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Report: Cloud9 set to trial Infinite as Golden replacement
Health issues seemingly continue to plague Cloud9's imported in-game leader.
Written by: tolkienfanatic    December 27th 2018 4:00 pm    #Cloud9 #Golden #Infinite #Spacestation #ESEAMDLS29 #iBUYPOWERMasters2019 #IEMKatowice2019 #ELEAGUE  

Infinite was ejected from the Spacestation, but may still wind up on Cloud9

Earlier today, Rush B Media reported that Maikil "Golden" Selim may miss IEM Katowice, and that Cloud9 are looking for a replacement for the Swede. Dust2.us have been informed that the frontrunner for the position is none other than Gage "Infinite" Green, who was recently released from Spacestation after being inactive for nearly a month. He had previously been linked with a move to Test Takers before this opportunity arose.

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Golden has missed portions of BLAST Pro Series: Copenhagen and ESL Pro League Season 8, as well as the entirety of the ECS Season 6 Finals and BLAST Pro Series: Lisbon due to an as of yet unidentified health issue.

It is expected that Infinite will sign a three month trial contract with the team, which would encompass iBUYPOWER Masters 2019, ELEAGUE's event in January, and IEM Katowice 2019. Given that the player is not an in-game leader, it is expected one of the other members of the team will pick up those duties.

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With Infinite aboard, Cloud9's roster would look as follows:

  • us Timothy "autimatic" Ta
  • us Will "RUSH" Wierzba
  • se Robin "flusha" Rönnquist
  • fr Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey
  • us Gage "Infinite" Green
  • us Soham "valens" Chowdhury (Coach)
  • se Maikil "Golden" Selim (Inactive)

The move would see the team not maintaining a core of three active players from their previous major appearance, with them having parted ways with Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham and Martin "STYKO" Styk.

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Though the IEM Katowice Rulebook makes no mention of what is necessary to retain Returning Challenger status, it does have the following passage on Emergency Transfers:

In case of a serious and short notice emergency (e.g. unforeseeable cancellation of all flights or a severe illness or injury of a player) that leaves a team without a full lineup to play with, the tournament direction can decide to allow an emergency transfer in disregard of most of the rules in 2.12 .Rule 2.12.1.1 remains in place even for emergency transfers.This rule can only come into play if the team roster had a substitute (coach) but the emergency is not solved by using just that one substitute.

If the rules for legends slots apply to returning Challengers, then another possibility exists, where Cloud9 could register both Golden and Infinite on their roster, with the latter in the coach slot. This would preserve the spot in the tournament, and then the two would switch positions, using the one-time permanent coach swap-in.

This would be the first time the rule was invoked to retain a slot, but was a possibility for ELEAGUE Atlanta when Astralis benched karrigan.

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With the IEM Katowice roster lock fast approaching on the first of the new year, an announcement would be expected soon.

Cloud9 did not respond to a request for comment.

#1 DarfMike
2018-12-27 16:10
Wow big moves from the Infinite Man himself Gage Green
#2 Droid
2018-12-27 16:19
nnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
#3 Joe
2018-12-27 16:22
Gross :^)
#4 parks2214
2018-12-27 16:23
Damn
#5 Osodank
2018-12-27 16:24
Congrats gage, go nuts
#6 MagicHelmetTV
2018-12-27 16:28
Damnnnnn
#7 verizon
2018-12-27 16:29
give it two weeks :)
#8 DiSCO
2018-12-27 16:30
ur doing a really good job of not getting him signed by teams btw
#9 verizon
2018-12-27 16:31
ill send u 10 bucks if hes still on the roster by the time the major comes around

a lot of money for a teenager like yourself
#10 DiSCO
2018-12-27 16:40
i don't rly want ur dirty matchfixing money
#11 verizon
2018-12-27 16:42
xD
#12 Zombiebait23
2018-12-27 16:43
It's alright. The dude is washed up AF, he has a real job too where he can pay you in legit money.
#16 Joe
2018-12-27 17:38
why aren'T you using will
#22 DiSCO
2018-12-27 20:38
they banned me ROFL
#24 Joe
2018-12-28 10:36
LUL
#13 ird
2018-12-27 17:09
I think Infinite is a sick talent but I'm out of the loop on his attitude and stuff. Who would you suggest then
#17 rustyjames
2018-12-27 19:49
dont forget to send the org a big email about his self conduct lmao.

i mean i was just mostly busting your balls because lets face it you are a moron. and have been for the past coupe of years. and it was obious that this dude was gonna get signed by a bigger org.

but id never imagine it would be c9. thats a huge fuck you towards you in my books.

wanna make a bet? i say he survives this and posts a 1.10+ rating on lan even if he doesnt get signed full time.
#18 verizon
2018-12-27 19:57
didnt know i had fans that have been following me for the past couple of years

still dont know who you are

gonna call my mom now and tell her i made it though
#19 rustyjames
2018-12-27 20:06
dont flatter youself mate im just a random guy from another continent who followed cs and read a bunch of shit from multiple places. your name popped out a shit ton since forever.

tell her hi. been a while.
#20 verizon
2018-12-27 20:10
lol honestly just read ur twitter ur actually alright. figured u were some random shitposter on an alias but guess not

$10 usd he doesnt get signed to c9, u wanna take the bet?
#21 rustyjames
2018-12-27 20:21
the bet isnt whether he will get signed the bet is whether he will perform.

i say he is gonna perform and he is gonna shut his mouth up. and even if he wont get signed full time afterwards. that will rise his stock and he will be on a relevant invite team.

at this point im not even sure if he gets trialed after ryxs tweet. 3 days for roster locks. the c9 players probs wanted him after his fpl performance. i say he will perform if he gets hsi trial.

fucking meatheaded irrelevant steroid abusing 80 ping freak just fuckked this guy a great opportunity.
#25 iceberg
2018-12-28 15:33
From a logical standpoint he can not perform if he is not signed.
#14 Pabloescobar
2018-12-27 17:13
C9 dead
#15 Wonton
2018-12-27 17:30
Interesting choice of stand-in. Too bad Golden's health issues have persisted, would've loved to see how this roster could've done. Hope he can manage to still play Professionally in the future, or at least manage his health.
#23 006_tv
2018-12-28 09:23
INTeresting
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