woxic benched in Cloud9 - Report
The Turkish AWPer is likely to be replaced by Erick "Xeppaa" Bach in the active roster.
The 22-year-old's benching helps explain Cloud9's recent interest in ex-Chaos star Xeppaa, who was linked with a move to the blue banner in a joint report by HLTV.org and 1pv.fr on Tuesday. However, it also creates question marks around the AWPing role, as the team will no longer field a primary sniper if the move comes to fruition.
woxic has been part of Cloud9 since mid-September. He signed with the American organization in a deal worth nearly $1.4 million, a number that includes salary over three years and the buyout fee from his transfer from mousesports. The Turkish star had previously represented the German organization for over a year and a half before he got benched in August, reportedly due to issues concerning his attitude.
His benching comes as yet another blow to the 'Colossus' squad after they also parted ways with their coach, Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović, at the end of December because of a stylistic clash between him and Alex "ALEX" McMeekin.
Cloud9's General Manager, Henry "HenryG" Greer, confirmed on Tuesday that the organization is looking into replacing the Serbian veteran with Chris "Elmapuddy" Tebbit, and on Wednesday the Brit went on to Tweet a hint that the signing had come to completion.
If confirmed, the moves will make Cloud9's roster the following:
Chris "Elmapuddy" Tebbit (coach)
Özgür "woxic" Eker (benched)