• Anthony Vitale

Rapid Reactions: Zellsis trialing for Cloud9

In the absence of Cloud9's Swedish in-game leader Maikil "Golden" Selim, the organization have been left with no choice but to search for a new fifth to continue moving forward with.

Since word of Gage "Infinite" Green being that player, the team decided to take a different path with founding Swole Patrol member, Jordan "Zellsis" Montemurro. In recent events it had been flusha acting as the team's leader, which may be the plan following this move. Golden's health conditions have made him unable to be travelling with the team, and we will likely see Zellsis act as the team's 5th player for the upcoming Katowice Major. They will have to register him as coach and slot him in as a stand-in for the event for him to be able to play, as Golden holds one of the three spots from Cloud9’s roster in the previous major.

It may come as a surprise to many that the team has opted to bring up a young talent as opposed to someone with more experience. If Zellsis can develop into a more disciplined player around the veteran names of Cloud9, this could be the move to make the once again North American team an international contender.