es3tag transitions to AWP role for Cloud9

The Danish player will pick up the sniper rifle over Alex "⁠ALEX⁠" McMeekin.

Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen is set to take over AWPing duties for Cloud9, HLTV.org has learned. The change to the team's roles comes just one month after ALEX picked up the 'Big Green' following the release of Özgür "⁠woxic⁠" Eker, who was removed from the lineup in part due to his "unreliable high ping" and a "compromising time zone."

The change failed to bear fruit as Cloud9 could not reach the cs_summit 7 playoffs in January and failed to qualify for IEM Katowice. The 'Colossus' lost to Spirit and OG in the Play-in stage of the $1 million tournament, leaving themselves out of contention for one of the most competitive events of the year.

es3tag will don the AWP for Cloud9

es3tag is no stranger to the AWP, having often utilised the gun during his time with Heroic, especially during the five-month period in 2019 between Daniel "⁠mertz⁠" Mertz's benching and Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller's signing. He will have ample time to reacclimate with the role as Cloud9 currently have no events lined up until ESL Pro League Season 13, which is slated to kick off on March 8.

Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1141
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
847
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1000
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1257
KPR:
0.70
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
hahhahah this team is a joke
2021-02-20 01:15
55 replies
#2
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United States Yabashira
should be xeppaa
2021-02-20 01:15
36 replies
#23
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Norway ZapR
definitely not alex and es3tag better awp, but benching woxic to make alex and es3tag awp is not it
2021-02-20 01:18
35 replies
#32
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United States Yabashira
youve literally never even seen xeppaa awp before lol
2021-02-20 01:21
33 replies
#42
arT | 
Brazil joroca
and there is a thread saying that hen1 ruined his career... the guy could play in any team he chooses
2021-02-20 01:24
28 replies
xeppaa ruined his own carrer, next kqly confirmed
2021-02-20 02:08
18 replies
#128
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United Kingdom novaseer
na orgs not wanting to sign ex-chaos ruined xeppaa's career
2021-02-20 03:08
10 replies
unreliable high ping 😂😂😂 So we can pay this turk 5/6 figure digits but we cant fly him to c9 ???? What an excuse lmao. Just say woxic was toxic kekwwww
2021-02-20 09:10
9 replies
I think he said he didnt wanna move
2021-02-20 10:54
6 replies
Lack of commitment is a form of toxicity
2021-02-20 11:02
5 replies
I mean, in a way
2021-02-20 11:38
#327
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Australia poppyxox
you'd have to be retarded to move to the us right now lmao
2021-02-20 14:27
3 replies
Cloud9 plays from EU
2021-02-20 17:24
C9 was in Europe
2021-02-20 17:57
1 reply
#353
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Australia poppyxox
oh i didnt realise
2021-02-21 12:28
#316
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United Kingdom novaseer
what does this have to do with my comment?
2021-02-20 13:48
1 reply
My bad fam was too quick on the reply button🥺🥺
2021-02-20 14:14
Flag checks out
2021-02-20 03:21
fku and fk gaules aswell
2021-02-20 03:26
2 replies
+100000
2021-02-20 04:49
watchout gaules is gonna cry on twitter and call you racist, sending his kids herd in your DMs
2021-02-20 08:01
Nt CCP shill
2021-02-20 05:35
2 replies
Beat it kangaroo wanker
2021-02-20 08:56
1 reply
Nt Agent Orange
2021-02-20 10:29
1 month from now "mezii becomes the main awper for c9"
2021-02-20 02:17
5 replies
2 months from now "Es3tag leaves cloud9, HenryG to fill in"
2021-02-20 02:53
4 replies
“Cloud 9 destroyed by (insert tier 3 team) 0-32”
2021-02-20 03:22
3 replies
#169
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Romania SanitySP
4 months later: Cloud 9 signs Thorin, Richard Lewis, Anders, Semler, and Striker
2021-02-20 05:12
2 replies
5 month later: Entire C9 roster moves to Valorant
2021-02-20 07:20
1 reply
rofl
2021-02-20 23:53
dont take that wierdo talk seriously :) if you know CS, you know whats BS and whats real talk.
2021-02-20 03:43
source?
2021-02-20 04:41
ffs would do you have to bring hen1 into this? can't you talk about something else than your scene for 2 sec?
2021-02-20 07:59
he awped sometimes on chaos
2021-02-20 02:20
#115
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Norway ZapR
point proven
2021-02-20 02:35
american using the word literally for no reason CHECK
2021-02-20 09:28
#352
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Sweden Lagge15
If you play in a team with Vanity as main AWPer and have to compete to be 2ndary, I will assume you're not as good as Es3tag who have main AWPed in a decent version of Heroic
2021-02-21 10:44
Bench tier1 awp Woxic to get tier4 awp Alex or es3tag
2021-02-20 07:56
#4
ZywOo | 
United States Frotha
One thing we can agree on, fuck the C9 org for real
2021-02-20 01:15
6 replies
#60
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Serbia XD___
why? like fr why
2021-02-20 01:33
3 replies
Maybe not the org but it’s CS division. They should’ve stuck with Floppy and oSee and worked from there.
2021-02-20 01:48
2 replies
#77
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Serbia XD___
maybe but give them credit for not leaving and trying to be at the top.
2021-02-20 01:54
oSee wanted to play with Ex-C9(ES), so.
2021-02-20 09:04
+1
2021-02-20 08:39
why, this is a good decision
2021-02-21 07:24
#49
arT | 
Brazil joroca
ALEX seems to me a condescending bitch.
2021-02-20 01:26
#69
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Chile cristiaan
+1 XDDD
2021-02-20 01:43
#94
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China HEIDASHUAi
expected from clown9
2021-02-20 02:10
+1
2021-02-20 02:23
#114
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Canada AyyyJayyy
Sad 9
2021-02-20 02:35
+1
2021-02-20 02:46
Joke9
2021-02-20 03:44
i wonder who told alex to keep his ego in check and give es3tag awp, should have been xeppa but xeppa can perform really well with rifles as well
2021-02-20 08:17
#288
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Finland TopiKihha
this is not actually a bad move, es3tag played awp for heroic some times
2021-02-20 11:31
cloud9 is a shithole now. Whoever goes there he will be ruined unless you are from england
2021-02-20 13:58
+1
2021-02-20 15:17
#3
ropz | 
Italy BuioCS
ok
2021-02-20 01:15
2 replies
unreliable high ping 😂😂😂🔥🔥🔥 So we can pay this turk 5/6 figure digits but we cant fly him to c9 can we???? So the ping issue was fixed??? 🤣🤣What an excuse lmao. Just say woxic was toxic kekwwww
2021-02-20 09:11
1 reply
woxic didnt want to move lmao
2021-02-21 03:09
Very unexpected wtf
2021-02-20 01:16
1 reply
No, hltv was right again!
2021-02-20 09:57
#6
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Brazil chico12
clown9
2021-02-20 01:16
#7
flusha | 
Spain IMV_
Interesting!
2021-02-20 01:16
ALEX was an awper ahhahahahahhahahah Es3tag is much better than him with an AWP but still clown9 won't be able to go out from t2
2021-02-20 01:18
5 replies
#59
arT | 
Brazil joroca
They let little o'see fly away... that was dumb
2021-02-20 01:33
4 replies
osee wanted to play with friends in t3 NA over t2 EU
2021-02-20 01:40
3 replies
#80
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United States poL_aris
typical lack of ambition from NA puggers
2021-02-20 01:58
2 replies
And it’s not like he wouldn’t be good enough. He’s smurfing with a 1.30 rating.
2021-02-20 02:00
1 reply
#87
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United States poL_aris
the only way to become a better person/player is by challenging yourself and making mistakes. I don't think he's challenging himself in tier3 NA. he would be good fit for this c9 roster, it's a shame.
2021-02-20 02:02
FINALLY
2021-02-20 01:16
ouch
2021-02-20 01:16
better than alex !!
2021-02-20 01:17
now they took their best rifler and put into awp role? wtf c9?
2021-02-20 01:17
6 replies
still better than alex
2021-02-20 01:17
es3tag is quite good with awp, but yearh they need to buy acor...
2021-02-20 01:18
2 replies
I´m not saying he is not mens, my point is he is c9´s best rifler wtf, NA org, literally
2021-02-20 01:19
1 reply
floppy is better rifler but ok
2021-02-20 01:24
#261
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Sweden Lagge15
He got lowest KPR on T-side in the team, so I guess this change mainly will be on T-side and hen do double awp or all rifles on ct-side
2021-02-20 10:06
floppy and xeppaa rifle way better than es3tag
2021-02-20 17:39
#13
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Germany EvilMorty
Wasnt the plan that everyone on this Roster would have his perfect role?
2021-02-20 01:17
11 replies
#63
floppy | 
United States j_k
that kind of fell apart when w0xic got released because he had bad ping
2021-02-20 01:37
9 replies
Yep. Really bad toxic ping
2021-02-20 05:09
8 replies
#183
floppy | 
United States j_k
ah yes braindead retards who think it was toxicity when literally everyone came out and said it wasn't toxicity
2021-02-20 06:02
7 replies
Yeah a dude bought for around 2 million dollars was benched in the online era for high ping. Someone living in Turkey on a European server. They Could pay 2mil to buy him but can't pay a couple grand to move him or do a boot camp. And I'm the brain dead retard lmao. Multiple twitch streamers have spoken about woxic not being the same, even if you watch cloud9's social media content on yt, you can see woxic has a trash persona. 3rdly, if woxic (amazingly talented awper) is benched from 2 rosters, neither rosters had any other primary awpers
2021-02-20 06:31
Also, do you think if karrigan ropz etc talked about wocic's toxicity, c9 would have paid mega bucks for him? And now HenryG Alex and Co are doing the same to pass the toxic parcel. I know you amerilard burgers aren't known for your intellect, but jeez dude, get smart.
2021-02-20 06:33
4 replies
#189
floppy | 
United States j_k
nobody cares about your braindead analysis. your analysis consists of "he wasn't as good" and "i feel he was toxic in C9 content videos". great job homie, you made yourself look dumber than i thought
2021-02-20 06:51
3 replies
Lmao you conveniently ignored everything else I said there pal. But it is what it is. Nobody's gonna out their extremely talented player as toxic so that he can be sold at market price. Mouse did it. Henry is doing the same. But watch how nobody pays nearly as much money for him. Because luckily, the org owners aren't as oblivious as you are. "HURR DURR HE'S NOT TOXIC HE'S JUST UNLUKO MENS BAD PING IN 2 DIFFERENT ORG NOT AT ALL TOXIC I PROMISE"
2021-02-20 07:12
1 reply
+1
2021-02-20 09:39
You are the dumbbass, it's been said "off record" multiple times that his toxic behavior was the reason he had been benched from mouz. Same situation as with kioshima back then , and now he is in limbo.
2021-02-20 09:03
#336
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Albania exq1tium
People do lie you know
2021-02-20 17:57
that thing alrdy failed when they gave es3tag an entry fragger role while he shined as a support in Astralis.
2021-02-20 10:09
rip c9 and they where already dead
2021-02-20 01:17
who cares just disband already zzz
2021-02-20 01:17
1 reply
#347
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Czech Republic xANUx
+1, HenryG is not really good at creating a team
2021-02-21 03:04
UNEXCPETED
2021-02-20 01:17
to be fair to C9, spirit are very good and are making a deep run in Katowice and OG are inconsistent as hell, high highs and low lows. They faced a high.
2021-02-20 01:17
6 replies
i feel like C9 always get fucked with the teams they play
2021-02-20 02:15
5 replies
#163
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United States teppu
almost all of their games have been competitive aswell. there have been some hard losses but most go to map 3
2021-02-20 04:43
4 replies
Thing is that, its a roster which cost 6 million dollars and they are barely in top 20.
2021-02-20 09:21
3 replies
The thing is: Every times org spent millions in a team it'snever work as good as they expected. Millions can bring goods players but not good coordination or synergy.
2021-02-20 09:41
2 replies
Yeah but with 6 millions, just buy players who are like played together before.
2021-02-20 14:14
1 reply
actually they were better players to bring than estag or mezii ATAK's players were imomuch more interesting. Estag is overrated and tier3/2 international mix have some freaking good young talents.
2021-02-20 14:45
#19
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Finland Cucumber))
EZ TAG
2021-02-20 01:17
#21
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Brazil tskvsky
Es3tag awping? OMEGALUL Paycheck stealed with successful
2021-02-20 01:18
5 replies
Still better than ALEX and toxic
2021-02-20 01:19
3 replies
#30
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Finland Cucumber))
+1
2021-02-20 01:20
+1
2021-02-20 01:24
#270
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Japan ang9r5193
of course lol
2021-02-20 10:36
#52
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Brazil tskvsky
Woxic is always better mens, so sad he doesnt have a good relationship with alex9
2021-02-20 01:29
i thought it was gonna say valorant
2021-02-20 01:18
unexpected
2021-02-20 01:19
lmao
2021-02-20 01:20
This will bear fruit for the team ASAP. Alex will be able to actually do his job now.
2021-02-20 01:20
What a shitshow that c9 org created
2021-02-20 01:20
2 replies
+1
2021-02-20 08:37
#348
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Czech Republic xANUx
compared to this c9, ENCE with sunny looks like unbeatable team lol
2021-02-21 03:06
bruh
2021-02-20 01:22
Finally
2021-02-20 01:22
LMFAOOOOOOOOO
2021-02-20 01:22
Tier 3 news :O
2021-02-20 01:23
#37
DD | 
United States breasts
was this henryg's decision
2021-02-20 01:23
#39
Toft | 
Denmark LJSI
this team is just a giant fiesta, who on earth thought it would be a good idea to let henry g put together a team and have access to this much money
2021-02-20 01:24
1 reply
What credentials did Henry G have before he got the GM role. All I know him from is casting. Asking because I am simply curious.
2021-02-20 12:49
I want C9 to work, but cmon...
2021-02-20 01:24
Good choice, good choice
2021-02-20 01:26
cloud9 needs more firepower from finland and Senor Vac
2021-02-20 01:29
2 replies
+1 +GODLIKE firepower and +Sénior Vac then it's so EZ 4 Cloud9!!
2021-02-20 01:38
Had they waited instead of rushing their new lineup and signing bums they could have had much better opportunities during the break.. With players like auti, flusha, sunny, and many other available. That trio would make for a way better core to start a team than these bums they signed.
2021-02-20 09:00
good choice now alex focus on igl
2021-02-20 01:26
Cloud9 HEN1 maybe
2021-02-20 01:31
1 reply
only if u will take lucas as well
2021-02-20 02:05
what a shitshow this c9
2021-02-20 01:28
This lineup sounded like a joke from the beginning and the amount of $$$ they spent on it was just ridiculous But at least with woxic as main awp it made any sense
2021-02-20 01:29
how to waste millions of dollars
2021-02-20 01:31
#61
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United States vip3r_k1ng
Unexpected
2021-02-20 01:34
HenryG was the worst move ever made, change my mind
2021-02-20 01:36
12 replies
i can't when it's literally facts
2021-02-20 01:46
+1 The team has potential but ffs stop making such a mess without any logic hoping it will work smh.
2021-02-20 01:57
8 replies
#84
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United States poL_aris
At the very least we can give henry credit for trying something new with fresh talents, rather than an old washed up roster.
2021-02-20 02:00
7 replies
im not saying the whole roster is shit and he should just buy full roster. The whole thing could work but now it is just going to damn shit. Xeppa is amazing player but its the same problem we had in faze- they needed igl but kept taking aimers. C9 need awp and got riffle player. Without proper awp they won't win a single shit. Every top team has amazing awp player and they think its possible to work without one, it just wont work.
2021-02-20 02:06
2 replies
#92
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United States poL_aris
They should try to have a seangares or astralis-style team with defined, clear roles. This system works the best for young players. for example, on T side: one entry/bait player who goes in first (xeppa) one dedicated awp player who plays it on every map (osee) one gla1ve-like IGl who throws nades and entries with xeppa (ALEX) one "star player" guy who goes in second/third and tradefrags (floppy) one support/lurk (es3tag)
2021-02-20 02:08
this lineup doesn’t even have firepower of chemistry valde & mantuu and twistzz & broky are leagues above es3tag, floppy, and xeppaa
2021-02-20 03:51
It's easy to say this when it's not his money he is throwing out by the window... Would he have signed the same players if it was ? I seriously doubt it. Funny how he is eating crow now, he took a jab at Guardian back then, saying he won't sign "out of their prime old players " but now his " awper " isn't even on current Guardian's level... What a joke of a team
2021-02-20 08:58
3 replies
#240
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United States poL_aris
I have no interest in seeing another 2018 virtus pro or 2019 mibr. and you're right, I don't like how the lineup was constructed either. But he couldn't have accounted for some of the pieces failing.He bet big (that mezii and woxic would carry) and he lost.
2021-02-20 09:20
2 replies
Mezii looking decent, he will propably develop to a future star pr at least good fragger
2021-02-20 12:05
1 reply
#299
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United States poL_aris
mezii looks good, i agree
2021-02-20 12:05
Up there with alexib being fired. Prob loses to the ENCE clownfiesta.
2021-02-20 07:39
+1111
2021-02-20 09:12
Pric3tag LUL LUL LUL
2021-02-20 01:38
#67
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Switzerland x676
ahhahahahahahahhahahahahahhahhahahaah
2021-02-20 01:40
just -floppy and add awp or just add 6th. Stop making such a mess jeees. Niko alwyas tried to make roster without dedicated players like igl and look where it took them. Just get proper awp and u can do a lot.
2021-02-20 01:43
Is this honestly newsworthy for an article?
2021-02-20 01:45
6 replies
sure, why not? Its not like news here are only related to big things, but to everything what is happening in the scene.
2021-02-20 01:59
Same thought as mine. If every role change inside a team is news worthy the page will be flooded Also, it's not about a decent team, it's just Clown9. Who gives a F?
2021-02-20 10:47
4 replies
I'm 100% certain you wouldn't have commented this on an article about Furia
2021-02-20 11:02
1 reply
I'm impartial on stuff like this. It' just nonsense news to fill the page
2021-02-20 20:26
I agree with your first two lines. The third was just an insult.
2021-02-20 13:19
1 reply
Sorry, my bad
2021-02-20 20:27
this is not news LMAO
2021-02-20 01:47
Just -mezii or floppy +sh1ro/degster/smooya/xsepower
2021-02-20 01:53
1 reply
add xsepower and smooya together, enjoy 4 toxic in one team axaxaxaxaxaaxax oy ble
2021-02-20 02:00
<x<axaxaxaxaxax
2021-02-20 01:54
#79
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United States Lukiey
Better than ALEX for sure. Will make C9 more competitive and hopefully will give floppy and mezii more room where es3tag was taking up being a "jack of all trades".
2021-02-20 01:58
At this point i wish these guys would just go to Valulrant, How many failed versions of C9 will it take before they realize this is a money pit of a team.
2021-02-20 01:59
Yikes
2021-02-20 02:00
No way. I remember a guy here on HLTV just said they were supposed to do this, and they actually did. That user deserves a medal
2021-02-20 02:07
it was pretty obv that he would awp... they should have picked degster or xsepower instead of xeppaa
2021-02-20 02:11
Yikes
2021-02-20 02:11
Just kick floppy,xeppa and go full EU, plenty good awpers here. +Sunny free. Ez
2021-02-20 02:14
1 reply
Sunny washed up kekw
2021-02-20 03:24
Seriously, news about role changes inside a team? Not even talking about IGL role... Clown9 is a joke. Waiting for the next bench/kick
2021-02-20 02:19
4 replies
Why would they talk about igl when nothing is changing about the igl?
2021-02-20 04:24
3 replies
They need n0thing for igl pog.
2021-02-20 06:27
What I meant is that only IGL role usually is subject for news. If any role change (X becomes AWP, Y becomes rifler, Z becomes lurker etc) becomes news we'll be flooded
2021-02-20 09:55
1 reply
Any related news to a team is news. Why should it only be related to igl just because you are worried about a few news feeds once in a while, most of the teams never changes roles.
2021-02-20 22:38
-alex +smooya XAXAXAXA
2021-02-20 02:20
2.1 m good awp
2021-02-20 02:21
KEK 9
2021-02-20 02:22
Lmfao
2021-02-20 02:29
0/8
2021-02-20 02:31
There is too much money involved, these players are not playing CSGO because they want to, they are playing for a paycheck. nobody cares. As Device said, about PriceTag: He got an offer he couldnt turn down. sad story, Kinda want c9 to work out aswell but ALEX and Pricetag lack the heart in it.
2021-02-20 02:37
2 replies
#132
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Europe t.o.p
Most players are playing for a paycheck, but that doesn't mean that they don't wanna win. It's not about the money, it's just the roster itself.
2021-02-20 03:22
the real problem is that they are getting paid LEAGUES above their real worth. Like more than COL or at least similar money but complexity has a superstar lineup ( bare rush ). Here, apart from es3tag, it's an assembly of tier 2 players. And the " manager " has no effing clue what he is doing either
2021-02-20 08:54
fodase???
2021-02-20 02:40
1 reply
ye so
2021-02-20 05:53
:D ahahahahha
2021-02-20 02:47
they spent so much money on this fcking team and dont have a actuall awper yikes
2021-02-20 03:00
What a mess of a team xDD first kick Kazzad and Woxic in less than 2 months, next Alex awper, now 1 month later changing to es3tag xdd lmaoo just disband
2021-02-20 03:00
2 replies
c9 should fire them all if their contracts allow it, to save massive dollars, and then wait until next player's break/opportunity to hire someone competent to rebuild the team ( a real manager not a joke like Henry )
2021-02-20 08:51
Why is everyone spamming about Woxic being kicked...? HE. LEFT. ON. HIS. OWN.
2021-02-20 08:56
#124
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Iraq remind00
OMEGALUL 9
2021-02-20 03:01
#125
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Iraq remind00
this team is like brand new million of dollar spend and they already going for these transmissions thats why you dont hire casters as coach/manager
2021-02-20 03:02
god, i've practically given up on this c9, been supporting since before shroud/nothing left, and its pain, how is the org this incompetent
2021-02-20 03:04
#127
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Sri Lanka arsigod
It’s can’t help to this RIP money roster,sry
2021-02-20 03:05
#129
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Denmark nrth_LUL
cloud9 should transition to the unemployment office.
2021-02-20 03:18
Just fire that GM already. It doesnt matter how good you are, it's going to take years for anyone to get comfortable being a primary AWPer in tier1 scene.
2021-02-20 03:21
The right move
2021-02-20 03:24
FINALLY
2021-02-20 03:28
just sign sexpower 😳
2021-02-20 03:29
yikes man i hate when great riflers get told to awp bc the org cant buy a good awper
2021-02-20 03:30
3 replies
This actually makes more sense because he is a way better awper than Alex and Alex is a good rifler.
2021-02-20 04:20
2 replies
That's a good point, but his rifle is still way too good for him to be awping
2021-02-20 17:14
1 reply
I think this is best decision for them without picking up another player
2021-02-20 22:32
Well, it won't hurt to try but this team has the mentality of "trying everything until it works"... Lacking of structure and role seems a bit severe. It doesn't sound good to me.
2021-02-20 03:32
1 reply
While getting paid dozens of thousand of grands this " trying everything " or more like " trying anything without a plan " mentality is unacceptable.
2021-02-20 08:48
OMEGALUL
2021-02-20 03:42
#144
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Europe t.o.p
Don't think this roster is it
2021-02-20 03:44
OMEGALUL
2021-02-20 03:45
LOL
2021-02-20 03:51
#148
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United States AuraVII
Good change but the future of this roster is still very debatable.
2021-02-20 03:51
-Mezii +Olof or +Xsepower. Just do it. Mezii isnt worth the time just because HenryG Likes to hook up his UK boys.
2021-02-20 04:01
2 replies
#156
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United States burNout_
mezii is literally the best player on C9 lately
2021-02-20 04:19
1 reply
He has his moments but he's nothing special, I just don't see that high of a potential ceiling in him. If he proves me wrong kudos to him but he's way to inconsistent imo. he's definitely not their best player, I think it's easily been Xeppa. You could argue replacing Floppy instead I suppose, I'll give you that.
2021-02-20 04:33
Hltv news story: Guy on team chooses to use different weapon in game he plays
2021-02-20 04:10
smh
2021-02-20 04:13
COLULSUS
2021-02-20 04:13
Should've did this when woxic left. This just proves henryg doesn't know what he is doing.
2021-02-20 04:19
1 reply
He should be given his walking papers
2021-02-20 08:47
#158
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Poland mlodzier
Wow they finally heard what i was saying throughout few days, imo at this current roster situation its the best thing that could happen. Huge respect for cs:go pros but sorry ALEX some globat elipe would outsnipe you, its time to back to entry
2021-02-20 04:23
#160
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Denmark Zorrondo
who asked also in hltv news: x player changed his mouse pad.
2021-02-20 04:31
2 replies
#178
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Russia d0lbaeb
Xeppaa changed his jump bind*
2021-02-20 05:51
y player had a good breakfast today
2021-02-20 09:42
"colossus"
2021-02-20 04:46
1 reply
More like colossal mistake
2021-02-20 05:24
#166
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Italy ROMAG
Idk why people is hating in clown9, they are a joke since ever. I Will never forgive faze to give a major tô them
2021-02-20 04:55
Who even cars abt it? Not even I_car would've card
2021-02-20 05:01
this team is an actual clown fiesta lmao
2021-02-20 05:13
why they even want to headline this as news ? there is a lot more important news than this. are they offering pricetag to hltv aswell for this unneccesary stuff ? its doesnt matter who the freaking awper for this team, this not even gonna make them any good. they destiny to be suxk at whatever they do
2021-02-20 05:21
Dead team HenryG is a scam artist
2021-02-20 05:23
1 reply
Can't believe he is still employed to be honest
2021-02-20 08:42
I rate it 2.1/10
2021-02-20 05:26
just throw another 3 million to sign guardian plz
2021-02-20 05:49
Some people in the org have been making some very hasty decisions and its costing the org big time. Imagine waiting until player break or until covid era is over to rebuild the roster, it could be legit insane.
2021-02-20 05:53
1 reply
Yeah, this was the 1st and major mistake of a LOOOOOOONG list. If you are gonna build a " colossus " and have millions to throw in, you AT LEAST wait for the player's break to try to see where the scene's at and get some major players. Now they have paid millions for effing bums.
2021-02-20 08:41
really clown org n players
2021-02-20 05:55
#182
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Sweden Zackst3rz
BRUH
2021-02-20 05:58
Joke of a team. Lol
2021-02-20 06:27
Lmao
2021-02-20 06:46
rofl
2021-02-20 07:19
For the money, is this the worst team ever created? It was supposed to be a few veteran players and a couple of young up and coming players that cost nothing (like broky). Now they cut one of the veteran big name star player and replace him with a noone free young player. So now you've got no X factor/star players and one of your veterans is a lowish fragging igl. ALEX es3tag mezii + smooya oBo or + mertz Bubzkji and go majority danish
2021-02-20 07:21
1 reply
It obviously is, and I have been calling it since day, when ALEX give the interview where he disclosed his pay/bonus. 43k dollars average per month including signing bonus and salary, sorry but this is just throwing money out by the window. This is superstar level pay ( Zywoo, s1, devve, NiKo ) for an average player at best. Not to mention it insta proves c9's management incompetence, especially Henry G. I hope ALEX is his BFF and gave him a percentage because that kind of collusion would be the only way to " justify " such a high pay .
2021-02-20 08:39
6 million dollar team Omegalul
2021-02-20 08:04
1 reply
Worst investment ever. Henry should already have got booted. Manager that can't even select proper players while having a millionesque budget = professional misconduct. He proved his massive incompetence right from the get go and should be fired, especially with the subsequent bloopers that happened since then ( woxic leaving, lack of results, alex main awp etc )
2021-02-20 08:36
Retards, let them do their job. Woxic did no go well with the lineup, so he is removed. Alex did not do well with AWP, so they are changing awper. That is what you expect to do when smth is wrong or did not go well. Not just crying and keeping the same shit. They will find a way to do good, at least have nice players in the roster. Stop criticizing every move and just enjoy Katowice!
2021-02-20 08:05
2 replies
False. Woxic left on his own. Maybe actually look into stuff before you type bollocks.
2021-02-20 08:28
Retard is what you have to be to believe ALEX could cut it AWPing at tier 1. " Hey his aim with pistols/rifles is subpar for tier 1 standards, let's give him the main sniper role " SMH. This guy couldn't even main the AWP in a t2,5 team...
2021-02-20 08:34
Cant wait for the news that alex went to the toilet
2021-02-20 08:14
#205
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Greece deathrip
I wanted to wait some months to say this but in Cloud9 es3tag wasted his whole potential... after that Astralis run he should have stayed there and xyp could have left
2021-02-20 08:15
nice job it still wont help u will disbanded soon
2021-02-20 08:18
Good news!
2021-02-20 08:27
:|||||||||||||| Reply needs to have actual content
2021-02-20 08:29
This team is the worst bunch of paycheck stealers ever. Don't effing know how a team could give them such salaries/bonuses, aka superstar salaries/transfer fees for average t1 or t1.5 players... This lineup is gonna be the most ridiculous financial fail ever in CSGO
2021-02-20 08:31
This project is dead. enough said.
2021-02-20 08:34
#216
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Europe LordSF95
Axaxaxa UK scene axaxa
2021-02-20 08:38
1 overrated IGL from UK 1 no namer from UK 1 boosted danish bot 1 onliner possibly xiter from US 1 unproven bot from US THE COLOSSUS XD
2021-02-20 08:39
2 replies
+1 all players are bot like s0mple
2021-02-20 09:34
1 reply
all players are bot like onlinetares who still couldn't get a positive kd after farming 20 eco kills in series
2021-02-20 10:45
Feel bad for es3
2021-02-20 08:47
Es3tag is NOT the next device, JACK just disband this team already, its painful.
2021-02-20 08:55
This team is so much fun outside of servers that i literally struggle to watch them play :D
2021-02-20 08:57
:DDDDD NICE JOKE9
2021-02-20 09:14
C O L O S S U S
2021-02-20 09:17
Why is this considered news worthy? :D
2021-02-20 09:21
They did reach cs_summit 7 playoffs tho
2021-02-20 09:22
Clown9
2021-02-20 09:22
Nothing will save CLOWN9
2021-02-20 09:36
New ca meta? Switching awper every month?
2021-02-20 09:38
#250
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Turkey vaxxle
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2021-02-20 09:39
wont change anything...
2021-02-20 09:40
are they paying for this publicity? it seems like spending a ridiculous amount of money for nothing is the only achievement of C9 so it would make sense.
2021-02-20 09:45
#255
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Europe Gigska
es3tag why you wasting your career on this garbage.
2021-02-20 09:50
yeah well this project looks more and more like a clusterfuck they'll disband in the next 3 months es3tag then joins mousesports xeppa joins liquid
2021-02-20 10:00
Astralis are the ones laughing all the Way to the bank
2021-02-20 10:02
Do they really think this will help?
2021-02-20 10:02
C9 are on their way to another roster change.
2021-02-20 10:10
disband is better
2021-02-20 10:11
Clown9 colulsus
2021-02-20 10:20
1 reply
#287
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Iraq remind00
clownossol9
2021-02-20 11:30
EX-pected
2021-02-20 10:22
Better than alex for sure. But -floppy+awper is necessary
2021-02-20 10:22
#268
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Ukraine Dert_
kick alex ffs and take na player, henryg destroying scene
2021-02-20 10:22
Who cars?
2021-02-20 10:44
xddddddd
2021-02-20 10:44
#275
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Still not a good enough roster to contest top teams. Please disband.
2021-02-20 10:50
decent roster for top30!
2021-02-20 10:56
k
2021-02-20 11:06
#281
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Poland humen))))
Clown9 XDDD
2021-02-20 11:07
Disband
2021-02-20 11:09
I think someone need to be a realist there.. es3tag is a great allrounder but I doubt he's the dedicated world-class AWPer that a team aspiring for greatness is looking for. let's see
2021-02-20 11:10
Finallyyyyyyy
2021-02-20 11:26
Slow news day?
2021-02-20 11:29
What
2021-02-20 11:33
WHAT DOES HE DONE THAT FOR? OH WHAT A BLUNDER!
2021-02-20 11:34
$2.5 mil
2021-02-20 11:40
1 reply
xDDDD
2021-02-20 11:40
ffs get smooya
2021-02-20 11:50
4 replies
hes in riders already dunno what henryg is doing...
2021-02-20 12:00
3 replies
he must have such a small buyout compared to t0xic, YET no one wants to try him. FFS even oskar would do better than absent t0xic, alex
2021-02-20 12:03
2 replies
taalking like smooya isnt also a toxic fuck
2021-02-20 12:40
Smooya is the most overrated toxic bot in the entire scene
2021-02-20 12:47
esetag awper, lul luul clul9
2021-02-20 12:18
Wow, very important news. I don't know what i would possibly do without knowing this fact. Thank you hltv. P.S. Very nice investment from cloud 9 org, another year or a 5 and they will probably be able to compete on t2.
2021-02-20 12:43
C9 fix: igl (flusha) ropz (mouz under karrigan role) xeppaa esetag (Astralis rôle) guardian perfect team (sadly a lot of missed opportunities) could have been: junior esetag xeppaa jks/ropz flusha
2021-02-20 12:46
#308
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Norway apx-
HenryG kicked when? What a absolute waste of money. Is it even legal to throw away money from an org like this?
2021-02-20 12:55
XSEPOWER, IDIsbalance, Guardian are free. Oskar is cheap
2021-02-20 12:57
Clown9 braindead org once more
2021-02-20 12:58
WHY WOULD U SIGN XEPPAA WHEN U NEED AN AWPER BRAINDEAD TEAM GJ HENRY(DO)G
2021-02-20 13:03
#313
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Portugal PurTu
"Fine, I'll do it myself"
2021-02-20 13:29
#315
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Croatia lucubista
ALEX es3tag oSee oBo floppy Xeppa - 6 player EZ fix
2021-02-20 13:35
1 reply
#340
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North America PhantomX
not a bad roster at all, i would love to see oSee and Obo
2021-02-20 20:29
buy a awper for hundreds of thousands, then bench him and give the awp a rifler than change it again looks like henry has a really good plan to make cloud 9 insolvent
2021-02-20 13:58
Lol sniping in vidya
2021-02-20 14:02
So u bought one of the best riflers in the WORLD so he has to play awp....
2021-02-20 14:06
if floppy and xeppa were fragging enough I wouldnt mind, es3tag is a decent awper. Nobody is on form enough to try and balance this out. So much wasted potential
2021-02-20 14:09
C9 is a clown fiesta of an org🤡
2021-02-20 14:18
LMFAO C9 is a biggest joke in cs
2021-02-20 14:24
#328
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Sweden Zolity
lmao
2021-02-20 14:40
Money wasting simulator
2021-02-20 14:45
worst transfer by c9 es3tag washed up player
2021-02-20 17:58
He was already AWPing in the past, I think he can be a good AWPer, but he is really good as an Lurker and honestly I'm not sure if it wouldn't be better for him and for C9 if he would stay in this spot. But GL.
2021-02-20 22:34
"who was removed from the lineup in part due to his "unreliable high ping" and a "compromising time zone."" things that were both known to be true and unable to be changed when he signed in the first place lol
2021-02-21 00:23
#346
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Hungary raffai
LUL
2021-02-21 02:13
Anticipated!
2021-02-21 04:39
Not sure why this is worth news hmmmmm
2021-02-21 17:47
#355
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United States caliprep
We'll see how this looks.
2021-02-21 23:25
Patrick "⁠IwillAWPnow⁠" Hansen
2021-02-22 00:21
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