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CS:GO: Cloud9 reportedly making swoop for Mousesports star

Published: 5/Mar/2019 9:36 Updated: 5/Mar/2019 10:00

by Connor Bennett

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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.

ESLZellsis stepped up to join the C9 roster for the Katowice Major.

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.

DreamhackThe Finnish star could be set to join C9.

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.

Karrigan looks set to rejoin his former team after a spell on loan with Envy.

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
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How CSGO caster Anders dealt with mental health issues I The Richard Lewis interview

Published: 27/Oct/2020 1:25

by Alan Bernal

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Renowned Counter-Strike caster, Anders Blume, sat down with Richard Lewis to talk about his bout with mental health issues and how he was able to cope with it all throughout the years.

Blume has been the gold-standard for on-air talent in esports. Whether it’s the amount of events he attends or the game’s he casts, his career has been a great example for others who want to follow.

Unfortunately, life doesn’t come without its hardships. Whether it was personal matters at home or a packed schedule of responsibilities, Blume was hit with a flurry of stresses that seemed to pile on at times.

This is something that Blume and Lewis recognized affects everyone, but something many don’t talk about – or even admit to themselves.

On the job, there are some times when people can invest too much of themselves into the craft, which can start to have adverse effects on their health. Outside of the job, influences from social media or the internet just adds to the mess if you let it consume you.

While there aren’t glamorous or catchy solutions to these issues, Blume found respite in everything from diet, exercise, and even meditation to start dealing with the issue head-on.

Self-control in practicing good habits and having the mental strength to cast aside negativity doesn’t come easy for all people, but it could be something everyone can work on.

Through years of practice, Blume eventually found a routine that works for him even when life gets thick, and is hoping more people can find a way to do the same for themselves.