Xeppaa quits CS:GO
Erick "Xeppaa" Bach has joined his teammate floppy and will continue his career in VALORANT while remaining with Cloud9, the organization he last represented in CS:GO before the team was shut down in March following a tumultuous time in Europe with middling results.
Xeppaa rose to prominence in the second half of 2020 as one of the main engines in Chaos's success in North America, quickly becoming one of the region's top prospects. He averaged a 1.17 rating during his time with Chaos, whom he helped to win the North American divisions of IEM Beijing-Haidian and DreamHack Masters Winter.
The 20-year-old was then given a contract in Henry "HenryG" Greer's Cloud9 'Colossus' at the beginning of 2021 to take over Özgür "woxic" Eker's spot on the roster in a three-year deal worth $432,000. However, he only ended up playing a total of five events with the team, who struggled with role changes and poor results until eventually the North American organization put the CS:GO division on hold at the end of March.