After consecutive failures in Challengers, Cloud9 Blue hopes to find the solution in roster changing. One of the core members of the roster, Daniel “vice” Kim, is no longer a part of the team as Cloud9 announced it on Twitter.
Cloud9 is among the first teams which entered the Valorant scene in North America. With the roster that was designed around the star player Tyson “TenZ” Ngo, the team found some success in early tournaments; however, as the scene grew and new players made debuts alongside new teams, Cloud9 started to regress in the list of top teams in North America.
C9 Blue lost a lot of strength after TenZ stepped back to become a content creator instead of a professional Valorant player. Recently, the roster failed to participate in VCT 2021 North America: Masters 1, though it tried to qualify in all three qualifiers. It looks like it was the final straw for the organization.
In the announcement post, Cloud9 thanked vice and wished him the very best for the future. Vice, on the other hand, showed his gratitude for his former teammates along with C9 Staff and added: “I am now a free agent and still hungry to compete.”
Vice joined Cloud9 Blue in June for the first time as a stand-in in the Immortals First Light tournament, but soon after, he became a permanent member of the roster. Despite competing on several occasions throughout his time with C9, vice was unable to go beyond second place in tournaments with his team.
C9’s roster is now:
- Skyler “Relyks” Weaver
- Mitch “mitch” Semago
- Nathan “leaf” Orf
- Son “xeta” Seon-ho
- Micheal “poiz” Possis