Top North American roster of Cloud9 have announced another stand in player to following the move to swap out Pujan “FNS” Mehta, who had joined the team for recent tournaments.
There ambitions with FNS on the roster were high, but could not be met, with disappointing placings at both ESL Pro League S7 finals and the ECS S5 finals.
At the conclusion of ECS S5, Will “RUSH” Wierzba made it clear that the team were looking at options and were hoping to find a permanent replacement as opposed to another stand in.
Rumors had been circling suggesting a possible reunion of former OpTic players could be on the cards, with Oscar “Mixwell” Cañellas saying he would be available should they need him.
The team have now announced their fifth player however, and it is neither the rumored Mixwell nor a permanent addition.
Mousesports player Martin “STYKO” Styk will join the roster for at least the upcoming ESL One Cologne starting July 3rd.
STYKO was recently moved to an inactive role on mousesports with former Virtus Pro player Janusz “Snax” Pogorzelski filling his spot on the lineup.
It doesn’t give Cloud9 a great deal of time to settle in with their new teammate, and despite all of STYKO’s talent many fans will have serious doubts given how little practice they will have as a unit.
However, if Cloud9 can put on an impressive showing at Cologne with STYKO in the squad, there is a possibility he could remain for later events also. With so many vital tournaments on the horizon, Cloud9 will want to find some sort of consistency soon, rather than constant stand-ins.