Sources: Cloud9 to Retain Floppy in New CS:GO Roster

Cloud9 will retain floppy in building its new CS:GO roster, according to sources
Cloud9 will retain floppy in building its new CS:GO roster, according to sources | Photo courtesy of DreamHack

Cloud9 will retain Ricky "floppy" Kemery and add him to its new CS:GO roster, according to multiple sources close to the situation. Initially, floppy chose to stick with his current teammates, but he has since decided to join the new international lineup being formed by general manager Henry "HenryG" Greer.

By retaining floppy, only one roster spot remains for what Cloud9 has dubbed the "Colossus" in an attempt to rival Complexity's "Juggernaut" international lineup. They began with the acquisition of Alex "ALEX" McMeekin from Vitality who will be their in-game leader. Later on, they followed up with the additions of Özgür "woxic" Eker and William "mezii" Merriman.

Floppy has been on a number of North American lineups throughout his career but is most known for his recent stints with ATK and Cloud9. His highest placings including a near playoff appearance at the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals with ATK, fourth place at Flashpoint Season 1, and third place in ESL One: Road to Rio - North America.

Multiple sources have indicated that Cloud9 are still in the process of looking for an interested party in the four remaining players of the previous professional lineup. They currently hold a position in the Regional Major Rankings that qualifies them for the Major but will lose 20% of their points once the move is made official. The penalty will drop them behind Gen.G in sixth place, just outside of a Contender spot.