After a long hiatus, Cloud9 has invested in a brand new roster of players, marked with a new clip compilation on their official Twitter and YouTube. Pulling back from the game after COVID-19 made it nearly impossible to practice, they've brought on a brand new team consisting of the famed team Gambit.
Earlier on Sunday, Cloud9 announced it was returning to its CS:GO roots and bring a team back into play. Cloud9's decision to exit the CS:GO scene stemmed from concerns regarding COVID-19, and how the team wasn't able to effectively practice face-to-face.
This is only one of many new rosters revealed as Complexity released its new roster in January.
The majority were excited to see their favorite esports team remerge. Many were applauding the decision and tweeting their support, as well as trying to market their skills in the hopes of being picked up.
The roster includes the signing of Gambit, who are well respected and well known in the esports scene.
Currently, the new players added to Cloud9's arsenal include Sergey “Ax1Le” Rykhtorov, Dmitriy “sh1ro” Sokolov, Timofey “interz” Yakushin, Vladislav “nafany” Gorshkov, and Abai “HObbit” Hasenov.
At the moment, the roster is ranked third in the world, according to HLTV’s ranking.