Erick “Xeppaa” Bach is the new 5th member for Cloud9, leaving his former team Chaos Esports Club following their exit from the competitive esports scene.
Cloud9 terminated the 3-year $1.365 million deal of Özgür “woxic” Eker after their performance issues. Within 4 months, his contract was terminated due to “unreliable high ping” and a “compromising time zone” said C9 general manager Henry “HenryG” Greer.
Xeppaa has shown amazing performances in his previous team. He won both his last 2 played tournaments; DreamHack Masters Winter 2020: North America and Intel Extreme Masters XV – Beijing Online: North America.
Going into Flashpoint Season 2, Cloud9 went through a major roster rebuild. For the time spanning the majority of 2020, Cloud9 had a SA/NA mix team including Johnny “JT” Theodosiou, Ian “motm” Hardy, Joshua “oSee” Ohm, Aran “Sonic” Groesbeek, and Ricky “floppy” Kemery.
After recruiting Henry “HenryG” Greer as their new manager, C9 was broken up and constructed from the ground up. Only “floppy” remains from the original roster at the present day. The new team made their debut on the stage of Flashpoint Season 2. Furthermore, the newly rebuild team was nicknamed “Colossus” meant to represent the might of the new team.
New Cloud9 CS:GO Roster:
The current Cloud9 lineup is as follows-
- Ricky “floppy” Kemery
- Alex “ALEX” McMeekin (C)
- William “mezii” Merriman
- Patrick “es3tag” Hansen
- Erick “Xeppaa” Bach
How much this new signing will affect Cloud9 is still unknown. But knowing how talented Xeppaa is we can expect great things from him as a part of his new team.