Cloud9 PUBG Team Released: Organization Departs From PUBG
By Max Mallow
Cloud9 announced its departure from PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Tuesday releasing its four-man roster.
Cloud9 Leaves PUBG
Cloud9 released its four PUBG players Tuesday. Thierry "Kaymind" Kaltenback and Benjamin "Nerf" Wheeler joined the team Aug. 2018 while Magno "Pr0phie" Ramos followed later that year. Hunter "hwinn" Winn, the team's sniper, joined in April and was the newest member before its dissolving.
Cloud9 notably won the Hong Kong PUBG World Invitational and PGL-PUBG Fall Invitational last year. The organization failed to win a championship in 2019 despite finishing second in both Phase 1 and 2 of the National PUBG League.
Cloud9 has not announced future plans for PUBG, but the idea of one of the biggest esports organizations bailing out doesn't warm fans' hearts. While it might not be directly indicative of the game's competitive success, losing Cloud9 is a blow to the game's ecosystem.
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