According to a recent report by esports journalist George Geddes, Cloud9 is set to drop another player ahead of the upcoming VCT Americas. The org has decided to drop their substitute player Hasan ‘BlackHeart’ Hammad and will search for a new sixth player before the start of the VCT Americas league on April 1, 2023, as per the report.
This news comes after Cloud9 parted ways with Jaccob ‘yay’ Whiteaker and IGL Anthony ‘vanity’ Malaspina following their 9th-16th place exit from VCT LOCK//IN São Paulo in February 2023.
It hasn’t been long since BlackHeart was picked up by Cloud9 in February 2023. According to the VCT Contract Database, the former Built By Gamers Academy member had a contract with the organization that extends to the end of 2026.
Cloud9 will reportedly replace yay and vanity by signing Jake ‘jakee’ Anderson and Dylan ‘runi’ Cade, who is expected to be the IGL of the new C9 Valorant roster.
The identity of the sixth player to replace BlackHeart is still unknown at the time of writing, leaving speculation to run rampant within the Valorant community.
Should Cloud9 proceed with the reported roster change, the C9 Valorant roster will include the following players:
- Nathan ‘leaf’ Orf
- Erick ‘Xeppaa’ Bach
- Jordan ‘Zellsis’ Montemurro
- Mateja ‘qpert’ Mijovic (substitute)
Fans of the org looking to catch the new Cloud9 roster in action will have to wait until April 2nd when they take on Evil Geniuses in their first match in the VCT Americas League.
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