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Cloud9 CS:GO set to pickup another up-and-comer after Infinite ruled out over racist remarks

by Connor Bennett
ELeague

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Cloud9’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster are set to switch their focus when it comes to finding a stand-in replacement for Swedish in-game leader Maikil 'Golden' Kunda Selim ahead of the upcoming IEM Katowice Major.

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Golden, who has struggled with medical issues, is set to miss the upcoming Major event after missing a number of recent tournaments. Cloud9 have rotated stand-in players when he has been unable to play - with the most recent being young Danish star Ismail ‘refrezh’ Ali.

The team had been linked with a move for Gage 'Infinite' Green but after it had been discovered that the player made a number of racist comments, the CS:GO community vocally called out the organisation for considering signing him.

The former SpaceStation Gaming player won't don the Cloud9 jersey.

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Now, according to VPEsports’ Jarek ‘DeKay’ Lewis, the team has switched their focus to Swole Patrol’s Jordan ‘Zellsis’ Montemurro to fill-in for Golden. 

Whilst replacing Golden for the event would see Cloud9 fall foul of the 'three core players' rule, the team could use the newly-implemented emergency loan clause that allows teams to make an emergency transfer due to medical or transport issues.

With Golden sidelined, Cloud9 would also have to hand over their in-game leader duties to another player - most likely Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist.

Twitter: Zellsis
Twitter: Zellsis
Zellsis looks set to make the step-up from Swole Patrol to C9.

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Update: Cloud9 have now officially confirmed Zellsis as their fifth player, on a trial period.

You can keep up-to-date with all the moves ahead of the upcoming Major event with our dedicated transfer hub.