Cloud9 confirm ATK signing

Cloud9 have announced the signing of the ATK roster, confirming a report from DBLTAP that first linked the two organizations in November.

Cloud9 found themselves struggling to post results in 2019 as they fumbled to find a working roster composition, with their lacklustre showings at offline events eventually leading to the departure of the core trio of Timothy "⁠autimatic⁠" Ta, Damian "⁠daps⁠" Steele, and Kenneth "⁠koosta⁠" Suen to Gen.G.

Instead of once again looking to rebuild around their remaining players, Oscar "⁠mixwell⁠" Cañellas and Tyson "⁠TenZ⁠" Ngo, Cloud9 have instead opted to sign an entirely new roster, acquiring a roster who ended the year on a high note in the form of ATK.

Cloud9 have acquired the ATK roster

Johnny "⁠JT⁠" Theodosiou and company made their first appearance at a Big Event at the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals in Odense, Denmark, where they impressed by notching best-of-three victories over North and G2 before being eliminated by the eventual tournament champions MOUZ to end their run in 7-8th place.

Notably, Cloud9's last place finish in their ESL Pro League Season 10 Americas group left them facing Relegation if they hoped to hold on to their spot in the league for Season 11. However, according to Ryan Friend of Rush B Media, Cloud9 were also looking to acquire ATK's ESL Pro League license as part of the signing to avoid that step, although the organization have yet to confirm if that is indeed the case.

"Joining Cloud9 is a dream come true for the entire squad. Words can't describe how excited we all are to represent such a prestigious organization," coach Tiaan "⁠T.c⁠" Coertzen said in a statement.

"We're very grateful for the opportunity. I think it came at the perfect timing to provide us with more resources to continue our growth and to strive for new heights. Our team is still very young and 'm very excited to see how far we can go with the support Cloud9 can offer."

Cloud9 now have:

South Africa Johnny "⁠JT⁠" Theodosiou
United States Ian "⁠motm⁠" Hardy
United States Ricky "⁠floppy⁠" Kemery
United States Josh "⁠oSee⁠" Ohm
South Africa Aran "⁠Sonic⁠" Groesbeek

South Africa Tiaan "⁠T.c⁠" Coertzen (coach)

Canada Tyson "⁠TenZ⁠" Ngo (inactive)
Spain Oscar "⁠mixwell⁠" Cañellas (inactive)

United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
820
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
United States Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
551
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
Canada Tyson 'TenZ' Ngo
Tyson 'TenZ' Ngo
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
387
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
534
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
435
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
910
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
United States Ian 'motm' Hardy
Ian 'motm' Hardy
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
457
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
South Africa Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
513
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
836
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
991
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
#1
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Other KyLu4k
Expected
2020-01-06 17:06
9 replies
#3
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United States Yabashira
C9 Floppy
2020-01-06 17:06
7 replies
what a great addition to tier 4 counter strike
2020-01-06 17:08
6 replies
expected
2020-01-06 17:09
1 reply
Cloud Africa LUL
2020-01-06 17:13
lmfao
2020-01-06 17:49
3 replies
Disband inc. wouldve been smarter to sign tricked roster
2020-01-06 19:15
2 replies
BuT tHEy hAVe to KeeP it NA reeeeeeeee
2020-01-06 23:04
1 reply
#227
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United Kingdom Enticles!
keeping it SA+NA lol
2020-01-07 22:44
EZ
2020-01-06 17:07
#2
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Russia Jengi
Lol, nice tier 5
2020-01-06 17:06
10 replies
#69
ayy | 
United States Virgin Islands zj2
kick osee
2020-01-06 17:18
better than OG tho LUL
2020-01-06 18:04
5 replies
GENG::::DDDsd
2020-01-06 19:09
4 replies
#167
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Sweden Zaser5
Better than fluke ence
2020-01-06 19:29
3 replies
#171
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
+11111111111
2020-01-06 19:44
+1 8/8
2020-01-06 23:04
#225
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North America J_Nasty
+1
2020-01-07 18:42
Better than geng.g
2020-01-06 18:19
2 replies
#197
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Indonesia lumayan
Lul u drunk m8
2020-01-07 01:14
1 reply
Yes m8
2020-01-07 06:58
clown9 is back
2020-01-06 17:06
4 replies
wauw... never read that 'Clown9' joke before. great... kudo's mens
2020-01-06 17:08
3 replies
newfag? edit: im more of a newfag than you, how have u never heard of this joke? baiting?
2020-01-06 20:01
2 replies
sarcasm not detected
2020-01-07 01:55
1 reply
yeah... his flag checks out
2020-01-07 17:13
floppy daddy
2020-01-06 17:06
3rd :/
2020-01-06 17:06
2 replies
nt you are number 6
2020-01-06 23:54
1 reply
fuck
2020-01-07 11:12
bad team
2020-01-06 17:06
3 replies
#61
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Vietnam EvilspokeN
Gen.g is no hope team
2020-01-06 17:16
2 replies
2 trash teams
2020-01-06 17:18
#198
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Indonesia lumayan
Lul u are delusional
2020-01-07 01:15
#8
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Portugal MoussanY
GODS <3
2020-01-06 17:06
#9
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Europe R2D2s
XD
2020-01-06 17:06
#10
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Ukraine Comanchik
Gl for guys
2020-01-06 17:07
#11
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South Africa LiNuXRSA
Let's go boys!
2020-01-06 17:07
#13
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United States sorcrcrc
pog
2020-01-06 17:07
nice for c9
2020-01-06 17:07
#15
flusha | 
Spain IMV_
Expected!
2020-01-06 17:07
LMFAO HAS ALL THIS MONEY AND SIGNS ATK XAXAXAXAXAXAXA
2020-01-06 17:07
15 replies
which other decent NA team they could buy?
2020-01-06 17:35
12 replies
not buying an na team lmfao they could’ve went for the dignitas strategy and reform a old roster for revenue or with all that c9 money, buy out a big team ex. reuniting ex vp
2020-01-06 17:40
5 replies
The issue is that with Immortals/C9 trying to spearhead this North American CS league, they need a roster that at least seems competitive (or at least could qualify for the league). ... This team is a project and not guaranteed to work, but it still has more upside than their previous disasters of teams
2020-01-06 17:47
1 reply
it has potential but not up to par on what c9 wants, thats for sure. they want a tier 1 roster, not a tier 3 na one
2020-01-06 17:54
bitches about a promisg talent full of youngsters suggests they should buy pasha, neo, taz :Ddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
2020-01-06 19:48
2 replies
did u read what i said “market value”. they’ll sell a ton of jerseys and merch from having a washed up team. atk is never going to win a tier 1 lan most likely and isn’t a popular team already with a lot of followers
2020-01-06 19:51
1 reply
they’d surely get a lotta sponsorships to keep the team going with them being top 150
2020-01-06 20:22
#141
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Argentina nymeros
vanity Zellsis WARDELL Infinite floppy (??)
2020-01-06 18:01
5 replies
i +1 this would be much better and cheaper
2020-01-06 19:15
4 replies
the only one you could there is wardell lmao
2020-01-06 23:56
3 replies
its cheaper lol atk was prob a 1mill+ buyout and wont yield anything that is a team of free agents
2020-01-07 00:00
2 replies
Floppy is on atk? He aint a free agent. And 1m buyout for the team that only made it to big event once? doubt it.
2020-01-07 23:37
1 reply
renegades were like 3 million and in top 8-10 at the time, atk prob at least 800-900k and didnt notice my bad
2020-01-08 03:50
from a major to this in under 2 years. That's some Gambit stuff right here.
2020-01-06 19:08
1 reply
LMFAO
2020-01-06 19:16
Did they run out of money or did they ever state their change of strategy? I mean they used to simply just buy expensive players like it's nothing. Now this team, lol I mean good for them but I don't get it
2020-01-06 17:07
6 replies
Building a new roster from scratch seems hard nowadays... They kinda did what VP did. Although I see more future in VP than this roster tbh
2020-01-06 17:13
#72
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Yugoslavia seeeed
Simply buying expensive players obviously didnt work for them. So i guess that they decided to rather buy off a decently established promising roster. And see where that would go.
2020-01-06 17:19
4 replies
But they're not exactly that. This team has no chance to reach any significant tournament any time soon
2020-01-06 17:22
3 replies
+1 would be a miracle if they did
2020-01-06 17:30
Let's see if they build up over time .
2020-01-06 17:34
Said by who?
2020-01-06 18:20
#18
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Poland Julka
Expected
2020-01-06 17:07
LETS GO FLOPPY
2020-01-06 17:07
#20
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Peru Dropcon
Gl
2020-01-06 17:08
They gonna regret it soon enough
2020-01-06 17:08
#22
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Spain ZephyrBruh
F for mixwell
2020-01-06 17:08
2 replies
#109
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North America SLGam1ng
Yes he was neglected the most in all of this
2020-01-06 17:34
Big F
2020-01-07 01:17
#24
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Europe Krychaaaa
clown9
2020-01-06 17:08
Sad for mixwell, feel like his talent has been wasted away the last 2-3 years
2020-01-06 17:08
2 replies
#221
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Netherlands JUNG13
Mixwell is a bench warmer since OpTic disband. That was in 2015 iirc. So no, more than four years
2020-01-07 14:47
1 reply
+1: Time goes fast, sheeesh.
2020-01-07 18:36
#26
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Scotland tr@c
hmmmmmmmmm
2020-01-06 17:08
YEAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH
2020-01-06 17:08
1 reply
#74
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United States WilsonDS
Floppy god
2020-01-06 17:20
no one cars
2020-01-06 17:08
4 replies
3 replies
mad burger LUL enjoy your tier3 clown9 fandom
2020-01-06 17:23
2 replies
#82
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United States sorcrcrc
2020-01-06 17:23
1 reply
cba spending time scrolling for mad burgeritos
2020-01-06 17:23
#29
sjokz | 
Brazil fuNNa
nice joke Clown9
2020-01-06 17:08
Tier5 bad still better than N♿rth and ♿2
2020-01-06 17:08
Pog
2020-01-06 17:08
Disband in 2 months or less?
2020-01-06 17:09
4 replies
Why? The core has been together for quite a long time.
2020-01-06 17:14
3 replies
Because I find it hard to believe that this roster is enough to have any impact on a T1 tournament. Hopefully I'm wrong, tho
2020-01-06 17:47
2 replies
That's obvious. C9 didn't sign this roster to win tier 1 tournaments. They just want to stay in the scene with an NA roster. They are playing it safe after all the shitty teams they assembled the last couple of times.
2020-01-06 17:51
I don't think C9 expects them to win t1 tournaments right out the gate. I would look at this as more of a long term project as the ATK guys are skilled, but 1 or 2 roster changes or them finding good chemistry and teamplay together could turn them into real contenders
2020-01-07 01:20
lol
2020-01-06 17:09
tier 3 but gonna get steal spots with invites cuz org
2020-01-06 17:10
Good signing for C9. Time to get a stable roster that has shown progress
2020-01-06 17:10
#39
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Europe lalt
I scanned thru the article, twice.. what flag is that?
2020-01-06 17:11
1 reply
South Africa
2020-01-06 17:18
Rip c9
2020-01-06 17:10
old news Clap9
2020-01-06 17:10
Might've made sense if Detrony was in the roster
2020-01-06 17:11
5 replies
#57
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Spain Silber_
Tbf old bravado + floppy would b way better than this
2020-01-06 17:14
2 replies
#108
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Greece m3s0v
lol the two SA guys are the worst on the roster. should add TenZ and Nifty instead
2020-01-06 17:34
1 reply
???? Sonic is and has been considered the best player from SA. JT is the igl so it makes sense that his aim is not great, but I think if they swapped him out for Vanity they could get to the next level
2020-01-07 01:23
But yeah it is a major milestone for South African CS & gaming in general - big news... Wishing our boys the best
2020-01-06 17:34
1 reply
100%
2020-01-06 23:50
#43
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Argentina trackssZZZ
ez
2020-01-06 17:10
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA MajorWinner Cloud9 finally became Tier5 team GG
2020-01-06 17:11
NA Gets hyped over a tier5 team XDdd
2020-01-06 17:11
better decision than trying to make a shitty mixed team work.
2020-01-06 17:12
Tier 99 confirmed
2020-01-06 17:12
From major winner to NA tier3 axaxaxaxaxaxa
2020-01-06 17:12
#50
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Brazil user_namer
NICE, finally
2020-01-06 17:13
#51
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Indonesia Journeast
Pretends to be shocked ...
2020-01-06 17:13
#52
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Indonesia lukerey
I still can't believe this roster beat G2 on Bo3. glhf c9!
2020-01-06 17:13
#55
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Indonesia RsL_
lmao
2020-01-06 17:14
Best of luck to them
2020-01-06 17:14
u ´dont car
2020-01-06 17:14
EXPECTEDD
2020-01-06 17:16
Great to see how far the ZA boys have come
2020-01-06 17:16
expected, but hyped tbh
2020-01-06 17:17
+floppy +stewie2k plss
2020-01-06 17:17
#66
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United States xiquo
when you lose to a pug team in mythic cup but still get signed for cloud9 Pog.
2020-01-06 17:18
#67
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Brazil Karlogaria
Let's see how long this new Clown9 roster lasts
2020-01-06 17:18
+autimatic
2020-01-06 17:18
#73
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United States WilsonDS
let's go
2020-01-06 17:19
Good news for the Dutch cs scene!!
2020-01-06 17:20
#76
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Europe LoookATme
from tier 1 to tier 99
2020-01-06 17:20
expected
2020-01-06 17:21
I gotta change my name
2020-01-06 17:22
3 replies
+1
2020-01-06 17:35
I mean technically it's still true
2020-01-07 01:25
1 reply
No my username when I made this comment was let_c9_die_slowly Now I change my mind
2020-01-07 04:53
better team than the one who won major by fluke.
2020-01-06 17:24
luuuuuuuuuul
2020-01-06 17:25
EXPECTED
2020-01-06 17:26
#90
RpK | 
United Kingdom sufyy
Are you fucking serious
2020-01-06 17:27
#91
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Brazil benchof
major winners to shit tier 100 team Cwho?
2020-01-06 17:27
1 reply
This "tier 100 team" beat G2, North, took a map from Liquid and beat MIBR. So what are you kids even talking about lol? Give these guys a chance, a super talented young squad. Now with a big org behind them the sky is the limit.
2020-01-06 17:32
#92
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Wales TC10
no team < this I guess?
2020-01-06 17:27
Expected. Pretty decent squad.
2020-01-06 17:28
who cares they are shit anyways xdxd
2020-01-06 17:29
Seriously, how can Mixwell got so unlucky :(
2020-01-06 17:30
2 replies
i hear C9 want create new na team around mixwell, but mixwell denied it :(
2020-01-06 17:42
1 reply
He wanna gerrara here fast as possible kekw
2020-01-06 17:47
there's a saying "QUE FASEEE"... from Major champs(fluke) to this OMEGA, sums up C9 really well
2020-01-06 17:32
from winning a major to this .... the org seems to have no idea of what they are doing anymore
2020-01-06 17:32
clown9
2020-01-06 17:33
Fluke team But gl to floppy
2020-01-06 17:33
Expected
2020-01-06 17:34
How can NA fans be happy about this ???
2020-01-06 17:37
dafuq are they doing at all
2020-01-06 17:39
#119
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Spain BlaNcoW
Leaked by mixwell
2020-01-06 17:40
how much
2020-01-06 17:41
C9 only signed so they can own some Africans
2020-01-06 17:41
3 replies
Bruh
2020-01-06 17:50
At least they are not black
2020-01-06 17:52
Flag checks out
2020-01-06 18:16
Decent pick.
2020-01-06 17:43
Cloud9's roster is getting worse and worse as years go by.
2020-01-06 17:44
Clown9 🤡 strikes again
2020-01-06 17:46
Epic
2020-01-06 17:50
niice, gl gl
2020-01-06 17:57
#138
Kat | 
Czech Republic kurka
mixwell come to sprout bro
2020-01-06 17:57
#139
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Pakistan LoOuU2
New C9 > GenG
2020-01-06 17:58
dead team
2020-01-06 18:00
Why is everyone saying they’re bad when they’ve only lost on lan to Mouz (which won that tournament)
2020-01-06 18:02
1 reply
When has the majority of HLTV hate ever proven to be justified or right? Just ignore all this crap, it is not worth anything at the end of the day.
2020-01-07 11:07
Solid top 30 team which at least is better than the previous line-up, plus a lot of these players aren't even close to their peak and still are developing
2020-01-06 18:06
1 reply
#146
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Japan pawbeast
agree
2020-01-06 18:08
#145
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Serbia GODKipato
U n e x p e c t e D
2020-01-06 18:07
#151
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Andorra NDRnews
this brand is not obviously tier 1-2 anymore
2020-01-06 18:24
1 reply
?? ATK is a tier 2 team they beat North and G2 at their first big LAN together only losing to Mouz who went on to win the tournament
2020-01-07 01:28
Another team that will do nothing
2020-01-06 18:29
Another dissapointment. They'll flop and part ways after a month or two. We need some big money signings if we want to make a dent in the scene, not one-day rosters.
2020-01-06 18:58
#155
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Chile strong221
PepeLaugh OH NO NO
2020-01-06 18:59
major winning team right there
2020-01-06 19:02
cloud9 complaining about this lineup is hilarious, sit the fuck down you entitled retards, this team is better than your shit org deserves, stop thinking you're too good for them because you fluked a major two years ago
2020-01-06 19:04
#158
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United Kingdom bev012
Complexity are heading in the direction come on c9
2020-01-06 19:06
#159
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South Africa @FyreCS
INSANE
2020-01-06 19:06
Clown9
2020-01-06 19:07
#166
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United States _ATaXiA_
These guys are going to slay at LAN parties.
2020-01-06 19:25
Expected
2020-01-06 19:29
#169
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Germany I_car
Expected
2020-01-06 19:33
Cloud9 has all the money in the world they could've gotten the c9 summer boys to play for the right ammount of money yet they sign ATK
2020-01-06 19:39
#176
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African Union mikecool
Clown9 management in shambles, will be interesting how they make the most of this investment. If this doesn't work out for them, I see them jumping out of CSGO for a while and maybe coming back later when a good stack eventually arises.
2020-01-06 20:00
This is embarrassing, I used to play Rank G against motm, and the entire game he would cry about how stupid and how dumb every move I made was when I killed him. Embarrassing c9 recruited a clown like that for professional cs.
2020-01-06 20:27
4 replies
#229
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South Africa BrucieBoi
LOL GET REKT
2020-01-08 00:12
3 replies
Get Rekt? LOL, you mean motm would get wrecked every single game and cry because he couldn't hang lmfao.
2020-01-08 02:02
2 replies
Literally he was like last choice for Rank G pugs, embarrassing. So many better players.
2020-01-08 02:03
1 reply
#236
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South Africa BrucieBoi
mmm so why is he pro ? and so many other players not
2020-01-10 01:42
#182
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United Kingdom suge
Good luck!
2020-01-06 20:48
#184
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United States jr0d
I bet they do allright
2020-01-06 21:32
Disband in 3 months
2020-01-06 23:18
please keep tier 9000 news outside of hltv :)
2020-01-06 23:40
C9 most braindead org in CS history... from Major winners to Tier 900 line up
2020-01-06 23:41
RIP C9, so sad
2020-01-07 01:03
#196
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Portugal YANRAZA
Disband in 2 months
2020-01-07 01:06
solid tier 3 team
2020-01-07 01:47
one decent player and 4bots n1
2020-01-07 01:48
rip money
2020-01-07 02:36
The past two years since Boston have been a disaster. Good to see they have done this, and great for the players to have access to top facilities and funding now. Good luck lads!
2020-01-07 02:47
How low can you lowball the team's salary?
2020-01-07 09:11
Cringe
2020-01-07 11:56
Lets go! 😎
2020-01-07 13:45
Good move. This team deserves it
2020-01-07 17:45
what in gods name are they expect to happen?
2020-01-07 20:31
#233
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Estonia RopzTop1
Please no more news about C9, this is just depressing
2020-01-08 08:24
hahahahahaha
2020-01-08 11:11
#235
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Russia Skipoda
no brax no party nt cown9
2020-01-08 18:37
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