HenryG parts with Cloud9 and Ends the CS:GO Colossus
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April 6, 2021

HenryG parts with Cloud9 and Ends the CS:GO Colossus

Only a week after announcing its departure from CS:GO, Cloud9 and Henry “HenryG⁠” Greer are officially no longer working together.

The Colossus project, which started back in late September, did not see its first-year anniversary. What should have been one of the deadliest CS:GO esports teams on the planet did not reach expectations. According to the organization, it was the pandemic and the online formats that hindered its capacity to perform.

HenryG out of Cloud9

The story officially ends between HenryG and Cloud9, after multiple months of competing. More than this, the former caster and organization never got to see their plan come to fruition. The pandemic changed many things in esports. The environment that resulted from remote training and competing did not bring the best out of Cloud9, which resulted in their separation.

For now, HenryG stated that he would step down from the CS:GO esports scene. Taking some time for himself, the former caster also said that he will return should an interesting opportunity arise. On the other side, Cloud9 wishes to come back to competitive Counter-Strike but only when live events are up again. After all, some esports teams clearly benefit from this format, while others not so much. Those who boast a diverse roster are usually the ones with problems.

Competing in CS:GO Esports

Everything started for Cloud9 and HenryG with the Colossus project in September 2020. With Alex “ALEX” McMeekin, who previously put together a successful roster around Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut at Team Vitality, the sky seemed the limit. Cloud9’s General Manager and his organization were ready for a long commitment in CS:GO esports.

Cloud9 CS:GO Colossus

Image Credits to Cloud9

Months later, it was far away from the promised eldorado. ALEX, William “mezii” Merriman, Patrick “es3tag” Hansen, Ricky “floppy” Kemery, Özgür “woxic” Eker, and Aleksandar “kassad” Trifunović experienced multiple problems that prevented them from performing well. For example, remote training was difficult because of different time zones and players like woxic experienced high ping problems. Cloud9 released him in January 2021 before the organization finally waved the white flag.

Still, it is the end of an era for Cloud9 and HenryG, who offered CS:GO esports fans some of the best moments in seven years.

Written by Charles FUSTER

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