North American organization Cloud9 has officially announced the addition of René “cajunb” Borg to their Counterstrike: Global Offensive roster.
Cloud9 Adds CajunB
Following rumors of his addition earlier in the week, Cloud9 has officially added René “cajunb” Borg to their Counterstrike: Global Offensive roster ahead of the team’s appearance at Blast Pro Series Miami.
— Cloud9 (@Cloud9) April 2, 2019
While Dexerto’s DeKay originally broke the news that Cloud9 and Borg were in talks, the signing was not officially announced until this afternoon. CajunB previously played for OpTic Gaming before leaving at the end of his contract. Borg was released at the end of March, with signs pointing to OpTic neglecting to offer him another contract. Borg had the following to say about joining the famous North American organization:
“When you join an organization like Cloud9 there will always be a lot of pressure and expectations. I will do my best together with my teammates to make sure we succeed and make the fans proud.” — René cajunb Borg
CajunB also reacted to his signing on Twitter:
I’m looking forward to represent @Cloud9 in the future! I know that there will be a lot of pressure and expectations. Looking forward to show all the doubters what the new c9 is capable of
— René Borg (@cajunbCS) April 2, 2019
Cloud9, on the other hand, has been playing perpetual roster musical chairs since the departure of Robin “flusha” Rönnquist on March 2nd. Since that time, Cloud9 has seen the departure of trial player Jordan “Zellsis” Montemurro to Swole Patrol on March 21st. Additionally, the team also released fan favorite Fabien “kioShiMa” Fiey from the roster on Monday, leading many fans to question just what Cloud9’s plan was.
The addition of CajunB comes just eleven days before the start of Blast Pro Series Miami, in which Cloud9 will face off Astralis in their first match. Blast Pro Series Miami runs from April 12th to April 13th.
As of right now, Cloud9’s roster is as follows:
- Timothy “autimatic” Ta
- William “RUSH” Wierzba
- Maikil “Golden” Selim
- René “cajunb” Borg
- Daniel “vice” Kim (on trial)
- Ronald “Rambo” Kim (coach)