This will be the second tournament that STYKO will attend with Cloud9, after the mousesports player filled in for the North American side at ESL One Cologne, where the team went out in the groups following defeats to Astralis and Natus Vincere.
Originally a member of fnatic Academy, Golden was promoted to the organisation's main squad in August 2017 and led the team to victories at IEM Katowice and at the WESG Finals, and to deep runs at the ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals, ECS Season 4 Finals and DreamHack Masters Marseille.
ELEAGUE Premier will run from July 21-29 at the G-FUEL Arena, in Atlanta, with eight teams set to duke it out for $1 million in prize money. Cloud9 have been drawn in Group A, alongside Astralis, Liquid and MIBR, with their first match in the tournament pitting them against the current No1. team in the world.
Cloud9 will attend the event with:
We are pleased to announce that @STYKOcsgo will remain on the team and @goldennCSGO joins us as our 5th player! Both players will be Stand-Ins for #C9CSGO at the @ELEAGUETV Premier 2018. #LETSGOC9 pic.twitter.com/TfXrQH8b5g— Cloud9 (@Cloud9) July 16, 2018