This means that the North American team will be able to field Zellsis in Maikil "Golden" Selim's place in the event that the Swede is unable to participate at the Major. Being able to use the 20-year-old as a substitute comes with a price, however, as the team will not be able to have a coach guiding the players from the back line in Katowice.
Cloud9's coaching situation has been unclear in recent times, with the team still looking for a replacement for Soham "valens" Chowdhury. Kory "SEMPHIS" Friesen attended BLAST Pro Series Lisbon with the team as the players wished to see if they could work with the Canadian, but there have been no updates on the situation since.
Having joined Cloud9 on trial at the end of December 2018, Zellsis has been part of the roster for two weeks. Formerly of Swole Patrol, he replaced Golden on the roster due to the Swedish tactician's health issues.
Cloud9 will be competing in the IEM Katowice Major's New Challengers Stage, taking place from February 13-17. The North American side have submitted the following line-up for the event:
Jordan "Zellsis" Montemurro (coach)