NA CS:GO player linked with Cloud9 move accused of racist remarks


American Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player Ronnie ‘ryx’ Bylicki has alleged that rumored Cloud9 signee Gage ‘Infinite’ Green previously used racist language against one of his teammates.

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First reported by Dust2, rumors suggest that Green will join Cloud9 on a three month trial to replace Maikil ‘Golden’ Selim, who missed the ECS Season 6 Finals and the BLAST Pro Series event in Lisbon, Portugal due to health issues.

When the news linking Infinite to Cloud9 broke, CS:GO fans on the /r/GlobalOffensive subreddit immediately began to discuss remarks made by the player at the Americas Minor Championship ahead of the FACEIT London Major.

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Bylicki went on to confirm those rumors, stating that Green had aimed a racist slur at one of his teammates at the event, and said that while he had played with racist players in the past, Green “tops the list.”

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Infinite, who was placed on Spacestation’s inactive roster list in November,  has issued an apology for his actions, releasing a statement that said “it just slipped out” in a heated moment, and he understood no words could make people forgive him.

“I’m not a racist, and I never intended to use that word in that manner,” wrote the American. “It was immature and awful for me to use that word in any manner and I regret saying it. I want to apologize to everyone I have affected by this, and especially to everyone at Cloud9.”

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Infinite posted a statement on TwitLonger apologizing for his use of the slur.

While Green made a point to apologize to Cloud9, the organizations CEO Jack Etienne tweeted that while there has been a lot of speculation about could replace Golden were he unable to play at the Major, they have yet to sign anyone officially and have spoken to a number of players about the situation.

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Were Cloud9 to sign Infinite to replace Golden, it would see the organization return to a predominately North American roster ahead of the Katowice Major which kicks off in November.

Infinite is rumored to be replacing Golden on Cloud9 on a temporary basis.

Cloud9 are expected to start the event at the New Challengers Stage should Golden be able to compete in the tournament, however the loss of their in-game leader could see them lose their spot in that stage, as they would no longer have the core squad which competed at the FACEIT London Major.

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Current Cloud9 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster. 

  • Timothy ‘autimatic’ Ta
  • William ‘RUSH’ Wierzba
  • Robin ‘flusha’ Ronnquist
  • Fabien ‘kioShiMa’ Fiey
  • Maikil ‘Golden’ Selim (inactive)