Cloud9 confirm Xeppaa signing

The 20-year-old former Chaos player completes Cloud9's roster.

Erick "⁠Xeppaa⁠" Bach is the fifth piece of "The Colossus", the North American organization announced on Friday, filling in the spot left by the departure of Özgür "⁠woxic⁠" Eker.

"My personal goal is to show that I can compete on a high level, especially against these top European teams", Xeppaa said in the announcement video. The signing will see him move to Europe on a long-term basis, following the example set by Ricky "⁠floppy⁠" Kemery.

Xeppaa is Cloud9's fifth player

Reports have linked Xeppaa to Cloud9 since the start of the year, with the successful negotiation allowing him to continue competing in Counter-Strike, unlike his former teammates Anthony "⁠vanity⁠" Malaspina and Nathan "⁠leaf⁠" Orf who made the move to VALORANT.

"We've given him an opportunity and I know he is going to rise to the occasion", the team's General Manager, Henry "⁠HenryG⁠" Greer added. The former commentator announced that the value of the three-year deal is $432,000, with Xeppaa set to play the entry rifle role for the team. The new Cloud9 lineup will debut at cs_summit 7 on January 25-31.

Cloud9 are now:

United States Ricky "⁠floppy⁠" Kemery
United Kingdom Alex "⁠ALEX⁠" McMeekin
United Kingdom William "⁠mezii⁠" Merriman
Denmark Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen
United States Erick "⁠Xeppaa⁠" Bach

Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1120
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
United States Nathan 'leaf' Orf
Nathan 'leaf' Orf
Age:
17
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
254
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
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
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
979
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
United States Anthony 'vanity' Malaspina
Anthony 'vanity' Malaspina
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
609
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
621
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
United Kingdom William 'mezii' Merriman
William 'mezii' Merriman
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
199
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
904
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
United States Erick 'Xeppaa' Bach
Erick 'Xeppaa' Bach
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
320
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
#1
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Slovakia xaboff
Good Luck to him, but not sure if it's the best idea for C9, not cuz he isn't good, but cuz I don't like the idea of Alex or es3tag being AWPer
2021-01-22 18:41
28 replies
#9
RUSH | 
United States ShawnM
LETS GOOOOOO btw wrong leaf in article, should be the NA one not the asian one
2021-01-22 18:42
4 replies
#19
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Slovakia xaboff
*thai
2021-01-22 18:42
2 replies
#21
RUSH | 
United States ShawnM
whoops i dont know asian flags should be nathan "leaf" orf
2021-01-22 18:43
1 reply
leaf is also in C9 tho
2021-01-22 20:13
KEKW
2021-01-22 18:47
GOOD LUCK XEEPA 😍🤗🤗
2021-01-22 18:49
Don’t let this guy fool you with this well thought out idea. He said nice just to get first.
2021-01-22 18:52
3 replies
#57
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Slovakia xaboff
That's true, I refreshed HLTV and saw the post, so I thought I'd get first for once, but didn't want to waste it, so I used it for a meaningful comment after
2021-01-22 18:58
2 replies
Same men’s I’m on mobile and had good timing, didn’t get #1 tho peepoSad
2021-01-22 19:11
1 reply
#78
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Slovakia xaboff
dw you'll get it next time
2021-01-22 19:12
I mean building a team around Alex wasn't a good idea for C9 to begin with. Bang average, getting carried by the best in the world.
2021-01-22 19:01
11 replies
Stupid cloud 9. Why did they hire henryg when they could have hired Topbunna to build them the next up and coming team
2021-01-22 19:04
9 replies
The sarcasm would work if they actually won anything. The only reason they hired henry is that a lot of latent homosexuals like yourself fancy him. And the only reason henry chose Alex is that their nationalities match.
2021-01-22 19:15
8 replies
ur right tho, rapeyG doesn't know shit about cs
2021-01-22 19:20
4 replies
+1
2021-01-22 21:01
#115
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Denmark Muamelele
ur weird af
2021-01-22 21:39
2 replies
we're both writing on a forum full of mentally ill kids. we're on the same level of weirdness.
2021-01-22 22:09
1 reply
#130
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Denmark Muamelele
maybe so but I cant be that weird
2021-01-23 14:08
What sarcasm? I completely believe they shouldn't have hired henryg solely on the fact that he looks gay. They should have hired someone who's very manly like topbunna
2021-01-22 19:25
2 replies
Never claimed henry was/looked gay, just that you are and you fancy him. Also never said anything about manliness or gays not being manly, that's all you.
2021-01-22 19:33
1 reply
What part of my comments did you think I was fancying him? If I was fancying anyone it would be topbunna. No one with more cs knowledge and analytic skill than him
2021-01-22 19:50
+1 zywoo can carry faceit lv10s to tier 1 lmao we’ve seen zywoo with a legit tier 1 team, ez top 2 team. he’s basically 2.5 players on his own
2021-01-22 21:02
#95
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Portugal MGL257
-es3tag + smooya Cloud9 best english team ez
2021-01-22 19:30
2 replies
#96
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Slovakia xaboff
that would maybe get me to be a fan of them!!
2021-01-22 19:31
That would actually be so sick.
2021-01-22 20:10
i think he is kinda what they need bc they have a lot of passive players and he's gonna be like the stewie for their team, but losing a decent awper is big
2021-01-22 20:30
Lmao imagine ditching woxic after 3 months, and after paying 1.3m, let's see how long it takes for C9 to just ditch their entire team and announce that "Oh we made a mistake" after blowing like a billion dollars lmfao.
2021-01-23 02:59
If vanity stayed in csgo for a bit longer, he prob would’ve been picked up FeelsBadMan
2021-01-23 07:34
#2
FaNg | 
United States NA_KEKW
Sick pickup, hopefully he fits in the role
2021-01-22 18:40
GL rip woxic
2021-01-22 18:40
3 replies
Prime woxic was so fun to watch, sad he’s too toxic to play t1
2021-01-22 18:41
2 replies
They said he wasnt though, but because lack of motivation, different timezones etc. its his attitude and performance in mousesports that got him kicked. Honestly, i fully believe woxic just doesnt fucking care unless its lan. He was their best lan player
2021-01-22 18:53
1 reply
No he was kicked in mouz cuz he wanted more money as c9 offered him a crazy amount.
2021-01-22 21:10
#4
sh1ro | 
Romania AlyBu
nice
2021-01-22 18:40
1 reply
#59
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Brazil bzz1
CoLULssus
2021-01-22 18:58
Cool?
2021-01-22 18:40
who is awper pricetag lmao
2021-01-22 18:40
3 replies
ALEX lol
2021-01-22 18:41
1 reply
loooool
2021-01-22 18:42
ALEX pls just use five seven
2021-01-22 18:42
gl cheater jajajajajajajaj
2021-01-22 18:41
nice
2021-01-22 18:41
#11
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Indonesia LosD
lol wrong leaf
2021-01-22 18:41
#12
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Finland Jomppeboi
omg xiter
2021-01-22 18:41
GL!
2021-01-22 18:41
dead team
2021-01-22 18:41
oh no
2021-01-22 18:41
#17
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Sweden RaaCCooN
ok
2021-01-22 18:41
#20
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Brazil fahed
cloud9 will die with this guy on lan
2021-01-22 18:42
#23
smooya | 
Switzerland x676
Hahahahahaahahahaahahah
2021-01-22 18:42
#24
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Bosnia and Herzegovina StigmaKG
Yeah!!! GL!!! Cmon!!!
2021-01-22 18:42
This colossus stuff is embarassing.
2021-01-22 18:44
3 replies
#40
JD | 
Poland Banzanic
it is, they could sign better team for free, but instead henryg signes some tier 3 players for amount of money he could get any tier 1 player and calls it colossus, what a delusional clown xDDDD
2021-01-22 18:50
#120
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Sweden dogtown
Faze when they signed olof and guardian is the only colossus team ever created. Anyone to even think their team is close to that is delusional. Colossus is a term when you literally put the best players in the world together like real madrid, lakers etc. Not fkn random unproven players lol. So fkn stupid.
2021-01-23 00:07
i agree especially since this team will never be good because they probably don't have any chemistry.
2021-01-24 15:56
Thai leaf
2021-01-22 18:44
#27
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United Kingdom DDoubleE
POG lets go man <3
2021-01-22 18:45
#28
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Chile cristiaan
expeted, GL
2021-01-22 18:45
Sattawut "⁠Leaf⁠" Reathong
2021-01-22 18:46
#31
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Indonesia FinZzz
Wont go far if your supposed stars are floppy and xeppa :/
2021-01-22 18:46
NICE good luck for him. I love to see that he still having a future in csgo and don't got his carreer destroyed by the brazilians like leaf got. LET'S GOOO XEPPAA
2021-01-22 18:46
2 replies
#64
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Brazil theWhK
+1 hope that fellow brs learned something with all this shit
2021-01-22 19:02
+1
2021-01-22 19:18
rip my boy woxic he got kicked because they wanted to form an anglo saxon team. they dont like middle eastern beast.
2021-01-22 18:46
#34
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United Kingdom novaseer
wrong leaf, professeur
2021-01-22 18:47
xiter kkkkkkkkkkk
2021-01-22 18:47
no awper tier 3 team
2021-01-22 18:47
they signed a girl?
2021-01-22 18:50
Lagge15 where u at? U bashed me when i said xeppaa Will join and that they’ll get rid of woxic. U defended cloud9 sooo sooo much after their comments on the matter, which was obvious (if reading between the lines) that this was gonna happen. But u kept to their actual writing no matter what, playing an ”all knower”. Guess what, u where wrong on every little thing u wrote.
2021-01-22 18:50
1 reply
#85
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Myanmar w7tv
expected move, wanted him on faze tho, but the colossus is now evolved
2021-01-22 19:15
es3tag to complexity, smooya to c9.
2021-01-22 18:51
#43
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Brazil tynner
clown9 indeed
2021-01-22 18:52
xiter omegaLUL
2021-01-22 18:52
#46
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Poland Spanksss
still this lineup doesnt look g00d
2021-01-22 18:52
at least he is saved
2021-01-22 18:53
wow shocking and who would awp now alex with his washed up 5 seconds reaction time? just disband omegalul
2021-01-22 18:54
#50
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Chile nachooww
xiter xiter xiterrrr
2021-01-22 18:54
XITADO
2021-01-22 18:54
#52
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Brazil zinum
Rip c9
2021-01-22 18:54
Is he going to stay around more than 10 games or is this another throwaway player?
2021-01-22 18:55
THE COLOSSUS speeds ahead!! Maybe now they can a map or two!
2021-01-22 18:56
#55
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Australia B_Tannen
Hope this pays off for HenryG.
2021-01-22 18:57
12k$ a month. Nice.
2021-01-22 18:57
CLOWN9
2021-01-22 18:58
Entryfragger and alex will be awp? I dont know man... Es3tag would be sick if jks now goes back to his old teammates in extremum. A stable passive rifler to k0nfig and rush’s aggresive style. Even though i think jks is just having problems with blameFs positions and communication. Not to mention the standins
2021-01-22 18:59
xeppa underrated but didnt they need an awper?
2021-01-22 18:59
let's see how c9 is gonna be top50
2021-01-22 19:00
2 replies
#79
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United States BrownD15
So the team ranked 21st grabs the best guy from what was the 20th ranked team and somehow they fall to 50? Can you teach me how this works
2021-01-22 19:12
1 reply
wtf they kicked best player in the team, how they maintain this rank? i guess you believe this
2021-01-23 09:28
alex go to valorant CS is done for u
2021-01-22 19:04
XDDDD
2021-01-22 19:05
10x time better than botxic gj c9!
2021-01-22 19:05
For a minute there I forgot c9 even existed.
2021-01-22 19:05
wow some cool news here! Excited to see them in action. who's gonna awp tho?
2021-01-22 19:06
cya toxic
2021-01-22 19:06
C9 spent millions on what is essentially an NA/UK mix LMFAO
2021-01-22 19:06
1 reply
chaos is better than this kekw
2021-01-22 21:03
#73
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France cedd
get a good awper ffs
2021-01-22 19:08
already dead team
2021-01-22 19:08
#75
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Myanmar w7tv
xpected GOGO XEPPA
2021-01-22 19:11
imagine benched woxic for xeppa same toxic also not worth too for some team.
2021-01-22 19:13
LETS GO XEPPA !
2021-01-22 19:13
#82
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Russia DjSisu
This team is the worst money investment
2021-01-22 19:14
Erlich 'Xeppaa' Bachman
2021-01-22 19:15
xeepa will flop hard in this team, he could only ever perform in Chaos cuz cheater
2021-01-22 19:18
how much?
2021-01-22 19:18
still tier 2 team. no voxic no party
2021-01-22 19:19
Good pickup, look to C9 taking some time to reach regular Tier 1 contention just like OG last year
2021-01-22 19:19
Nice pick stronk
2021-01-22 19:21
now thats a random lineup lol
2021-01-22 19:22
#98
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Netherlands 0aktree
Hes good but ALEX as primary awper is a joke.
2021-01-22 19:37
432k for 3 years ? for a "rookie" that's quite high 12k a month :D
2021-01-22 19:58
1 reply
#103
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United States Phamous3k
Yeh. These salaries are crazy. But hey, Xep got him a nice bag.
2021-01-22 20:08
No. This team individually is very good. As a unit (5) with the roles they have, no. Doesn't work, no chance. Please stop wasting millions henryg.
2021-01-22 20:04
c9 = money laundering
2021-01-22 20:09
#108
Jame | 
Poland SebL
He is a really good player, but I don't think it's him who C9 needed tbh. I wish them GL but I think there will be more changes soon.
2021-01-22 20:38
HenryG bringing in cheaters to stay relevant and save their online results.
2021-01-22 21:02
3 year contract, same like woxic, gonna be benched after month :D HenryG strats, thats what happens when you give power to imbicile.
2021-01-22 21:20
At this rate C9 will be 100% Tier 2 NA players by June. 6.5 Million now BTW.
2021-01-22 22:15
hot take, C9 should have built the roster around someone like NiKo and should have signed Twistzz.
2021-01-22 23:13
#119
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Sweden dogtown
This is why you don't make a fkn caster a GM of a fkn org. Clueless as fk and has no idea how to make deals. Honestly the person that made him GM must have been tripping on acid when he made that happen. Probably the biggest fail in the history of online gaming.
2021-01-23 00:02
Cheater.
2021-01-23 04:18
You should go back to casting HenryG... clearly not made for anything else
2021-01-23 06:36
People are letting the most disgusting cheater to ever touch CS get away just because that way they can satisfy their xenophobic sense of "justice", protecting one "inoccent little kid" against all the "evil brazilians" . If it werent a brazilian team pointing the obvious, things were going to be looked at in a whole different perspective, y'all can bet your asses on it. NOBODY had that much fishy clips in so little time. There were DOZENS of locks through walls in WEEKS. But since Xeppaa could be used as a tool to justify and empower xenophoby, people chose to be selectively blind. People bate brazilians because we're used to overcome adversity with a smile on our faces, and because we're not afraid to express our sexuality. People are so insecure about themselves they cannot bare the fact others are not.
2021-01-23 12:18
$12 833 per month, k
2021-01-23 12:24
-toxic +cheater clown9
2021-01-23 12:32
Yes, we see a team collapse. I'm not acting nationalist, I think it's a mistake to kick woxic who play so much better. It just had to be given some time.
2021-01-23 13:51
wtf xiter!
2021-01-23 15:42
This is slowly looking like a money laundering thing, there's no way this roster is going to work wtf
2021-01-23 18:58
God Xeppa One of the best NA players right now, IMO he is the third after Elige and NAF.
2021-01-23 22:42
#134
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Europe Mstrio
New bot team of 2021. Woxic did the right thing. Take money and bye bye
2021-01-24 12:15
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