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Report: Cloud9 looking to retain kioShiMa; k0nfig to stay with OpTic
Roster rumors continue to swirl as the Cloud9 organization now looks to retain kioShiMa.
Written by: Mnmzzz    March 21st 2019 5:38 pm    #Cloud9 #OpTic #kioShiMa #k0nfig #JUGi #ESL #ESLProLeague #Golden #valens  

kioShiMa may be staying in America for now

According to a report by Ashlynn "Valk3nn" Brady at Rush B Media, it now appears that Cloud9's talks with Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke have broken down and the team are no longer targeting him. However, Cloud9 are still looking into signing OpTic member Jakob "JUGi" Hansen.

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The original report from Dust2.dk claimed that Cloud9 would be bringing in k0nfig and JUGi to fill the vacancies left by Jordan "Zellsis" Montemurro and Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey. However, the Cloud9 organization are now attempting to retain kioShiMa as without him they would lose their spot at the StarLadder Berlin Major.

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As for OpTic the report states that the team are now looking to remove in-game leader Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer in favor of retaining k0nfig.

This latest report adds to the Cloud9 organization's roster woes, having not had a complete five-man lineup since Maikil "Golden" Selim fell ill back in November of 2018. It is also worth noting that while these potential shuffles are being discussed, Cloud9 are also on the lookout for a new coach as Soham "valens" Chowdhury is looking to step down from the team.

This would leave Cloud9's roster as follows:

  • us Timothy "autimatic" Ta
  • us Will "RUSH" Wierzba
  • se Maikil "Golden" Selim
  • fr Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey
  • dk Jakob "JUGi" Hansen
  • us Soham "valens" Chowdhury (Coach)

With the ESL Pro League transfer deadline in less than 24 hours, Cloud9 will have to settle their roster in short order. Additionally, in three weeks Cloud9 are set to attend BLAST Pro Series Miami on April 12-13th.

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#1 verizon
2019-03-21 17:57
who the fuck is valk3nn
#5 Brian
2019-03-21 19:44
Ashlynn "Valk3nn" Brady duh
#2 Joe
2019-03-21 18:09
I want to get off cloud9s wild ride
#7 DiSCO
2019-03-21 22:52
I want JUGi to get the fuck off of C9's wild ride
#3 006_tv
2019-03-21 18:26
WHat is going ON
Edit: I thought Rambo would be the new c9 coach?
#4 Mnmzzz
2019-03-21 18:33
He's been acting as their coach at a few events, however nothing has been officialized yet.
#6 DiSCO
2019-03-21 22:52
thought he said in an interview it was basically official
#8 Mnmzzz
2019-03-21 23:24
Bro you just lead me down a rabbit hole. I just checked his Twitter and he's now listed as the head coach, but I swear C9 never made an announcement.
#9 DiSCO
2019-03-22 00:38
because it was never announced for some reason
#10 Mnmzzz
2019-03-22 01:29
Yeah, which is really annoying.
#11 Joe
2019-03-22 08:05
When will dust2 announce you as an official investigative journalist
#12 DiSCO
2019-03-22 14:43
they should
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