North American esports organization Cloud9 has announced their plans to rebuild their CSGO lineup from scratch with two major signings – Henry “HenryG” Greer and Aleksandar “kassad” Trifunović. On September 6th, the org announced dropping their previous roster with an aim to build a new one.
HenryG, who has been signed as the general manager of Cloud9, recently called an end to his long career in casting. The player-turned-commentator had participated in over 150 events since the beginning of his casting career.
In a Dexerto interview, HenryG revealed his plans for the future of the organization. ” “My plans for this team are certainly ambitious,” the 32-year-old said. “I wouldn’t be involved in any sort of General Manager role unless I had absolute full control of the roster and direction we plan to head.”
Cloud9 entrusting Henry with their “entire CSGO dynasty” was, according to him, the boldest move any organization had made in a long time. “I’m aware there is a certain level of expectation going forward now. Failure simply isn’t an option,” the former caster said to Dexerto.
However, the roster for the revamped Cloud9 team hasn’t been finalized yet. In fact, HenryG is still looking for new talents to join their lineup. “You think you have what it takes to compete in the top 10 of the world? You know where to find me,” Henry tweeted.
Kassad, who has been signed as the Head Coach of Cloud9, seems to be equally as optimistic about the future of the org.
“I think this is going to be one great project,” Kassad told Dexerto. “Cloud9 is one of the most respectable orgs in esports and we are going to make sure we put in everything we have to build the CSGO team they deserve.”
Kassad is renowned for his skills to improve teams as a coach and has coached many professional teams in the past including mousesports, Renegades and 100 Thieves.
Like us, Cloud9 fans will also undoubtedly be eager to see the next move coming from the org. We’ll be sure to post regular updates on what comes next.