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Cloud9 Valorant secures victory with new roster at Red Bull Double Agent Tournament

By George Geddes


Oct 3, 2023

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North American Valorant team Cloud9 won its first match following the major roster overhaul during the offseason at the Red Bull Double Agent tournament. 

Although the event wasn’t taken as seriously as a major VCT match, Cloud9 managed to score a victory against Moist x Shopify, two brands that merged together for the creation of a Valorant Challengers team. 

Cloud9 managed to take down MxS despite the disruptions, which caused some major stoppages in the match, to the delight of fans. 

The event was overseen by popular streamer and content creator Ludwig Ahgren joined by Joseph “Mang0” Manuel Marquez

Cloud9 and MxS show off new rosters 

Cloud9’s new roster was on full display with almost every player picking up the duelist responsibility, except in-game leader Anthony “Vanity” Malaspina. 

Cloud9 continued its rebuild in the offseason following the signing of former G2 Esports core which consisted of Maxim “wippie” Shepelev, Francis “OXY” Hoang, and head coach Ian “Immi” Harding. 

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The trio was joined by the re-signing of vanity as the in-game leader while two players remained from the previous iteration of the roster; Jake Anderson and Erick “Xeppaa” Bach. 

MxS has made a few changes to the roster since it’s a combination of both teams. The team consists of the core from Moist Moguls; Xavier “flyuh” Carlson, Brady “thief” Dever, and Brock “brawk” Somerhalder alongside two players from Shopify Rebellion: Adam “mada” Pampuch and Victor “v1c” Truong. 

MxS is set to compete in Challengers next year and will look to qualify for the Americas partnered league through Ascension. Cloud9, however, will compete in the Americas league as it was one of the few organizations selected by Riot to participate. 

Both Challengers and the partnered leagues will return next year.