Stewie2k quits Cloud9, moves to SK Gaming


Jake “Stewie2k” Yip officially joined SKGaming. This was announced by Captain Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo on Twitter.

However, he will be trying out for SK Gaming in the coming weeks and will be taking Epitacio “TACO” de Melo’s spot on the active Brazilian lineup on a trial basis. It’s unclear whether Stewie2k is contracted to SK, but he was let out of a recent multi-year agreement with Cloud9, according to C9 CEO Jack Etienne.

In a TwitLonger post, Stewie2k explained that he left C9 because of a last-minute offer from SK. However, he is already at the SK house.

“These are the opportunities that don’t come around and maybe even comes only once in a lifetime. It’ll be different every day I wake up. I thought hard about this and the most important reason that I did not want to leave because the organization and team were a home to me and it felt like i’ve essentially built this team. Leaving them means I don’t believe in them anymore but that’s not the case. We won a major together I’ve seen the potential in this team. I thought about what I wanted and that’s to keep competing, win titles, and raise trophies. Tactically speaking about Cloud9, I feel I make an impact on leading the team on T side but it may not always be the best or even make sense and that comes from experience. I wanted to experience a different in game environment with players who’ve touched the top. I feel like Counter-Strike has many styles and there are so much in the shadows to explore When I first joined Cloud 9, I performed well and showed hope when I was an Indian rather than a chief. I wanted to try becoming a chief and I’ve tried both sides of the spectrum now. I feel my potential can hopefully be unleashed eventually under a strong leader. This decision has got to be one of my hardest ones so far in life and it hurts even more because my connection with these boys are strong, but I had to choose what I thought was best for my career.”

Stewie2k played for Cloud9 since January 2016. With it, he became the champion of ESL Pro League Season 4, DreamHack Open Denver 2017, iBUYPOWER Masters 2017 and The ELEAGUE Major 2017.

With Stewie2k’s addition, SK Gaming now have :

  • Brazil Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo
  • Brazil Fernando “fer Alvarenga
  • Brazil Marcelo “coldzera” David
  • Brazil Ricardo “boltz” Prass
  • United States Jake “Stewie2k” Yip

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Pranav Nalawade

Mostly known as PN. I love to edit CS:GO movies. An experience of over 5 years working with the best in the country. Working as a senior production manager at TalkEsport from 2013 to present.