Cloud9 to transfer current roster and undergo complete rebuild
The organization is committed to finding Johnny "JT" Theodosiou and company a new home as it's about to restructure the entire CS:GO division.
The South African-American composition will continue to represent Cloud9 in ESL Pro League Season 12 while the Los Angeles-based company searches for a new organization for the entire current lineup and begins the restructuring process.
The move will see C9 overhaul the CS:GO division for the fourth time in two and a half difficult years. While the ELEAGUE Major-winning lineup disintegrated one by one in 2018, the organization struggled to keep a stable five and its team became mostly European following countless changes during the rest of the year and the first half of 2019.
When that direction failed, Cloud9 placed their trust in Damian "daps" Steele and his brand new lineup for the latter half of 2019, but the majority of that unit ended up being acquired by Gen.G after just five months, leaving the organization without a roster.
Cloud9 has boasted the squad around Tiaan "T.c" Coertzen since the start of 2020, having acquired them from ATK following their impressive campaign at ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals, where the team beat North and G2 on the way to a seventh-eighth placing while only losing to the tournament's eventual champions, mousesports.
The JT-led side have been unable to replicate that success under the new banner, however. They kicked off 2020 by qualifying for DreamHack Open Leipzig and IEM Katowice only to get eliminated in the group stage at both tournaments, before finishing fourth in the first season of Flashpoint as the scene transitioned online.
Since then, Cloud9 have enjoyed a few highlight moments such as third place at ESL One: Road to Rio, above both Evil Geniuses and Liquid, but otherwise stagnated as they struggled to take their game to the next level and begin contending for regional titles.
Cloud9 are looking to transfer the following lineup:
Tiaan "T.c" Coertzen (coach)