Slemmy to lead C9
Alec "Slemmy" White will be Cloud9's new in-game leader following the team's existential search for leadership after a poor performance at the MLG Columbus Major.
The North American side have been struggling to fill the gap left by Sean "seang@res" Gares, with Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert filling in as the team's ingame leader to no avail. Ultimately, however, Cloud9 have brought in Alec "Slemmy" White to fill the gap, as the twenty-five-year-old SKDC graduate will be in charge of calling for the team.
Meanwhile, the futures of Without a Roof and Ryan "freakazoid" Abadir are uncertain, as the former now face the ESEA Premier playoffs without a fifth and the latter is still under contract with Cloud9.
n0thing will be able to focus on his game again as Slemmy takes the reins as IGL
The newcomer, who lead Without a Roof's (ex-Obey) rag-tag lineup to a second place in the Premier division of ESEA, will count with the experience of n0thing and Andrew "Irukandji" Timmerman to help him with the task of calling for a top-flight squad, and will be reunited with fellow ex-teammate (on SKDC, ex-eLevate, FolloweSports.com, and Splyce) Jake "Stewie2K" Yip.
"I’ve been working very hard for a long time hoping for an opportunity like this. I’m extremely excited and ready to work even harder to help this team achieve more success. I am honored to play alongside some the most veteran players in North American Counter-Strike."
"We are happy to bring Slemmy on board and are looking forward to seeing what he can do on the international stage. In Slemmy, we see an eager and hungry player who has dedicated himself to the craft of IGL, which we have been searching for. After a short trial period, the reports that each player and coach gave me showed that Slemmy is a step in the direction we are looking to head going into the summer season."
— Tres "stunna" Saranthus
This addition closes Cloud9's roster: