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Cloud9 Trade Xeta And Autumn To T1 For Curry

Zeta Valorant
T1 Zeta

T1 went into 2022 with high hopes like all other teams. But fell short in both Stage 1 and Stage 2 open qualifier events, signaling an abrupt end to the team’s year in the VCT. The team has been active in NSG Summer Championship events, however. After being eliminated by Nearest Airport in the round of 16 in the first open event. The team bounced back to take the trophy in the following event. Putting them in the top 10 of the Summer Championship standings.

Curry has been with T1 since February 2021, when the team still fielded Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham,¬†Sam “DaZeD” Marine,¬†Timothy “autimatic” Ta, and¬†Ha “Sayaplayer” Jeong-woo (who was known as Spyder at the time). While the roster contained notable names from CS:GO, their results didn’t turn as many heads as they would’ve hoped. The only Challengers events that T1 made deep runs in were¬†Stage 1 Challengers 3,¬†Stage 2 Challengers 2, and¬†Stage 3 Challengers 2. The team’s best finish was in Stage 3 Challengers 2, where they finished just outside of the top four requirement to advance to the¬†Stage 3 Challengers playoffs.

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How Does Both Team Look After The Trade?

Curry Valorant
C9 Curry

As of late, T1 have been playing without a complete roster of five since the team moved¬†Johann “seven” Hernandez¬†to an inactive position on the team. He eventually was acquired by¬†TSM¬†alongside¬†Anthony “gMd” Guimond, who had recently departed¬†Gen.G.¬†dynamic¬†has filled in as the team’s unofficial fifth, and has been¬†reported¬†to be joining T1, but has not been made an official member.

In light of this announcement, T1 CEO Joe Marsh has stated that the organization will continue to compete in North America, dispelling community speculation that the team would make a move back to Korea.

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Similarly to curry, xeta has been a part of Cloud9 since early 2021, when he rounded out Cloud9’s North American roster following the¬†dissolution of the team’s Korean division¬†a month prior due to multi-team ownership rules imposed by Riot. Throughout the 2021 competition year, he,¬†Mitch “mitch” Semago, and¬†Nathan “leaf” Orf¬†stuck together as the core of the roster throughout the inaugural year of the VCT.

As a team, Cloud9 consistently rubbed shoulders with other top North American teams. But couldn’t finish in a VCT Stage higher than second place. Eventually, the team acquired¬†Anthony “vanity” Malaspina¬†from¬†Version1¬†ahead of the NA LCQ, and their investment paid off. Cloud9 snatched the sole North American spot from¬†100 Thieves¬†and¬†Rise¬†to secure a ticket at the team’s first ever international Valorant event.

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This announcement comes just after Cloud9 defeated Evil Geniuses in their week one match in the NA Stage 2 Challengers group stage. According to a report from Dot Esports, Cloud9 failed to add Curry to their team before the roster lock. Meaning that the team would have to play their first match of Stage 2 with the same roster from Stage 1. However, Curry will be joining the team for their week two match against OpTic Gaming. That match will take place on Sunday, May 22.

The roster of T1 is now:

  • ¬†Joshua “steel” Nissan
  • ¬†Zander “thwifo” Kim
  • ¬†Son “xeta” Seon-ho
  • ¬†Josh “pwny” VanGorder
  • ¬†Yoon “Autumn” Eu-ddeum (Head coach)
  • ¬†Dakota “Stunner” MacLeod¬†(Assistant coach)

Additionally,¬†Cloud9‘s roster is currently:

  • ¬†Anthony “vanity” Malaspina
  • ¬†Rahul “curry” Nemani
  • ¬†Erick “Xeppaa” Bach
  • ¬†Nathan “leaf” Orf
  • ¬†Mitch “mitch” Semago
  • ¬†James “JamezIRL” Macaulay¬†(Coach)

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Anish Prasad
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