ex-Cloud9 squad with SA players win Mustache Masters charity event


ex-Cloud9 squad with SA players win Mustache Masters charity event

Last month, we reported how the ex-Cloud9 players, including two players and a coach from South Africa, were free agents following their contracts being terminated. The organization has built a new Cloud9 Colussus squad but as South Africans, we’ve been following the local players in their continued North American journey. Now, the team has a new player, and has won the Mustache Masters 2020 charity tournament.

ex-Cloud9 new player & Mustache Masters win

The ex-Cloud9 squad was without one member as Floppy joined Colussus. However, Gage “⁠Infinite⁠” Green recently joined the team to round things out. The ex-Cloud9 roster still has its two South African players and coach.

The ex-Cloud9 roster is:

  • Johnny “⁠JT⁠” Theodosiou
  • Aran “⁠Sonic⁠” Groesbeek
  • Ian “⁠motm⁠” Hardy
  • Josh “⁠oSee⁠” Ohm (still under contract with Cloud9)
  • Gage “⁠Infinite⁠” Green
  • Tiaan “⁠T.c⁠” Coertzen (coach)

Over the past weekend, the ex-Cloud9 team took first place at Mustache Masters 2020, winning HyperX Cloud II Headset in the process. Fragger and South African star Aran “Sonic” Groesbeek won the MVP award, as they beat Yeah Gaming 2-1 in the finals.

On Twitter, Sonic said: “Won the Mustache Masters Tournament! Haven’t played team CS in like 2 months good to be back :)”

The tournament raised $25,495 for the benefit of men’s health and the Movember Foundation. At the current Dollar to Rand exchange rate, that’s nearly R400,000.

It remains to be seen what will happen to the squad, and if they will play under a different banner in the future. The two South African players are reportedly exploring options regarding their P1-visa status so they can stay in the US. Hopefully, we will see them compete in more tournaments in order to remain in the United States.

Header image via DreamHack.

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