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 CS:GO Minor & Major teams have submitted and confirmed their rosters for the IEM Katowice 2019 competition. See full rosters here:https://t.co/DyytkY8YrT— Intel®ExtremeMasters (@IEM) January 13, 2019
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.
The two teams official rosters are as follows:
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.
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.