ALEX reveals Cloud9 move*

The former Vitality in-game leader is the first player of Cloud9's new roster, the Brit revealed in 1pv.fr's studio show.

Update: Cloud9's General Manager, Henry "⁠HenryG⁠" Greer, has announced that Alex "⁠ALEX⁠" McMeekin has signed a three-year contract with Cloud9 and that the deal is worth $1,650,000.

The move hardly comes as any surprise after Cloud9 not only hinted at who their first player of the new lineup would be on Wednesday but also revealed an announcement date and time that coincided with ALEX's studio interview with 1pv.fr.

The 24-year-old joins the American organization one day after confirming his departure from Vitality. He has been out of action for the past six months, having decided to step down from the French side after the organization was unable to cut down on the team's busy travel schedule, becoming a partnered team in the BLAST Premier and ESL Pro Tour circuits.

Cloud9 lock down ALEX to lead the new team

By signing with Cloud9, ALEX will fulfill his wish of joining a Flashpoint member team and, as a result, likely have more control over his schedule than in Vitality, as the Los Angeles-based side is not partnered with either of the aforementioned tournament organizers, who take up a large portion of the calendar.

At the moment, the respected in-game leader is the only confirmed player of the new C9 project spearheaded by General Manager HenryG, who has made it clear that the new team is not complete yet and stated that his "door is still open."

So far, the only clue regarding ALEX's potential future teammates came from the player himself, who said "By the way, how many UK players is too many for one team?" in his statement announcing his exit from Vitality and went on to reveal in the 1pv.fr interview that his team will indeed feature another Brit.

Cloud9's new CS:GO division now has the following trio:

United Kingdom Alex "⁠ALEX⁠" McMeekin

Serbia Aleksandar "⁠kassad⁠" Trifunović (Coach)

United Kingdom Henry "⁠HenryG⁠" Greer (General Manager)

United Kingdom Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
14
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
955
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
Serbia Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
99
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.13
GL!
2020-09-10 16:30
UKCS relevant again. Where's my Birmingham Salvo shirt?
2020-09-10 16:37
Brummie. AAAAAA
2020-09-10 16:41
ALEX 550k salary a year, im gonna kill myself hahahahah
2020-09-10 18:06
Deserved... Also, I've been saying ALEX/Woxic/Mezii since 5 minutes after HenryG/Kassad was announced, don't @ me
2020-09-10 18:27
Honestly, it'd be even cooler if GuardiaN ends up being picked up after he announced his intent to play more CS, although it'd be a riskier pickup than Woxic.
2020-09-10 19:05
#354
Hiko | 
United States _n8_
HenryG basically said that wasn't going to happen in a interview on flashpoint yesterday
2020-09-10 20:47
link?
2020-09-10 23:05
#425
Hiko | 
United States _n8_
twitch.tv/videos/736261715?t=01h10m02s "Don't wanna be bringing back a sniper you all loved 3 years ago"
2020-09-12 08:21
Alex is good IGL mens))
2020-09-10 19:02
HE DESERVERS IT! and what u know how much other igl:s earn in other teams when u have zero info!
2020-09-11 03:42
Man U are wrong. His transfer(they pay to vitality) + salary =1,65million. I think 1million for him, and 650k it’s salary in 36 month. It’s like $18k per month.
2020-09-11 04:04
#427
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Europe PowwneD
That's more realistic than 45 000$ / month Good move by Vitality btw Now imagine the the price of ZywOo ... :o
2020-09-12 15:38
+1 more accurate
2020-09-15 13:43
+100000 imagine that type of money just being a trash cs player
2020-09-11 11:47
#421
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Europe zaczeknfw
How much money are earning shit football players for just running around like headless chickens only because some fat c@nts wants to drink beer and watch this highly overrated sport which is boring as hell?
2020-09-11 16:35
#432
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Lithuania Ufasas
i know mens, world is perverted
2020-09-13 03:27
#94
RUSH | 
United States ShawnM
all we need next is smooya, thomas, and we have a majority UK c9 roster
2020-09-10 16:42
#194
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Sweden Fr0zzan
+1 Think C9 is a perfect match with Smooya also!
2020-09-10 17:18
or they can sign someone better and don't give a shit about UK
2020-09-10 17:45
Well Thomas comments didn’t age well after 2 hours
2020-09-10 19:09
:/ Reply needs to have actual content
2020-09-10 19:10
how stupid u areE?
2020-09-11 03:42
#317 i said it before, name checks out
2020-09-11 03:47
wtf u are talking? that u are stupid is obv no need to tell it.
2020-09-11 03:49
Reactivate RattlesnK!
2020-09-10 16:57
Disband in 3...2...1...
2020-09-10 16:57
#290
ckN | 
Estonia ckN
4Kings mangiacapra!
2020-09-10 18:27
>1 player >relevant scene
2020-09-10 17:04
Big words from a Belgian CS fan, but thanks for playing
2020-09-10 17:06
When did i say belgian scene is relevant?
2020-09-10 17:18
in same time do you have a scene ?
2020-09-10 17:23
English?
2020-09-10 17:24
never seen this guy playing - will see - hope Henry brings his cosplay entourage for bootcamps :D in my defence I only started to follow csgo since mar 2020
2020-09-10 17:05
All you have to know is he is a very solid igl and can also bring fire to the scoreboard. Hopefully this UKCS project works out, the scene has never had a tier 1 UK team
2020-09-10 17:40
thanks if there is enough motivation it could be good then. good that NA scene is not that exciting so NA org is looking to have EU roster
2020-09-10 17:50
#224
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Argentina xpl0d3
Irrelevant since 4K team
2020-09-10 17:34
you mean the team with 2 uk players and 3 scandinavian players
2020-09-12 23:10
#438
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Argentina xpl0d3
no, there was a time 4k had four uk players, hltv.org/news/767/4kingscs-welcomes-virt..
2020-09-17 00:18
yea the team with like hartman and shit they sucked the only good 4k was day,goodfella,natu,magi,aku
2020-09-19 06:41
One player doesnt make it relevant lol. And bad news it never was.
2020-09-10 17:52
Well done for spotting the joke. Your reward is in the mail
2020-09-10 17:53
Welcome to C9 vitality alex.
2020-09-10 17:25
1v9 ez.
2020-09-10 17:59
CALLED IT LOL
2020-09-10 18:32
ngl, deep inside i was hoping for FaZe even though everyone knew it was going to be C9
2020-09-10 19:36
#2
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Finland Cucumber))
GOOD LUCK
2020-09-10 16:30
Hi cucumber So close
2020-09-10 16:34
#65
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Finland Cucumber))
so fucking close this germanempire guy is the most monster commenter. i would have probably been first if i just typed gl but i didn't because me monkey
2020-09-10 16:35
tbh I'm surprised i even got #3 so I'll take it
2020-09-10 16:36
Dont worry i trust you next time men))
2020-09-10 16:59
ty for confidence boost mens))
2020-09-10 17:58
I usually was typing just 'f'.
2020-09-10 18:00
LETS GOOOOO
2020-09-10 16:30
so C9 is EU now?
2020-09-10 16:31
#43
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Sweden FL4XY
i guess
2020-09-10 16:32
better than that dog EU and NA mix in katowice hopefully
2020-09-10 16:33
wdym, that team did have quite a bit of potential, they were pretty close to beating faze and making the playoffs at the katowice major. Their biggest flaw was their inconsistency and they only fell apart after flusha took a personal break because of his mom's death
2020-09-10 17:38
They did have quite a lot of potential but their performances were pretty lackluster considering the fact they still were playing quite bad even before flusha took a break
2020-09-10 17:39
#52
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North America 007DBR9
yep
2020-09-10 16:33
Yep, already 3 eu players there
2020-09-10 16:34
#79
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Czech Republic EnterCZe
What? There is only 1 player.
2020-09-10 16:38
I know i more player that 100% is in cloud9 already, but not officialy yet
2020-09-10 16:40
#173
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Spain Atium_
Who
2020-09-10 17:07
#183
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Paraguay imjustmau
fallen
2020-09-10 17:12
Kreaz
2020-09-10 17:17
#403
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Spain Atium_
And you know it based on what
2020-09-11 04:22
Just know, you will see in a couple of days
2020-09-11 07:03
#419
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Spain Atium_
K
2020-09-11 12:18
it's cause NA players are shit and hard to get while EU have sm good player available and henryG wants EU so they'll stay in EU rn but eventually they plan to move to LA
2020-09-10 17:02
#199
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Sweden axelious
They could have just bought Chaos with that kind of money though
2020-09-10 17:19
They learned their lesson buying NA bots
2020-09-10 18:12
#281
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United States Frotha
Belgium
2020-09-10 18:14
Yes yes "Omegalul Belgium no scene why even comment" typical 50 IQ NA reply.
2020-09-10 18:15
#368
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United States Frotha
Why are you crying so hard? Did me typing Belgium really hurt your feelings that much :(
2020-09-10 21:23
GL
2020-09-10 16:30
SMOOOYA next
2020-09-10 16:30
#85
Rob4 | 
Serbia e_loK
No i am next
2020-09-10 16:39
wth? kole gold nova talent 😳
2020-09-10 17:39
#320
Rob4 | 
Serbia e_loK
Who is kole? Mg*
2020-09-10 19:16
you are kole
2020-09-10 20:23
#349
Rob4 | 
Serbia e_loK
Ok Nigel
2020-09-10 20:31
cya in 10
2020-09-10 20:56
#364
Rob4 | 
Serbia e_loK
Lol why? You tell people my name, i do the same to you. Nigel
2020-09-10 21:04
you told us it backwards
2020-09-11 05:07
#409
Rob4 | 
Serbia e_loK
Yes, but would you know that if it werent for that british guy
2020-09-11 07:03
idk
2020-09-11 10:47
expected
2020-09-10 16:30
#7
RpK | 
France Snabe_
GL MA BOI
2020-09-10 16:30
#8
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy
seems nice, hopefully no smooya tho, dudes overrated
2020-09-10 16:30
#92
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North America 007DBR9
nah, he's good, but kinda like s1mple in he's toxic af
2020-09-10 16:41
Kinda like but not at all.
2020-09-10 17:15
Smooya has the attitude that S1mple used to have, but S1mple has become a real team-player (though still a little toxic) while Smooya doesn't seem to be improving attitude-wise.
2020-09-10 18:00
#335
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Brazil candymau
Skillwise, smooya seems pretty decend. On the other hand, nobody wants him long enough. He might be really bad to the team (toxic?). So, unless he realize that his attitudes needs improving, he wil never become reliable.
2020-09-10 19:47
#355
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North America 007DBR9
he did have one of the highest ratings overall when he was farming people in t2 na
2020-09-10 20:48
#10
OK | 
United States Bioax
ok
2020-09-10 16:31
nice
2020-09-10 16:31
Pre Writen Article NICE
2020-09-10 16:31
A lot of articles are pre-written tbh. Nothing wrong with that. The formats are the same they just change the names
2020-09-10 16:32
i know absolutely nothing wrong
2020-09-10 16:32
#14
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Europe Dax1e
Lets gooooo GOD ALEX
2020-09-10 16:31
#15
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United Kingdom Jamzy
UKCS pog
2020-09-10 16:31
#16
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United Kingdom _eilrahC
UK CS ON THE RISE! SOON THERE WILL BE A MAJOR WON BY THE BRITISH BOISSSSSSSSS
2020-09-10 16:31
#117
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United Kingdom _eilrahC
+1 big rep
2020-09-10 16:48
Unexpected
2020-09-10 16:31
#19
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New Zealand Eauor
shocker
2020-09-10 16:31
#20
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Netherlands PATOZR
Hell yeah! UK team incoming
2020-09-10 16:31
pog
2020-09-10 16:31
#23
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Asia Blitzer
UNEXPECTED
2020-09-10 16:31
ahahahaha lol
2020-09-10 16:31
Get smooya Thomas and mezii now and we‘re set
2020-09-10 16:31
#68
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Croatia mds818
smooya is overrated
2020-09-10 16:35
that would be so fucking sick. Its been too long since we had a proper british superteam
2020-09-10 16:47
cuz only smooya and alex are relevant ? lol
2020-09-10 16:50
#275
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Myanmar Jacobiss_
mezii > smooya
2020-09-10 18:09
#125
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Russia win73ry
You mean, "we've never seen a proper British superteam"?
2020-09-10 16:50
you've never had one, bruv.
2020-09-10 17:16
someone has a short memory
2020-09-11 21:18
someone might. could that someone also enlighten me about the last time the brits had a superteam? hopefully we are referring to csgo and not some long-lost, cloudy memory about the good old days in source or 1.6 :)
2020-09-12 15:15
i was talking pre-csgo. I never specified which game they had a good team in.
2020-09-13 21:53
#26
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Brazil YUB8
expected
2020-09-10 16:31
Expected Gl
2020-09-10 16:31
Loool
2020-09-10 16:31
huge news for NA counter strike.
2020-09-10 16:31
NA?
2020-09-10 16:33
#128
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Russia win73ry
the org is na
2020-09-10 16:51
2020-09-10 19:18
#81
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France cedd
this is gonna be an eu team...
2020-09-10 16:38
the org is based in LA and so is Flashpoint..........
2020-09-10 16:59
no one cares where the org is based in. the nationality of the players is what matters.
2020-09-10 19:17
if they play in the NA region for tournaments outside flashpoint and their players are playing NA FPL then it is huge for NA counterstrike, no matter what nationality the players are. the region is in desperate need of tougher competition
2020-09-10 20:28
LWTS GO
2020-09-10 16:31
#31
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Brazil tskvsky
poggers gl bro
2020-09-10 16:31
Banger move
2020-09-10 16:31
Gl Alex !!!
2020-09-10 16:31
nice !
2020-09-10 16:31
expected
2020-09-10 16:32
+smooya +3 UK riflers and they have UK team in NA good plan
2020-09-10 16:32
-3 uk riflers. +3 EU riflers maybe floppy can stay
2020-09-10 16:34
yeah I was joking. I think Cloud9 finally can be top 15. I wonder who should they pick as AWP. Woxic, Smooya? Woxic is good but toxic, Smooya is not that good recently. Maybe Guardian, if he really is in good shape like he say. +3 EU riflers or maybe someone from NA and they can easily be top 10-15
2020-09-10 17:19
smoyaa is toxic to !!! so put a turkish + 2 uk + others = world war 4
2020-09-10 17:26
hahaha and +shiro so we got russia also and maybe someone from tyloo so we have full party
2020-09-10 17:28
dafuq fish and chips x2 + kebab + vodka + cheeseburger the perfect combo for shit a bake of pancake
2020-09-10 17:29
ROFL
2020-09-11 05:07
#404 error :D
2020-09-11 09:43
With your username it makes the recipe even better, lul.
2020-09-11 06:35
thank you ;D
2020-09-11 09:43
Pog
2020-09-10 16:32
UK CS OMEGALUL
2020-09-10 16:32
NA org dont even want NA players KEKW
2020-09-10 18:26
#41
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Panama FUN4ENCE
expected
2020-09-10 16:32
Alex he is the British player but the Cloud9 is the French stars
2020-09-10 16:32
HELL YEAH BIGGEST EXPECTED IN CSGO HISTORY
2020-09-10 16:32
Well, rip c9
2020-09-10 16:32
expected
2020-09-10 16:32
1 man roster so ez 4 c9
2020-09-10 16:32
#49
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Sweden RaaCCooN
OK
2020-09-10 16:33
expect the expected
2020-09-10 16:33
#53
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United Kingdom StonkBonk
Good pickup. Now we have to wait 2 more weeks to see who the next player is 😴😴
2020-09-10 16:33
#114
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North America 007DBR9
tusoN is probably joining, he posted a cloud emoji
2020-09-10 16:46
☁ soon 🤔
2020-09-10 16:49
Cloud9 add kreaz too
2020-09-10 16:33
Already better than Faze EZ Clap
2020-09-10 16:33
wasn't hard tbh
2020-09-10 16:37
True.
2020-09-10 20:04
#58
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Georgia Xeeh
hinting at more uk players? smooya?
2020-09-10 16:34
#62
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Czech Republic MatyVlaky
GuardiaN/smooya next?
2020-09-10 16:34
What is flashpoint??
2020-09-10 16:35
#67
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Poland fiff_
C9 will play for EU or NA tournaments?
2020-09-10 16:35
#140
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Slovenia DiZzy7
Depends on the roster majority of players decide where they play....at least 3 EU players mean this team is EU
2020-09-10 16:55
Kio coming next
2020-09-10 16:35
kio is a noob
2020-09-10 17:27
yes
2020-09-10 18:05
#70
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Slovenia DiZzy7
Sick pickup just don't sign smooya...enough UK for this team.... kreaZ is probably coming soon and maybe Woxic?
2020-09-10 16:35
#72
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Finland Vkims
smooya, woxic, s1mple, zywoo
2020-09-10 16:36
That's 4 awps
2020-09-10 16:45
#118
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Finland Vkims
smooya wants to be rifle anyways, s1mple and zywoo are gods with any weapon
2020-09-10 16:48
+smooya and thomas british dream
2020-09-10 16:37
unexpected
2020-09-10 16:37
okii
2020-09-10 16:37
#78
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Latvia YungPan666
expected
2020-09-10 16:38
UK superteam
2020-09-10 16:38
Pog
2020-09-10 16:39
ALEX millionaire Poggers
2020-09-10 16:39
#86
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Malaysia jskhoo
LMAO +smooya?
2020-09-10 16:39
most expensive transfer in history of cs?
2020-09-10 16:40
Oh my gawd
2020-09-10 16:42
#178
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Switzerland x676
There was no transfer, it's all salary budget
2020-09-10 17:10
invite jdm pls
2020-09-10 16:41
#91
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United States xcalibot
really? 1.6 million????????????????????? not worth it
2020-09-10 16:41
so ZywOo worth maybe 4-5 mln $
2020-09-10 16:43
#106
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United States xcalibot
alex haven't prove anything at all lol
2020-09-10 16:44
he was decent but I wouldn't say that he is worth 1,6mln
2020-09-10 16:45
1,6 for 3 years, learn to read burger
2020-09-10 16:53
thats buyout+ 3 years of salary
2020-09-10 16:55
#139
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United States xcalibot
1 year IGL then 2 years bench? Alex is overrated
2020-09-10 16:55
Instead of realising your mistake that it's a 3 year contract you start blurting out total BS. Typical 13 year old hltv user.
2020-09-10 17:45
+smooya and thomas
2020-09-10 16:41
#271
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France JBzOo
smooya thomas dephh surreal/mezii for last ?
2020-09-10 18:08
I hope this new C9 will play ex-C9. I bet this new roster wont be a lot better than their current one.
2020-09-10 16:42
All possible rosters are looking underwhelming tbh
2020-09-10 16:42
#97
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Dominican Republic Numb_
+guardian
2020-09-10 16:43
expected xd. but still excited to see who will be the rest
2020-09-10 16:42
Oh wow
2020-09-10 16:43
#101
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Indonesia LosD
+Guardian
2020-09-10 16:43
#103
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Syria LONE_8122
1.6 million over 3 years, not bad not bad
2020-09-10 16:43
#104
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Europe Krychaaaa
1650000$ monkaS
2020-09-10 16:43
WHO NEXT
2020-09-10 16:44
Good move. alex is an underrated player, I don't think vitality should have got rid of him.
2020-09-10 16:44
Thomas to be signed next for twice that... will celebrate down local with carling and misses
2020-09-10 16:44
#109
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Lithuania Ovis17
good luck!
2020-09-10 16:44
#113
nope | 
Finland zntei
smooooooooyaaaa
2020-09-10 16:45
#115
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United Kingdom TC10
good signing, hopefully doesn't mean a uk roster
2020-09-10 16:46
POGGERS
2020-09-10 16:49
I want Harriman and AdY In this team. AdY and his big dick.
2020-09-10 16:50
C9 at the beginning of the year: we don't want to lose money from CSGO anymore Also C9: Signing ALEX for 1 mil contract Not saying it's a bad pickup but it will be a waste of money if they can't sign another good player to complete the roster
2020-09-10 16:50
$1,650,000 for alex lmao wtf :DDDD
2020-09-10 16:50
#126
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Bulgaria gosholin
Nice good luck!
2020-09-10 16:51
UK DREAM TEAM ALEX Thomas Smooya Nigel Farage Mezii
2020-09-10 16:51
+1 NIGEL
2020-09-10 18:47
#130
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Brazil lucem123
Guardian as awper?
2020-09-10 16:51
holy f 1.6 million
2020-09-10 16:52
No Way
2020-09-10 16:52
#135
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Philippines birusss1
money bags
2020-09-10 16:54
Holy shite first Vulcan in league then Alex in Csgo These buyouts are getting fkin crazy
2020-09-10 16:55
#142
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Netherlands Sem0733
New era of CS is coming boys.
2020-09-10 16:56
how does this mf worth 1.6 milli LMAO
2020-09-10 16:56
Okay so, dephh, smooya and thomas next?
2020-09-10 16:56
Damn haven’t heard dephs name in a minute.
2020-09-10 16:59
Not for a while. He is okay and the uk pool isnt deep so.
2020-09-10 17:00
Is he still living in US or is he back in UK?
2020-09-10 17:02
Look down. (not irl)
2020-09-10 17:07
#161
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United States n0bodya
hes on dignitas valorant roster already
2020-09-10 17:03
Haha okay, that flew under the radar for sure.
2020-09-10 17:06
kreaz next. info 100%
2020-09-10 17:05
*1,6 milion deal for alex Next move : *Sign kreaz Sounds very counterproductive does it not?
2020-09-10 17:12
wow so unexpected
2020-09-10 16:57
+Mezii +Thomas +Smooya +Surreal
2020-09-10 16:57
Alex Floppy Jks Xeppaa Autimatic
2020-09-10 16:58
kreaz 2nd member
2020-09-10 17:05
#150
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India Smauxx
Stupid Faze clan, cant even pick him up. I can say I am done with that team but I still love them :/
2020-09-10 16:58
thats what love is mens(((
2020-09-10 17:58
Damn.
2020-09-10 16:58
its happening ALEX / IGL GuardiaN / AWP olofmeister / lurker +entry +2nd entry/star player
2020-09-10 16:59
expected
2020-09-10 16:59
Crazy waste of money, but that's Clown9 speciality so not surprise here. See you in 6 months for the split after racking zero results at T1 level.
2020-09-10 17:00
#165
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643
Well, if the other 4 are not more than just decent players, then yeah, it't probably be a waste of money. I think c9 should've kept floppy.
2020-09-10 17:04
at least vitality won something under his igleading. Stay mad botpex.
2020-09-10 17:04
Last ranking of Vitality with Alex : top 9 Last ranking with apEX : top 1 Their performances skyrocketed with god apEX, stay mad.
2020-09-10 18:56
Yeah, in online :DDDD How many tournaments did they win under botpex igl? Zero? Ohhhh
2020-09-10 19:21
Bait as much as you want, Alex will never be top 1 world, apEX is. And you're very mad about it.
2020-09-10 19:24
Im not mad, my dear stupid child, im not. Btw, so how many tournaments Vita won with apex as igl?????
2020-09-10 19:49
More than UK CS will ever get lmao
2020-09-10 20:53
Why so mad bro?
2020-09-10 20:57
I'm not mad bro, why are you mad saying that I'm mad bro ?
2020-09-10 21:13
Cuz im not
2020-09-10 23:03
Vitality won cs_summit, epicenter and ecs. What is the 4th championship they are talking about?
2020-09-10 17:03
kreaz next
2020-09-10 17:04
Holy thats alotta money
2020-09-10 17:05
#175
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Sweden axelious
Wait what?! 1.6 mil?! Over how many years?!
2020-09-10 17:08
3
2020-09-10 17:11
#185
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Sweden axelious
That is a big chunk of money!
2020-09-10 17:15
That is
2020-09-11 13:25
Vitality to c9. KEKW KEWKW UK CS KEKW
2020-09-10 17:08
retard move by c9
2020-09-10 17:09
SMOOYA
2020-09-10 17:11
Colossus cringe.
2020-09-10 17:12
Good IGL
2020-09-10 17:15
but why they get spot to the major ?
2020-09-10 17:16
$1,650,000 XDDDDDDD Hes not even decent Nice waste of money Clown9
2020-09-10 17:17
0/8
2020-09-10 21:46
#372
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France Insidium
Yeah sure in a single year he's got 11 play offs 6 finals and 4 wins, sure he had zywoo but still he's definitely above average
2020-09-10 21:50
#388
RpK | 
France HippzZ
+1 and don't forget that good igl avaible on the market are very rare
2020-09-10 23:56
make floppy and osee stay. mold them ALEX!
2020-09-10 17:17
#193
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Germany KapioO
Kioshima alex kreaz and +2 info 100%
2020-09-10 17:17
#196
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Germany Zunx
Maybe smooya next?
2020-09-10 17:18
#197
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Denmark Jonasnhj
Why though?
2020-09-10 17:19
#198
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Czech Republic Pomelo420
what a surprise Kappa
2020-09-10 17:19
Good luck alex i hope this roster will be good!
2020-09-10 17:19
From Tier 1 Team to a Tier 2 NA team KEKW.
2020-09-10 17:21
#203
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Other syrso
1,65 million for a rather bad player? Bad management
2020-09-10 17:22
45k a month holy shit
2020-09-10 17:22
Expected
2020-09-10 17:26
another bot joined c9 lul
2020-09-10 17:26
nice dephh next
2020-09-10 17:27
retired, playing pro valorant
2020-09-10 17:31
#216
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Chile cristiaan
expected and gl
2020-09-10 17:27
1.6 million $ Kkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-09-10 17:31
#222
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Ukraine YUR4S
Gl ALEX
2020-09-10 17:31
SIUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
2020-09-10 17:32
#225
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Russia LeGoBoys
Astralis 10 men roster C9 1 man roster
2020-09-10 17:34
Pog
2020-09-10 17:35
no one should get paid more than a dj 32k/month
2020-09-10 17:36
#229
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Singapore Jaredlkj
GL
2020-09-10 17:37
Expected tbh i called it first BTW
2020-09-10 17:37
super surprising
2020-09-10 17:38
Smooya will be next! Source: trust me bro
2020-09-10 17:39
c9.Alex c9.Smooya c9.mexii c9.kreaz c9.GrenadR
2020-09-10 17:42
#240
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Lebanon Dogman69
40k/month salary :O
2020-09-10 17:43
#241
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Poland SebL
Pretty good pickup, now they can take Thomas, because he seems pretty good, mhL, because he is one of the best players in Poland atm., F1KU, because he is they youngster that would be lovely to have, since he is playing great and when he gets some experience he will most likely be much better, and FREDDyFROG, because he is really good for me. For me this lineup is really good.
2020-09-10 17:44
#312
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Europe Juuzou_
so a team with 3/5 players with 0 experience at the top level. Don’t think c9 is interested in such a project
2020-09-10 19:04
#347
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Poland SebL
Investing in young talents? I think they will be interested in that kind of project.
2020-09-10 20:25
#361
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Europe Juuzou_
I dont think so, they did with the previous lineup. They want a squad that can compete within a month or 2
2020-09-10 20:57
#422
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Poland SebL
I don't think they need a squad to grow so fast, I think they know that it's impossible.
2020-09-11 16:46
GL Alex I hope you rekt them all
2020-09-10 17:45
1.65M wtf
2020-09-10 17:49
GL
2020-09-10 17:50
ALEX SMOOYA MICHU FLOPPY CALYX
2020-09-10 17:50
really nice team
2020-09-10 18:07
#278
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Myanmar Jacobiss_
yes they could even make it to TOP 30
2020-09-10 18:12
top 15*
2020-09-10 18:14
THX BRO BESIDES THAT WOULD BE AN INTERNATIONAL TEAM WHO WOULD ATTRACT FANS FROM MANY DIFFERENT NATIONALITIES: 1 FRENCH, 1 BRITTISH, 1 POLISH, 1 GERMAN AND 1 ARAB
2020-09-10 23:46
#392
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France Insidium
That's a whole 5 fans impressive!
2020-09-11 01:48
I can live happily my entire life with this amount of money
2020-09-10 17:57
gl
2020-09-10 17:57
C9 zywoo confirmed
2020-09-10 17:57
#257
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United Kingdom IJackSI
SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
2020-09-10 17:57
#260
ZywOo | 
India aR__
Expected the expected
2020-09-10 17:58
Nice move
2020-09-10 18:05
welcome smooya
2020-09-10 18:04
+coldzera +rain +Niko +broky GO C9
2020-09-10 18:04
vitality_alex joins c9😎
2020-09-10 18:06
45k a month? Is he the most paid cs player?
2020-09-10 18:10
#298
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Denmark pdxm
Doubt it, faze and Astralis players might be earning more
2020-09-10 18:41
Weren't the astralis salaries "leaked" in some danish article. Doubt FaZe players are paid that much except maybe NiKo
2020-09-10 18:51
#334
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Denmark pdxm
I saw one of those "leaks" and it was more that 45k , ill try get the source
2020-09-10 19:44
#338
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Denmark pdxm
2020-09-10 20:00
Isn't that 25k a month? 305k : 12 = around 25k
2020-09-10 20:49
#363
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Denmark pdxm
Yea, though some other sources show 60-70k, others 50k+
2020-09-10 20:58
Cloud9 juggernaut is comming, HOLY SHIT
2020-09-10 18:12
#283
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Finland 0lter
wtfffff
2020-09-10 18:16
Lmao alex either very smart or lucky
2020-09-10 18:16
Too bad UK hasn't got any players besudes ALEX and smooya. Alex is going to get exposed now and no, Thomas and surreal aren't Tier 1 so UK delusion incoming
2020-09-10 18:20
#311
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Europe Juuzou_
+1
2020-09-10 19:04
Why do they need UK players lmao?
2020-09-10 21:46
$1,600,000 million dollars..... my man Alex is smart as hell!!! LOLLL
2020-09-10 18:22
#287
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Hungary Shiron212
*insert Outstanding move meme here* welcome, gl
2020-09-10 18:22
Are they going for some juggernaut meme thing with the colossus?
2020-09-10 18:23
#291
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France Uexo
Good luck with your new home !
2020-09-10 18:27
RIP faze xaxaxaxa
2020-09-10 18:27
#294
NEO | 
Sweden 444SEN
Another brit yawn, cant wait to see some subpar dogshit player, so much for colossal
2020-09-10 18:29
sign smooya next
2020-09-10 18:37
GZ !
2020-09-10 18:37
2 million kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-09-10 18:45
Buyout Smooya!
2020-09-10 18:47
Next is Smooyaaaaaa
2020-09-10 18:48
now you buy smoooooooooooooooya
2020-09-10 18:48
c9 don't make a mistake get Juanflatroo in team :)
2020-09-10 18:52
It was obvious tho
2020-09-10 18:53
#307
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Latvia 4swen4
Smooya or woxic or both 💯
2020-09-10 18:56
#310
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Europe Juuzou_
Alex Guardian And whats next?
2020-09-10 19:03
get autimatic back
2020-09-10 19:07
Stop using the word 'side' in all of your articles when referencing a team. It's lazy
2020-09-10 19:08
thank you! i hate it so much!
2020-09-10 19:21
Literally triggers me. Every time I read it I go look at the author, and yep, it's Striker. Always
2020-09-11 03:39
~800k with the bonuses for an above average igl seems a little high no? Or maybe other top tier players are making 7 figures a year and we don’t know
2020-09-10 19:14
It is a lot so they must want to get as much out of him as possible, so they will probably sign at least 2 more HUGE names because he is a good IGL, C9 want a major contending team, obviously.
2020-09-10 19:20
I get that's his buyout + salary but 1.6mil for a player like Alex is insanity.
2020-09-10 19:15
Oh baby
2020-09-10 19:19
#326
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Russia SW@G
wtf so unexpected
2020-09-10 19:21
expected lol
2020-09-10 19:28
"welcome to Cloud9 @vitality_alex!" lol
2020-09-10 19:28
That salary tho
2020-09-10 19:29
#333
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Algeria MagnumDz
$1,650,000
2020-09-10 19:40
really hope for guardian signing, with alex and kassad it could be strong team
2020-09-10 19:56
he already showed himself in navi, its enough, noone is going to pick him up, stop trying hard slovak to put him in a team
2020-09-10 20:16
#340
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Indonesia Journeast
So the next one is Smooya, then who else?
2020-09-10 20:05
Juanflatroo and guardian
2020-09-10 20:17
i hope to see juanflatroo in this team eztop10 with him
2020-09-10 20:34
flatroo kinda degraded when he plays for that selectrash team, should go with a more consistent rifler
2020-09-13 00:32
he is no longer part of that bad team he make always good performances even when he was in secret but he had a team that did not support him now he is a free agent and he needs a team with the necessary experience to do great things :)
2020-09-13 17:01
good move alex! remains to be seen if it's a good move for cloud9
2020-09-10 20:08
#342
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Europe t.o.p
$1,650,000 wow
2020-09-10 20:16
Tbh smooya is better than woxic and guardian
2020-09-10 20:24
Great move! There are a couple of free agents/cheaper players, hopefully C9 continue to make to best moves.
2020-09-10 20:33
+GuardiaN?
2020-09-10 20:34
hype
2020-09-10 20:43
over 500k a year???????????? for real?
2020-09-10 20:48
+woxic
2020-09-10 20:58
Does cloud9 pay this good for all of the bots they've acquired over the years?
2020-09-10 21:05
Nice
2020-09-10 21:18
So he's making about $45k a month? The salaries in esports are wack these days. Maybe I'm just getting old. I think he's a good, strong starting piece for the team and this makes me excited to see what C9 can field in the future. I unfortunately doubt the remaining four players will instil me with the same confidence, unless they're somehow managing to poach players directly from better teams.
2020-09-10 21:24
#378
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Brazil angryyyy
sry im dumb
2020-09-10 22:28
Talks balls to take an In-game leader who doesn´t like to travel outside the UK. What happens when Corona is over? Will he quit again?
2020-09-10 21:57
1.65 million KEKW
2020-09-10 22:14
TOP5 EZ
2020-09-10 22:17
more like TIER 5
2020-09-10 23:48
I Guess there is the Price to buy him included ..It was too much for faze so i guess It was expensive . Still so much money for a guy that has been carried hard and a krieg abuser but this meta is over Can he aim with a ak ? ... But i Hope he will do great
2020-09-10 22:24
1,6 milion for lazy guy who wants ''extra 2,5 months holiday'' in vitality ahahah xd if he is worth 1,65 mln $ how much is worth someone as gla1ve ; p
2020-09-10 22:25
He got lucky to meet zywoo ..otherwise would still be tier 2 player
2020-09-10 22:44
Yeah, he only got somewhat lucky when he replaced Ex6TenZ as IGL in LDLC, or when Ex6TenZ got kicked for Logan, and than once that happened, they dropped maniac and DEVIL and somehow got so lucky by beating optic in gg Qual, and they got 5-6th
2020-09-11 01:38
Mangiacapra next
2020-09-10 23:03
Also wtf are those shoes from HenryG
2020-09-10 23:04
#387
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Indonesia DioBrando
Good luck
2020-09-10 23:50
Garbage overrated player lol...
2020-09-11 01:08
Hi why is old C9 still listed?
2020-09-11 01:37
Why does all hype about dog shit smooya? +woxic or even + Guardian is better
2020-09-11 01:55
C9.vitality_alex
2020-09-11 03:26
#402
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India _Jazz_
Even as a FaZe fan, I would want this C9 to defeat FaZe once. FaZe should regret the decision of not adding ALEX when they had time.
2020-09-11 04:17
Nice one Bloke9
2020-09-11 08:33
Two very likable names so far. Might just become a fanboy already.
2020-09-11 08:53
what if it becomes a bad team like alex and bunch of overrated nerds and like a new ldlc that get invites but always lose then move to nine to five to struggle against mibr
2020-09-11 09:00
nah mate they building something here, they wont give that kind of huge salary if ALEX won't deliver great results.
2020-09-13 00:37
#413
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Philippines B3nk4i
man a 1,650,000 dollar contract is fuckin expensive man like 1,650,000 divided by 36 (which is 3 years times 12 months) thats like 46000 per mont or smth this probably isnt his salary and im just being dumb but still man 1,650,000 is a shit ton for one player
2020-09-11 09:22
I mean they must be building a tier one team again for that huge salary. hell im even contented with a 50k salary for a year
2020-09-13 00:36
#437
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North America 007DBR9
you need to subtract around 600k for the buyout
2020-09-16 15:18
#418
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Russia alexgone
bring smooooooooooooooooooooooooya to c9
2020-09-11 11:47
“”burned out" huh
2020-09-11 19:24
greatest move
2020-09-14 03:18
get god smoooooooooooooooooooooooyaaaaaaaaa
2020-09-17 00:20
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