"Coaches, players, and myself were impressed with the professionalism and structure Golden brought to our team," Cloud9 CEO and owner Jack Ettiene told the organisation's website.
"The organization is thrilled to be moving forward with him as a part of Cloud9. Welcome, Golden!”
Originally a member of fnatic's academy ranks, Golden was promoted the organisation's main squad in the summer of 2017 and led it to victory at IEM Katowice and at the WESG Finals, which saw the team surge to second in the ranking.
He was moved to the bench by fnatic in June following the signing of William "draken" Sundin from NiP - a decision that came just a month after the 24-year-old had handed over in-game leadership duties to Richard "Xizt" Landström.
Cloud9 have not yet commented on STYKO's situation and on whether they will be fielding the Slovakian at the Major - their next event.
📢 Join us in welcoming @goldennCSGO to the #C9CSGO Roster! We're excited to have him join the #C9FAM after Standing-In at @ELEAGUETV Premier 2018!— Cloud9 (@Cloud9) August 8, 2018
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