Cloud9 create CS:GO division

Cloud9 have all but confirmed the signing of compLexity's squad by adding the players to the CS:GO division on their website.

Earlier in the week, Daily Dot reported that compLexity's players were on the verge of completing a move to Cloud9 after growing unhappy with the support they were getting from Jason Lake's organisation.

While coL manager Jason Bass has confirmed that the players will be leaving the organisation they joined in August 2013 following the breakup of Quantic Gaming, Cloud9 have so far stayed silent on the matter.


n0thing & co set to join Cloud9

However, last night Cloud9 dropped a major hint that they are poised to sign the ESEA runners-up after creating a CS:GO section on their website and adding all five coL players to it.

The move is expected to become official during the weekend, as the players' contracts with coL expire on Saturday.

Cloud9's CS:GO division will consist of:

United States Jordan "⁠n0thing⁠" Gilbert
United States Sean "⁠seang@res⁠" Gares
United States Spencer "⁠Hiko⁠" Martin
Canada Kory "⁠SEMPHIS⁠" Friesen
Canada Mike "⁠shroud⁠" Grzesiek

The team will be making their debut for Cloud9 at the upcoming $250,000 ESL One Cologne, which will run from August 14-17.

United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
100
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.61
Canada Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen
Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
98
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
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
United States Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
68
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.66
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
5
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.76
nice
2014-08-01 12:01
#2
dRiim | 
Finland dRiim
n2
2014-08-01 12:02
yeah, finally they're active in csgo :D
2014-08-01 12:02
nice
2014-08-01 12:02
GL guys!
2014-08-01 12:02
EE-Sama
2014-08-01 12:04
n1
2014-08-01 12:07
n1
2014-08-01 12:07
#10
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Indonesia Shinopp
just...WOW!
2014-08-01 12:08
amazing!
2014-08-01 12:08
Since when did shroud join coL/C9? :)
2014-08-01 12:09
2 replies
Right after ESEA lan finals.
2014-08-01 12:46
1 reply
(right after minikerr's incredible lan performance)
2014-08-01 12:59
#13
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Iceland alex!
TSM next? ;)
2014-08-01 12:09
11 replies
TSM? What is that? I have heard TCM not TSM. :(
2014-08-01 13:20
2 replies
TeamSoloMid from LoL
2014-08-01 13:36
1 reply
ok. thx.
2014-08-01 13:38
Gambit too, why not? And SK should pick a team, CS scene without SK just doesn't feel the same :/ PS: Glad to see you're still around! :)
2014-08-01 16:54
6 replies
#92
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Iceland alex!
I never left, i just don't post as much as I did pre-admin ;)
2014-08-01 18:44
Did you miss where they had ESG! for about 2 weeks and then announced they won't try to go back into CSGO for a while? SK is a joke now, certainly a shadow of what it formerly once was.
2014-08-01 22:56
4 replies
Nope, I didn't miss that, it's just that I would like them to go back to being a descent org. with a descent team, I cheered for them for quite some time in the past =/
2014-08-01 23:42
3 replies
decent organisation, sk and counter-strike don't go together anymore - glad they're gone.
2014-08-02 05:19
#119
L.K.S | 
Other Xeeh
SK only want the #1 team or no team at all.. They dropped ESG in what like a week because they couldn't win every game
2014-08-02 05:37
1 reply
I know, and it makes me sad :(
2014-08-02 17:57
would they only send 1 person mid every round?
2014-08-02 01:35
Really amazing
2014-08-01 12:09
Jacky Mao will teach them how to be truly professionals :D
2014-08-01 12:12
bone chan
2014-08-01 12:14
gl
2014-08-01 12:14
Nice, gl guys
2014-08-01 12:15
Will they scratch the stickers off of their guns now?
2014-08-01 12:15
7 replies
#55
dRiim | 
Finland dRiim
coL didn't gave the players anything from the money they made out of stickers (f*ing shit right?). that's why they left col in the first place. "col best orga:D"
2014-08-01 14:36
6 replies
I know that, I've read the articles :) But they have some stickers on their guns, so I am wondering if they will scrape them, since they are no longer in coL :D
2014-08-01 14:54
5 replies
link for the article?
2014-08-01 15:33
3 replies
Lurppis said that somewhere also in the forum on hltv, if you could find his comment about it, good luck.
2014-08-01 15:36
dailydot.com/esports/complexity-counter-.. "They (CompLexity) had apparently wanted to attend more events and were unhappy when they received no revenue from CompLexity's sticker sales during ESL One's event in Katowice, Poland in March. This was a particular sore point for the players, as rival North American team iBUYPOWER received a share of the proceeds from their organization."
2014-08-01 15:38
1 reply
thx!
2014-08-01 15:47
There should be cloud9 stickers for ESL, time to upgrade!
2014-08-01 17:11
I hope coL will sign another roster now!
2014-08-01 12:23
2 replies
I hope they wont
2014-08-01 16:32
1 reply
Me neither Sk and col can stay away
2014-08-01 17:34
nice
2014-08-01 12:24
gl
2014-08-01 12:25
sneaky 9
2014-08-01 12:27
iBP----->TSM calling it first Kappa
2014-08-01 12:32
#27
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Germany lpSykl
EG next confirmed
2014-08-01 12:35
GL, awesome new organisation in GO!
2014-08-01 12:36
NICEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
2014-08-01 12:36
gl
2014-08-01 12:37
So is this a big org from Dota2 or LoL?
2014-08-01 12:37
1 reply
both
2014-08-01 12:43
lol shroud gj !
2014-08-01 12:42
noice
2014-08-01 12:42
gl guys
2014-08-01 12:46
ez4shrood who is the IGL? semphis?
2014-08-01 12:52
4 replies
sgares
2014-08-01 15:19
3 replies
semphis.
2014-08-02 05:20
2 replies
oh yeah my fault, they change it on ESEA finals!
2014-08-02 17:38
1 reply
Yeah :P
2014-08-03 01:44
#38
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Latvia Ke]R[4u
sad for col ;[
2014-08-01 12:47
n0thing confirmed it on stream by the way, and its rumored to be confirmed officially by C9 tomorrow when coL's contract runs up.
2014-08-01 12:50
Cloud9 doing great in NA.LoL scene, good to see the funny skilled "n0thing" for Cloud9's NA.CS pick !
2014-08-01 13:01
-sgares +dboorN or +irukanji
2014-08-01 13:02
2 replies
I'm glad you're not calling the shots at cloud9.
2014-08-02 02:13
1 reply
-.-
2014-08-02 05:39
So are complexity going to acquire a new team?
2014-08-01 13:08
i like it how the website of cloud nine ends on .gg :P
2014-08-01 13:37
we fucking lost boys :(
2014-08-01 13:42
#49
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Greece her-1g
sean will retire after cologne and dboorn will step in (he was going to retire before but gtr changed his mind)
2014-08-01 13:47
1 reply
They have salary so i doubt it, they will all be practicing their individual skills a lot more. They also said they had no motivation at the end of their coL times before ESEA LAN; this will give them some.
2014-08-01 14:57
Cool!
2014-08-01 13:47
So the expenses going to ESL will be payed by C9 already?
2014-08-01 13:47
3 replies
yes
2014-08-01 15:30
#103
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United States y0rk
I would say it's a definite yes. Cloud9 likes to get their teams to competitions. They're very good in that respect.
2014-08-01 20:15
1 reply
Of course the organization will sent their player even if they are still in CoL.
2014-08-02 08:09
#52
hypn | 
Serbia hypn`
gl
2014-08-01 13:49
GL guys
2014-08-01 13:54
So epic, gl guys, and ¡SHROUD! ,Ye fan
2014-08-01 14:09
n1,gl guys
2014-08-01 14:51
what is waiting EG ?
2014-08-01 14:56
2 replies
maybe NiP drop their players :D
2014-08-01 15:21
play.esea.net/teams/23195?tab=league&per..[type]=seasons&period[season_start]=91 A team to be as good as coL/IBP
2014-08-01 18:43
gg
2014-08-01 15:06
team9 > cloud9
2014-08-01 15:15
WEll i guess GOOD LUCK!!! But i personaly think that they have to change something in lineup just like TITAN have!!!
2014-08-01 15:32
2 replies
They did?!?
2014-08-01 17:36
1 reply
even with shox to KennyS Exchange its not done! so yeah...
2014-08-01 19:21
C9 :)
2014-08-01 15:43
Fnatic better tho
2014-08-01 15:44
CLG still better
2014-08-01 15:48
dat picture tho :D
2014-08-01 16:19
-sgares +singsing 16:0 all m4551v3 0wn4g3
2014-08-01 16:19
Im a shroud fan so I'm going say go and get that money and wins
2014-08-01 16:31
shroudie!!!
2014-08-01 16:47
so ehat happened to dboorn experiment? and the apparent retirement of sgares?
2014-08-01 16:57
1 reply
g0g0g0 n0thing ^^
2014-08-01 17:03
awesome news for cs.. go n0thing <3
2014-08-01 17:05
#87
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Argentina kra1zy
no complexity sticker anymore :(
2014-08-01 18:00
gl cluuuuuuuuuuuuuud nain Kappa
2014-08-01 18:03
Now IBP will want that salary.
2014-08-01 18:04
Hopefully coL picks up a new team, possibly having 3 teams able to travel should help out the NA scene.
2014-08-01 19:07
C9.n0thing <3333333333
2014-08-01 19:14
niceee
2014-08-01 20:00
Hoping coL will pick another team, not too many orgs in NA.
2014-08-01 20:02
#102
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United States y0rk
I'm happy that Cloud9 is finally getting a CSGO team, but this is NOT how I wanted it to happen. It's a shame compLexity seems to not treat their players well? Because I really liked this team. I've been a coL fan since their formation. I really hope they pick up a new team and quickly. If they pick up a team that's already formed I suspect they would go after LunatiK or JusTus Pro (promising young team with good talent - would be my pick). I know those teams are established, but coL is a very attractive banner to be playing under.
2014-08-01 20:11
Shroud > anger, this will be really interesting to watch them now. Best of luck to this squad and let's see how the first cloud9 vs. iBP match goes :)
2014-08-01 22:00
Let's just hope they perform.
2014-08-02 00:52
1 reply
+1 this is my favorite NA team
2014-08-02 02:15
so are they playing as coL @ G3? article says they will debut as c9 @ cologne
2014-08-02 04:33
1 reply
#121
L.K.S | 
Other Xeeh
They aren't participating in G3
2014-08-02 05:40
#115
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Russia 6aLo4ka~
ETERNALENVY!!!!!!!!!!!!
2014-08-02 05:17
1 reply
-sgares +bone7, still a better sniper (atleast courier-wise)
2014-08-02 17:43
Bad move.
2014-12-27 01:49
:o
2015-11-29 17:36
1 reply
No way! I predict these guys to first get out of groups at esl one cologne where they will beat titan and dignitas in two impressive comebacks, then loose to NiP 2-1 in the quarterfinals but in a very close fashion. Then I predict them to fail at dhw causing hiko to leave, then I predict that they will pick up shahzam who will fuck up badly at esl katowice causing him and semphis to be replaced by skadoodle and freakazoid who will lead them to 3 2nd place finishes but they will still go out in groups at the next 2 majors, and finally I predict that these guys will win ibp cup and seang@res will retire. Let's see if I'm correct.
2015-11-29 17:43
No way! I predict these guys to first get out of groups at esl one cologne where they will beat titan and dignitas in two impressive comebacks, then loose to NiP 2-1 in the quarterfinals but in a very close fashion. Then I predict them to fail at dhw causing hiko to leave, then I predict that they will pick up shahzam who will fuck up badly at esl katowice causing him and semphis to be replaced by skadoodle and freakazoid who will lead them to 3 2nd place finishes but they will still go out in groups at the next 2 majors, and finally I predict that these guys will win ibp cup and seang@res will retire. Let's see if I'm correct.
2015-11-29 17:43
1 reply
Holy shit dude ur a genius
2015-11-29 17:51
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