Fariha B. September 29, 2020
Cloud9 may not be ready to completely part ways with its current American-South African Counter-Strike roster.
Ricky "floppy" Kemery has reportedly decided to remain with Cloud9's active roster and will be joining the new will be joining the new "colossus" roster led by Alex "ALEX" McMeekin. The rifler had previously declined Cloud9's offer to stay with the organization.
Cloud9 has been undergoing a major revamp of its Counter-Strike team. General manager Henry "HenryG" Greer publicly showed his interest in keeping Joshua “oSee” Ohm and floppy on the new roster. Both players turned down offers to stay as they were unsure about the probable move to Europe this would require.
“Ricky and I both came to the conclusion that we did not want to move to Europe and completely switch the environment that we have been so used to the past year,” oSee said.
Either floppy changed his mind or Cloud9 upped its offer as DBLTAP is reporting that floppy will be joining recent signees Özgür "woxic" Eker and William "mezii" Merriman on the lineup.
New Cloud9 CSGO roster almost complete
oSee and floppy were on the same page when they decided to find a home elsewhere but floppy's flip-flopping on staying with Cloud9 has fans wondering if oSee may be set to remain as well. It does seem unlikely as oSee, previously mentioned that playing in a familiar environment where he knows his teammates is his top priority to enjoy a game.
There has been no official announcement from the organization on floppy although he liked a fan's post on Twitter congratulating him on staying in Cloud9. The team's AWPER oSee also posted a cryptic GIF on Twitter that said, "so long, partner".
It is hard to say what made him change his mind. floppy previously showed reservations in regards to playing in a new team. The 20-year old rifler has played alongside Ian "motm" Hardy, Johnny "JT" Theodosiou, Aran "Sonic" Groesbeek, and oSee for more than a year in ATK and later in Cloud9.
floppy has been the top performer with the squad, establishing himself as a star with his solid damage output and versatile play. With floppy’s addition, Cloud9 will still have two empty slots for players as Henry G earlier confirmed that the team would have a six-man active roster.
Cloud9 colossus’ CSGO roster if floppy rejoins would include the following players:
- Alex "ALEX" McMeekin
- William "mezii" Merriman
- Özgür "woxic" Eker
- Ricky "floppy" Kemery
- Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović (coach)