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HenryG Leaves Cloud9’s CS:GO Division

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The General Manager of Cloud9’s CS:GO Division takes time off from esports.


“I will be back eventually when the right opportunity arises.” This was Henry “⁠HenryG⁠” Greer’s last words as he announced through Twitter that he would be leaving Cloud9.

In his Tweet, he hinted at the reasons for his departure. “It’s truly a shame how things panned out with a lot of mitigating circumstances but plenty of positive memories, too.”

These “mitigating circumstances” might have been Cloud9’s CS:GO division being put on hold due to an early exit in the ESL Pro League Season 13. Cloud9 ended in the Lower Bracket of Group C with a 2-3 win-loss record. In fact, Gambit Esports finished on top of their group. They’ll go forward to the Playoffs together with FURIA Esports (3-2) and Natus Vincere (3-2).

The team was also heavily affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Because of it, they were unable to gather their team in North America and build the needed rapport. This forced them to transfer their players and ended with the division being shelved.

HenryG started in Cloud9 in September 2020. He created Cloud9’s “Colossus” roster which initially featured Alex “⁠ALEX⁠” McMeekin, Özgür “⁠woxic⁠” Eker, and William “⁠mezii⁠” Merriman as its core trio and Aleksandar “⁠kassad⁠” Trifunović as coach.

Cloud9 retained Ricky “⁠floppy⁠” Kemery from its former roster and recruited Patrick “⁠es3tag⁠” Hansen from Astralis to complete the roster. This roster later found difficulties. Kassad left, and unreliable connection speeds and incompatible time zones forced woxic out of the team. They signed on Erick “⁠Xeppaa⁠” Bach but the team had inconsistent results as they had difficulty filling the sniper role.

Through his last words, HenryG seems to be calling out other teams who might find his exit from Cloud9 as their opportunity.

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Source: https://estnn.com/henryg-leaves-cloud9s-csgo-division/

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O PLANO’s dream is closer to reality as negotiations intensify

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O PLANO’s hopes of finding an organisation to represent have been given a significant boost in the last two weeks, sources with knowledge of the situation have told HLTV.org and ge. The players who are under contracts have been locked in talks with their respective organisations as they hope to formalise the team in time for the open qualifiers for cs_summit 8, the first Regional Major Ranking (RMR) tournament of 2021 in North America.

Lucas “⁠LUCAS1⁠” Teles is the only player in the six-man O PLANO lineup that is currently a free agent. Vito “⁠kNgV-⁠” Giuseppe and Alencar “⁠trk⁠” Rossato are both tied to MIBR, while Henrique “⁠HEN1⁠” Teles is contracted to FURIA, Leonardo “⁠leo_drk⁠” Oliveira to Sharks, and Vinicius “⁠vsm⁠” Moreira to DETONA. These five players have been negotiating directly with their organisations, and it’s unclear at this point if there’s already an investor or an organisation behind the project.

O PLANO have set their sights on cs_summit 8

The players are hoping to travel to Mexico in the coming days to take part in the first open qualifier for cs_summit 8, scheduled for May 1-2. With the US government still imposing very tight travel restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic, Mexico has emerged as an alternative for Brazilian teams wishing to compete in the North American RMR tournaments.

A representative from O PLANO has confirmed to ge that negotiations are underway and that, “unfortunately”, it was impossible to reach agreements before the first RMR tournament in South America, CBCS Elite League Season 1, which kicks off this Thursday. Sharks and FURIA have also confirmed that talks are ongoing.

O PLANO was created in January after the team failed to reach an agreement with MIBR, who had signed leo_drk and vsm on loan, and picked up LUCAS1 on a short-term deal for the final stretch of the 2020 tournament season. The team’s coach, Raphael “⁠cogu⁠” Camargo, publicly criticised MIBR for the way they handled negotiations, with kNgV- later revealing that he had been asked to accept a “75 per cent devaluation for a contract renewal.”

As the weeks went by, fans began to express doubt and fear, but kNgV- remained unfazed. In an interview with HLTV.org, the 28-year-old said that there was no deadline for the team to find an organisation and insisted that the players “are in this until the end.”

The team, who were ranked inside the top 30 for almost four months, were handed a major boost last week, when Valve announced the easing of some restrictions regarding Major eligibility. Players who have been VAC banned are now allowed to compete at Majors five years after their ban, opening an avenue for vsm, whose VAC ban dates back to 2013, to finally play in Valve-sponsored tournaments.

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Source: https://www.hltv.org/news/31610/o-planos-dream-is-closer-to-reality-as-negotiations-intensify

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Endpoint acquire mezii

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William “⁠mezii⁠” Merriman has joined Endpoint‘s roster on a free transfer from Cloud9, the British organization has announced. The 22-year-old’s arrival marks a second change in the Max “⁠MiGHTYMAX⁠” Heath-led roster within three days following the signing of Thomas “⁠Thomas⁠” Utting on Tuesday.

mezii returns to activity after a brief spell on Cloud9‘s bench. He and the rest of the lineup around Alex “⁠ALEX⁠” McMeekin were transfer-listed in late March on the back of a largely unsuccessful five-month stint with the Los Angeles-based organization, which decided to put its CS:GO division on hold.

mezii returns to a home team for the first time in a year

“I am super happy to be joining Endpoint, I feel they have shown great potential for a while now with some strong performances against top teams in the most recent season of Pro League,” mezii told HLTV.org. “I had several proposals, but it was a pretty easy decision to accept this offer from Endpoint, as I know this is the perfect place for me to progress even further as a player and achieve great things with a team that has strong foundations already.”

The move sees the Brit return to a home team for the first time since he was released from Vexed in April 2020 and joined GamerLegion shortly after, where mezii played for four months before he was acquired by Cloud9.

“I believe I have become a much more well-rounded player since leaving Vexed,” mezii said with regards to the experience he has gained since he started to play with international teams. “I am not so one-dimensional as I was before, and this will only help me when fitting into this Endpoint lineup. I am extremely grateful for players like ALEX and es3tag who helped me evolve and taught me things I will take into each team I play for.”

To make room for the 22-year-old, the team has decided to release robiin. In his third spell with the British organization, the Swede was a part of the active roster for over 14 months and helped the team make a name for themselves as they reached a top-30 placing late last year.

robiin‘s departure and mezii‘s addition makes Endpoint‘s lineup the following:

United Kingdom Max “⁠MiGHTYMAX⁠” Heath
Netherlands Joey “⁠CRUC1AL⁠” Steusel
United Kingdom Kia “⁠Surreal⁠” Man
United Kingdom Thomas “⁠Thomas⁠” Utting
United Kingdom William “⁠mezii⁠” Merriman

Ireland Ross “⁠RossR⁠” Rooney (coach)

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Source: https://www.hltv.org/news/31607/endpoint-acquire-mezii

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fnatic sign Peppzor as sixth man

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Peppe “⁠Peppzor⁠” Borak is the latest addition to fnatic‘s roster, the organization announced on Thursday, unveiling the 18-year-old player as their sixth member. The addition of the rifler comes at a point when fnatic dipped to the edge of the top 20 in the world, with the Maikil “⁠Golden⁠” Selim-led squad hoping a new approach will help turn things around.

Team coach Andreas “⁠Samuelsson⁠” Samuelsson described the new signing as “one of the best young talents in the game”, that “plays a rifle role, often as an anchor”. He will be integrated into the team “slowly but surely” and grow into the role as the sixth man. “We will find our own way to be as efficient as possible with this new structure”, the coach concluded.

The experienced side added another youngster to the fold

In their announcement, fnatic note that they don’t know whether extended rosters are here to stay, but “an injection of something different into our team is a risk we believe is worth taking”. The decision to take on the six-man approach comes after competitors Natus Vincere and Vitality have moved away from the direction, benching Egor “⁠flamie⁠” Vasilyev and Nabil “⁠Nivera⁠” Benrlitom, respectively.

“As other teams have experienced, a six-man roster is not yet a perfect system, but for now this experiment will give our roster a much-needed shakeup, while allowing Peppzor to develop his phenomenal talent away from the pressure of official matches,” the statement reads. As of now, fnatic‘s active lineup will remain unchanged.

fnatic have also confirmed the role change in the team, with Jack “⁠Jackinho⁠” Ström Mattsson set to continue as the main AWP, while Jesper “⁠JW⁠” Wecksell has switched to a rifling role.

Additionally, the organization hinted at a possible move away from a fully Swedish lineup in the future. “We are immensely proud of our history as a Swedish organisation”, the team says in the statement, “however, we are not satisfied with the status quo, and our decision to remain as a fully Swedish roster has its drawbacks in terms of the available talent pool that can integrate immediately.”

The possibility of adding international talent is something fnatic will “continue to review as this lineup develops”, with a move away from the Sweden something they are considering in order to “bring Fnatic CS:GO back to the top of the rankings”.

fnatic are now:

Sweden Jesper “⁠JW⁠” Wecksell
Sweden Freddy “⁠KRIMZ⁠” Johansson
Sweden Ludvig “⁠Brollan⁠” Brolin
Sweden Maikil “⁠Golden⁠” Selim
Sweden Jack “⁠Jackinho⁠” Ström Mattsson

Sweden Peppe “⁠Peppzor⁠” Borak (substitue)
Sweden Andreas “⁠Samuelsson⁠” Samuelsson (coach)

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Source: https://www.hltv.org/news/31609/fnatic-sign-peppzor-as-sixth-man

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Sources: LEC teams won’t be required to have an academy team in 2022

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LEC teams recently voted against the rule that obligated them to have an academy team in the European Regional League (ERL) system, according to sources close to Dot Esports. This vote was made during an owners meeting and had nine votes in favor of removing the rule and only one against it.

This is something that the LEC teams have been asking about for a while now, but 2022 will be the year in which this mandatory rule will be applied. This change doesn’t mean that the academy leagues will disappear, though, since most professional European League of Legends teams are expected to continue to have an affiliate squad in the ERLs.

MAD Lions and Rogue are examples of organizations that won the European Masters with their academy teams in the past. | Photo via Riot Games

This isn’t the only change that the academy system will undergo, however. A limit of two LEC academy teams for each regional league has also been approved, sources say. This is something that would especially influence LEC teams looking to move their academy squad from one league to another since Spain, Nordics, Germany, and France already have the quota of two teams covered.

We still don’t know which franchises will keep their academy squads for next year since this decision was made less than a week ago. Each organization is in the process of evaluating its strategy for next January, which is when these changes will go into effect.


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