Cloud9, a team that won a CSGO Major in March last year by beating FaZe Clan, has had ever-growing roster trouble. The departure of Jake “Stewie2K” Yip and retirement of Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham, were the first warning signs of the team’s gradual destruction. It’s almost 2020 and Cloud9 is still having a hard time to find its identity. Now, the team has decided to replace the extremely promising youngster, Tyson “TenZ” Ngo with Yassine “Subroza” Taoufik.
The 18-year old Canadian joined the Cloud9 roster in July of this year. Previously, TenZ had his part in a variety of lesser-known teams such as ATK, Bad News Bears and Test Takers. Expectations from the youngster were immensely high and they rose even higher when TenZ broke the world record of a well-known aim challenge map.
— TenZ / Tyson (C9) (@TenZ_CS) August 12, 2019
Unfortunately, TenZ’s time at Cloud9 is looking to be coming to an end. The Canadian definitely has some potential, but it seems like he didn’t receive enough time to gather the experience needed to show his true potential on the pro scene. Perhaps Cloud9 want to quickly get back to top tier level of CSGO.
Subroza, known mostly for his time at Ghost, comes on board from the experimental Lazarus team that ended up being a failure. Despite being on Ghost, the Canadian only managed to attain 3rd place at Zotac Cup Masters 2018 after being outperformed by Kinguin. Despite that, the professional player proved to be a consistent team member and may add some stable firepower to Cloud9’s roster. How Subroza will integrate into the team remains a mystery, for now.
— Cloud9 (@Cloud9) October 20, 2019
Despite a multitude of stand-ins and surprise players, such as Robin “flusha” Rönnquist or Fabien “kioShiMa” Fiey, none of the player combinations created rosters comparable to the form Cloud9 achieved in March of 2018. The former CSGO powerhouse has only retained only one Major winner, Timothy “autimatic” Ta, who continues to play a central role in the Cloud9 lineup. Was the benching of TenZ the right move on the part of Cloud9? We are sure to find out after Subroza’s trial concludes. Meanwhile, the team is yet to show some edge on the CSGO scene.
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