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New Cloud9 Roster Qualifies for IEM Katowice 2020

Chris House

Jan 10, 2020 7:40 am

A couple of days ago Cloud9 officiall signed ATK’s CS:GO roster. The roster included two South African players, Johnny “JT” Theodosiou and Aran “Sonic” Groesbeek. The other players from NA are  Joshua “oSee” Ohm, Ricky “floppy” Kemery, and Ian “motm” Hardy. South African coach Tiaan “T.c” Coertzen rounds out the roster.

Cloud9 at IEM Katowice

Within just a few days of the announcement, the new Cloud9 roster have already qualified for Intel Extreme Masters Katowice in Poland. This comes after a comprehensive 3-1 victory over MIBR in the early hours of the morning. Cloud9 went into the grand final with a one game advantage, thanks to progressing via the upper bracket. They lost the first map on Train 13-16, but bounced back to take Overpass 16-4 and Inferno 16-12. The victory moment shared on Cloud9’s Twitter page tells you just how important the win was for the team.

 

IEM Katowice takes place between February 25th – March 1st, 2020. Sixteen teams will be competing for a share of the $500,000 prize pool. How far can the Cloud9 CS:GO roster go?

 

 

Header image courtesy of Cloud9.