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ESL release IEM Katowice rosters; Zellsis and Warden listed as coaches
Much still up in the air for Cloud9; Warden will don his headset once more.
Written by: tolkienfanatic    January 13th 2019 1:13 pm    #ESL #IEMKatowice2019 #Cloud9 #compLexity #Warden #Zellsis #Golden #valens  

Cloud9 have left the door open for Golden to play in Katowice

With the January 1st roster lock for IEM Katowice having now occurred over a week ago, ESL have now made the submitted lineups available to the public.

All is as was expected for Liquid, MIBR, and the teams attending the Americas Minor. Of note, however, are the Cloud9 and compLexity rosters, which list Jordan "Zellsis" Montemurro and Matt "Warden" Dickens as coaches, respectively. In the case of the former, this means that Maikil "Golden" Selim has been listed as part of Cloud9's active roster.

Cloud9 confirm addition of Zellsis on trial

The two teams official rosters are as follows:

eu Cloud9 nam compLexity
  • us Timothy "autimatic" Ta
  • us Will "RUSH" Wierzba
  • se Maikil "Golden" Selim
  • se Robin "flusha" Rönnquist
  • fr Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey
  • us Jordan "Zellsis" Montemurro (Coach)
  • uk Rory "dephh" Jackson
  • ca Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz
  • us Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan
  • au Ricardo "Rickeh" Mulholland
  • us Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert
  • us Matt "Warden" Dickens (Coach)

It remains to be seen what Cloud9 will actually do in Katowice, as it will depend not only on the health of their Swedish in-game leader, but also presumably how they fare with Zellsis at iBUYPOWER Masters and the ELEAGUE CS:GO Invitational.

What is certain, however, is that should the team choose, they would be able to substitute Zellsis in for Golden in Katowice. Additionally, in either case, the team will not have the benefit of coach Soham "valens" Chowdhury standing behind them.

compLexity bench yay, opt not to renew Rambo's contract

Cloud9's Major campaign will start with the Major Qualifier, which will begin on February 14th. By virtue of their Legends status from the FACEIT Major, compLexity skip right to the main event, set to start a week later.

#1 parks2214
5d 3h 6m
#2 Joe
5d 1h 26m
Really weird, I wonder who C9 have been practicing with.
#3 DiSCO
4d 23h 50m
Zellsis is coach so that they can use the one-time swap for the coach and a player, so zellsis is playing and golden is "coaching"
#4 Joe
4d 23h 46m
Also, heard a rumor that said C9 must have Golden in their player position to keep a 3-man core that participated at the last major.
#5 Nohte
4d 20h 57m
This isn't a rumor, just how it has to be to get Zellsis onto the roster if Golden can't play.
#6 DiSCO
4d 17h 13m
thats a fact, not a rumor
#7 006_tv
4d 4h 59m
300 iq by Mastermind Jack controlled by FNS
#8 sinistersnare
4d 1h 31m
It is not called the 'Major Qualifier' anymore, it is the 'New Challengers Stage'.
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