coL set to move to Cloud9 - Report

According to dailydot.com, compLexity's CS:GO team are set to join Cloud9 once their contracts expire.

Even though compLexity were shaky on the North American scene, after qualifying for ESEA Invite Season 16 Global Finals by the skin of their teeth, they suprised by defeating NiP, Virtus.pro and Natus Vincere on their way to second place.

Jordan "⁠n0thing⁠" Gilbert's team's contracts at compLexity will supposedly expire on August 2nd, and despite the organization's efforts including an annual salary, Gilbert and company look to be set to move to Cloud9.


Hiko & co could be playing under a new tag at the next major

Cloud9 have started as a League of Legends team only, but soon started venturing into other titles such as DotA 2 and Hearthstone. This time it looks like they will be acquiring a CS:GO team.

According to compLexity's manager Jason Bass, the move is already set in stone as Cloud9 offered a better deal than the opposition:

"We made an offer for a new annual salary weeks ago but the players informed us Cloud9 made a better one," Bass told dailydot.com.

"We wish the players and Cloud9 nothing but the best. We enjoyed having them as a part of compLexity. They are very talented and we're glad they found a new home moving forward."

The last roster compLexity used in the CEVO-P match against Area51 is following:

United States Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert
United States Spencer "Hiko" Martin
Canada Kory "semphis" Friesen
Canada Mike "shroud" Grzesiek
United States Sean "sgares" Gares

Gilbert's team's LAN debut with the new roster and potentially under the new tag is going to be ESL One Cologne, which will run from August 14-17.

United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
67
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
Suuuuuuuuure...
2014-07-30 19:49
1 reply
#166
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Brazil Victorhs
10 Years since sing strim
2014-07-31 01:20
good move
2014-07-30 19:49
gl
2014-07-30 19:49
lol..
2014-07-30 19:50
Awesome :)
2014-07-30 19:51
Never heard of them because I'm not interested in the other games mentioned, are they a good org?
2014-07-30 19:51
35 replies
They have the top2 team in NA league of legends, which is pretty big.
2014-07-30 19:54
10 replies
5th to 6th place in Dota Ti4 & 2nd place in LoL LCS atm so yeah their a good org
2014-07-30 19:58
1 reply
+1
2014-07-31 00:03
#88
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Venezuela cubek
Fucking love Balls best AD Carry evah!
2014-07-30 20:35
3 replies
ad carry? really?
2014-07-30 21:18
1 reply
#175
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Venezuela cubek
Oops wrong player :D
2014-07-31 02:17
Ballz is atop laner :D
2014-07-31 00:00
I think they are top1?
2014-07-30 20:47
2 replies
could be, been inactive in lol
2014-07-30 21:30
1 reply
o
2014-07-30 21:37
league of children? my kid brother played that til he grew up and turned 13
2014-08-01 10:19
#14
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Portugal antCB
i think so, they have a pretty good DotA2 team/lineup. not sure about hearthstone and LoL.
2014-07-30 19:54
2 replies
pretty good? Do u know what is top6 team in world in dota which include tons of teams.
2014-07-31 02:53
1 reply
#198
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Portugal antCB
crawl back to the rock you came from. i don't have up to date rankings on my head, and couldn't care less to google that info before hand.
2014-07-31 14:24
They boast the best NA LoL team and the DotA 2 team placed 5-6 at TI 4.
2014-07-30 19:55
4 replies
didn't they place 3de in Ti4? woeps checked indeed 5-6th place
2014-07-30 19:57
2 replies
They placed 5-6. But they were the one to drop NaVi
2014-07-30 20:19
they also have the #1 smash bros melee player as of a few months ago cloud 9 making big moves in da ScEne
2014-07-31 01:41
yes
2014-07-30 19:55
they have a great team in dota2 aparently is such a good org
2014-07-30 19:56
11 replies
Well The International 4 had over 11 million pricepool and it was Cloud9 who eliminated NaVi. They placed 5th-6th winning over 650k. Imo the best match/map in the whole tournament was the 2nd map between Cloud9 and VG (VG won the tournament). They have a brilliant DotA2 team and they seem like a solid house :)
2014-07-30 20:23
8 replies
you're right, except Newbee won ;)
2014-07-30 20:34
7 replies
Oh damn my bad there. Don't even know why I said Vici won, just rewatched the replays yesterday. My bad. But Vici did make it to the finals tho :) edit: Newbee totally owned Vici too, eventho they lost the 1st map. The final was quite a disappointment, all 4 maps were pure steamroll.
2014-07-30 20:41
6 replies
The match you're talking about is the SingSing Meepo and PieLieDie Bounty "courier sniper" ? I was thinking about this one but now i have doubt it was the one against VG in winner bracket semi final.
2014-07-30 20:41
3 replies
twitch.tv/dota2ti/c/4707649 This was the match 2 vs Vici Gaming, was a pleasure to see it again ;) Of course it was not in winner bracket but loser one <__<
2014-07-30 23:05
1 reply
That's the one :)
2014-07-31 10:39
It was the 2nd map between C9 and VG, not actually sure if it was the meepo game.
2014-07-31 10:38
Nope, the finals were decent, they were actionfilled. It's just their (VG) strats that are made for early game domination. If they fail at the begginning, then they can call gg as there is no point in playing 30-40 min games with no action at all. The problem was that both VG & NB have the same playstyle and NewBee executed it better this time. I doubt that any other team could stand a chance against those two.
2014-07-31 09:52
1 reply
I found the final way too steamroll. I mean eventho there was that "can they come back" feeling, it was way too op to my liking.
2014-07-31 10:41
and the best LoL team in NA
2014-07-31 00:53
1 reply
no one cares about lol
2014-07-31 02:24
C9 very stronk in Dota 2 :)) They played vey well at TI4 :))Guardian is the big fan of c9's SingSing :))
2014-07-30 20:09
1 reply
ok add some more :)) smileys :)) please!! :))) because its very :))) important to show everyone :)) how happy :)) you are :))
2014-07-31 11:46
as i know they have decent leagueoflegends and dota2 rosters =]
2014-07-30 21:11
gud
2014-07-30 19:51
n8 best
2014-07-30 19:52
Seems nice, gl guys!
2014-07-30 19:52
good or bad news? btw coL <3
2014-07-30 19:52
3 replies
Good. Complexity now has an organization that is paying them a salary, and a higher one than coL offered. They'll likely get some money from the stickers (coL kept sticker revenue, iBP shared it) and will also probably attend more EU events in the future (another thing they were unhappy about according to another article).
2014-07-30 19:57
1 reply
nice, hope to see them in EU more!
2014-07-30 20:11
Good news :)
2014-07-30 19:58
glll hffff Guyz
2014-07-30 19:52
#12
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Chile Cristoff
wow nice C9
2014-07-30 19:52
Hopefully they'll get the support to be a better team!
2014-07-30 19:54
nice!
2014-07-30 19:55
C9 n0thing C9 shroud C9 Hiko <3333
2014-07-30 19:55
1 reply
hEEko
2014-07-31 15:02
ibp to eg
2014-07-30 19:55
1 reply
Ya was suprised EG didn't scoop these guys up. Bout as good a time as you are going to find to jump into csgo, and this is a team that's competitive internationally with the best of teams. IBP would be a good pick up too.
2014-07-31 06:44
Noooo :( I love coL as an organization. Wish them the best of luck with Cloud9, wish coL would of kept them.
2014-07-30 19:57
4 replies
coL will probably pick up a other team.
2014-07-30 19:59
Why do you love coL ? Just because of the name? Its clearly states in the article that the roster wasnt happy with how they were being treated by them.
2014-07-30 20:05
2 replies
They seemed to have listened to the complaints and offered them what they could, they just couldn't match C9's offer. And I love coL not only for the history associated with them but the people that run it. I'll support any team they pick up :) I'll be a C9 fan until they do so. Edit: Also I was secretly hoping Na'Vi would be picking them up. Na'Vi said they were looking at "other" games to expand the NA division as well. Now that isn't possible :(
2014-07-30 20:15
1 reply
I feel the same. I will support coL till the end. That orga/team has been a huge part of the e-sports scene since the beginning.
2014-07-30 20:30
hearthstone LOL
2014-07-30 19:58
Nice
2014-07-30 19:58
#31
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Lithuania fixxie
coL better.
2014-07-30 19:58
New murican top team yay \o/ :D
2014-07-30 19:59
AWESOMEEEEEEEEEEE
2014-07-30 20:01
nicccccce
2014-07-30 20:02
thats cool
2014-07-30 20:04
c9.singsing
2014-07-30 20:05
nice, now they need to cut sgares for someone better
2014-07-30 20:06
8 replies
seangares was about to leave, but Hiko mentioned that GTR talked to sean and he decided to back again... So, 1. GTR is trying to be nice. 2. GTR is trying to keep coL bad with sgares. 3. Sgares wants the salary. Kappa
2014-07-30 20:14
Yeah, thats a cute idea. Tell me one NA player with international experience and skill to compete with the best that is not on IBP roster atm?
2014-07-30 22:12
5 replies
anger but if thats the criteria than why did they pick shroud?
2014-07-30 22:46
desi is better and can fill the support role better. or they could find a main awper, such as jdm.
2014-07-30 23:38
3 replies
jdm top lel desi oh god...
2014-07-31 08:50
2 replies
you're a moron. reported.
2014-07-31 09:31
1 reply
What a great argument. Just like your level of CS knowledge - retarded to the core.
2014-07-31 09:55
TARIK TO COL PLEASE WOOOOOOOOOO
2014-07-31 06:29
c9 - c 9 - cen9 org
2014-07-30 20:07
1 reply
#108
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Denmark fyhn
ceh9?
2014-07-30 21:06
#44
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Europe midi
Better get anger back.
2014-07-30 20:07
3 replies
shroud is way better
2014-07-30 21:12
2 replies
#143
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Europe midi
Yeah sure, S16 finals only prove that.
2014-07-30 22:29
nope
2014-07-30 23:38
Good move. At least we can have a new sticker during ESL...
2014-07-30 20:11
This is probably why sgares came back lol. Great news. IBP needs to negotiate for salaries too.
2014-07-30 20:11
1 reply
Way to drop the hammer on his head hello xd
2014-07-31 09:02
ceh9.n0thing ceh9.hiko sounds great lol
2014-07-30 20:12
2 replies
its just C9
2014-07-30 20:56
1 reply
i know bro
2014-07-30 21:18
C9. BOYS :D
2014-07-30 20:14
song name?
2014-07-30 20:17
1 reply
dudududu
2014-07-31 00:39
nice
2014-07-30 20:18
#62
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United States Dood
Boo c9
2014-07-30 20:18
C9 stickers yay XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2014-07-30 20:20
c9 hyperX go go go
2014-07-30 20:20
After TI4 I became a fan of Cloud9 :)
2014-07-30 20:25
never heard of this org everyone seeks better terms so it's normal
2014-07-30 20:28
GL n0thing and company. Now all you need to do is replace sgares with someone who can kill people without having to buy a SCAR-20
2014-07-30 20:29
3 replies
sgares is not a problem.... coL is a very strat based team, replacing the IGL like that would require a lot more changes then needed. He also performs very well on LAN.
2014-07-30 20:43
2 replies
semphis is the IGL. They shouldn't cut sgares regardless though.
2014-07-30 20:52
1 reply
Oh, right. I forgot they made that change.
2014-07-30 20:55
#77
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United Kingdom smoggy:.
sweet, healthy to see new orgs getting involved with cs.
2014-07-30 20:29
A new organisation in CS:GO. Good stuff :-)
2014-07-30 20:29
#79
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Russia monte:)
We fucking lost it man!
2014-07-30 20:30
1 reply
#100
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Russia goodjob
u pussy?
2014-07-30 20:51
n1 then i wanna see CLG cs:go team xD
2014-07-30 20:31
Where's dBoorN?
2014-07-30 20:31
sorry im late boys expected
2014-07-30 20:35
1 reply
expected
2014-07-30 20:47
I hope that coL stay in CS
2014-07-30 20:45
good to see, feel bad for complexity though as there aren't many other csgo teams to pick up. :/
2014-07-30 20:45
#97
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Chile L1PPE
Cloud9 Hiko * HyperX
2014-07-30 20:49
EG Pz
2014-07-30 20:49
#99
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Russia goodjob
Clown9 n0thing
2014-07-30 20:51
n1 stickers
2014-07-30 21:00
Clutch9 shroud
2014-07-30 21:01
Good news for Hiko and the boys. This also leaves a possibility of a 3rd NA team that can attend EU events if coL decides to pick up another csgo team
2014-07-30 21:02
C9 is pretty good organization! GL
2014-07-30 21:10
new stickers :d
2014-07-30 21:11
So I doubt EG even made an offer to them. coLs offer was too low and EG doesn't even care about that team, I guess they want iBP if they have to choose a team.
2014-07-30 21:16
-sgares +singsing
2014-07-30 21:23
1 reply
Shoot awp > hit awp
2014-07-31 15:07
Gl guyz P.S. Would be awesome if valve makes player stickers like team stickers for ESL
2014-07-30 21:24
coL.Storm coL.Warden coL.Xp3 ??
2014-07-30 21:24
SALARY HYPE
2014-07-30 21:27
c9 is good, gratz to them
2014-07-30 21:27
FUCK YES I LOVE C9
2014-07-30 21:38
I heard they're going to Evil Genuises
2014-07-30 21:43
n0thing shroud Hiko semphis SingSing confirmed
2014-07-30 21:48
c9 taking over
2014-07-30 21:57
Any speculation on who coL might pick up? Any existing team? Could they build a new team, perhaps around someone like Anger? Or will they wait for a while before coming back to CS GO?
2014-07-30 22:01
1 reply
I wonder whether they would consider picking up a team outside NA? Maybe they could get one of the european or even asian/ oceanic teams?
2014-07-31 00:45
remove sean gares for miniker or moe pls. gares is trash
2014-07-30 22:04
7 replies
moe? Is that likely for any professional team after what happened?
2014-07-30 22:06
for minikerr or moe... jesus christ you're stupid.
2014-07-30 22:06
3 replies
minikerr legend u faggot Kappa
2014-07-30 22:22
your telling me moe or minikker arent better then sean?
2014-07-30 22:42
1 reply
Is that even a question LOL
2014-07-30 22:43
minikerr AKAKAK mOE
2014-07-30 22:22
Fucking die tard
2014-07-31 00:59
However you look at it.. its better for CS the more organizations.. especially since coL will look to build another top competing team.. hopefully it wont just be c9 vs. IBP all the time
2014-07-30 22:47
happy to see they are progressing after so much shit was thrown at them
2014-07-30 23:29
In before EG counters that offer
2014-07-31 00:05
#158
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Russia goodjob
EE-sama wont let that happen :D
2014-07-31 00:37
Confirmed Nothing stream 1 min ago. Q: Are you going to be doing subscriber giveaways? A: Yes! Now that I am on cloud9 they will be giving me products to give away on stream. He said he has a none disclosure agreement, so he cant talk about the move.
2014-07-31 01:04
1 reply
heard that too. ITS CONFIRMED GUYS!
2014-07-31 01:34
I'm going to miss the coL.tag :(
2014-07-31 01:30
huge moves
2014-07-31 01:39
Well in the SK days you went to SK's site and it was all cs This is c9's what? 4th most important gaming venture? Not too excited about what seems like a money grab for a 1st time cs org, maybe i'll be surprised. Edit: 1.6 and sources players have no respect for each other but now we respect lol and dota orgs, maybe all lol players aren't the zanax chewing zombies they are in this country.
2014-07-31 01:46
2 replies
because dota 2 was also a money grab attempt from them as well
2014-07-31 02:16
wat da fak r u tryina say dud i dont even
2014-07-31 03:00
i was always expecting EG...
2014-07-31 02:03
IBP to EG ?
2014-07-31 02:57
iBP to EG confirmed !!!
2014-07-31 04:25
a little bit unexpected move from cloud9 tbh.they have one of the best squads in lol and dota and they want to pick col. dont get me wrong,they are good team but in current shape i dont see them even in top8(we will see after cologne ofc).but i hope that this pick will pay out to them(i guess that everyone remember when titan picked vg...)
2014-07-31 04:30
1 reply
This will allow coL to go to more events and be more motivated to practice since they have a salary now. Wouldn't doubt if they got into the form they were in when they placed 3-4 at DHW when they're more composed. As long as shroud can perform on LAN like he has online.
2014-07-31 09:50
OMG that is a shocker. I can't believe this but I'm not mad I want to see what is to come with this move.
2014-07-31 04:35
The real question is which NA team will Complexity pick up?
2014-07-31 06:08
C9 NIIIIIIIIICE edit: dAT to Empire !
2014-07-31 06:54
#203
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Norway FriggeK
2014-08-01 10:22
complexity > cyka9
2014-08-02 08:19
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