-15 12:22:26
RIP c9
2014-12-15 12:23:38
cziko :(
2014-12-15 12:26:28
WTF!!??? Cutie pie gone?? #1 all-time american aimer wtf
2014-12-15 12:27:53
Good, best NA awper, good luck Apu !
2014-12-15 12:29:38
I thought nothing and sgares would be first to go :(
2014-12-15 12:30:23
WTF
2014-12-15 12:30:45
shahzahm will wow alot of people, matter of fact, his attitude is a big plus to any team you need to stay confident and upbeat if u wanna win i think he got the charisma the other players our kinda lacking
2014-12-15 12:32:21
this was the big news, lilrobban? barely relevant team adds irrelevant player?
2014-12-15 12:38:30
Leave sgares who is like NA fiflaren, kick the most consistant NA player- c9 logic.
2014-12-15 12:40:23
They really bought him out of his contract instead of waiting until january 2015?
2014-12-15 12:49:47
Rip c9. Kicked one of the best players of 2014 to add a chokerino
2014-12-15 12:54:41
He wasn't kicked he quit.
2014-12-15 22:42:50
Hiko to CLG soon
2014-12-15 12:55:25
They just want players, that their nick starts with "s".. so next is -n0thing +skadoodle
confirmed
2014-12-15 12:58:43
Wait whaaaaat?!
2014-12-15 13:16:38
This is a great addition to the team. Now they can play 5v5 with a pretty good awp instead of 4v5, then 1vx. Hiko is a great player but I never saw him do much in terms of team play, unfortunately. I do still think naf-fly would be a great addition as well, but not sure who he'd replace. I look forward to seeing some games from this new lineup and I sincerely hope they'll re-think their strategic approach to the game. In the last few tournaments it has been questionable at best, they need to learn how to play better as a team and not sacrifice one player at a time.

Also, it's about time we see some energy out of this team as well. They all look tired and bored when playing. They need to hype each other up (every single round, in every single game) and find the passion again.

Post edited 2014-12-15 13:21:01
2014-12-15 13:17:17
hahaha rip cloud9
2014-12-15 13:18:07
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2014-12-15 13:18:16
so happy! Hiko worst player ever.
2014-12-15 13:23:08
This is comparative to when shox left Titan and KennyS stepped in. It's going to take something a bit more drastic to see any kind of improvement though.
2014-12-15 13:23:50
rip murica bb for ever :/
2014-12-15 13:28:04
we need naf-fly too!
2014-12-15 13:32:45
Hiko to iBP, on C9: -semphis and sgares +nitr0 and steel
2014-12-15 13:34:17
Why he left n0thing :((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((
2014-12-15 13:45:31
what the fuck :D?
2014-12-15 13:57:41
never thought I'd see semphis and shahzam in the same team :) nice to see that they can put their personal shit to the side and play. glhf shahzam!
2014-12-15 13:59:53
They both think theyre gods gift to cs.

How these kids have these egos inside the game but are so introverted in person is beyond me.
2014-12-16 03:19:10
lool
2014-12-15 14:02:43
they kicked their best player gg wp
poop9
2014-12-15 14:10:10
He wasn't kicked
2014-12-15 14:19:39
cloudS
shazam
sgares
sepmhis
shroud
2014-12-15 14:19:23
-n0thing +slam93
2014-12-15 15:02:12
aahahahah n1
2014-12-15 15:34:06
n11
2014-12-15 14:27:48
sounds good, gl
2014-12-15 14:32:59
I like ShahZam, but Hiko leaving... :[
I don't like Sgares or Semphis, imo they should leave.
2014-12-15 14:39:08
itís all in the spirit of competition. removes best player.
2014-12-15 14:43:29
did they srsly left sean in the team? :D hes even worse than fifflaren, dont care if he was igl...
2014-12-15 14:45:48
true
2014-12-15 14:56:44
hiko didnt want to play with n0thing abviously and he left. Now with shahzam sgares will focus on rifling-calling and shahzam will take the awp role that was missing from cloud9 since their formation (and before that). I also believe that they should add more firepower and remove some1
2014-12-15 15:01:08
sgares or semphis need to go.
2014-12-16 03:59:13
i believe in sgares. he is a good leader overall and his fragging numbers can go up if he uses rifles. As for semphis i believe that he isnt the player that he used to be in 2012/2013. We see glimpses of his skill sometimes but overall he isnt so good anymore.

i would like to see a team consisting of

n0thing, shahzam, sgares, shroud and 1 heavy rifler (i would pick desi)

Post edited 2014-12-16 19:52:03
2014-12-16 19:50:36
i told ya guys
2014-12-15 15:14:04
And denial?? one player makes a good work in a sub-top team and then one team offers him a spot and this first team who built the player gets fuck'd up :D. Always the same story.
2014-12-15 15:33:04
Never in my whole life i have imagined this
2014-12-15 15:34:09
what? why not sgares or semphis..
2014-12-15 15:37:39
._________.
2014-12-15 15:39:46
- seanG + tarik
2014-12-15 15:39:46
+1
2014-12-15 22:39:07
fuck
2014-12-15 15:40:18
haha hiko to ipb pls
make 1 decent team for god's sake
2014-12-15 15:44:58
NA Dreamteam: Hiko (rifler), Swag (rifler), Skadoodle (awper), Dazed (secondary awper, rifler, caller), Naf Fly or Tarik(rifler)
2014-12-15 15:50:29
AZK > naf & tarik by a large margin bud. IBP's current roster is as close to a dreamteam that we will ever get.

Post edited 2014-12-15 16:09:30
2014-12-15 16:09:02
shahzam
ahhahahahaha
what will be the next, -shroud +tarik?
2014-12-15 15:53:48
hahah
2014-12-15 15:54:41
GL Hiko! Stay up there buddy! GL shazam! Pure entertainer!
2014-12-15 16:30:44
lmo this team is doooomed
2014-12-15 16:48:18
so wrong, they didnt neeed one unstable awper more #nalogic
2014-12-15 16:49:47
Meh. C9 was fine with Hiko. US have many good players. Cannot say same about their teamplay. Instead of streaming everyday they could train more with their teams.
2014-12-15 16:57:58
This is the probably the dumbest thing that c9 could have done. the team is ruined D:
2014-12-15 17:17:27
i bet once video of n0thing talking to m0e about why swag left is probably the reason lol
2014-12-15 17:20:35
LOOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOOLLOL
SEMPHIS IS SO BAD
SEANGARES IS EVEN WORST.
WHAT TO DO? KICK HIKO gege NA scene 0% brain
2014-12-15 17:24:40
Hiko wasn't kicked he quit.

Post edited 2014-12-15 22:44:51
2014-12-15 22:44:42
It looks like you Portos have 0 brain from here.
2014-12-16 19:40:00
LOL
2014-12-15 17:44:54
bad choice it should be -sgares +shazam considering both played same main awp role
2014-12-15 17:59:26
kebab
2014-12-15 18:19:29
Sgares has improved his rifling quite a bit, if shroud can be the star they need him to be, with n0thing finding a proper role (perhaps lurk?) Then shazham may be able to have good game impact with his awp and gares/semphis can have a good support system. They NEED shroud to be that star now though, shazham too.
2014-12-15 19:40:16
rip
2014-12-15 19:59:27
kicked the fuck out lol, are you kidding me!?
2014-12-15 20:05:47
He wasn't kicked he quit.
2014-12-15 22:45:17
sure, orgas allways say the same thing "retired" "steps down" same story everytime
2014-12-15 23:41:58
Check hiko's twitter retard
2014-12-16 19:39:04
i have no idea what his twitter is. but he is not relevant anymore after the kick so i dont really care
2014-12-16 20:31:55
rip shazam the worst
2014-12-15 20:53:45
Retards hiko left he didnt get kicked
2014-12-15 21:01:04
Hiko was a beast
2014-12-15 21:28:27
Yet they still kept semphis and sgares. GG
2014-12-15 22:25:06
RIP C9
2014-12-15 22:34:25
-sgares +anger maybe
2014-12-15 22:45:00
Just one year removed from being proclaimed 9th best player in the world on hltv.org. Very odd.
2014-12-15 22:57:04
Well first off, congrats to Shahzam for getting the opportunity all aspiring (and probably some current) pro players hope for in landing a spot on a mainstream team.

With that said, has anyone come out and said why there is an "NA Shuffle" in the first place? Aside from trying to improve the NA CSGO quality and scene, is this the best method? Hiko wouldn't have been my choice but I'm sure c9 has their reasons, as does Hiko.

Gg wp, we'll see how it goes.
2014-12-16 00:37:52
Hiko is out, what a joke.
2014-12-16 01:06:26
This. Shahzam? What a joke. Ive always followed Jordans teams since he came up in the 1.6 scene. One of my favorite players. But his teams ALWAYS shuffle and get worse.

I never understand.



Post edited 2014-12-16 03:17:36
2014-12-16 03:14:25
+1
2014-12-18 15:15:41
But... I... I just bought my C9 fanboy shirt yesterday...
2014-12-16 04:23:23
Lol I love this
2014-12-16 19:28:36
-semphis
-sgares
+n1tro
+freakazoid
2014-12-16 04:57:04
-n0thing +steel

THE S TEAM
2014-12-16 13:41:59
RIP C9
2014-12-16 19:28:09
It makes no sense at all, i mean ok, they had to change something or do something about the team since they were getting nowhere, but Hiko?? Replacing Hiko? I dont get it.
2014-12-17 21:23:38
nice!
2014-12-20 21:59:11
hike back please
2015-02-23 18:19:33
Great move.
kappa
2015-04-18 12:47:35
top 1 na
2015-11-26 03:53:57

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