Cloud9 has a huge presence in the Valorant competitive community, fielding up to three separate teams at one point. With C9 Korea dissolving, the org has decided to add two key pieces to their Cloud9 Blue roster in North America: Son "Xeta" Seon-ho as a player and Yoon "Autumn" Eu-teum as head coach.
The announcement came in the form of a YouTube video where C9 detailed the short-term future of the organization regarding their presence in Valorant, as they look to build an squad capable of reaching great heights in 2021.
Xeta, who has an extensive background as a CS:GO player, found success in his home country after he transitioned to Valorant, leading C9 Korea to the semifinals of First Strike Korea.
Autumn, the new head coach of C9 Blue, described Xeta as a "great shooter," but his true value lies in his "character."
"His leadership and his mindset about making sacrifices for the team and because he plays smartly, I think he's a player who can help with intelligent play for the rest of the C9 Blue members."
Before he was officially made C9 Blue's fifth player, Xeta had filled in during the Nerd Street Gamers Winter Championship while playing from Korea at 200 ping. The team would end up losing in the quarter-finals to Andbox.
It is not yet clear if Xeta has been granted a visa for the US.
With Xeta signing and the recent addition of Nathan "Leaf" Orf, Cloud9 Blue is all geared up to tackle the upcoming Valorant Champions Tour, which kicks-off off on 27th January.