Nihilum officially sign SEMPHIS

Nihilum Gaming have now confirmed the signing of former Cloud9 member Kory "SEMPHIS" Friesen to its starting lineup.

Following the appearance of former Cloud9 player Kory "⁠SEMPHIS⁠" Friesen on Nihilum's CEVO roster last night, it began to be widely expected that SEMPHIS would permanently move into the organisation's fold.

This belief was further cemented by a Tweet from departing player Kyle "⁠flowsicK⁠" Mendez. And yesterday, we saw the Canadian SEMPHIS in action against CLG in a much different role to his previous in-game role in Cloud9.

Nihilum have now officially announced the signing of SEMPHIS, reporting that they were able to smoothly acquire the player from Cloud9 without issue. Additionally, Nihilum revealed that the replaced flowsicK has been released from his contract and is now a free agent on the market.


SEMPHIS has found himself a secure place in the NA scene

In a statement to ESEA News, team captain Soham "⁠valens⁠" Chowdhury had this to say:

"We are thrilled to bring Kory on board to round out our roster. I’ve personally known Kory for many years, and beyond being the encyclopedia of CS, he’s a great personality out of the game. This change will stabilize our roles and bring much needed experience playing against international competition. Shoutout to flowsicK for being an impeccable teammate—he truly went above and beyond to ensure our team’s success," Chowdhury said.

Nihilum Gaming's roster is now officially:

United States Soham "⁠valens⁠" Chowdhury
United States Timothy "⁠autimatic⁠" Ta
United States Joshua "⁠sancz⁠" Ballenger
United States Andrew "⁠Professor_Chaos⁠" Heintz
Canada Kory "⁠SEMPHIS⁠" Friesen 

United States Andrew 'Professor_Chaos' Heintz
Andrew 'Professor_Chaos' Heintz
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
171
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
United States Kyle 'flowsicK' Mendez
Kyle 'flowsicK' Mendez
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
395
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.15
United States Soham 'valens' Chowdhury
Soham 'valens' Chowdhury
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
208
KPR:
0.50
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Canada Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen
Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
822
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
United States Joshua 'sancz' Ballenger
Joshua 'sancz' Ballenger
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
315
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1122
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
n1
2015-04-28 23:17
6 replies
Who cares, the NA scene is a joke anyways.
2015-04-28 23:27
5 replies
ameen brother
2015-04-29 00:20
laughing stock of the community
2015-04-29 01:22
3 replies
Yeah and the sad part is that their (lack of) good teams isn't even the biggest reason for that..
2015-04-29 02:02
2 replies
Explain then. And don't use dazed's videos as your explaination. Dazed is just mad he threw a match and got banned and can't play anymore.
2015-04-29 02:35
1 reply
What are you talking about LOL
2015-04-29 03:28
cloud9 will looks strong
2015-04-28 23:17
expected
2015-04-28 23:17
gg
2015-04-28 23:17
11 replies
dude, you're so damn good
2015-04-28 23:21
10 replies
thanks bro, thanks
2015-04-28 23:22
9 replies
i love you man, i really do
2015-04-28 23:23
8 replies
i love you too :)
2015-04-28 23:24
7 replies
owwwww <3
2015-04-28 23:24
6 replies
<3
2015-04-28 23:25
5 replies
P much the saddest thing Ive seen in a while
2015-04-28 23:41
4 replies
Even more sad than UK cs
2015-04-29 00:50
2 replies
Which is just as much a joke as NA cs*
2015-04-29 00:51
I can only smile at this comment :)
2015-04-29 01:10
#63
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Portugal dracø
+1, I cried a little for him, so sad :\
2015-04-29 00:51
#5
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Iraq IronManuel
5th
2015-04-28 23:17
great for semph. now hiko needs to go to SK!!
2015-04-28 23:17
rofl
2015-04-28 23:18
gl!
2015-04-28 23:18
will give them loads of experience
2015-04-28 23:18
#11
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Latvia `DinGo
meh kinda good and bad at the same time
2015-04-28 23:19
gl man
2015-04-28 23:19
Sorry Kory
2015-04-28 23:19
professor_chaos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ahhaahh
2015-04-28 23:19
4 replies
idunno what you are on silver scrub but pc is actually a really strong awper and he prooved it at lan last time nilhum look like they are all jokes but they are actually pretty good tier 2-3 na teams
2015-04-29 02:49
3 replies
Or maybe he just finds his nickname funny, probably because it's Butters' evil alter ego. But hey don't let that stop you from going full typical Brit.
2015-04-29 10:20
anybody here spoke about skill?
2015-04-30 23:18
1 reply
fdp
2015-04-30 23:21
expected xD
2015-04-28 23:20
Did he play good with Nihilium ?
2015-04-28 23:22
3 replies
They looked great on cache taking the map to overtime, but they got rekt on overpass. He has the same type of gameplay as the rest as a more free roaming role than like the strict gameplay of c9. He'll fit in great and it was probably the best groupfor him.
2015-04-29 00:18
2 replies
thanks :)
2015-04-29 00:24
I honestly don't think c9 is that "strict." They were more puggy than ibp at EU lans and more recently, their communication and executes were really poor.
2015-04-29 02:04
-valeNs +fLOKi
2015-04-28 23:23
man gl Semphis... just a great player :/ would love to see him with Hiko
2015-04-28 23:25
Best player NA. Ez game.
2015-04-28 23:26
He deserves better :(
2015-04-28 23:30
its a downgrade, flowsick is a lot better than semphis
2015-04-28 23:33
1 reply
Flowsick bottomfrags with valens on almost all their matches, but valens is their IGL. So you could say it was their worst player, it's quite hard to think it was a downgrade.
2015-04-28 23:57
Good team for semphis to join, hopefully he can help guide these upcoming players
2015-04-28 23:33
how many news and threads announcing that were posted today ?
2015-04-28 23:34
1 reply
#38
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Finland jayss
The news will keep on coming.
2015-04-28 23:36
does nihilium get salary?
2015-04-28 23:45
2 replies
Yes. They get housing and 3 meals a day. Camping tent and bic macs
2015-04-28 23:47
1 reply
3 meals? ! but just bread with water
2015-04-29 00:55
haha terrible decision lmao time to change my Reddit flair
2015-04-28 23:47
1 reply
reddit flair?
2015-04-29 00:28
They need Tony Abott with em
2015-04-28 23:56
Light a candle for Flowsick [*] :(
2015-04-28 23:56
On paper this is a significant upgrade. We'll see how it works long term and we'll see if Nihilum can keep him from getting bought out.
2015-04-29 00:07
professor chaos cannot dissapoint.
2015-04-29 00:17
downgrade is real
2015-04-29 00:39
He played decently against CLG last night. Gogo Nih<3
2015-04-29 00:40
makes sense. hikos team is doomed cuz skadoodle sold himself to c9 so semphis took this offer. hiko cries on stream and clg and tl r even more messed up.
2015-04-29 00:53
ahahahah seems like his career is over
2015-04-29 00:54
gl for him in the future :D
2015-04-29 01:06
much better than Flowsick, who just holds W until he sees the enemy and dies way too much.
2015-04-29 01:11
FlowsicK :(
2015-04-29 01:26
1 reply
yes :(
2015-04-29 13:16
hahah drops the best player on the team Flowstick and picks up the worse player in the world semphis this can only result one way imo, [*].
2015-04-29 01:52
4 replies
Dude how did you you even learn to use your computer, because you sound like your mentally challenged.
2015-04-29 02:02
3 replies
How do you know how I sound? You've already made an ass out of yourself my work is done here.
2015-04-29 02:36
2 replies
Yes because im the one making literal interpretations of figurative speech right?
2015-04-29 04:52
Americans actually think he was a good player dude, that's what they consider talent in their joke of a country.
2015-04-29 08:02
semphis has one of the most elitist attitudes in NA and he is gonna play together with a bunch of new guys... dis gon b gud
2015-04-29 04:35
lol so glad that joke of a player dropped to a nobody team probably tier 3 can someone confirm?
2015-04-29 07:59
good luck Kory!
2015-04-29 08:09
sumpis so low, kick soon -sumpis +flowsick
2015-04-29 11:46
wow nice!
2015-04-29 11:52
-autimatic +hiko
2015-04-29 15:09
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