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

Published: 29/Dec/2018 15:28 Updated: 30/Dec/2018 18:34

by Connor Bennett

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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.

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.

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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.

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. 

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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: ZellsisZellsis 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.

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

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How GeT_RiGHT became CSGO’s first God

Published: 9/Oct/2020 1:58 Updated: 9/Oct/2020 2:02

by Alan Bernal

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive legend Christopher ‘GeT_RiGhT’ Alesund became the first god of the game by dazzling a generation of players, propelling the game’s meta by years, and leaving a historic mark not to be outdone anytime soon.

Since 2010, before CS:GO ever hit the market, GeT_RiGhT was already terrorizing teams in 1.6 with fellow Swede Patrik ‘f0rest’ Lindberg. Since their early 20s, the duo would rampage through events during their stints at Fnatic and SK Gaming.

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If his career would have stopped in the 1.6 servers, his name would have still carried weight through the esports annals -but then, Global Offensive came out in 2012, where he would ascend to even greater heights of notoriety.

From the start, GeT_RiGhT would prove to be an instrumental force to reshape the Counter-Strike meta, specializing in dangerous lurks that would tilt opponents or catch them off guard.

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It was risky, but so was his modus operandi. When early CS:GO pros would perfect their taps for long-range kills, he would hold Mouse1 to mow down entire teams with pinpoint recoil mastery.

He would soon be known for his multi-kills from a distance, without the need for consecutive fires, instead electing for choice bullet accuracy to push his team forward.

The #1 player in the world in 2013 and 2014, GeT_RiGhT, and the rest of the reformed Ninjas in Pyjamas that included Adam ‘Friberg,’ Robin ‘Fifflaren’ Johansson, Forest, and Richard ‘Xizt’ Landström would create an astounding 87-0 map win run.

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GeT_RiGhT would go on to have an illustrious career filled with trophies, titles, and glory, becoming the first god of CS:GO along the way.