CSGO News: Cloud9 adds ex-Ghost Gaming Rifler “vice”

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CSGO News: Cloud9 adds ex-Ghost Gaming Rifler “vice”

The Cloud9 carousel continues as the North American organization picks up Daniel “vice” Kim as a trial player.

Cloud9 has decided to trial former Ghost Gaming rifler Daniel “vice” Kim for their Counterstrike: Global Offensive Lineup. After the departure of Robin “flusha” Rönnquist and Jordan “Zellsis” Montemurro, the team was left with spots to fill. While Maikil “Golden” Selim returned to the lineup after months of health issues, Cloud9 still had a spot to fill.

With the unfortunate disbanding of the Ghost Gaming CS: GO roster, Cloud9 has seemingly decided to take a chance on the young North American talent. Whether vice will stay on the team remains to be seen, as several other players that Cloud9 has trialed or picked up have left for other teams.

Boston Was a long time ago

It’s a far call from Cloud9’s major win at the beginning of 2019, where the then lineup, lead by Jake “Stewie2k” Yip won the Eleague Boston Major. Since that time, a series of roster changes and poor performances by the team have left Cloud9 a shadow of their former selves.

For his part, vice has performed well during his tenure with Ghost Gaming. Although he’s only played 10 maps in the past three months, he currently has a 1.16 HTLV rating for that time.

Cloud9’s first official match with vice will Blast Pro Series Miami. The two-day tournament will run from April 12th to April 13th. This will also be the first match that Cloud9 will play without their long-time coach, Soham “valens” Chowdhury, who moved to the Head of Data Science position earlier last week. Ronald “Rambo” Kim will make his coaching debut in Miami for Cloud9.

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With the addition of vice, Cloud9’s official roster is as follows:

Timothy “autimatic” Ta

Will “RUSH” Wierzba

Fabian “kioShiMa” Fiey

Makil “golden” Selim

Daniel “vice” Kim

Ronald “Rambo” Kim (Coach)

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Nick Johnson
Nick "Lesona" Johnson is an esports journalist with a focus on CS:GO and the OWL. His interest for esports started with CS:S and grew into a career as both an esports writer and an avid fan, giving him a unique perspective on both the casual and professional scenes. Twitter: @Lesona_