Esports powerhouse Cloud9 didn’t waste any time making roster moves after being eliminated from the IEM Katowice CS:GO Major.
Less than a week after being knocked out of the Major by FaZe, Cloud9 announced the departure of Robin ‘Flusha’ Rönnquist, and the return of Maikil ‘Golden’ Selim to the organization’s CS:GO squad.
“We want to express tremendous gratitude towards Flusha for his exceptional play and leadership over these past few months,” Cloud9 said in a statement. “As he steps away from the game for the time being, we wish him only the best and are grateful to have been a part of his storied, one-of-a-kind career to date.”
Cloud9 also announced that Golden had passed all medical checks and has been cleared to play immediately.
“Thank you to Cloud9 and my teammates who stuck around for me until I was healthy again, I’m forever grateful,” Golden said in a statement from Cloud9. “I am going to do my best to make this team one of the best in the entire scene with my return.”
Despite a disappointing exit from the tournament, it’s clear Cloud9 is excited to welcome the veteran player back to it’s CS:GO team.
Golden wrote in a Twitlonger he began experiencing medical issues shortly before BLAST Copenhagen in November 2018 that caused him to have to return to Sweden to recover.
The player said he came to the conclusion poor sleep, not eating well, and just generally not taking care of his body overall was the main cause of his health problems.
Now that he's back, it will be interesting to see if Golden can help take Cloud9 CS:GO to the next level.