Cloud9 has signed a solid CS:GO roster containing the American trio of Ian "motm" Hardy, Joshua "oSee" Ohm and Ricky "floppy" Kemery.
As well as claiming the ESL Pro League spot for next season, Cloud9 has also signed two South African players in the form of Johnny "JT" Theodosiou and Aran "Sonic" Groesbeek in a first for the organisation's CS team.
The pair are most well-known for being part of South Africa's best team, Bravado Gaming, for numerous years. Having relocated to the US in 2018, finishing second at DreamHack Open Winter 2018 and attending the Americas Minor for IEM Katowice 2019, many were had taken notice of the roster and its players.
Denial Esports picked up the team minus Dimitri "Detrony" Hadjipaschali, but it was ATK that would be a more permanent home from April 2019.
After a stint of Team Envy this year, Sonic returned to ATK and joins his teammates in the move to Cloud9.
It has been a turbulent year for Cloud9's CS:GO team as various European players joined and left. An attempt to return to NA glory fell flat and the team was set to be relegated from ESL Pro League.
The core of the failed NA rebuild was sold to Gen.G while Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas appears to now be on the C9 bench for the near future as Tyson "TenZ" Ngo has become a streamer for the organisation.