With less than 6 months on the trot since Cloud9 revamped its roster with 4 new players, the North American Organization has decided to sign the likes of Aran “Sonic” Groesbeek, Johnny “JT” Theodosiou, Ricky “floppy” Kemery, Ian “motm” Hardy, Joshua “oSee” Ohm who play under the ATK banner after unseeable circumstances which saw Autimatic, Daps, Koosta leaving for team Gen.G leaving Oscar “Mixwell” Cañellas, James “JamezIRL” Macaulay and Yassine “Subroza” Taoufik” on the roster. Cloud9 had earlier benched Tyson “TenZ” Ngo after the young guns failed to deliver for the team, with Subroza being recruited on trial to replace Tyson. A couple of ECS matches where the team failed to qualify for the Arlington Finals, they really had their hopes high for the Blast Pro Series Copenhagen. But with scarce luck, the team failed to perform with no wins and just a tie.
After a couple of weeks on C9’s official Reddit thread post the Gen.G trade, owner Jack Etienne talked about the situation of the roster after the team decided to pull out of Dreamhack Atlanta as the rumours regarding the Gen.G trade started to kick in.
With this major transfer status, Cloud9 is also in talks for acquiring ATK’s ESL Pro League license as Damian “daps” Steele and his men were relegated with a series of poor results in their ESL Pro League Season 10 Americas group. At the end of 2019, we saw ATK compete at ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals in Odense, Denmark where they toppled over heavyweights like G2 Esports and North but in the end, they were halted by Mousesports which saw them end up in the 7-8th place but in due course, they ended the year on a high note.
With this transfer Cloud9 now has :
- Johnny “JT” Theodosiou
- Ian “motm” Hardy
- Ricky “floppy” Kemery
- Josh “oSee” Ohm
- Aran “Sonic” Groesbeek
- Tiaan “T.c” Coertzen (coach)
- Tyson “TenZ” Ngo (inactive)
- Oscar “mixwell” Cañellas (inactive)