Now former Cloud9 player Tarik "tarik" Celic has finally opened up on his move to Made in Brazil (MiBR), and sent a touching message to fans of Cloud9, thanking them and the organization.
Rumors began to spread of tarik's potential move away from Cloud9 following their disappointing finish at ESL One Cologne, which coincided with another poor performance from MiBR at the same event.
With his former C9 teammate Jake "Stewie2K" Yip on MiBR, and both teams struggling, numerous sources claimed that tarik was seriously considering an offer to join Stewie2K on the otherwise all Brazilian roster.
Cloud9 announced on July 12th that tarik was leaving the organization, sending him off with a touching tribute video which of course highlighted the team's Major success in early 2018.
Although tarik remained quiet on his move initially, he has now sent out a message to fans explaining the reasons behind his move.
He will replace Ricardo "bolts" Prass, who moves to an inactive role on the roster as the team heads out to the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier.
Cloud9 are now left in a tough spot with the tournament coming up on July 21st, and will likely resort to bringing back in currently inactive player Pujan "FNS" Mehta.
You can read the full Twitlonger from tarik below.
NOTÍCIA DE ÚLTIMA HORA: Os celulares não param de tocar. Bem vindo à família MIBR @tarik!
BREAKING NEWS: The phones have been off the hook. Please welcome @tarik to the MIBR family! #SomosMIBR https://t.co/9gNiERzD6H pic.twitter.com/nXQolHHuGI
— MIBR (@mibr) July 14, 2018
To be completely honest, I thought Cloud9 would be the last team that I compete under. They are an amazing organization that truly went above & beyond my expectations. Many people are unaware of what goes on behind the scenes, but I really want to make clear that Cloud9 does all they can for their players. It's very difficult for me to make this decision but I'm confident that we will meet again at the top. Tim, Tyler, Soham and Will are people that are much more than teammates to me, and I only wish them the best of luck moving forward. The first American team to win a major, no one can take that away from us.
Although this decision was incredibly hard on me, I can't help but say that I'm very excited to start working with my new teammates on MiBR. The sole reason I want to make this change is simple... I want to win, and I will do anything in my power to make that happen. Having the opporunity to play with the legendary core of SK and reunite with my former teammate is extremely thrilling for me. It won't be an easy road, nor do I think we will become the best team overnight, however I'm willing to bet that we will make it work one way or another.
To the fans, I hope that you will support me on this new path because without you none of this would be possible.
And so the Clouds settled over the horizon... an Immortal was born.