reltuC joins RONIN as Jonji steps down

MIRAA
February 12th, 2018 18:03

Former CLG member Stephen "reltuC" Cutler has linked up with RONIN, Dylan "RIKO" Sabin-Arnce has confirmed on Twitter.

The 29-year-old had been a free agent since the start of the year following the expiry of his contract with CLG, the organisation he had represented since 2015.

Stephen "reltuC" Cutler will step into the shoes of Jonathan "Jonji" Carey, who announced earlier on Monday in a Twitlonger post that he stepped down from the roster to focus on his education, less than a month after joining the team from Rise Nation.

reltuC replaces Jonji on RONIN's roster

The announcement comes just 24 hours after reltuC played for RONIN in the last open qualifier for ECS Season 5, in which the team were eliminated in the Round of 16 by Swole Patrol.

RONIN, who are currently sitting third in ESEA MDL with a 5-1 record, now have:

France David "Xp3" Garrido
United States Dylan "RIKO" Sabin-Arnce
United States Jeff "REZU" Ngo
United States Collin "wrath" McSweegan
United States Stephen "reltuC" Cutler

United States Kyle "flowsicK" Mendez (coach) 

United States Kyle 'flowsicK' Mendez
Kyle 'flowsicK' Mendez
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
395
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.15
Canada Jonathan 'Jonji' Carey
Jonathan 'Jonji' Carey
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
336
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.16
France David 'Xp3' Garrido
David 'Xp3' Garrido
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
491
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
United States Dylan 'RIKO' Sabin-Arnce
Dylan 'RIKO' Sabin-Arnce
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
219
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
United States Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
756
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
United States Jeff 'REZU' Ngo
Jeff 'REZU' Ngo
Age:
18
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
87
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.14
United States Collin 'wrath' McSweegan
Collin 'wrath' McSweegan
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
196
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
#1
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Finland teksi 
lol
2018-02-12 18:03
#6
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Russia AyvaN 
rip his career
2018-02-12 18:04
#36
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Austria shaakeh 
NINOR [*] reltuC
2018-02-12 18:13
EDUCATION IN 2018 LUL
2018-02-12 20:23
#50
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United States Droidd 
Rip jonji, from Rise Nation to now this. [*]
2018-02-12 18:30
Rise nation wasn't a good team lol
2018-02-13 00:46
#69
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Peru vaniIIa 
I can hear vSa laughing
2018-02-12 19:12
#2
kennyS | 
Hungary HunGeriX 
FFS SO CLOSE
2018-02-12 18:04
LUL
2018-02-12 18:04
4
2018-02-12 18:04
from major playoffs to ronin LUL
2018-02-12 18:04
#40
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Denmark F1skereN 
yeah, he was carred now he is where he should be
2018-02-12 18:20
Ex CLG were #7 At Pro League last season, missed finals by 1 spot. They were Pro League material as they never ended up at the bottom of the list
2018-02-12 19:36
Dont get me wrong because CLG was my favorite team and Cutler is my favorite player, but CLG didnt get cheated out of playoffs, they straight fucking threw their spot. All they had to do to make playoffs was win 1 of their last 4 games vs Splyce and Complexity. They worked hard all season staying in the top 6 pretty much the whole time and all they had to do was win 1 of 4 games against some of the easiest teams in the league and instead they tripped and fell at the finish line.
2018-02-12 20:23
Cutler is your favorite player? Out of all the amazing players in the whole world you chose Cutler.... MDR
2018-02-12 21:52
+1
2018-02-12 22:50
guy is smooth as fuck and FNS said he was good, he was always staying average but never more than that, Average... Cutler best pro bald in CSGO scene.
2018-02-12 22:58
#100
sergej | 
Ireland MP0P 
no krimz is by so far ROFL
2018-02-12 23:54
Cutler best pro bald in CSGO NA scene***
2018-02-13 03:25
#113
sergej | 
Ireland MP0P 
okay fair but still krimz is papa
2018-02-13 15:28
because hes an eggy boi
2018-02-13 01:12
he is the most boring average pro no idea why hes your favorite lol
2018-02-13 02:18
#112
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Norway NoregNik 
So you can only be a fan of 'amazing players'? You're so fucking dumb.
2018-02-13 13:24
+1
2018-02-13 21:29
not what i said
2018-02-13 22:06
#8
ropz | 
Poland PSZ 
xd
2018-02-12 18:05
n1
2018-02-12 18:05
#10
Loh | 
Kazakhstan Mus1kkk 
This NA cs is so fucking ridiculous... Why cutler decided to go tier 3 esea team, when he can join dignitas or other better team... Why RONIN kicked Jonji instead of fuckin 30 years old french noob. Rico is igl so xp3 is fucking useless
2018-02-12 18:08
maybe read the news first...? they didnt kick him
2018-02-12 18:22
#11
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Malaysia byaIi 
from clg to this
2018-02-12 18:05
#12
suNny | 
Finland suNny1 
LMAO
2018-02-12 18:05
#13
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Turkey who_dis 
who the f are those reltuc and jonji
2018-02-12 18:05
#31
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United States Superchuck 
You don't know Cutler? I'm guessing you must be new to the scene then...
2018-02-12 18:08
#67
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Brazil Setrock 
Jonji used to be on rise nation
2018-02-12 19:06
Newfag. Disrespecting Cutler like that smh.
2018-02-12 19:38
#81
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Brunei FeelsHoodMan 
u must be new here
2018-02-12 19:43
rest in peace rell tuck
2018-02-12 18:05
#23
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Lithuania emperoringo 
cut-ler. rell-tuck. OMFG you've got thelegend27, first! That's a username worth pride!
2018-02-12 18:06
someone gave it to me i forget who
2018-02-12 18:06
#27
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Lithuania emperoringo 
Lucky guy
2018-02-12 18:06
yeah he was nice
2018-02-12 18:07
#16
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Lithuania emperoringo 
RIP Cutler's career. Was nice seeing him in Tier 1 :)
2018-02-12 18:05
>implying CLG was anywhere near a tier 1 team
2018-02-12 18:08
#61
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Lithuania emperoringo 
They were near
2018-02-12 18:50
They were a tier 3 team but ok
2018-02-12 19:23
#86
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Lithuania emperoringo 
They at a time were comparable to T1
2018-02-12 20:11
#91
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Austria sCALEZ 
-1
2018-02-12 20:51
They were t2 at best
2018-02-13 04:53
#19
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Spain JasonRacism 
Rip
2018-02-12 18:06
rip career
2018-02-12 18:06
from major to tier 10
2018-02-12 18:06
OH NO NOT HIM :(
2018-02-12 18:06
kutla
2018-02-12 18:08
Literally every single ex-CLG player has been downgrading to lower teams than where they were before ever since they were released from CLG... FNS to coL... Koosta to Torqued... nahtE to NRG... (Technically an upgrade but still a waste of young talent IMO since daps and FuGly are kinda washed up.) now reltuC to RONIN wonder what team Rickeh will downgrade to.. or maybe upgrade to RNG but I don't see that happening since Rickeh wants to awp and Nifty is already awping.
2018-02-12 18:12
Koosta isn't in too bad of a situation, he's in good hands
2018-02-12 18:19
i know his situation isnt bad, i am just saying its a downgrade. otherwise, out of all the players, koosta is the happiest with his outcome.
2018-02-12 18:20
#63
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World jzderf 
Yeah, I think koosta needed to take a step back actually and get his shit together. Playing a high profile (but still low pressure) LAN w/ Torqued just now was a good thing.
2018-02-12 18:57
well tarik upgraded twice so there's that
2018-02-12 18:26
#45
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Australia slowsuck 
+1
2018-02-12 18:26
fns is in the best position he could be. not many players to get poached apart from yay and maybe android. good org behind them. they can do some real damage if they grind. koosta is playing with torqued because its better than being teamless or playing for a lower pro org. at least now he got attention and good players. also primary awpers are dying slowly. nahte i agree. nrg is still a good team on paper. but ihoped either he was in liquid for steel or they get stan for daps. rip both dreams for now. cutler could definitely get a better team. guess either he didnt want to wait or thought they had potential to make it to epl.
2018-02-12 18:32
"primary awpers are dying slowly" you mean primary awpers in NA or in general..?
2018-02-12 18:34
in general. but more so in na i guess. at least the ones that only take the awp and are mediocre with a rifle.
2018-02-12 18:36
imo there are a lot of good dedicated awpers and some newcomers.only NA and probably sweden have problems with it
2018-02-12 18:38
oh for sure. i mean that lets say if you got an awp prodigy and a player that is lacking at the time, youd go for the awper. but its getting to a point in the game that 5 insane riflers are better than 4rifles and 1primary. cuz nowadays with all these superteams and such you got hybrids that can do the same job with an awp as the normal awpers does. so unless ur like kenny or guardian or oskar i dnt you are more alable than a pure firepower hybrid rifle. and if ur not building the team around your awper and giving him his freedom its pretty hard to win matches nowadays.
2018-02-12 18:41
even tho that i see your point and maybe agree with it a little bit(liquid is great example but on the other hand both tarik and naf used to play with awp a lot) BUT... look at current top10 teams in hltv ranking 1.faze-dedicated awper(guard) 2.sk-dedicated awper(fallen) 3.c9-dedicated awper(who isnt actually even that good individually-ska) 4.g2-dedicated awper(kennys) 5.mouz-dedicated awper(oskar) 6.fnatic-dedicated awper(jw) 7.astralis-i know that device wasnt awper but i guess that after those 2+ years he could be considered as one 8.nip-dedicated awper(draken) 9.navi-dedicated awper-s1mple(yes,i know that he used to play with rifles a lot but he was more or less forced to play with it) 10.gambit-dedicated awper(mou) so basically all top10 teams have dedicated awper so i dont think that primary awpers are dying in general
2018-02-12 18:49
of course the gun itself is still the best gun in game i mean that the role of a primary awp is dying. you dont need to buy an awp for that guy all the time. 1-agreed 2-fallen is more than an awper. cold and taco gets the gun depending on their positions some times. he is also a good rifler. 3-ska is pretty good individually, his lowlights are generally really bad tho. tarik, stew, auti are good enough with the awp to be primary awpres for teams. so for a long time i though ska needed to get replaced by somene like naf but he proved me wrong at the major. also he is one of the hardest palyers to kill. 4-agreed but kenny isnt like what he used to be. i dont mean performance. before he was the main guy on his team. now they share the duty. he also has a pretty good rifle and doesnt buy the awp as much on t side as he used to anymore. 5- team is built around oskar. if he goes insane they win. if doesnt they lose. which is one of the reasons i think the role is dying. at least the building the team around the awp part. same with woxic for hellraisers. 6- he is also more like a hybrid. doesnt pick it up as he did back then. even back then he didnt pick it up as much the likes of kenny guardian or ska. 7- device is the epitome of an hybrid player. they didnt have an awp only player since nico. and the fact that they have the freedom to change the role kinda proves my point. 8- nip isnt that good. and players like draken are exactly what i was trying to mention of dying. only picks up an awp. team revolves around his plays. goes for flashy plays. if he wins his duel team advances. if he dies they usually dont. the plan goes to the bin and they simply try to outaim the other team. 9- s1mple is probably the best hybrid. he is one of the best awpers in the world. he is probably top 5 rifle as well. game usually revolves around his plays but it doesnt matter if its with an awp or a rifle or a deagle/cz. 10- decent player. can easily be upgraded for a better one.
2018-02-12 19:01
#93
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World Nastradoomus 
C9 major and summit. Skadoodle.
2018-02-12 21:09
Depends what you mean by "that good". Dude is putting up big time #s, just won a major, arguably MVP of that major win, and is one of the clutchest players in the world. It's just trendy for people to scapegoat Ska when Cloud9 falls flat.
2018-02-12 22:33
first of all few good performances here and there cant balance all his below average/average performances. secondly no,he was nowhere near mvp of that major.both tarik and auti performed overall much better than him and i will not rather even talk about other players(mainly from faze) thirdly i have nothing against ska and i never said that he should be replaced.it finally started working for them and he surely is impactful player(+if we consider his support role) but the fact is that he isnt that good individually based on his actual lan performance in comparsion with t1 awpers
2018-02-13 09:12
First, don't use 'ly' after the number you've prescribed to your point. It just looks juvenile. Second, your opinions are meaningless to me. Third, I don't even care.
2018-02-14 20:18
yea i can clearly see that...
2018-02-14 20:23
Device was their primary AWP for whole 2017 and end 2016 though, he was forced to do I guess
2018-02-13 04:58
nahte should have joined for Pollo
2018-02-12 18:40
he is literally the best na player along with sick that is not on c9 or liquid. i think he could do better. torqued is good and all and probably get a lot better but they are still banned and still not getting a salary. pollos doing alright so far in steels syystem as well.
2018-02-12 18:43
#35
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Turkey emiliosantos 
Counter NoLogic Gaming
2018-02-12 18:12
counter logic gaming is actually the perfect name for that org. literally everything they do is illogical
2018-02-12 18:26
#38
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Russia Sur10n 
Rip Cutler
2018-02-12 18:19
#44
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Australia slowsuck 
Rip like you?
2018-02-12 18:26
#64
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Russia Sur10n 
Idiot?
2018-02-12 18:58
#43
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Australia slowsuck 
Again?
2018-02-12 18:26
cutler and four nonames
2018-02-12 18:28
who?
2018-02-12 18:29
#58
TACO | 
Europe CZADCS 
Rip xD
2018-02-12 18:47
#59
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Lithuania size_matters 
rip reltuc
2018-02-12 18:48
rofl...what a trash team
2018-02-12 18:57
#65
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South Africa Inteance 
tier 50 ?
2018-02-12 19:00
hell be a good addition but this is really a step backwards
2018-02-12 19:10
#70
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Brunei throw_officer 
Jonji 300iq Kappa xD
2018-02-12 19:12
#71
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Finland STICKOShaha 
Realtucks
2018-02-12 19:14
#72
woxic | 
France Fratie 
jonji hahaha
2018-02-12 19:14
lelelelelellelelelelel, RIP ronin
2018-02-12 19:15
who????
2018-02-12 19:18
#76
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Netherlands davin 
NA CS
2018-02-12 19:26
2 dinos? xd
2018-02-12 19:30
who
2018-02-12 19:41
#82
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United Kingdom Theodoooore 
Bring back Jonji vlogs
2018-02-12 19:45
#83
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Brazil hugoooo 
Two kids and two elders in this team... weird
2018-02-12 19:53
GOOD JOB MAN. TIER 10 TO TIER 9
2018-02-12 20:01
riko hiko niko nico
2018-02-12 20:31
Its such a bummer how there's talented players out there in the NA scene but it's like you have to get on two teams (Liquid or C9) to really have a shot at attending big LAN events. It's like join one of the teams mentioned above or join RONIN or Rogue lol
2018-02-12 20:38
#94
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Germany Naviever 
jonji only knows how to scream to enemys he is decoy but not in game, in life
2018-02-12 21:49
#97
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Canada gritabit 
RIP Cutler
2018-02-12 22:35
#104
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Get it done Cutler! Good luck broski. Make america proud!
2018-02-13 02:45
#108
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Austria L1GHT_ 
GL Johnny sins
2018-02-13 08:45
Johnny sins retires from porn for this????
2018-02-13 09:28
#111
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United States VarianAG 
I'm glad he sees there's more to life than just CS. He can always come back when he graduates.
2018-02-13 10:54
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