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Cloud9 announce departure of another CS:GO player

Published: 4/Mar/2019 19:17 Updated: 4/Mar/2019 20:30

by Alan Bernal

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CS:GO pro Jordan ‘Zellsis’ Montemurro on March 4 following the squad’s early exit from the IEM Katowice 2019 Major tournament.

Ever since their ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018 championship, Cloud9 has been through numerous iterations of their starting lineup. The org announced the departure of Robin ‘Flusha’ Rönnquist on March 2, while Maikil ‘Golden’ Selim was set to return.

Cloud9’s latest announcement will now see them looking for another fifth member after moving on from the 20-year-old pro.

It seems that Zellsis might be going back to his former team Swole Patrol after learning that Cloud9 had no intention of resigning him following Katowice, according to Rush B Media.

Zellsis came onto the squad in late 2018 as a stand-in during the team’s turbulent roster situation. But now Zellsis’s time at the premier club is at its end.

“My time with Cloud9 has come to an end,” Zellsis said. “It has been a great experience all around. Even though it had its challenges, this time of my life is something I will always value highly…”

Zellsis recently struggled to put up consistent numbers in the recent Major, only recording a 0.86 player rating while having a -25 kill/death differential.

Zellsis leaves Cloud9 after 2 months.

Cloud9 shined at times during the previous major, making it out of the Challengers Stage. However the team couldn’t reproduce their success in the Legends Stage, leading to a disappointing exit from the Major.

Zellsis is looking to reunite with former teammate Braxton ‘swag’ Pierce. Swag who is currently reforming Swole Patrol since its core players signed with eUnited February 10.

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Real Madrid footballer Casemiro launches esports team CaseEsports

Published: 29/Oct/2020 21:32 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 21:39

by Adam Fitch

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Real Madrid and Brazil football star Casemiro has announced the launch of his own esports team, CaseEsports.

The defensive midfielder’s team will initially compete in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, debuting in the qualifier for DreamHack Masters Winter on November 3.

The decision to start a team, according to the org’s official website, was birthed from Casemiro’s “enthusiasm, desire to enjoy and passion for this game” – speaking specifically of Counter-Strike.

The organisation will provide a team of sports professionals to enhance the performance of their players. They plan to “lead the European esports scene” through “effort, perseverance and teamwork.”

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CaseEsports
CaseEsports will be hoping for land1n to make an instant impact.

The all-Brazilian roster that has been assembled includes former paiN Gaming and Tempo Storm players Denis “⁠dzt⁠” Fischer and Paulo “⁠land1n⁠” Felipe, former FURIA Academy duo Yan “⁠yepz⁠” Pedretti and Vinicius “⁠n1ssim⁠” Pereira, and former Imperial player Felipe “⁠delboNi⁠” Delboni.

CaseEsports has already secured the support of multiple sponsors, including peripherals brand HyperX, glasses retailer Hawkers, gaming chair brand Drift, and “fashion soccer” line BŮH.

“This team was created out of a hobby of mine that I really enjoy,” said Casemiro, according to HLTV. “I wanted to take it to a professional level, and just like in my career, I want them to be the best. I know that creating a new team and winning titles will take time and require a lot of work, but I hope that the players and the fans will really enjoy this project.”

Athletes starting their own esports teams is not a new trend by any means.

In the last few months alone, David Beckham launched Guild Esports, Manchester City star Sergio Aguero founded KRU Esports, and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster started Team Diverge.