Cloud9 have signed former Fnatic star Robin ‘Flusha’ Rönnquist for their CS:GO roster.
Flusha will replace Martin ‘STYKO’ Styk, who competed for the team at the recent FaceIt London Major as a stand-in, on loan from Mousesports.
Both teams are coming off underwhelming results at the Major, each going out in the Swiss system of the Legends stage.
For Flusha, the move marks the end of a long and storied tenure with Fnatic. Over almost five years with the organization, Flusha won three Majors and was part of two of the most successful line-ups in CS:GO history.
In a statement regarding the transfer, Flusha acknowledged that he had been unhappy while playing for Fnatic in recent months and apologized to his former team-mates for his resulting negativity.
Cloud9 in-game leader Maikil ‘Golden’ Selim described Flusha as Cloud9’s “missing piece” and “one of the greatest minds in the game”. Golden previously competed with Flusha on Fnatic, during which time the team won the IEM World Championship and WESG.
We found our missing piece. One of the greatest minds in the game, and to be playing together with him again is a great feeling. I have no doubt that with his mentorship, experience and calmness, it will elevate our team to the next level. Welcome @flusha_csgo to @Cloud9
— Maikil Selim (@goldennCSGO) September 25, 2018
Cloud9 CEO and Owner Jack Etienne also said:
“Flusha is an absolute legend, and I’m thrilled we’re getting a chance to work with him. The work ethic he has needed to sustain success at the highest level is going to be a great fit for our roster and organization. Can’t wait to see him in action. Welcome to Cloud9!”
In departing the Cloud9 squad, STYKO made an extensive, candid post discussing his time with Cloud9 and his future. Though he was open about some of the difficulties the team had, he took full responsibility for things not working out with him and announced that he is now looking for a new squad.
Cloud9’s full roster:
- Tyler ‘Skadoodle’ Latham
- Timothy ‘autimatic’ Ta
- Will ‘Rush’ Wierzba
- Maikil ‘Golden’ Selim
- Robin ‘Flusha’ Rönnquist