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Update: business Associates sign two players | Cloud9 drop Dota squad

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Cloud9 announced their comeback in Dota 2 with a squad surrounding EU veterans Rasmus 'MiSeRy' Fillipsen and Johan 'pieliedie' Åström in January 2020. Three months later the organisation decided to drop their roster again.
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*Update* 29/04/2020:

Two of Cloud9's former players already found a new place: Jacky 'EternaLEnVy' Mao and JingJun 'Sneyking' Wu join business associates, as the team announced on Wednesday.





business Associates further explain that their former midlaner Leon 'nine' Kirilin will take a break from competitive Dota 2. Support player Joel Mori 'MoOz' Ozambela on the other hand left bA.

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It was a surprise to see Cloud9 back in Dota 2: their name vanished from our scene in 2017 and was missing for almost three years. In January 2020 the North American organisation decided to give another squad a chance. Cloud9 picked up an international roster that competed in SEA for its first qualifier.

Afterwards, JingJun 'Sneyking' Wu and Jacky 'EternaLEnVy' Mao joined the team to compete in further NA tournaments, but COVID-19 made it nearly impossible for the five players to attend events. The organisation left the following statement about their departure from Dota 2:

It was great working with these players and I want to thank them for being professional throughout and buying into our vision and company values. We’re confident that success will follow them as their careers progress. - Ysabel Noukky Müller, Team Manager


While EE and Sneyking will probably search for a new roster in NA, Marcus 'Ace' Hoelgaard, Misery and pieliedie are interesting assets for the European squads in the upcoming online tournaments.

Which teams could former Cloud9 players help improving?



Photo credit: ESL - Patrick Strack

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