Cloud9 has signed a CS:GO academy team

Cloud9 has signed a CS:GO academy team ...

Following the additions of Artem sstr1ct Mesnyankin, Vladislav h1te Khait, Maxim dekz Korolev, Matvei sm3t Gogin, and in-game leader Daniil alpha Demin, Cloud9 has now had an academy roster in CS:GO.

Ivan F_1N Kochugov, a 38-year-old head coach, will lead the team until the organization acquired the former Gambit lineup in April 2022. He had been away from the role since 2020 when the Esports Integrity Commission suspended him along with 36 other coaches for causing an infamous spectator bug.

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Cloud9 is expanding its presence in the CS:GO arena, according to the organization. Our academy squad consists of five young prospects and will be led by Ivan F_1N Kochugov, who has previously served as the main teams' head coach and analyst. Our initial goals for this squad are to gain competitive experience and establish itself as a top 30 team in the world.

C9 has become the latest organization to enter CS:GO at an academy level since the creation of the WePlay Academy League in August 2021. The event is currently on its fifth edition and offers a $100,000 prize pool for academy teams from across the world.

The start date for the C9s academy team is unknown. The squad will most likely begin attending open qualifiers and online cash cups this month.