The team opted for a European flavor – adding former Fnatic stars Maikil ‘Golden’ Selim and Robin ‘flusha’ Ronnquist. Medical troubles with Golden meant that the team hasn’t been able to field their full five-man roster with consistency.
Following the Major, flusha departed the roster, with reports suggesting that they would be chasing Mousesports Finnish fragger Miika ‘suNny’ Kempa. However, those talks broke down. Former FaZe Clan member Fabien ‘kioShiMa’ Fiey is also set to depart the C9 roster.
However, there may be some light at the end of the tunnel in the form of two Danish stars. According to a report from Dust2.DK, on March 18, Cloud9 are lining up moves for OpTic Gaming’s K0nfig and Jugi.
K0nfig, the former North star, joined the OpTic roster back in February of 2018, alongside fellow Danes René ‘Cajunb’ Borg and Niklas ‘Gade’ Gade. Jugi replaced North American AWPer Shahzeeb ‘Shazam’ Khan in a double move that saw him join the roster alongside former Heroic in-game leader Marco ‘Snappi’ Pfeffier.
— Dust2 (@Dust2dk) March 18, 2019
Just where OpTic’s remaining three players Snappi, Cajunb and Ismail ‘Refrezh’ Ali would stand is uncertain.
The team currently holds spots in both the ECS and ESL Pro League, with the ESL season kicking off on April 12. ECS Season 7 has already gotten underway but OpTic are yet to take part due to their previous commitment to the WESG Global Finals.
If the reports turn out to be true, Cloud9’s roster would consist of:
- Timothy ‘autimatic’ Ta
- William ‘RUSH’ Wierzba
- Maikil ‘Golden’ Selim
- Kristian ‘K0nfig’ Wienecke
- Jakob ‘Jugi’ Hansen