In an exciting turn of events for Cloud9 VALORANT fans, the organization has reportedly made significant acquisitions as they gear up for the 2024 VALORANT season. According to a report by Alejandro “anonimotum” Gomis, Cloud9 has secured deals with the returning Anthony “Vanity” Malaspina and former G2 breakout star Francis “OXY” Hoang.
The report suggests that Cloud9 Valorant is not stopping there and is also retaining key players from their previous roster. Erick “Xeppaa” Bach, known for his exceptional skills, and standout controller player Jake “Jakee” Anderson are said to be continuing with the team. This is fantastic news for Cloud9 fans who have witnessed the duo’s impressive performances in the past.
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However, the report doesn’t shed light on the status of Cloud9’s primary Jett star, Nathan “Leaf” Orf. As per the Global Contract Database, Leaf is under contract with C9 until 2025. Still, it’s worth noting that the database might not have been updated since September 1, leaving some uncertainty about his future with the team.
Cloud9 Valorant Roster Updates
These reported acquisitions come on the heels of a series of major shakeups within the Cloud9 camp. In recent weeks, the organization parted ways with Zellsis, former IGL runi, and coach mCe. These changes followed a somewhat unexpected and disappointing conclusion to C9’s 2023 season, where they narrowly missed securing a spot in Champions through both the Americas playoffs and the LCQ.
Surprising roster moves marked Cloud9’s journey in the 2023 season. Vanity and Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker departed from the team just before the start of the VCT Americas after LOCK//IN. Yay’s tenure with C9 was short, with only seven official matches played, and merely two of those were in official VCT competitions.
What Else to Expect from Clod9 Valorant
Fans of Cloud9 can be particularly excited about the return of Vanity, a player known for his strategic prowess and in-game leadership. Additionally, the addition of OXY brings fresh talent to the roster. OXY had an impressive year with G2 in the NA Challengers, showcasing his skills even as the team faced challenges in the latter part of the season. Notably, OXY’s agent pool predominantly features Raze and Jett, which raises questions about Leaf’s future with Cloud9 in the upcoming 2024 season.
As the VALORANT esports landscape continues to evolve, Cloud9 Valorant roster changes indicate their commitment to building a competitive and dynamic team for the future. With these new acquisitions and the retention of key players, Cloud9 Valorant aims to make a strong statement in the 2024 VALORANT season, and fans eagerly await their performance on the big stage.