Valens parts ways with Cloud9

Soham "valens" Chowdhury, who has been with Cloud9 since February of 2017, has parted ways with the organization.

valens stepped down from his coaching role on Cloud9 in July to become more involved with the organization's analytical division, and has now decided to fully part ways with the team. The 30-year-old originally joined the organization in February of 2017 and most notably coached the Cloud9 lineup that won the ELEAGUE Major in 2018.

Valens steps down from analyst role on Cloud9

valens' transition to the analyst role saw James "JamezIRL" Macaulay take over as coach and Cloud9 entirely revamp their roster. Apart from their debut at BLAST Pro Series Los Angeles 2019, which saw them place 4th on home soil, Cloud9 has struggled to perform.

In the statement that Cloud9 released, valens didn't specify whether or not he would be joining a new team anytime soon, but did note that he is open to any business inquiries revolving around his coaching or analyst role.

"Coaching was actually supposed to be a temporary position for me but it turned into something greater. We won the Major, we had roster issues, we lost out at the minor qualifiers, and we started again from scratch."

"I plan to keep pushing the envelope when it comes to esports analytics and hope to be a part of the innumerable number of folks dedicated to turning this industry into a sustainable, ethical, and exciting one. Thank you, Cloud9 fans and family, for all the love you’ve shown me. We’ve made history and I fully expect all of our teams will continue to do so." - valens

Interested parties are welcome to contact the 30-year-old tactician via Twitter.

United States Soham 'valens' Chowdhury
Soham 'valens' Chowdhury
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.77
Maps played:
177
KPR:
0.50
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
United States James 'JamezIRL' Macaulay
James 'JamezIRL' Macaulay
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
71
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.13
Goodbye Mr Major-winning Coach
2019-10-16 08:25
nice f5
2019-10-16 08:26
#18
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United Kingdom h4m 
No life
2019-10-16 08:30
thank mr valens
2019-10-16 10:54
#73
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Germany Sonnabend 
no problem
2019-10-16 14:53
Wtf does that even mean lol
2019-10-20 22:43
+1 Goodbye coach
2019-10-17 15:46
#2
Boombl4 | 
Russia Mer1an 
Ez for me
2019-10-16 08:26
#80
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Czech Republic Xedys 
I aren't think that
2019-10-16 15:36
#3
EliGE | 
Czech Republic Venckor 
Nice, thank you guys for support, finally I did it, 3rd place on hltv! This is my biggest achievement so far and I would like to say thanks to everyone Btw Hi mom
2019-10-16 08:35
Btw I also say Hi to your mom
2019-10-16 08:39
Your mum says hi too, aha, she's lying next to me in bed, lol
2019-10-16 08:42
#69
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Brazil Eneas56 
😎😎😎😎😎 omg men how are you so sexy ??? Tff fucking his mom mens 😎😎😎😎😎😎
2019-10-16 14:33
#79
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Czech Republic Xedys 
Omg your such a sexer 😎😎😎😎
2019-10-16 15:36
#99
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Portugal YANRAZA 
No I'm not
2019-10-17 11:52
Who are you lol, get of my bedroom, I'm trying to having sex with this guy's mum ahaha
2019-10-17 18:31
#104
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Portugal YANRAZA 
that's rape sir why are you doing this to me and my son
2019-10-17 21:05
Wtf, are you schizophrenic? Who are you talking to? Leave my bedroom or I will call the police!
2019-10-17 21:10
#109
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Portugal YANRAZA 
Im talking to you. I already called the police.
2019-10-19 14:18
You're obviously delusional, I have no idea who you are, you've broken into my house and are now standing across the room to me, making false rape accusations? I will sue you for everything you have.
2019-10-19 17:16
#112
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Portugal YANRAZA 
nt raper. You're going to jail you pig.
2019-10-20 14:40
Yeah, police? This person here. Idk, she just broke into my house while I was having sex with this guy's mum and is saying a bunch of nonsense, can you take her away? Oh thank you.
2019-10-20 14:55
#114
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Portugal YANRAZA 
I did nothing wrong!!!! Where's my lawer?
2019-10-20 15:59
You have the right to remain silent!
2019-10-20 17:21
#39
Frankie | 
United States lybrel 
hey i said hi to your mom too
2019-10-16 09:33
Inb4 comment gets deleted
2019-10-16 09:44
#58
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Portugal ez4zewsxD 
Omg u god nt
2019-10-16 13:31
lmao these kids making mom jokes, how unorignial and childish
2019-10-16 14:33
Im so proud of you
2019-10-16 15:15
Your mom says hi too
2019-10-16 17:39
Oof
2019-10-16 08:24
Im on phone Noo
2019-10-16 08:25
#6
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Brazil Aquaarius 
F
2019-10-16 08:25
#7
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Denmark oskarsports 
Valens was the problem
2019-10-16 08:25
#8
STYKO | 
Norway AdNiB 
f
2019-10-16 08:26
Good bye :(
2019-10-16 08:26
#10
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Australia Chereska 
Good luck
2019-10-16 08:26
Clown9 is dead, part aways with whole lineup
2019-10-16 08:26
#13
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Other NDRnews 
Now -daps -koosta -tenz -mixwell -auti
2019-10-16 08:27
Players playing like braindamaged kids?? Just part ways with coach🤣🤣👌👌👌
2019-10-16 08:27
#19
V4D1M | 
Netherlands shini_i 
valens hasent been coaching them since july, jamezIRL is the coach now, valens was analyst
2019-10-16 08:33
braindamaged user cant read the article and spams emojis
2019-10-16 13:34
Faze fan from NA talking about brain GigaLUL
2019-10-16 13:45
+1
2019-10-16 14:59
I mean he is right. All u do is some insults and emojis. Since ur IQ is under the rock, i don't blame u.
2019-10-16 21:19
NA peniseater trying to bark something lol
2019-10-16 22:38
As i said "insults"
2019-10-17 20:27
#15
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India Noobdian1 
Awww man
2019-10-16 08:27
#16
cyx | 
Switzerland HUFTGOLD 
instead of making massive roster changes, they kick their analyst. NA brain at its finest
2019-10-16 08:27
lmaoooo can't wait for disband
2019-10-16 10:06
#17
Petra | 
Netherlands Yourii 
3rd time he is leaving, he will return soon
2019-10-16 08:30
#20
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Europe jvesper 
Valens only person in c9 who understands the game and they kick him, smh my head my head
2019-10-16 08:34
#49
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Singapore FallBlade 
he left not kicked
2019-10-16 12:19
#67
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Europe jvesper 
kicked inside source
2019-10-16 14:29
#66
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Netherlands Son_of_chrisj 
He left wtf
2019-10-16 14:27
no i can imagine c9 ceo literally butkicking him out of the office wtf
2019-10-16 17:33
#21
Sweden rtn1 
auti deserves better than the shitshow that C9 has turned into.
2019-10-16 08:35
#88
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Qatar PrisMcsgo 
C9 ain’t a shitshow
2019-10-16 18:59
#23
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Poland kkkkkkkkkkkkk 
wish him all the best, he is a great guy
2019-10-16 08:40
#24
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Switzerland x676 
hahahaha luuuuuuul
2019-10-16 08:41
he will never find a team biggest noob coach -rep and --rep for na
2019-10-16 08:52
#27
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India KaiserGene 
Please come to India and build a world class team
2019-10-16 08:59
#34
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World ZMDR 
>india >world class pick one
2019-10-16 09:19
#46
Cheater | 
China imd0g 
anycountry with the passion&love of the game can be a world class team with the right amount of money to buy a private cheat and becomes the new astralis /closed
2019-10-16 10:30
#84
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Other wholelottared 
Then how come China is so bad?
2019-10-16 16:59
They are probably not passionate enough. They are gods in pubg mobile. Lul
2019-10-16 21:21
True, they are mobile gods
2019-10-17 22:07
As u know most phones are "MADE IN CHINA" Lol
2019-10-18 11:51
True, they are mobile gods
2019-10-19 22:24
#89
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India KaiserGene 
You never know what a great coach can do to raw talent! India sure has talent but needs experience in the coaching department
2019-10-16 19:46
#47
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Austria Dontellme 
but a job where he gets paid much better. He worked in google before
2019-10-16 10:33
#28
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United States xiquo 
goodluck
2019-10-16 09:00
#29
Indonesia Elce 
It's not his fault
2019-10-16 09:01
#30
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Australia csRIOTgo 
omg is this why they have been going downhill... Perhaps Valens don't bother them with tactical & analysis of opponents anymore...
2019-10-16 09:02
Interesting comments from Valens. Thanks for your contributions and I hope you continue to have a role in CS.
2019-10-16 09:11
bye, hope u have a better life. nothing new for c9, just keep changing roster
2019-10-16 09:12
#33
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United Kingdom TC10 
Feelsbadman
2019-10-16 09:16
#35
TenZ | 
Canada Kai0ken 
Obviously since he left they won their 1st match!
2019-10-16 09:22
Rerded Canadian checks out.
2019-10-16 13:45
He was just an analyst, if u actually read the article, valens stopped coaching in june/july.
2019-10-16 21:22
#36
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China serdim 
He may feel depressed that he can even do better than some c9 players in the game.
2019-10-16 09:25
#44
Liazz | 
Indonesia rimusi 
+1
2019-10-16 10:08
Hopefully valens finds a new place he can be a coach or an analyst, he did a good job in C9 and they were competitive under his coaching. Maybe eUnited, coL will be his new place?
2019-10-16 09:26
Daps pls make c9 good again
2019-10-16 09:29
#54
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Turkey sonbafrali 
Very hard task
2019-10-16 13:05
There must be some internal problems, the teamplay just isnt there its like mibr with stewie and tarik no chemistry
2019-10-16 13:28
#40
shox | 
India iejesus 
Gb
2019-10-16 09:42
#42
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United States Fin4life 
maybe C9 will sign hazed....yeah right...
2019-10-16 09:55
#45
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Spain chanSw0w 
-tenz +malumababy
2019-10-16 10:24
-TenZ -koosta +s0m +oBo
2019-10-16 13:05
Good luck with getting oBo. It won't happen because: Fat coL paycheck Best NA talent right now , Jason Lake won't let him go Why would he downgrade wtf
2019-10-16 13:47
#50
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Ukraine Xe0m 
F
2019-10-16 12:30
#51
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United States WilsonDS 
Big sad
2019-10-16 12:33
Sad
2019-10-16 12:38
VALENS 1 MAJOR LIQUID 0
2019-10-16 13:29
#57
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Spain chanSw0w 
-Tenz -koosta +Oskar (going awp) Mixwell can play as Rifler and 2º Awp + any NA Decent Rifler
2019-10-16 13:30
#63
syrsoN | 
Chile Zzalb 
No_valens_no_major
2019-10-16 14:12
Rip vamens))
2019-10-16 14:17
#65
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Brazil CaioOlive 
Mibr pls sign him as analyst.
2019-10-16 14:17
+1
2019-10-16 16:04
F
2019-10-16 14:34
Well good thing he's freed now just please #Freeauti
2019-10-16 14:42
#72
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India JW_BesTesT 
Big F
2019-10-16 14:50
#74
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Poland xBG1 
Nice, he leave this trash team
2019-10-16 14:56
-daps +good IGL -Valens +LMBT.
2019-10-16 14:57
gone to build a juggernaut I guess
2019-10-16 15:16
Sad
2019-10-16 15:36
mixwell couldve been in g2
2019-10-16 16:29
#87
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United Kingdom SUFYY 
RIP
2019-10-16 17:41
#93
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Hungary StraYzie 
F
2019-10-16 22:18
Valens was the key for C9, gl man, I hope you get into a great team to coach
2019-10-16 22:39
my son valens
2019-10-17 03:54
#97
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Canada kniGhtlife 
"Head of Data Science" Best Esports organizational position ever eliminated after creation. There's enough nerds on here will do all the data stats work for a fraction of what they were paying valens, and they'll do so behind the scenes. Amazing.
2019-10-17 08:03
#98
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United States Freakmode 
"innumerable number"
2019-10-17 08:24
FAT FUCK HAD TO GO
2019-10-17 15:47
lol he looked at the current C9 roster and realized they got no future and decided not to waste his time.
2019-10-17 21:24
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