​Cloud9 player Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham is stepping back from the professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive esports scene, according to announcement Tuesday from the organization.

"As it stands, with well over 100 competitive tournaments under his belt dating back to 2012, Skadoodle’s storied career continues to serve as an aspiration of the new generation of players," Cloud9 wrote in a statement.


Cloud9 CEO and owner Jack Etienne praised Skadoodle and his contributions to the CS:GO team. "He is the embodiment of North American Counter-Strike and his break is beyond well-deserved. We’re grateful to have him in the Cloud9 family and look forward to whatever comes next."


"I am taking a break from competitive CS:GO, I would like to thank the fans and Cloud9 for their support these past years and I wish the CS:GO team the best of luck," Skadoodle said.


Skadoodle will continue to play for Cloud9 until the team signs a fifth player to replace him.


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