BLAST Pro Series Lisbon will be the second tournament in a row Golden will skip due to medical reasons, as the Swede was ruled out of ECS Season 6 Finals late last month, while Soham "valens" Chowdhury stood in for him at the tournament.
His medical issues began at the beginning of November, when he was hospitalized on the first day of BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen, with valens playing the first two matches at the Danish tournament before the in-game leader returned for day two.
This time, Cloud9 have opted for refrezh, who had also been asked to stand in for the squad in Copenhagen but wasn't able to in the end. The Dane has recently departed Fragsters and is currently on the lookout for a new team.
Cloud9's lineup at BLAST Pro Series Lisbon, which is set to take place at the Altice Arena in Portugal's capital city on December 14-15, will be the following:
Soham "valens" Chowdhury (coach)
Still being unable to compete due to a medical situation, @goldenmajk will not be attending at @BLASTProSeries #Lisbon.— Cloud9 (@Cloud9) December 6, 2018
We are happy to announce that @refrezhCS will be standing-in for #C9CSGO! Catch the team in action on Dec. 14th! #LETSGOC9 pic.twitter.com/x3TrfMbJwr