Cloud9 pull out of ECS Season 7 Week 2, Bad News Bears serve as replacement
Since March 4, Cloud9 have been unable to find a suitable replacement for the recently-departed Jordan "Zellsis" Montemurro, which served as the reason for their withdrawal from the second week of ECS Season 7 NA League.
The decision to pull out could be as a result of talks with potential candidates, detailed in a recent report from Dust2.dk. According to the Danish website, Cloud9 are in talks with the OpTic duo of Jakob "JUGi" Hansen and Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke, who are said to be joining the North American organisation in the near future.
Cloud9 were scheduled to face compLexity in the second week of ECS Season 7, duking it out for a placement at the LAN finals of the event held at the SSE Arena Wembley in London, UK this summer. Bad News Bears will serve as the team's replacement, taking on Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz and company.
Below are the updated match-ups for ECS Season 7 NA League Week 2:
Monday, March 18
Given the team is able to reconsolidate their roster in time, Cloud9 are expected to return to play in future weeks of the ECS Season 7 NA League.
#ECS7 update 📣@Cloud9 have withdrawn from Week 2 of ECS Season 7 NA due to being unable to field a full roster - as a result, Bad News Bears will take the spot.— ECS (@ecs) March 18, 2019
We look forward to seeing Cloud9 feature at a later stage in the season when they're back up to full strength! pic.twitter.com/jQSTnDkOrC