Cloud9 are reportedly targeting Miikka ‘suNny’ Kemppi of Mousesports to join their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster with the team now looking for two players following the end of the IEM Katowice Major.
The North-American based organization has had some roster troubles since the departures of Jake ‘Stewie2K’ Yip and Tarik ‘Tarik’ Celik - pivoting from a full North-American roster to adding European talent.
Former Fnatic star Robin ‘Flusha’ Rönnquist joined the team back in September of 2019, but announced he would be taking a break from CS:GO following the end of the IEM Katowice Major. With Zellsis, who stood in for Maikil ‘Golden’ Selim in Poland, also departing, the team is desperate to pick up another star player.
Now, according to a report from HLTV, Cloud9 harbor an interest in Mouseports star Miikka ‘suNny’ Kemppi, and could be looking to make their roster a majority European team.
The report also states that the two organizations have discussed the potential move, but nothing is imminent just yet.
If these reports prove to be true, Mousesports would be left in the awkward position of losing virtually their entire 2018 roster. They recently benched former in-game leader Chris ‘ChrisJ’ De Jong and Martin ‘STYKO’ Styk and could now be losing their Finnish star player to Cloud9.
Yet they are trying to make additions. According to Dexerto’s own Jarek ‘DeKay’ Lewis, the German-based organization are close to acquiring Finn ‘Karrigan’ Andersen from FaZe Clan.
If all the reported moves materialize, Mouz would still be left them with just three active players - Karrigan, Robin ‘ropz’ Kool and Tomas ‘oskar’ Stastny - while looking for two more players before the start of ESL Pro League action in early April.
If the reported interest turns into a full move, Cloud9’s roster would consist of:
- Timothy ‘Autimatic’ Ta
- William ‘RUSH’ Wierzba
- Maikil ‘Golden’ Selim
- Fabian ‘kioShiMa’ Fiey
- Miikka ‘suNny’ Kemppi